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
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

Workplace Harassment Could Be An Issue in “Femme Fatales” Lawsuit
Posted on Wednesday April 23, 2014

Workplace harassmenActress Anne Greene and Time Warner's HBO division are currently in a legal battle over her choice to not perform a topless sex scene on set. We previously discussed the potential breach of contract in this situation, but there are other issues, such as workplace harassment, that we should touch on. Greene claims she was […]

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Refusal to Perform Topless Sex Scene Leads to Lawsuit
Posted on Monday April 21, 2014

Topless Sex SceneBefore acting in a television show, actors and and actresses need to sign a contract that outlines the duties of their role. During the filming of a recent episode of "Femme Fatales" for Cinemax, Anne Greene refused to perform a topless sex scene, which Time Warner's HBO division claims is a breach of her contract. […]

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‘Jersey Shore’ Producer Sued for Unfair Pay
Posted on Friday April 18, 2014

unfair-payCreating a television show takes a lot of work, money and long, hard hours. However, this doesn't mean that producers can neglect compensation laws. It appears as though this may have happened during the production of MTV's popular reality show "Jersey Shore," as the production company - 495 Productions - was recently hit with a class-action lawsuit […]

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Are Gay Athletes Protected Against Discrimination?
Posted on Wednesday April 16, 2014

GAY-MARRIAGE-001In the past year, both Jason Collins and Michael Sam came out as the first gay male athletes actively participating in a sport. Most recently, UMass Amherst basketball player Derrick Gordon came out. One would think this isn't an issue in sports locker rooms, but last year's bullying issue with the Miami Dolphins showed differently. For […]

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What Benefits Could College Athletes Receive From Collective Bargaining?
Posted on Monday April 14, 2014

collectiveWhen Peter Sung Ohr - regional director of the Chicago Office of the National Labor Relations Board - ruled in favor of Northwestern University football players, this group was given the right to unionize. As a result, the college athletes received the right to collectively bargain with the university, as they are now considered employees. […]

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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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