Sonya Pierre Joins Legendary Phillips Nizer Entertainment Law Practice

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The Entertainment Law Practice has been a key part of the firm's practice since its formation nearly 90 years ago.

Sonya N. Pierre

Sonya N. Pierre

Sonya represents the next generation of entertainment talent, and we are excited to bring her practice to Phillips Nizer.

Phillips Nizer LLP announces that attorney Sonya N. Pierre has joined the firm’s Entertainment Law practice, a key part of the firm’s practice since its formation nearly 90 years ago.

Ms. Pierre will counsel music, film, television and sports clients. Her practice will include representing recording artists, producers, entertainment executives and other celebrities in contract negotiations; production, label, distribution and joint venture agreements; sponsorship, endorsement and touring agreements; licensing, merchandising, fashion, fragrance and cosmetics deals; soundtrack agreements for motion pictures; and literary agreements with book publishers.

Mark Siegel, industry veteran and Co-Head of ICM Partners’ Music Department, said, “Sonya has a combination of street smarts, artistic taste, high intelligence and hustle that is essential for the music business.” Dick Parsons, former chairman and CEO of Time Warner, added, “I think I know a little about what it takes to be successful in this industry, and this young lady has it.”

Marc Landis, Phillips Nizer’s managing partner, commented. “Sonya represents the next generation of entertainment talent, and we are excited to bring her practice to Phillips Nizer.”

Ms. Pierre earned her J.D. from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. She is a member of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (“The Recording Academy”) and The Black Entertainment & Sports Lawyers Association (“BESLA”).

About Phillips Nizer LLP:
Phillips Nizer, founded in 1926, represents domestic and international clients in business, finance and real estate transactions, intellectual property matters, commercial litigation and tax and estate planning, with a particular focus on the entertainment, fashion, real estate and technology industries.

Phillips Nizer’s principal office is in Manhattan, with additional offices in Garden City and East Hampton, Long Island, and Hackensack, New Jersey. The firm is a member of the International Alliance of Law Firms, an association of independent, midsized law firms worldwide. To learn more about Phillips Nizer LLP, visit: http://www.phillipsnizer.com.

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