Biography

Brett Smith, Founder

Brett Smith specializes in working with creative professionals, inventors, entrepreneurs, small businesses, and startups. He is a patient and experienced counselor in the areas of business law, intellectual property, media and technology, contract negotiation, licensing and litigation.  


Brett is also a seasoned musician, producer, composer, and performer. He has written and produced music that has been licensed for film, cable, and prime-time network television. Through his experience as a creator, Brett intuitively understands the unique challenges and concerns associated with your creative business.
 

Brett began his career in New York City in the royalty distribution departments of the Harry Fox Agency and Zomba Music Corporation. Upon graduation from law school, Brett worked at a boutique entertainment law firm where he counseled performer, publisher, songwriter, producer and record label clients on copyright issues and intellectual property-related transactions. Before launching his law firm, Brett was Vice President of Business and Legal Affairs at Robocast where he led the company through complex debt and equity finance, intellectual property, and many other commercial transactions, as well as patent infringement lawsuits against Microsoft and Apple. Brett also played a significant technical, design, and management role in developing the company's proprietary software platform.  
 

Brett received an undergraduate degree in Music from Binghamton University and a J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. He is licensed to practice law in New York.
 

When not practicing law, Brett is an avid musician and lives in New York City with his wonderful wife Jenny. Brett also serves as President of the Board of Trustees for Cultural Media Collaborative, an award-winning 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization. 


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