Michael Garfinkel is an entertainment and media litigator with more than 30 years of experience navigating his clients' most challenging issues. Michael represents studios, production companies, talent agencies, advertising agencies, and artists in matters involving intricate industry-specific agreements, including trademark, copyright and right of publicity disputes, trade secrets, and defamation. In addition, he also represents a variety of clients in commercial litigation, including limited liability company and partnership disputes and consumer class action defense.
Michael's long-view approach, hands-on manner, and problem-solving skills have resulted in enduring client relationships. He relentlessly pursues his clients' goals, whether through pre-dispute advice, creative resolution, or, when necessary, arbitration or trial, and on appeal.