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

Can You Sign Away Your Nudity Rights?
Posted on Monday October 20, 2014

In a current case between the producers of VH1's Dating Naked, Viacom and contestant Jessie Nizewitz, 28, $10 million is on the line regarding an incident in which the company failed to blur out the plaintiff's genitals. ARTICLE CONTENT Nudity is a tricky issue in American society, a fact that is complicated by our utter […]

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On Celebrity IPOs
Posted on Wednesday October 15, 2014

There is a trend occurring in the world of celebrity sports that may soon spread to movie stars and other celebrities: personal brand IPOs. While there is no specific case being brought at the moment related to this possibility, it could potentially result in interesting legal and financial consequences. Before we discuss the potential results […]

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James Bond Knockoff? Not if MGM has anything to say about it
Posted on Monday October 13, 2014

I read about an interesting case today that not only involves a personal favorite character of mine, but serves to illustrate the way that even old law can continue to change and advance through court interpretation. U.S. District Judge James Otero declined to dismiss a lawsuit brought by MGM - the holder of the James […]

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Marvel Settles Case With Kirby Estate
Posted on Monday October 06, 2014

The Jack Kirby case that many people in the entertainment law industry have been following has recently taken an unexpected turn. What seemed like a clean-cut ruling in favor of Marvel turned on a dime and almost made it before the Supreme Court before participants reached an out-of-court settlement. We'll get into the specifics of […]

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When Photo Editing Crosses The Line
Posted on Wednesday October 01, 2014

The digital age allows an almost unlimited number of potential uses for technology, both good and bad. Many uses of photo editing software like Photoshop are of questionable taste or use, and there have been a number of times that users of this software have been the subject of public scrutiny for how they choose […]

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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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