Bio: Steven concentrates his practice on film, television and music matters He represents industry-leading film production, film finance and film distribution companies and has acted as counsel to numerous award-winning writers, directors, producers, and multi-platinum musical artists He has been listed annually as a "Super Lawyer" in the field of Entertainment and Sports, since the 2006 edition of "Super Lawyers/New York Metro Edition", ranking him among the top 5% of attorneys in New York State According to the magazine, this selection was based on an independent survey of 59,000 lawyers and an evaluation by a "blue ribbon panel of preeminent peers" in each area of practice Also, Research and Markets listed him as one of the top lawyers in Entertainment Law, Settlements and Negotiations, and he was cited in The Wrap online magazine as one of "21 Great Thinkers of Indie Film " Steven regularly attends major film festivals -- including Cannes, Sundance, South by Southwest and Tribeca -- where he has negotiated distribution rights deals for many independent films He also has acted as executive producer for independent films, in addition to acting as distribution counsel He frequently writes and lectures about issues related to film finance production and distribution In 2012, his article "The New Renaissance Paradigm - A Break-through Time For Artists" was published in the inaugural edition of the Berkeley Journal of Entertainment and Sports Law and his article "Life After Sundance: Distribution and Marketing for the 99 Percent" was published in Indiewire Each January at the Sundance Film Festival, in conjunction with the New York State Film Office, Steven programs and moderates panels for filmmakers, producers and financiers Before joining FWRV, Steven practiced as a shareholder with Greenberg Traurig, LLP from 2003-2012, and was a founding partner of Rudolph & Beer LLP where he practiced
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