About

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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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

NFL Agent: Should you leave school early for the draft?
Posted on Wednesday December 17, 2014

As an NFL Agent I advise that you  consider the rules barring student-athletes from receiving pay and the potentially lucrative contracts that might be had in the NFL, it isn't surprising that many underclassmen choose to declare early for the NFL Draft. This decision may mean giving up on a college degree, but in some […]

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How Defamation Applies To The Bill Cosby Scandal
Posted on Monday December 15, 2014

The rape and sexual assault allegations in the Bill Cosby scandal are by equal parts shocking and frustrating. Shocking, because if true, it is difficult and disturbing to believe that the comedian America has come to know and love over decades could perpetrate such heinous crimes. Frustrating, because statutes of limitations make it unlikely that […]

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NFL Agent: Preparing for the NFL Scouting Combine
Posted on Monday December 08, 2014

As a student-athlete's college football career draws to a close, one of the important next steps that he must prepare for is the NFL Scouting Combine. This grueling test of strength, speed, endurance and knowledge has a serious impact on an athlete's prospects in the draft, and the competition is fierce. It isn't at all […]

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NFL Agent: Real Talk About Agents and Amateurism
Posted on Monday December 01, 2014

For NFL-bound college football players, walking the thin line between acceptable screening of agent candidates and violating NCAA amateurism requirements is often a difficult prospect. This problem is not made easier by the countless agents in the industry who won't hesitate to risk a player's potential career by making offers that violate these requirements in […]

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Exploring A Controversial Ruling: ‘Innocence of Muslims’
Posted on Monday November 17, 2014

We've discussed copyright law a lot in this blog, so today I would like to explore something a little bit more complex. The ongoing litigation surrounding Innocence of Muslims, the anti-Muslim film that caused riots in the Middle East in 2012, delves deep into several elements of copyright law to reach a surprising conclusion. To […]

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Affiliations

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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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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Radio & Print Media

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