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Accolades

Ron has appeared in numerous newspapers, magazines, and online publications across the country, including the ABA Journal, Arizona Republic, California Chronicle, SmartMoney, Forbes, Bergen Record, Yahoo! Finance, Entrepreneur.com, Res Ispa Magazine, Music and Sound Retailer, and New Jersey Savvy Living.

In 1991, Ron was voted one of the top 100 “Most Influential People in The Music Business” by BAM Magazine and in 2016 was voted one of the “Most Influential People” by 201 Magazine. Ron is one of the few attorney voting members for the Grammys (NARAS).
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Written Work

Ron has been published in the New York Law Journal, on musicplayer.com, and NYSBA’s Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law Journal. He has written a monthly column for Guitar Magazine and GetSigned.com and has also written guest editorials for Musical Merchandise Review (MMR) Magazine. Interviews, editorials, and other articles featuring Ron appeared in NJ Biz, Music Inc. Magazine, Performer Magazine, MusicianCoaching.com, Premier Guitar Magazine, Playback Magazine, MusicRadar.com, and The Morning Call.
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Teaching/Lecturing

Ron teaches Entertainment Law as an adjunct professor at New York University and is a frequent guest lecturer for various graduate and undergraduate schools at NYU. Ron has also been a music business commentator for CNN, NPR, Air America Radio, WBAI, Barely Legal Radio, Tech TV and has been a guest lecturer, instructor and panel moderator for BMI, ASCAP, CMJ, NEMO, SXSW, NAMM, PMA, RPMDA, the New Jersey Videographers Association, the Florida Music Conference, Miami Music Conference, Atlantic Records’ A&R University, the On-Line Music Conference, the New York State Bar Association, the New Jersey State Bar Association, the Alaska State Bar Association, Benjamin Cardozo School of Law, St. John’s School of Law, Rutgers School of Law, Seton Hall Law School, Ithaca College, William Paterson University, and many other organizations and universities. Ron has also taught CLE classes for NJ Bar Association as well as for Lawline.

Music

As a performing and recording musician, Ron has appeared with various major recording artists. Ron is co-founder of “The Suits,” whose LPs on Viceroy Records secured them numerous national tours and TV appearances, including Late Night with Conan O’Brien. The Suits were also were the house band for a popular show on CNBC, and over the last twenty years, have played on bills with the Doobie Brothers, Spin Doctors, Blues Traveler, Billy Joel, Blue Oyster Cult, Jim Messina, Nils Lofgren, Taj Mahal, Curtis Mayfield, Gov’t Mule, Ziggy Marley, The Doobie Brothers, Rory Gallagher, Hot Tuna, Foreigner, Leslie West, Robben Ford, Eric Burdon and the Animals, among many others.

Ron also performs and records with “Blue East” and “QT Jazz Collective” (Transglobal Records). One of his latest projects is with Ryche Chlanda & Flying Dreams (Transglobal Records). Their new LP is scheduled to be released by the Orchard in May 2017.

Recent Programs
Program Location Date
Product Configuration Trademarks; Copyright, Artists and Music Publishing NAMM Summer Conference 2016
Intellectual Property Protection and Enforcement New Jersey State Bar Association November 16, 2016
Intellectual Property for the General Practitioner Institute for Continuing Legal Education (“ICLE”) December 8, 2016
IP Roundtable: Copyright, Artists and Music Publishing NAMM Summer Conference 2016
IP Roundtable: Product Configuration Trademark NAMM Summer Conference 2016
IP Roundtable: Lawsuit Guitars – Facts vs Myth NAMM Winter Conference 2017
IP Roundtable: Music Publishing 101 NAMM Winter Conference 2017
IP Roundtable: Mediating IP Disputes NAMM Winter Conference 2017
How to Not Get Sued in the Music Business NAMM Winter Conference 2017
Music Industry / Income Streams NYU January 2017
Ethics for the Entertainment Law Practitioner Lawline March 2017
Intellectual Property Protection and Enforcement NJSBA Annual Meeting May 2017
Avoiding Legal Pitfalls in Indie Filmmaking NJSBA Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section March 2018
Myth v. Reality: IP for the Non-IP Practice Presented by NJICLE, co-sponsored by the Entertainment Arts and Sports Law Section July 2018

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