Barry Heyman has been practicing entertainment, intellectual property (copyrights and trademarks), and new media law for over fifteen years. In 2004, Mr. Heyman founded Heyman Law where he is the principal attorney. He currently advises individuals and business on a wide variety of legal matters and protecting their legal interests and intellectual property. Mr. Heyman drafts and negotiates contracts and licenses, forms LLCs and other business entities. He also handles trademark, copyright, and other intellectual property matters, including providing strategic and commercial advice on various aspects of the music and media industries, including current technological changes and alternative copyright distribution and exploitation models. Mr. Heyman’s clients include entrepreneurs, startups, talent management companies, record and publishing companies, entertainment and media companies, events companies, marketing and public relations firms. Other clients include creative talent ranging from songwriters, recording and performing artists, musicians and DJs, to authors, actors, producers, and directors, as well as photographers, jewelry, fashion, graphic and web designers, and more.
Mr. Heyman began his career in 1992 within the Business Affairs department of PolyGram and Universal Records. He later became in-house counsel for Eagle Rock Entertainment (producer, publisher, and distributor of music programming for television and DVD, comprising live concerts and documentaries; and two subsidiary record companies, Spitfire Records and Eagle Records), and has consulted clients such as MTV Networks and Razorfish. In addition, Mr. Heyman has worked with the law firms of Proskauer Rose, LLP and Debevoise & Plimpton. At Debevoise & Plimpton, Mr. Heyman co-produced the television program The Digital Age.
As an adjunct professor at NYU, Mr. Heyman has taught the graduate course entitled Law and the Music Industry. He later became the founding chairperson of the music and entertainment business program at the Institute of Audio Research, the world’s oldest audio engineering school, where he also taught the following courses: The Business of Music; Music Publishing; The Recording Industry; and New Media Business.
Mr. Heyman received his undergraduate degree, cum laude, from New York University in and his J.D., cum laude, from New York Law School.
For more information, please visit the law firm website at www.heylaw.com.
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