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Ray Beckerman

Ray Beckerman

Attorney at Law

Forest Hills
New York
Licensed in
NY, CA
St. John's University
School of Law
About
Ray is a commercial litigator and internet law attorney with extensive experience in business law, copyright, trademark, entertainment, libel, slander, internet, computer software, business torts, and other areas, and has litigated hundreds of cases.

He began his legal career with Phillips, Nizer, Benjamin, Krim & Ballon, working his way through night law school, and upon graduation becoming an attorney in that firm.

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Work History

Entertainment Law Committee of Association of the Bar of the City of New York

Member

Jul 2012 - Present

I am a member of the Entertainment Law Committee

Jul 2012 - Present

Ray Beckerman, P.C.

Attorney

Jun 2008 - Present

Commercial litigation and arbitration. Negotiation, advice, business formation.

Business, entertainment, corporate, copyright, internet, libel, slander, privacy, publicity, First Amendment, air and ocean freight, commercial judgment enforcement.

Jun 2008 - Present

Recording Industry vs. The People http://recordingindustryvspeople.blogspot.com

Author of Blog "Recording Industry vs. The People"

Aug 2005 - Present

A blog devoted to studying the wave of so-called "copyright infringement" litigation brought by the RIAA against ordinary consumers in order to deter peer to peer file sharing.

The purpose of the blog is to enable lawyers, other legal professionals, technical people, music lovers, media representatives, researchers, and other interested persons, to learn what is going on in the courts in these cases involving digital copyright law, and to collect and share information about them.

Aug 2005 - Present

Copyright Law Committee of Association of the Bar of the City of New York

Former Member

Aug 2009 - Jun 2012

Former member of the Copyright Law Committee.

Aug 2009 - Jun 2012

Vandenberg & Feliu LLP

Partner

Apr 2006 - Jun 2008

Practiced law

Apr 2006 - Jun 2008

"Ohio Election Fraud (formerly "Fairness") http://fairnessbybeckerman.blogspot.com

Author of Blog "Ohio Election Fraud (formerly "Fairness")

Nov 2004 - Nov 2007

Starting on Election Day, November 2, 2004, I have published a blog devoted to correcting the abuses in the electoral process which occurred in Ohio during 2004, http://fairnessbybeckerman.blogspot.com.

Until January 6, 2005, the blog was focussed on Ohio 2004 election news, evidence, and activism directed towards getting the results of the election set aside.

Since January 6th, the focus of the blog has been to collect and marshall evidence relating to Ohio 2004 election fraud, disenfranchisement, vote suppression, recount prevention, and vote machine tampering, as a resource tool for investigators, journalists, prosecutors, lawyers, scholars, and historians.

Additionally, I am now publishing a web site, "Ohio Election 2004", http://ohioelection2004.com, which will organize the evidence by subject matter, and host relevant documents.

Nov 2004 - Nov 2007

Beldock Levine & Hoffman LLP

Partner

Jul 2002 - Apr 2006

Partner. Headed 3-lawyer group handling commercial litigation, including cases involving copyright, air and ocean freight, Carriage of Goods by Sea Act (COGSA), Warsaw Convention, Lien Law, breach of fiduciary duty, entertainment law, fraud, securities, collections, freight, promissory notes, real estate, encroachments, tortious interference, judgment enforcement, partnerships, corporations, e-commerce, preferred stock. Advised and/or negotiated in many areas, including copyright, trademark, performance contracts, publishing contracts, music industry and recording questions, film companies, actors, and singers. Have formed corporations, effected merger, obtained 501(c)(3) tax exempt status for nonprofit corporations, and advised and/or negotiated in connection with confidentiality, noncompete, and shareholder agreements, as well as LLC's.

Jul 2002 - Apr 2006

Gallet Dreyer & Berkey LLP

Partner

Mar 1993 - Jun 2002

Partner handling commercial litigation and business law. Litigation, arbitration, and mediation, land titles, bankruptcy, foreclosures, contractors, restrictive covenants, noncompete and nonsolicitation clauses, Carriage of Goods by Sea Act (COGSA), Warsaw Convention, Lien Law, fiduciary duty, entertainment law, fraud, securities, collections, freight, promissory notes, medical practices, personal management agreements, real estate, encroachments, tortious interference, judgment enforcement, partnerships, corporations, libel, slander, e-commerce, whistleblower laws, civil rights, employment discrimination, commercial landlord tenant law. Advised and/or negotiated in many areas, including copyright, trademark, performance contracts, publishing contracts, music industry and recording questions, film companies, actors, and singers. Formed corporations, LLC's, obtained 501(c)(3) tax exempt status. Charter extension for nonprofit historical society.

Mar 1993 - Jun 2002

Ray Beckerman PC

Owner

Mar 1983 - Feb 1993

Owner. Handled primarily commercial litigation and business law. Litigation, arbitration, and mediation, photographers, land titles, bankruptcy, contractors, restrictive covenants, noncompete and nonsolicitation clauses, Carriage of Goods by Sea Act (COGSA), Warsaw Convention, Lien Law, fiduciary duty, entertainment law, fraud, securities, collections, freight, promissory notes, personal management agreements, real estate, tortious interference, judgment enforcement, partnerships, corporations, libel, slander, civil rights, employment discrimination, commercial landlord tenant law. Advised and/or negotiated in many areas, including copyright, trademark, publishing contracts, telecommunications. Formed corporations, obtained 501(c)(3) tax exempt status.

Mar 1983 - Feb 1993

Squadron Ellenoff Plesent & Lehrer

Associate

Oct 1981 - Mar 1983

Associate. Handled commercial litigation of all types including libel, slander, first amendment, privacy, publicity, false words causing special damage.

Oct 1981 - Mar 1983

Lowey Dannenberg & Knapp PC

Associate

Oct 1980 - Oct 1981

Associate. Represented shareholders and small businesses in class actions and derivative actions based on violations of securities laws, antitrust laws, and Delaware and other state laws barring breaches of fiduciary duty by officers, directors, and controlling shareholders.

Oct 1980 - Oct 1981

Phillips Nizer Benjamin Krim & Ballon (predecessor to Phillips Nizer LLP)

Associate

Sep 1974 - Oct 1980

Associate 1978-1980.
Student Litigation Associate 1976-1978.
Summer Associate Summer 1976.
Law Clerk 1974-1976.
Worked in all areas of commercial litigation, including antitrust, securities, libel, slander, privacy, publicity, first amendment, copyright, trademark, international law, partnership, corporations, fraud, judgment enforcement, landlord tenant law, banking, entertainment, negotiable instruments, motion pictures, recording industry, garment industry, coops, condos.

Sep 1974 - Oct 1980

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