Attorney Of Counsel
Michael Lawrence leads CoveyLaw’s Non-Profit & Business Practice, where he focuses on non-profit formation and maintenance, business start-up, compliance, and long-term planning. Michael has done corporate work for tech start-up companies, podcasts, music venues, a food and cultural festival and an app and card party-game. In addition, Michael has represented artists, musicians, record labels, artist managers and producers in entertainment law matters.
Michael founded his practice in 2011 where he works on Corporate Business formation, Entertainment Law, Contract Drafting, Social Media Law, Intellectual Property and Start Up Company Matters. Many of his clients have connections to New York City’s DIY Arts Community where Michael served as a lawyer for and was a Member of the Silent Barn collective.
Before starting his own law firm Michael was an associate at Bernstein Liebhard LLP where he helped secure over a billion dollars in settlement awards for investors who suffered losses due to corporate fraud. Michael also served as Of Counsel at MasurLaw which was a law firm focused on the media, entertainment and technology sectors.
Michael holds a J.D. from The George Washington University Law School, where he was a member of the Environmental Lawyer, which published quarterly journals that can be found in law libraries across the country. Michael authored an article that was published in the spring 2003 edition entitled “The Regulation of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations and Record Recalls of Meat Products in the United States: The Feasibility of Local Controls and Likelihood of National Impact.” Michael also won 1stprize for an essay he wrote for the George Washington University Law School Nathan Burkan Memorial Writing Competition in 2004 entitled “Grey Tuesday: Is Civil Disobedience a Proper Fair Use Purpose?”
Michael is a member of the Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law Section of the New York State Bar Association. He is also a member of the Union of Musicians and Allied Workers.