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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Publications

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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Blog

Proving Defamation Takes A Little Extra For Public Figures
Posted on Wednesday May 20, 2015

In the U.S., proving defamation as a public figure is often harder than it is for people who live their lives outside of the public eye. Stars struggle in proving defamation all the time.  Therefore, if you are considering filing a lawsuit alleging libel or slander, it is important to understand exactly what needs to […]

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Wrangling a Distribution Deal For Your Film
Posted on Monday May 18, 2015

A film can be a beautiful piece of art, a wonderfully entertaining stretch of farce or any number of other productions meant to capture the imagination of the audience, but what if there is no audience? Obtaining a distribution deal is crucial for filmmakers, but the process is not what it once was. If there’s […]

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An Unrestricted Look At Restrictive Covenants
Posted on Wednesday May 13, 2015

A restrictive covenant generally refers to the portion of an agreement that legally binds someone to either take, or abstain from taking, certain actions. If these obligations are broken, penalties or legal action could follow. As mentioned above, there are consequences for breaking a restrictive covenant. But what exactly is the special obligation included in these contracts? […]

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Sports Fanatic? Paths To Franchise Ownership
Posted on Monday May 11, 2015

Owning a basketball is nice, but to some, owning a basketball team is even nicer. There are a number of ways to invest in professional or minor league sports franchises and attain franchise ownership. Before you consider franchise ownership, there’s a caveat: sports franchises frequently lose money despite the flashy contract numbers and huge television deals. This is a […]

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Moral Turpitude Clause & Celebrity Disasters
Posted on Monday April 20, 2015

Why is a Moral Turpitude Clause in Every Endorsement Deal Contract? What do Charlie Sheen, Tiger Woods and Rashard Mendenhall all have in common? All three were involved in legal disputes based on the moral turpitude clauses in their respective contracts. A Clause to Save Your Brand’s Cause A moral turpitude clause basically accounts for […]

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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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