Mark is a top entertainment attorney with more than 30 years of experience. In 2010, after many years as the Managing Partner for a larger firm, he formed his own firm, Levinsohn Associates, P.C., to enjoy the more personal nature of a boutique practice. Mark is well-known for his deal-making acumen, particularly in the area of music publishing. He handles complex transactions for numerous major independent music publishers, including Kobalt Music, Reservoir Media, and The Royalty Network. Mark also represents senior corporate executives and entrepreneurs, including personal managers and creative talent, on a variety of transactional matters in the entertainment industry.
Clients rely on Mark’s tenacity and loyalty to protect their rights, and to advise them and guide them through disputes and litigation, often against strong opposition. He represented F.B.T. Productions in connection with the Eminem digital downloads case, which resulted in a landmark ruling against Aftermath/Interscope Records and Universal Music in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. He represented Madonna’s producer in connection with a sampling claim made against the hit song “Vogue”, which claim was successfully defended. As the transactional lawyer for the Marvin Gaye family, Mark represented the Gaye children in connection with the much-discussed “Blurred Lines” case, which resulted in a multi-million dollar jury finding against Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams.
Mark received his J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where he was selected as the Editor-in-Chief of the inaugural publication of the Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal.
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