Anthony R. Caruso is an accomplished business transactions attorney with a broad range of significant experience, including negotiation and drafting of all types of deals and contracts including matters such as acquisitions and sales, intellectual property, land use and development, and licensing and franchising. In addition, He has successfully negotiated and structured all types of sports, entertainment and corporate-related projects.

Specifically a noted entertainment lawyer and sports attorney, he has experience in representing artists and performers, coaches and athletes, and various other talent, as well as film, theatrical and television production, music, sports marketing, sports leagues and investment groups involved in sports and entertainment projects. A sampling of his notable transactions include establishing a leading internet based services company, representing a major sports league, film and television projects, multi-year licensing and sponsorship agreements, negotiating franchise and leasing agreements, and structuring private capital transactions for the acquisition and/or establishment of various ventures.

Mr. Caruso gained international attention as an entertainment attorney in his representation of Amy Polumbo, Miss New Jersey 2007, regarding a blackmail situation over Internet photos. He provided all legal counseling and negotiations, strategy, media supervision and crisis management, appearing in all major print and media outlets such as People Magazine and NBC’s Today Show. Mr. Caruso has appeared on Fox, CNBC and NBC as well as various radio shows, and is routinely requested by various syndicated television, news and print media outlets for his advice and comment on current issues.

Mr. Caruso previously served as counsel to former New Jersey Governor James Florio, and was a founding executive of an internet-based real estate services company that revolutionized the way real estate was sold utilizing the technology of the internet. He is a former NFL Player Agent and owner of a professional minor league basketball team. He has served on the boards of various charitable organizations and banking institutions.

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Title Publisher Date
The Donald Sterling Dilemma US Daily Review May 22, 2014
Inside the Minds: Entertainment and Media Law Contract Strategies November 1, 2007
Recruiting Case Takes Center Stage June 1, 2007
The New NBA Wardrobe: Less Bling is an Enforceable Thing Commentary January 30, 2006
How to Succeed in Local Redevelopment June 26, 1995

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Networks Defeat Aereo 6-3 In The Supreme Court
Posted on Wednesday July 02, 2014

AereoThe Supreme Court recently made a powerful ruling that has implications for the way that we watch TV, and more importantly, the development of disruptive technologies. On June 25, the Court ruled 6-3 in favor of the networks against a TV startup called Aereo, saying that the company will need to pay the networks for […]

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Stolen Art: Two Conflicting Cases
Posted on Monday June 30, 2014

Stolen ArtI read about two cases recently that struck me as conflicting. The cases both involve ancient stolen art, but the rulings that seem to be in conflict. Madonna and Child The first involves a piece known as "Madonna and Child" - a 13th century painting "within the ambit of Cimabue," a major pre-Renaissance painter and […]

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Luke Brugnara Case: Stolen art, mail fraud and $11 million
Posted on Wednesday June 25, 2014

Luke Brugnara CaseI came across a case recently involving Luke Brugnara, a former real estate investor who managed to attract media attention to himself over the years first with his bombastic claims about his personal wealth, then with his conviction for tax evasion and trout poaching, for which he was sentenced to 30 months and 15 months, […]

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What’s Happening with the Redskins’ Name?
Posted on Monday June 23, 2014

Redskins Trademark DisputeThe media has been going crazy for the last couple of days over the latest drama involving the Redskins' possible incoming name change. There's a lot of misunderstanding going on around this issue, so I'm going to break it down for you. First off: What's happening with the Redskins' name? For the immediate future, the answer […]

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Redbox Wins Consumer Data Suit
Posted on Wednesday June 18, 2014

Customer DataConsumer data has become an important subject of debate in America since government leaks revealed that U.S. intelligence organizations have access to vast amounts of meta-data. Much of this data is taken from large tech companies, which routinely collect users' personal information. I recently came across a lawsuit in which] a divided panel of the […]

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Adjunct Faculty, New York University

Adjunct Faculty, Belmont University

Advisory Board, Capital One Bank

Member, Monmouth University Real Estate Institute

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Kaity Tong interviews Sports entertainment attorney Anthony Caruso, partner of Scarinci Hollenbeck Attorneys at Law regarding the Alex Rodriguez doping scand...

Justin Bieber DUI Arrest discussed on NYC PIX11 with Sports Entertainment Lawyer Anthony Caruso

Sports Entertainment Attorney Anthony R. Caruso, discusses Justin Bieber DUI Arrest in Miami, Florida with Morning Show on PIX11 NYC. Can Justin Bieber face ...

Part l: Beauty Pageant Blackmail: Attorney, Anthony R Caruso & Client Amy Polumbo

Attorney at Scarinci and Hollenbeck, Anthony R Caruso and his client, Miss New Jersey, Amy Polumbo discussing her Blackmail case.

Part ll: Beauty Queen Blackmail with Amy Polumbo and Attorney, Anthony R. Caruso

Entertainment Attorney, Anthony R. Caruso discusses the Beauty Queen Blackmail case surrounding his client, Miss New Jersey, Amy Polumbo.

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