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Anthony R. Caruso, Esq. Scarinci Hollenbeck Attorney

Anthony R. Caruso, Esq Bio:

Anthony R. Caruso is a NFLPA Certified Agent, (NFL Player Agent) and 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 the former 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
Collegiate Collisions on the Field and in the Courtroom: Will Labor Peace Save Student-Athletes from Further Injury? Journal of Business and Technology Law of the University of Maryland School of Law February 17, 2015
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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The Implied Covenant in Every Contract – Do You Know Where to Find it?
Posted on Wednesday July 29, 2015

Sometimes agreements are more fickle than the parties involved would like them to be, and should they break the contract, the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing could serve as a basis for a lawsuit. This implied covenant has come up many times in both sports and entertainment law. Most recently, the implication […]

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Fight Idea Thieves With Nondisclosure Agreements
Posted on Monday July 27, 2015

In the entertainment industry, not even ideas are safe, which is why nondisclosure agreements may come in handy when discussing potential movie plots, recently written lyrics or any other creative thoughts. Any discussion of an idea without an NDA could lead to the thought being stolen, without any repercussions. Take, for example, the story of Bonnie Vent and her […]

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Offensive Trademarks May Not Last for Long
Posted on Thursday July 23, 2015

The NFL’s Washington Redskins recently had a taste of how fragile a trademark can be, especially if there are grounds for cancellation. The team will likely appeal the decision, but questions arise: Can they win? When and why are federal judges allowed to cancel offensive trademarks? Redskins lose federal trademark The Redskins franchise has, for some […]

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Is it Better to Place the NFL Holdout on Hold or Stick it Out?
Posted on Tuesday July 21, 2015

The NFL’s mandatory training camps are approaching, and though players are required to attend, some teams will almost certainly face what is known as a holdout – when a player declines to attend compulsory activities, sometimes due to issues with his contract. However, before a player decides to holdout, he should consider the consequences with his […]

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It’s Time for a Film Financing Revolution with New SEC Rule
Posted on Tuesday July 14, 2015

With the Securities and Exchange Commission’s new securities registration process, film financing may never be the same. The SEC’s recent exemption, called “Reg A ,” will give filmmakers a new way to offer securities. Though the regulation wasn’t intended to control crowdfunding websites specifically, it will offer filmmakers and investors new ways to use them. For some time, […]

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Adjunct Faculty, New York University

NFLPA Certified Agent (NFL Player Agent)

Adjunct Faculty, Belmont University

Advisory Board, Capital One Bank

Member, Monmouth University Real Estate Institute

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