Marc D. Ostrow

Top rated entertainment & sports attorney in New York, New York

Romano Law PLLC
Marc D. Ostrow
Romano Law PLLC

Practice Areas: Entertainment & sports, Intellectual property; view more

Licensed in New York since: 1990

Education: The University of Chicago Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2022

Romano Law PLLC

55 Broad Street, 18th Fl.
New York, NY 10004 Visit website


An entertainment and sports attorney at Romano Law PLLC in New York, Marc D. Ostrow serves as a senior counsel at the firm. From prosecuting copyright infringement actions to defending an organization in a lawsuit, he has represented a wide array of clients, including composers, authors, recording artists and music publishers. 

Graduating magna cum laude for excelling in his undergraduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania, Mr. Ostrow majored in English and minored in music. He chose the University of Chicago Law School to pursue his legal studies and received his Juris Doctor in 1989. 

Upon being admitted to practice law in New York in 1990, Mr. Ostrow started his legal practice in a renowned organization in the state where he served as a senior attorney for half a decade. He has worked in several work environments, including private practice, ginormous corporates and startups, and has represented numerous Grammy award and Pulitzer Prize award winners. 

With Mr. Ostrow’s strategic planning and immense knowledge of the industry, he was able to increase profitability and make operations more efficient for the New York office of a London-based musical publisher. Throughout his career, he has successfully handled legal matters for his clients such as copyright, intellectual and contractual issues, business issues, and legal issues involving acquisitions, asset sales and dispute resolution. 

Mr. Ostrow has been serving as an adjunct professor at a leading law school known for its music law curriculum for the past five years. He also has a video presentation on introduction to music law, which is available for earning credits through Lawline’s Continuing Legal Education classes. He is rated AV Preeminent* through Martindale-Hubbell and holds a score of 9.8 on 10 on Avvo.

Previously a trustee at the Copyright Society of the USA, Mr. Ostrow has served as a board member at several professional organizations, including the Music Publishers Association and the Association of Independent Music Publishers’ New York Chapter. He is seen as a speaker at various forums and institutions and has been quoted frequently in leading newspapers. 

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Entertainment & sports, Intellectual property

Focus areas

Entertainment, sports & leisure law, Copyrights

  • 50% Entertainment & sports
  • 50% Intellectual property

First Admitted: 1990, New York

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Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Adjunct Professor of Law at Cardozo Law School, 2017- present
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Trustee of the Copyright Society of the USA
  • New York Super Lawyer, 2022
Educational Background:
  • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. B.A., magna cum laude
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • New York
  • Board Music Publishers Association
  • Board of New York Chapter of the Association of Independent Music Publishers
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Martindate Hubbell Av- Preeminent, 2022

Office location for Marc D. Ostrow

55 Broad Street, 18th Fl.
New York, NY 10004

Phone: 212-865-9848


1 Year Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2022

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