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New sports, entertainment law partner for Blaney McMurtry

Thursday, October 08, 2020 @ 9:30 AM | By John Chunn


Blaney McMurtry announced that Dave Stern has joined the Toronto firm as a partner.

According to Blaney McMurtry’s press release, Stern practises in the areas of sports, entertainment and corporate/commercial law. In particular, Stern’s practice focuses on audiovisual production, distribution and exploitation (films, television series, digital media projects), brand licensing, influencer representation and commercial transactions.

He also represents labels, bands, producers and artists in the negotiation of recording, management and publishing agreements.

Stern has an interesting sports background, the release states, as he previously worked in the legal departments of both the Oakland Raiders and Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd., where he was regularly involved in software licensing, the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights, sponsorships, contests and promotions, collective bargaining, athlete/player contracts, broadcasting and distribution.