Sold Magazine Features RPL Partner Mark H. Moore in Article on Graffiti Art and 5Pointz Trial

On November 1, Sold Magazine published an article about graffiti as artwork and the 5Pointz art space and trial. Sold asked RPL Partner Mark H. Moore to weigh in on the application of the Visual Artists Rights Act to graffiti art and, specifically, developments in the lawsuit challenging the destruction of that art at the 5Pointz space by its property developer. “As the trial is ongoing, outcomes are purely speculative.  Plaintiffs Jonathan…

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RPL Partner Mark H. Moore Addresses New York’s Ban on Salary History Inquiries

On October 31, 2017, inquiries into a prospective employee’s salary history became an unlawful and discriminatory practice in New York City. The New York City Human Rights Law, New York City Admin. Code § 8-107(25), now bars direct or indirect salary inquiries to an applicant or the applicant’s current or former employers, and bars any such inquiry from publicly available sources.  Moreover, if compensation history becomes available through background verifications…

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RPL Associate Ethan Krasnoo Named a 2017 Super Lawyers Rising Star

The lawyer rating service Super Lawyers has selected RPL Associate Ethan Krasnoo as a 2017 New York Metro Rising Star!  The Rising Stars list is comprised of the top up-and-coming New York attorneys who are 40 and under or who have been in practice for fewer than 10 years.  Only 2.5% of New York attorneys were chosen for the honor.  This year’s list was published in the October edition of New…

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RPL’s Nicole Page Discusses Access and Trust for Unscripted Series at Realscreen West 2017

On Tuesday, June 6, 2017, RPL Partner and head of the firm’s entertainment group, Nicole Page, spoke on a panel at Realscreen West 2017, an annual conference for the unscripted, non-fiction entertainment industry. The panel, “Trendwatch: All Access Unscripted,” focused on recent television series that take audiences behind the scenes of exciting lives, occupations, stories, etc., and the issues networks and production companies face in creating these series. Ms. Page addressed the specific challenge…

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RPL Partner Nicole Page Speaking at Realscreen West 2017

RPL Partner Nicole Page will speak on a panel at this year’s Realscreen West entertainment conference on June 6. The panel, “Trendwatch: All Access Unscripted,” will discuss the issues surrounding gaining access to organizations and individuals with amazing stories to tell. Ms. Page will specifically address potential legal pitfalls and how to avoid them. She will be joined on the panel by Abby Greensfelder, Co-CEO and Executive Producer for Half Yard Productions; Charlie…

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Refinery29 Features Article on Negotiation Tips by RPL Partner Nicole Page

In a new article, “The Negotiation Tips You May Be Forgetting,” RPL Partner Nicole Page urges women in the workplace to start (or continue) negotiating more for themselves. Ms. Page wields her expertise in daily employment negotiations to detail exactly why it’s important for women to ask for what they’re worth and how they should go about doing that. “Systemic sexism and a gender pay gap exists in many workplaces, and pay…

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Intellectual Property Due Diligence Do’s and Don’ts

RPL Partner Deena R. Merlen and her co-chairs of the Entertainment, Media and Intellectual Property Law Committee of the Fairfield County Bar Association are sponsoring a luncheon program next month on intellectual property due diligence do’s and don’ts. “Deals and Transactions: Buyer Beware? Or Buyer Aware!” will be presented on April 25th at the offices of the Fairfield County Bar Association at 12pm. For further information and to register for…

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