Karreem Washington, Esq.
My practice centers around the provision of legal services to those in the entertainment, start-up, and service industries. As a former performer himself, I understand the dichotomy between art and commerce that many creative professionals must navigate. Consequently, I am in a unique position to counsel and offer services to clients based on my having first-hand experience in many of the industries in which they seek to advance their careers, services, and products.
I am a member of both the New York City Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association (Intellectual Property Law Section), and am licensed to practice in the State of New York
My fees are competitive, and I am always willing to go the extra mile to help clients achieve their goals. I will always be direct with you and will honestly asses your situation and my ability to facilitate you achieving the results you desire. Whatever your legal needs may be, allow me to assist you with maximizing the potential of your creative ideas by providing you with prompt, reasonable quote.
My services are ideal for creative professionals, start-ups and entrepreneurs. I can draft your contracts, create a legal business entity for you, or help you commence litigation and draft court documents on your behalf.
Areas of Law and Practice
|Areas of Law||Areas of Practice|
|Administrative Law||Administrative Adjudications, Administrative Agency Practice, Administrative Hearings and Appeals, Administrative Litigation, Federal Administrative Law, Judicial Review, Professional Licensing, Professional Licensing Regulation, Public Law|
|Advertising and Marketing||Advertising Law, Direct Marketing, False Advertising, International Marketing, Marketing Law, Multi-Level Marketing, Outdoor Advertising, Promotion Law, Sponsorship Law, Telemarketing Fraud, Telemarketing Law|
|Alcoholic Beverage Law||Alcoholic Beverage Control, Dram Shop Liability, Liquor Liability, Liquor Licensing, Local Liquor Options|
|Civil Rights||Civil Liberties, Civil Rights Defense, Civil Rights Section 1983, Disability Discrimination, Disabled Access, Disabled Rights, Discrimination, Gay and Lesbian Rights, Handicapped Rights, Human Rights, International Human Rights, Personal Rights, Prisoners Rights, Prisoners Rights Class Actions, Public Interest Law, Race Discrimination, Reproductive Rights, Sex Discrimination, Womens Rights|
|Consumer Law||Consumer Arbitration, Consumer Class Actions, Consumer Collections, Consumer Credit, Consumer Credit Compliance, Consumer Finance, Consumer Fraud, Consumer Litigation, Consumer Protection, Consumer Rights, Fair Credit Reporting Act|
|Contracts||Contract Drafting, Commercial Contracts, Contract Fraud, Contract Litigation, International Commercial Contracts, International Contracts|
|Copyrights||Copyright Infringement, Copyright Licensing, Copyright Litigation, Copyright Prosecution, Copyright Protection, Copyright Registration, International Copyright Law, Internet Copyright Law|
|Debtor and Creditor||Creditors Rights, Creditors Rights in Bankruptcy, Debtor and Creditor Collections, Debtor and Creditor Remedies, Debtor and Creditor Reorganization, Debtor and Creditor Rights, Debtor and Creditor Workouts, Debtors Rights, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, International Creditors Rights, Secured Creditors Rights, Unsecured Creditors Rights|
|Entertainment Law||Art Law, Artists Rights, Cultural Property, Entertainment Contracts, Entertainment Finance, Entertainment Liability, Entertainment Litigation, Entertainment Syndication, Fine Arts, Interactive Multimedia Law, Motion Picture Finance, Motion Picture Production and, Distribution, Motion Pictures and Television, Multimedia Law, Museum Law, Music Copyright, Music Law, Music Licensing, Music Publishing, Theater Law, Video Law|
|Intellectual Property||Artistic Property, Brand Management, Chemical Intellectual Property, Electrical Intellectual Property, Electronic Intellectual Property, Industrial Models and Designs, Industrial Property, Industrial Property Rights, Intellectual Property Arbitration, Intellectual Property Enforcement, Intellectual Property Infringement, Intellectual Property Licensing, Intellectual Property Litigation, Intellectual Property Portfolio Management, Intellectual Property Procurement, Intellectual Property Prosecution, Intellectual Property Rights, International Intellectual Property, International Licensing, Internet Intellectual Property, Literary Property, Mechanical Intellectual Property, Medical Intellectual Property, Merchandising, New Media Law, Pharmaceutical Intellectual Property, Piracy, Proprietary Rights, Protection of Personality|
|Internet Law||Content Licensing, Cybersquatting, Digital Signatures, Domain Name Infringement, Domain Names, E-Commerce, E-Commerce Taxation, Electronic Security, Internet Crimes, Internet Insurance, Internet Liability, Internet Licensing, Internet Litigation, Web Site Development|
|Leases and Leasing||Commercial Landlord and Tenant Law, Commercial Leasing, Evictions, Industrial Leasing, International Leasing, Landlord and Tenant Law, Lease Finance, Lease Terminations, Leasing, Leveraged Leasing, Office Leasing, Rent Control, Retail Leasing, Shopping Center Leasing, Unlawful Detainer|
|Libel, Slander and Defamation||Defamation, Libel and Slander, Libel Defense, Media Libel|
|Media Law||Newspaper Law, Publishing Contracts, Publishing Law|
|Products Liability||Airbag Injury, All Terrain Vehicle Products Liability, Automotive Crashworthiness, Automotive Design Liability, Automotive Products Liability, Automotive Restraints, Automotive Warranty Law, Bicycle Products Liability, Biomedical Products Liability, Blood Bank Liability, Breach of Warranty, Breast Implant Litigation, Chemical Explosions, Chemical Products Liability, Dalkon Shield Litigation, Diet Drug Litigation, Drug and Medical Device Defense, Drug and Medical Device Litigation, Drug Contamination, Elevator Liability, Engineering Products Liability, Environmental Products Liability, Escalator Liability, Explosions, Firearms Litigation, Flammable Fabrics, Food Borne Disease, Food Products Liability, Gas Explosions, Heart Device Litigation, Heavy Equipment Products Liability, Industrial Products Liability, Lemon Law, Manufacturers Liability, Motorcycle Products Liability, Office Equipment Products Liability, Product Defects, Product Failure, Product Recall, Product Safety, Product Warning Labels, Products Liability Arbitration, Products Liability Defense, Products Liability Insurance Coverage, Products Liability Mediation, Products Liability Subrogation, Propane Products Liability, Recreational Products Liability, Recreational Vehicle Products Liability, Seat Belt Injury, Tire Defect Litigation, Tire/Rim Mismatch, Tobacco Litigation, Vaccine Injury, Vehicle Rollovers, Warranty Law, Welding Products Liability|
|Sports Law||Amateur Sports Law, Motor Sports Law, NCAA Regulation, Professional Sports Law, Sports Agency Law, Sports Antitrust, Sports Contracts, Sports Facilities Development, Sports Injury, Sports Licensing, Sports Marketing Law|
|Trademarks||Counterfeiting, International Trademarks, Internet Trademarks, Lanham Act, Service Marks, Trade Dress, Trade Names, Trademark Arbitration, Trademark Infringement, Trademark Licensing, Trademark Litigation, Trademark Prosecution, Trademark Protection, Trademark Registration|
- New York
Associate | Pierce & Kwok LLP
2017 - 2020
Handle all stages of assigned client matters thereby gaining litigation, transactional and regulatory experience. Draft complaints, answers, motions, orders to show cause, and discovery. Draft independent music producer agreements, NDAs, non-competes, talent agreements, equity/asset purchase agreements, MSA/SOW agreements, licensing agreements, and legal blogs for law firm’s website. Negotiate and secure licensing approval from major corporations such as Hasbro, Inc. Write arguments challenging likelihood of confusion findings by USPTO. Perform due diligence by writing feasibility analyses for prospective trademarks. Conduct complex legal research using various legal aggregator and archival sites to assess client risk of liability. Summarize clients’ commercial litigation claims by identifying material facts, legal issues, and proposed legal arguments and next course of action. Assist in the prosecution of New York State Liquor Authority applications.
Sole-proprietor/Lead Attorney | The Law Firm of Karreem Washington
2019 - 2020
I assist clients by drafting various entertainment-related contracts, such as production agreements, collaboration agreements and consignment agreements. I also form corporations and limited liability companies, draft operating agreements, bylaws, and assist companies with obtaining the proper licensure to operate lawfully.
JD | Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
2015 - 2018
Honors: Cardozo Service and Achievement Award; J.L. Turner Legal Association Scholarship
Activities: Research Assistant, Professors Alexander Reinert, Kate Shaw, and Michelle Adams; Fellow, Floersheimer Center for Democracy; Entertainment Chair, Intellectual Property Law Society
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TYPICAL HOURLY RATE: $225
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, New York, New York County
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