Paul D. Schindler - Greenberg Traurig LLP

Paul D. Schindler

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007
Phone: 212-801-6785

Paul Schindler and Allen Grubman established a law firm in May 1974 and were joined shortly thereafter by Arthur Indursky. Together they formed the law firm of Grubman Indursky & Schindler, P.C. Over the years, Paul Schindler has served as counsel to numerous award-winning, multi-platinum musical artists, producers, record labels, and various types of entertainment companies.

Syracuse UniversityBA 1968Brooklyn Law SchoolJ.D. 1971

Case History

Areas of Concentration
  • Entertainment law, including music, film and television
  • Contract negotiations and renegotiations for superstar recording artists, producers, high profile entertainment executives, celebrities and corporations
  • Production, label, distribution and joint venture agreements
  • Licensing, merchandising, fashion, fragrance and cosmetics deals
  • Soundtrack agreements for major motion pictures
  • Literary agreements with major book publishers
  • Sponsorship, endorsement and touring agreements
  • Corporate acquisitions, mergers and consultation of National and International entertainment companies and individuals
  • Executive compensation agreements
  • Sale of entertainment catalogues
  • Representation of numerous significant songwriters in publishing and joint venture agreements with major publishing companies
  • Negotiation of theater and recording agreements

Significant Representations
  • Negotiated numerous complex agreements for music superstars, record labels and various entertainment companies. Negotiated sale of record labels, publishing companies, merchandising companies, talent/booking agencies and management companies, including:
    • Madonna Joint Venture with Time Warner
    • Renegotiation Deborah Gibson/Atlantic Records
    • Renegotiation Kiss/PolyGram Records
    • Woodstock Festival Agreements
    • Michael Ritto/Medley/sale to EMI
    • Renegotiation Michael Bolton/Sony Records
    • Structured, negotiated, and implemented aspects of the creation and development of House of Blues
    • Renegotiation Men at Work/Sony Records
    • Renegotiation Ricky Martin/Sony Records
    • Renegotiation So So Def/Sony Records
    • Ruffhouse sale to Sony
    • Sale of Def Jam Records
Part 2
  • Nick Lachey & Jessica Simpson/"Newlyweds"/MTV show
  • Sale of MVO Agency (Vlasic) to ICM
  • Sale of Fantasma Promotions (John Stall) to Live Nation
  • Renegotiation of Mana Records Agreement with Warner Brothers Records
  • Ashlee Simpson/MTV show
  • The Osbournes/MTV show
  • Sharon Osbourne/Warner Bros. TV show
  • Nick Lachey/MTV show
  • Carson Daly "Last Call with Carson Daly"/NBC
  • Carson Daly "TRL"/MTV
  • Carson Daly/ Premiere Radio Networks
  • Renegotiation Shakira/Sony
  • Renegotiation Alicia Keys/J Records and EMI Publishing
  • Sale of Uptown Records
  • Renegotiation Bon Jovi/Poly Gram Records
  • Vera Wang/Fragrance deal with Unilever
  • Russell Simmons/Phat Fashions
  • Signatures Network Merchandising/Sales agreements with Sony, MCA & CMGI
  • Sale of World Online Merchandising
  • Sale of Mushroom Records Australia to News Corp. Ltd.
  • Structured, negotiated, and implemented aspects of the creation and development of Red Ant Records
  • Mitch Slater/Metropolitan Entertainment sale to Clear Channel
  • Renegotiation Marc Anthony/Sony Records

Office Location

MetLife Building
200 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10166
United States

Practice Areas

Entertainment Law - Music