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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Paying For A Passion: Finding Investors For Your Next Entertainment Endeavor
Posted on Wednesday April 15, 2015

Recording an album, shooting a movie, publishing a book - whatever the pursuit, one of the most crucial elements is finding investors to fund it. Finding investors, taking advantage of various funding outlets and researching available capital for entertainment deals are significant parts of working in the business, and knowing how to secure what you need […]

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American Idol or American Puppet? What contestants don’t realize about record deals
Posted on Monday April 13, 2015

It doesn't take a business major to sign up for American Idol or pursue a career as a musician, just a bevy of talent and a wealth of ambition. That's why performers - including those who attain their contracts through competitive television shows such as American Idol - often find themselves stuck in oppressive contracts and hungry […]

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Sued for defamation? Try going with the “ditzy defense”
Posted on Monday April 06, 2015

Just so everyone is clear: No, microwaves do not zap the nutrition out of food. But that assertion in the movie"American Hustle" has spawned a defamation lawsuit, and, in turn, what has been referred to as "the ditzy defense." The microwave that sparked a lawsuit In the 2013 film a character played by Jennifer Lawrence, named […]

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Similarities With Movie Villain Drive Russian Tycoon To Threaten Lawsuit
Posted on Wednesday April 01, 2015

Sergei Polonsky, a property tycoon, has threatened to sue 20th Century Fox for $1 billion because of a recently-released movie villain's notable similarities to himself. He's not making them up either. The main villain the in the Russian-language rework "Neulovimye" (Uncatchable) is named Sergei Polyansky. The character is a wealthy businessman, according to the Moscow Times, who, after […]

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Don’t Pull A TufAmerica & Sue When You Don’t Have The Right To
Posted on Monday March 30, 2015

How about making a song that samples Mike D and Ad-Rock's probably exuberant reactions after the judge threw out TufAmerica's lawsuit against them? The Beastie Boys' landmark 1989 album Paul's Boutique made pretty heavy use of samples, and did so without permission. While the music from the album is considered revolutionary, the methods used to […]

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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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Kaity Tong interviews Sports entertainment attorney Anthony Caruso, partner of Scarinci Hollenbeck Attorneys at Law regarding the Alex Rodriguez doping scandal. Mr. Caruso was asked if A-Rod...

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 deportation? Hear how Anthony ...

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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