Celebrating 10 years of service!

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The Fried Firm PLLC is a full-service boutique law firm with offices in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY. The Fried Firm serves as “go-to” counsel for creative entrepreneurs, artists, musicians, designers and small business owners. The firm’s attorneys provide sound legal and business advice using cost-effective strategies for virtually all areas of the arts, entertainment and business world. In addition to legal prowess, The Fried Firm attorneys take a personal interest in its clients’ careers and projects. It is through these long-lasting relationships that The Fried Firm has fostered an extensive, creative community network of valuable industry contacts. The firm’s small size ensures each client receives quality, attentive legal counsel, allowing the firm’s attorneys to not only understand, but to anticipate a client’s needs before problems arise.

Shana Fried, Founder & Principal

Shana has 20+ years experience working within the entertainment industry, first as musician and DJ, artist manager, indie film producer, and event producer, and in the last decade as an entertainment attorney and co-owner of an indie record label.  She received her Juris Doctor from New York Law School in 2007 and worked as associate, then partner from 2008-2010 at Martinez Law, a film and entertainment firm in New York and Los Angeles. In 2010, she and a colleague formed Higgins + Fried in DUMBO, Brooklyn and reintroduced the firm on her own in 2014 as The Fried Firm.  That same year she formed Feel Up Records with Trinidadian producer and DJ, Jillionaire. Hailing from Northern California, Shana has a laid back approach accented by a New York City hustle that has been cultivated over her last 15 years as a resident.   Shana also holds a degree in music business from Northeastern University, is enamored with history, and well-versed in the NYC nightlife scene.

Shana is admitted in New York State, and the Southern and Eastern Districts.

shana@thefriedfirm.com

Raphaël Cola, Law Clerk

Raphaël received his Juris Doctor from Brooklyn Law School and his B.A. and M.A. in Business law from Paris Nanterre University. Raphaël is awaiting admission in New York State.

Raphaël’s experience includes advising clients on all aspects of drafting operating agreements, shareholders’ agreements and stock purchase agreements. Raphaël also advises on copyright, contract and employment law matters.

When not working for The Fried Firm, Raphaël spends his time crafting beats on his sampler or watches the Criterion Collection in search for inspiration for his own movie.

raphael@thefriedfirm.com

Rita D. Turner, Of Counsel

Rita D. Turner brings her prior experience in international relations, banking, and artistic endeavors in providing clients with creative solutions, whether it be a strong strategy in litigation or in developing strong protections for their businesses. Rita has extensive experience litigating complex contractual disputes, intellectual property infringement matters, and First Amendment Claims related to privacy and defamation. She also counsels clients on the prosecution, licensing, and protection of their intellectual property. Representative clients include national retail and fashion companies, television stations, musicians, and entrepreneurs.

Rita attended Rutgers School of Law – Newark where she was editor of the Law Review and member of the Jessup International Moot Court Team. Prior to her legal career, Rita was a professional choreographer and dancer in New York City and Tokyo after having studied ballet and modern at the University of South Florida and butoh under its founder Tatsumi Hijikata. She is a member of the New York City Bar Association’s Fashion Law Committee and is licensed to practice in New Jersey, New York, and the Southern District of New York.

rita@thefriedfirm.com

Randolph Miller-Taylor, Of Counsel

Randolph Miller-Taylor is a lawyer and musician based in Los Angeles, CA. He is a graduate from both the University of Miami School of Law and the University of Miami Frost School of Music, where he received his Juris Doctor and a Master’s in Music Business and Entertainment Industries. Before pursuing his legal/graduate studies, he received his Bachelor’s degree in Music with an emphasis in Jazz trombone performance.

Outside of practicing law, Randolph enjoys writing, producing, and playing trombone in a number of musical ensembles. As an attorney with a creative background, he combines his legal knowledge/ skills and his understanding of the creative process to help realize the dreams of his artistic colleagues.

Randolph is licensed to practice law in Florida and California.

 

randolph@thefriedfirm.com

Emeka Xavier Madubuogo, Of Counsel

Emeka Xavier Madubuogo is an Entertainment and Litigation attorney based in New Jersey. Originally a New York Native, Emeka found his love of music and poetry attending music festivals in Long Island, NY. He received his Juris Doctor with a concentration in intellectual property from Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law. Before attending law school, Emeka, received his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and History, with a minor in creative writing from Rutgers University’s – New Brunswick Campus. He is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

Emeka specializes in trademark prosecution and TTAB ligation, copyrights, and criminal disputes. He also counsels clients in NIL collegian work, endorsement deals, and contract issues. His clients include, musicians, podcasters, social media influencers, and athletes. On his free time, Emeka enjoys playing chess, attending concerts, and host an investment podcast with friends.

Emeka is licensed to practice law in New Jersey.

emeka@thefriedfirm.com

 

Myriam Anthony, Office Manager

Myriam joined The Fried Firm in December 2019 as the firm’s Office Manager. Her background in Wellness and Hospitality Management allows her to apply a holistic, people-first approach to the legal world.
She prioritizes tasks on attorney and client relations, ensures the smooth operation of the firm and efficient handling of inquiries.

Myriam is fluent in three languages and is currently learning Spanish.
When not working, she enjoys teaching French, traveling and painting.

myriam@thefriedfirm.com

THE FRIED FIRM NEW YORK CITY

231 Front Street, Suite 216
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Tel: (718) 422-0500
Fax: (718) 228-7603
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Celebrating 10 years of service!

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