Business & Corporate Law

  • Alliances & Other Strategic Relationships
  • Banking & Finance
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Emerging Companies & Entrepreneurs
  • Entity Formation
  • General Corporate Counsel
  • International Business Transactions
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Of Counsel Services
  • Second Legal Opinions

Employment & Labor Law

  • Wage and Hour Law Claims- Including representation of employers in administrative proceedings and/or litigation
  • Unemployment Insurance Law- Including Representation of clients (recipient of benefits) in administrative investigations, proceedings and/or litigation
  • Non-Compete Agreements
  • Restrictive Covenants
  • Employment Agreements
  • Employment Contract Litigation

Entertainment & New Media Law

  •   Our multifaceted practice covers all areas of the entertainment industry, including music, television, motion pictures, theater, interactive and digital entertainment, radio, publishing, and sports. Our team, composed of transactional attorneys and litigators, represents all types of individuals and institutions touching both the creative and the business sides of the arts, entertainment and media communities.  
  •   Guadagnoli & Associates' areas of representation comprise: 
    • Advertising, promotions, sponsorships, and branded entertainment 
    • Production, distribution and development 
    • Mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances
    •  Project financing
    •  Digital content distribution and licensing 
    • Talent agreements 
    • Player agreements 
    • Intellectual property licensing, protection and enforcement
    •  Performance agreements
    •  Litigation and dispute resolution 
    • Guild- and union-related labor issues 
    • Recording agreements 
    • Publishing agreements
    •  Merchandising and licensing
    •  Broadcasting and syndication   

Insurance Law

  • We represent insurers and policyholders in all aspects of insurance coverage involving general liability/casualty, errors and omissions liability, directors’ and officers’ liability, employment practices liability, and professional liability.  Our services include:
    • Representing policy holders and insurers in negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation in state and federal courts, including prosecuting and defending declaratory judgment coverage actions and appeals involving defense (including independent counsel conflict issues), indemnity, contractual and common law indemnity, contribution, and subrogation.
    • Assisting policyholders (individuals and businesses) in analyzing and pursuing insurance coverage where available, including contesting reservations of rights and denials of coverage by carriers as to both defense and indemnity, and assisting policyholders in pursuing other sources of recovery including additional insured coverage, if applicable, contractual and common law indemnification and contribution.
    • Analyzing coverage on behalf of insurers, preparing coverage opinions, coverage position letters, and assisting insurers in claims handling strategies, and in implementing cost effective resolutions to insurance claims to avoid litigation.

Intellectual Property Law

  • Acquisition, Sales & Financings
  • Asset Protection & Enforcement
  • Copyright
  • Internet Brand Protection & Domain Name Management
  • Licensing
  • Technology Transactions
  • Trademark
  • Copyright and Trademark Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Internet, E-Commerce & Information Technology

  • Internet & Mobile Marketing Law
  • Outsourcing
  • Privacy Law
  • Social Media
  • Sweepstakes & Contests Law
  • Technology Transactions
  • Website Support
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Litigation, Arbitration & Mediation

  • Commercial Litigation
    • We represent individuals and businesses (including not for profit organizations) in both New York State Supreme Court and federal court as well as in other forums including administrative proceedings, arbitrations, and mediations, in all phases of litigation including:
    • Breach of contract
    • Business and personal torts, including, but not limited to, business fraud, negligent misrepresentation, interference with contract and prospective economic advantage, misappropriation of trade secrets, unfair competition, business defamation (including internet defamation) disparagement, and conversion
    • Corporate shareholder and partnership disputes
    • Construction disputes
    • Enforcement of, or defense against, restrictive employment and/or non-compete agreements
  • General Litigation 
    • We also represent individual clients in all phases of certain types of general litigation including, but not limited to negligence, property damage, premises liability, intentional torts such as fraud, defamation (including internet defamation), harassment, and stalking, property and title disputes, zoning disputes, easements and other property rights disputes.
  • Intellectual Properties Litigation
    • We also represent individuals and businesses (both enforcement of and defense against) in federal statutory and state common law copyright Infringement litigation and federal statutory and state common law trademark infringement litigation.

Real Estate Law

  • Real Estate Transactions
    • We represent property owners, managers, developers, construction firms, landlords, tenants, purchasers and sellers in property purchase and sale transactions (commercial and residential), including drafting and reviewing of purchase and sale and other property acquisition agreements, buy-sell agreements, private placement agreements and other seed capital (and necessary securities law compliant) agreements for real estate investment and acquisition transactions.
    • We also represent clients in residential and commercial lease negotiations including drafting and reviewing of leases and lease provisions. 
  • Real Estate Litigation
    • We represent individuals and businesses (both buyers and sellers) in resolving real estate litigation disputes concerning:
    • Liability (including premises liability) disputes
    • Commercial leases
    • Construction (including premises liability)
    • Landlords and tenants
    • Property purchase and sale, including Specific Performance
    • Property Title

Trust & Estates

  • Trust Preparation and Administration
    • We represent individuals and entities, in all phases of trust preparation including providing counsel to not for profit entities in the preparation of trust documents and agreements including first and third party supplemental needs and special needs trust, and other types of exceptions trusts.
  • Will Preparation and Estate Planning
    • We represent individuals in will preparation and counsel individuals and families on estate planning.
  • Trusts and Not-For-Profit Organizations
    • We represent not-for-profit organizations and individuals in litigation involving the establishment of trusts and disputes and litigation concerning the establishment and validity of trusts.
  • Other Trust and Estates
    • We represent individuals and entities in all phases of trust and estate work including:
      • Business Succession Planning and Family Wealth Transfers
      • Planning and Administration of Estates and Trust
      • Supplemental Needs / Special Needs Trusts