Nicholas H. Rohlfing

Nicholas H. Rohlfing

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Top Rated Entertainment & Sports Attorney in New York, NY

Nicholas Rohlfing Law
 | 1140 Avenue of the Americas, Floor 9
New York, NY 10036
Phone: 646-760-4560
Selected To Rising Stars: 2018
Licensed Since: 2008
Practice Areas:
  • Entertainment & Sports (60%),
  • Intellectual Property (30%),
  • Business/Corporate (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
    Attorney Profile

    Nicholas Rohlfing Law is a transactional entertainment law firm actively involved in representing a broad range of clients in the entertainment community. The Firm's clients include theatrical producers, composers, authors, collaborators, conductors, music directors, directors, choreographers, casting directors, dramaturgs and literary managers, associate directors and choreographers, actors, musicians, novelists, filmmakers, web designers, recording artists and various rights holders.  

    The Firm's clients include well-established personalities in the entertainment community as well as many who are just rising in their careers. The Firm is the sole representation for some clients who only need an entertainment attorney, but also represents clients who have a "team" including agents, managers, and publicists. 

    The Firm is counsel for live theater productions, handling all aspects of the producing process--from obtaining the production rights of an underlying property, to contracting the creative personnel as the property is in development, to filing the appropriate documents with the SEC and state attorneys general during the financing process for a commercial production. The Firm also counsels various collaborators (bookwriters, composers and lyricists) through the entire creative process in live theater, from commission agreements and the collaboration agreement at the outset of the process to the production rights option agreements with commercial producers. The Firm has represented clients with their matters in Broadway and off-Broadway, as well as national tour and West End productions including HADESTOWN, HAMILTON, HELLO, DOLLY!, A BRONX TALE, HUGH JACKMAN WORLD TOUR 2019, MRS. DOUBTFIRE, THE MUSIC MAN (upcoming), FROZEN, THE BAND'S VISIT, BRIGHT STAR, METEOR SHOWER, SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS, AFTER MIDNIGHT, ROCKY, CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, SOMETHING ROTTEN, ALTAR BOYZ, RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL'S CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR AND NEW YORK SPRING SPECTACULAR, INTO THE WOODS, DISNEY’S FREAKY FRIDAY, CAGNEY THE MUSICAL, WHO’S HOLIDAY, and more.

    The Firm has a group of unique group of clients in the Broadway and off-Broadway community made up of dramaturgs and literary managers as well as associate and resident directors and choreographers, whose contracts do not fall within any union's collective bargaining agreements and therefore tend to be out of parity (e.g. lower compensation, no health insurance or pension, no royalty or profit participation, etc.) with others on the creative team. Nicholas is working hard to bring about change in the custom and practice regarding the deals for these clients and specializes in getting the best terms for this essential group of creatives in the theatre business. 

    The Firm represents a number of concert performers who appear in venues around the country and the world--land and sea.

    While not the primary focus of the Firm's practice, Nicholas has substantial experience--in both litigation and non-litigation contexts--resolving disputes that sometimes arise. Nicholas will evaluate a client's case and determine whether the Firm should handle the client's matter or whether it may be in the client's best interest to involve outside counsel. 

    About Nicholas Rohlfing

    Admitted: 2008, New York

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    Office Location for Nicholas H. Rohlfing

    1140 Avenue of the Americas
    Floor 9
    New York, NY 10036

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