Joel Schoenfeld, partner at Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP, specializes in licensing and protecting digital rights globally, negotiating and drafting various music industry label, artist, publishing and songwriter contracts, international intellectual property, and mergers & acquisitions.
Before joining MSK, Joel spent several years operating businesses in the music industry, making him a valuable asset to his clients because of his appreciation for the challenges they face in running their businesses every day.
Provides copyright policy advice to a major international music publisher
Represents several young singer/songwriters looking to have careers at a major level in the entertainment world
Represented Major Music Publisher in complex acquisition agreements.
Represents Major Record Label on digital and copyright issues
Represents a major online entertainment company in acquisition and intellectual property matters
Represented major cable television network in transactional matters
Represented two of the largest venture capital funds and one of the largest investment banks in digital music investments
Represents start-up websites and app developers
Professional, Business, and Civic Affiliations
Adjunct Professor of Law, New York Law School