About

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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Publications

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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Blog

Seth MacFarlane Accused of Copyright Infringement
Posted on Wednesday July 30, 2014

infringementRecently, I wrote an article about a questionable case of copyright infringement in the music industry. Dealing with copyright lawsuits in the music business can be tricky - it's very difficult to prove that a baseline or a melody was stolen, given the likelihood of multiple people coming up with the same tune. A lawsuit […]

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Celebrities & Their First Amendment Rights
Posted on Monday July 28, 2014

First AmendmentThe right to free speech is a key part of our nation’s foundation.  But what happens when that speech does not align with the personal views and opinions of the majority of the public?  More importantly, what happens when the person expressing those views is smack dab in the center of the public eye? Recently, […]

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Reality Stars Not ‘Employees’
Posted on Friday July 25, 2014

Reality StarsOver the past decade, reality television has dramatically increased in popularity.  This can perhaps be attributed to the fact that viewers across America are fascinated with imagining themselves as actual participants of these programs—giving them the ability to blend both fantasy and reality within their own living rooms. Regardless of reality TV’s new central position […]

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The Great Ticket Debate
Posted on Wednesday July 23, 2014

The Great Ticket DebateThe resale of tickets at exorbitant prices has long plagued sporting events across the globe.  It has become commonplace for dedicated fans to be forced to purchase tickets for nearly three times their actual value, all in the name of attending their favorite concert or sporting event. To combat this widespread epidemic, many states have […]

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Katy Perry and Music Plagiarism
Posted on Wednesday July 16, 2014

Katy PerryFor the second time in as many years, Katy Perry has been accused of plagiarizing a melody for one of her popular songs. The culprit this time? Her hit single "Dark Horse". Four Christian hip-hop artists, including Marcus Gray, pka Flame; Lecrae Moore, pka Lecrae; Emanuel Lambert and Chike Ojukwu alleged that Perry ripped off the tune to […]

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Affiliations

Adjunct Faculty, New York University

Adjunct Faculty, Belmont University

Advisory Board, Capital One Bank

Member, Monmouth University Real Estate Institute

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Videos

KAITY TONG INTERVIEWS SPORTS ENTERTAINMENT ATTORNEY ANTHONY CARUSO ON PIX11

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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