David Steinberg is a business lawyer specializing in the areas of entertainment, media and intellectual property. David primarily practices in the film, television, music, and book publishing industries. He acts for film and television producers and distributors, broadcasters, Internet service providers, publishers, creators and manufacturers of home entertainment products and merchandise. David advises his clients in both Canada and the United States on matters related to film and television financing, production and distribution, the licensing of intellectual property for integrated media products and the sale and acquisition of rights.
David is a dynamic advisor who consistently applies a pragmatic approach to his practice. As a result, he has developed strong, long-lasting relationships with his clients. David is highly service-oriented and committed to assisting his clients in achieving their goals. He combines superior legal skills, industry experience and an adaptable approach to communicating and negotiating in all types of business transactions.
David is a frequent speaker and lecturer on various media and entertainment law related topics in both Canada and the United States. He is peer-rated as “most frequently recommended” in the annualCanadian Legal Lexpert® Directory and is recognized as one of Canada’s leading lawyers in the area of entertainment law in the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 editions of The Best Lawyers in Canada(Woodward/White). David is also listed as one of the top 500 leading lawyers in Canada in entertainment law in the Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada. He has been recognized in the 2013 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory in entertainment law.
David joined Dentons in 2014 from another Toronto law firm. Prior to becoming a lawyer, David was a professional musician and recording artist, who toured extensively throughout the United States and Canada as a drummer in various rock bands.