Joel Schoenfeld


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.

Representative Matters

  • 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

Practice Areas

  • Entertainment Law
  • Intellectual Property

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