The Fried Firm PLLC is a full-service boutique law firm with offices in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY and in Pershing Square, downtown Los Angeles. The Fried Firm serves as counsel for entrepreneurs, artists, musicians, designers and small to medium sized businesses with creative or innovative spirits. The firm’s attorneys provide sound legal and business advice using cost-effective strategies for virtually all areas of the arts, entertainment, intellectual property 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. In 2017, Shana orchestrated the launch of The Fried Firm’s Los Angeles office. 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.
Rita D. TurnerRita 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.
Allen Kronenberger, AttorneyAllen Kronenberger is an attorney based in Los Angeles, California, and he provides legal services to music, film, and entertainment-based individuals and businesses. Before joining The Fried Firm, he worked both in private practice and in-house as an entertainment attorney. Allen graduated with a Juris Doctor and a Masters in Music Business and Entertainment Industries from the University of Miami School of Law in 2013. When not practicing law, Allen may be found drumming with one of his bands or having a beer at any on of LA’s vegan-friendly establishments.
Allen is licensed to practice law in California and Florida and is admitted to the Central District of California.
Silvia Xiaoyun Sun, Law clerk (candidate for February 2019 NY bar exam)
Silvia Xiaoyun Sun offers pragmatic and straight-forward solutions to clients by relying on her extensive experience working at major entertainment companies and international law firms specializing in intellectual property. Silvia focuses her practice on trademark prosecution and enforcement, as well as developing brand protection strategies for clients seeking to protect and grow their intellectual property in a global marketplace.
Silvia obtained her Juris Doctor degree from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University, where she specialized in entertainment and intellectual property law and served as the symposium editor on the International Comparative, Policy & Ethics Law Review. During law school, Silvia served as a reporter for the American Intellectual Property Law Association, and as the copyright chair for the Cardozo Intellectual Property Law Society. Silvia has also earned an LL.M from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Bachelors of Law Degree from Southwest University of Political Science and Law in China. Silvia is fluent in both English and Mandarin. In her free time, Silvia likes outdoor activities, video games, films, and painting. Silvia is a licensed psychotherapist in China.
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 Masters 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 uses his knowledge and skills as well as 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.
Raphael Cola, Law ClerkRaphael joined The Fried Firm in May 2018 as a law clerk. Before pursuing a Juris Doctor at Brooklyn Law School, Raphael received a B.A. in Law and Economics and a Master’s Degree in Business Law from Paris Nanterre University. When not attending law school or at the firm, Raphael bikes across the city to find the finest jazz New York has to offer.
Jessica Feldman, Office Manager
As office manager, Jess serves as the communications hub for The Fried Firm. Jess received her M.F.A. in Writing from the University of New Hampshire and is a published poet. She has personal experience in both the music and literary fields.
THE FRIED FIRM NEW YORK CITY
Tel: (718) 422-0500
Fax: (718) 228-7603
THE FRIED FIRM LOS ANGELES
Tel: (718) 422-0500
Fax: (718) 228-7603
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