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  • Anthony R. Caruso is an accomplished business attorney and Sports Agent certified by the NFL Players Association. He has a broad range of significant experience in the negotiation and drafting of all types of legal transactions including business, sports and entertainment contracts, intellectual property matters, technology, licensing and franchising deals, and land development.

    Biography

    Anthony R. Caruso is an accomplished business attorney and Sports Agent certified by the NFL Players Association. He has a broad range of significant experience in the negotiation and drafting of all types of legal transactions including business, sports and entertainment contracts, intellectual property matters, technology, licensing and franchising deals, and land development. A sampling of his notable projects includes establishing a revolutionary technology services company, representing pro sports leagues, negotiation various music, film and television projects, structuring multi-year licensing and sponsorship agreements, negotiating franchise and leasing agreements, and supervising private capital transactions for the acquisition or establishment of various ventures.

    A noted entertainment lawyer, Mr. Caruso has advised and counseled producers, artists, and performers, from up and coming hopefuls to established acts and artists.  Over the years, he has drafted all types of contracts for producers and film production companies, musical acts and record companies, songwriters, actors, and authors.  He also counsels clients in connection with disputes in areas that include contracts, copyright, licensing, trademark, false advertising, unfair competition, First Amendment, defamation and internal investigations.

    As a sports attorney, Mr. Caruso represents coaches, athletes and sports marketers, sports leagues and investment groups involved in both sports and entertainment. He is the former owner of a professional minor league basketball team, a founding member and counsel to a pro sports league, and represented celebrity athletes in endorsement deals and related business planning.

    Mr. Caruso gained international attention when he represented Amy Polumbo, Miss New Jersey 2007, in connection with a blackmail situation over Internet photos. He provided all legal counseling and participated in negotiations, strategy, media supervision, and "crisis management" as he appeared in many major print and media outlets including People Magazine and NBC’s Today Show. Over the years, he has also appeared on Fox, MSNBC, E! Entertainment and many of the NYC based television productions such as PIX 11. He is frequently called upon by various syndicated television, news and print media outlets for his advice and commentary on current legal issues.

    Mr. Caruso previously served as counsel to former New Jersey Governor James Florio. He was also a founding executive of an internet-based real estate services company that revolutionized the way properties were sold utilizing the technology of the internet. Also, he has served on the boards of various charitable organizations and banking institutions and has published in various areas of the law.

    Education

    • Seton Hall University School of Law (JD 1985)
    • Rutgers University (BS 1982)

    Bar Admissions

    • New Jersey
    • United States Tax Court
    • United States Supreme Court

    Affiliations

    • Adjunct Faculty, New York University
    • NFLPA Certified Agent (NFL Player Agent)
    • Advisory Board – Trinity Financial Sports and Entertainment Management Company
    • Adjunct Faculty Belmont University
    • Advisory Board Capital One Bank
    • Member Monmouth University Real Estate Institute
    TV Appearances

    Education

    • Seton Hall University School of Law (JD 1985)
    • Rutgers University (BS 1982)

    Bar Admissions

    • New Jersey
    • United States Tax Court
    • United States Supreme Court

    Affiliations

    • Adjunct Faculty, New York University
    • NFLPA Certified Agent (NFL Player Agent)
    • Advisory Board – Trinity Financial Sports and Entertainment Management Company
    • Adjunct Faculty Belmont University
    • Advisory Board Capital One Bank
    • Member Monmouth University Real Estate Institute
    Radio & Print Media

    Education

    • Seton Hall University School of Law (JD 1985)
    • Rutgers University (BS 1982)

    Bar Admissions

    • New Jersey
    • United States Tax Court
    • United States Supreme Court

    Affiliations

    • Adjunct Faculty, New York University
    • NFLPA Certified Agent (NFL Player Agent)
    • Advisory Board – Trinity Financial Sports and Entertainment Management Company
    • Adjunct Faculty Belmont University
    • Advisory Board Capital One Bank
    • Member Monmouth University Real Estate Institute
    Publications
    TitlePublisherDate
    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 LawFebruary 17, 2015
    The Donald Sterling DilemmaUS Daily ReviewMay 22, 2014
    Inside the Minds: Entertainment and Media Law Contract StrategiesNovember 1, 2007
    Recruiting Case Takes Center StageJune 1, 2007
    The New NBA Wardrobe: Less Bling is an Enforceable ThingCommentaryJanuary 30, 2006
    How to Succeed in Local RedevelopmentJune 26, 1995

    Education

    • Seton Hall University School of Law (JD 1985)
    • Rutgers University (BS 1982)

    Bar Admissions

    • New Jersey
    • United States Tax Court
    • United States Supreme Court

    Affiliations

    • Adjunct Faculty, New York University
    • NFLPA Certified Agent (NFL Player Agent)
    • Advisory Board – Trinity Financial Sports and Entertainment Management Company
    • Adjunct Faculty Belmont University
    • Advisory Board Capital One Bank
    • Member Monmouth University Real Estate Institute
    Blogs

    What You Need to Know Before Re-Selling Your Franchise

    Posted on Tuesday September 13, 2016
    What to expect when re-selling your franchise In a previous post, we discussed the process of selling your franchise. Now, however, we will walk you through the basics of re-selling your franchise - a totally different ball game.After you have notified the franchisor that you're considering re-sell...

    How the IOC’s Amended Rule 40 is Benefiting Olympic Athletes

    Posted on Friday August 19, 2016
    IOC Relaxes Rule 40 Restrictions on Non-Official Olympic Sponsors Many of the athletes competing in Rio would not be at the Olympics without the financial support provided by corporate sponsors. However, the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) strict advertising rules (specifically Rule 40) g...

    What You Need to Know About Selling Your Franchise

    Posted on Thursday August 04, 2016
    Here are some of the factors to consider when selling your franchise Preparing an exit strategy is a difficult aspect of owning a franchise and a decision many owners don't fully consider. According to a recent Securian Financial Group study, more than 60 percent of business owners do not currentl...

    What is the Best Legal Structure for your Franchise?

    Posted on Tuesday August 02, 2016
    A critical decision: choosing the best legal structure for your franchiseSelecting the best legal structure is a major decision for new franchisees. Legal obligations and tax implications are only part of the challenge because the legal structure of a franchise can impact its operations and eventu...

    What You Need to Look Out For In a Franchise Deal

    Posted on Tuesday July 05, 2016
    If these words come up in a franchise deal, walk away   Negotiations over a potential franchise deal can be difficult since there are several aspects that need to be hashed out. However, before the terms are even laid out, prospective buyers need to be aware of several red flags. These range...
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    Education

    • Seton Hall University School of Law (JD 1985)
    • Rutgers University (BS 1982)

    Bar Admissions

    • New Jersey
    • United States Tax Court
    • United States Supreme Court

    Affiliations

    • Adjunct Faculty, New York University
    • NFLPA Certified Agent (NFL Player Agent)
    • Advisory Board – Trinity Financial Sports and Entertainment Management Company
    • Adjunct Faculty Belmont University
    • Advisory Board Capital One Bank
    • Member Monmouth University Real Estate Institute