Ronald Bienstock

Biography

Ronald S. “Ron” Bienstock, attorney and musician, joined Scarinci Hollenbeck after running his successful boutique entertainment and intellectual property law firm, Bienstock & Michael, LLC for 30 years. A full-service corporate, entertainment, and intellectual property practitioner, he represents businesses as well as music manufacturers and musicians. He has handled numerous corporate transactions involving drafting, structuring, and negotiating contracts and licenses for a variety of high-profile clients. As one of the most influential lawyers in the music business, Ron has a lifetime of accomplishments in the legal entertainment industry, on the stage, and in the studio. Among his many landmark wins was a victory against Fender Musical Instruments Corporation. Representing 17 guitar manufacturers in the trademark opposition proceeding against Fender, Ron successfully argued that Fender should not be allowed trademark registrations to three guitar and bass body shapes. 

Former general counsel to the manufacturer of Ibanez Guitars and Tama drums, Ron’s clients include Mattel, DreamTheatre, Collins Guitars, and Dean Guitars. As a performing  and recording musician, Ron has performed extensively with various major recording artists. He co-founded “The Suits” and has appeared on Conan O’Brien and CNN, and has played with many top-tier bands including the Spin Doctors, Blues Traveler, Eric Burden and the Animals. Ron was editor-in-chief and publisher of International Musician & Recording World Magazine and General Counsel to Hoshino, U.S.A. (manufacturer of Ibanez Guitars, electronics, and Tama drums).


Practice Areas

  • Entertainment Law
  • Securities Law
  • Corporate Law

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