Ed Shapiro

Partner, Reed Smith LLP

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Edward is a partner in the Entertainment and Media Industry Group of Reed Smith LLP and is the leader of its Music & Entertainment and Sports practices. He is a transactional entertainment lawyer with over 23 years of experience and has become a recognized figure in the business, known for representing today’s top talent in electronic dance music, as well as superstar pop performers, producers and songwriters. His practice extends to the representation of many top professional athletes in major league sports. In addition to his talent representation practice, Edward’s clients include startups, ventures, executives and brands working within the new media industry.

Edward regularly drafts and negotiates a wide range of contracts spanning the entertainment industry, including endorsement, sponsorship, tour, residency, festival, merchandising, production and distribution, recording, publishing, licensing, and scripted/non-scripted television agreements. In the electronic dance arena, Edward has been cited as the leading entertainment attorney by several industry publications and national news outlets. His relationships extend not only to the artists in this genre but to the managers, agents, record labels and festival producers.