David Friedlander practices entertainment and intellectual property law, and is admitted to practice in New York and California. He counsels and handles transactional matters for theatrical producers and creative personnel on various Broadway, Off-Broadway and regional theater productions, which have included Spamalot, Movin’ Out, The Pillowman, Democracy, Tea at Five, Our Lady of 121st Street, Nine Parts of Desire, and Once Around the Sun. His clients include Broadway and Off-Broadway producers and general managers, authors, directors, independent film producers, literary and talent agents and managers, publishers, recording studios, and regional theaters. He also represents entertainment industry executives, handling employment agreements and related matters. David is North American counsel for The Abbey Theatre (Dublin), and represents The National New Play Network, Camp Broadway, and art and design book publisher Pointed Leaf Press. He was a partner in the entertainment law firm Lazarus & Harris LLP in New York City, and opened his own office in 2005.

David is former Secretary of the Entertainment Law Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, and is a member of the New York State Bar Association’s Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section, as well as the State Bar of California. He served as Director of Business Affairs of The Dramatists Guild, the national association of playwrights, composers and lyricists. He has lectured at Columbia University School of Law, Brooklyn Law School, New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, and for Practising Law Institute and The International Licensing Industry Merchandiser's Association (LIMA). David is a graduate of Oberlin College and Brooklyn Law School.

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