Maria Miles

Maria Miles

Co-Chair of Entertainment & Media / Of Counsel

Maria serves as Co-Chair of the Entertainment & Media practice, and as Of Counsel, to the firm and practices in the field of Entertainment and Media Law. Maria provides services to individuals and entities in all areas of Entertainment and Media law, including, film (both documentary and feature), music, literary publishing, fashion, sports and new media.

Most recently, Maria was general counsel for a multi-media and digital start-up working on a diverse range of subject-matter areas including corporate and financing transactions, technology development and licensing, employment and intellectual property (including trademarks, copyrights and patents) both in the US and abroad.  Prior to her role as in-house counsel, Maria was associated with Rudolph & Beer, LLP and Greenberg Traurig, LLP where she served as counsel to numerous award-winning actors, writers, producers, television hosts and multi-platinum recording artists, sports teams, and corporations in the fashion industry related to their entertainment and intellectual property matters.

Articles

  • Co-Author, “Relief Effort: Tax Incentives for Film Producers,” Filmmaker Magazine, 2005

Panels and Lectures

  • Panelist, “Women in Film,” NYC Independent Film Festival
  • Panelist, “Business for Writers in Digital, Video Games and Animation,” WGAE
  • Panelist, “The Next Bestseller Workshop”
  • Panelist, “Pre-Awareness: The Business Side of Adaptations,” WGAE
  • Panelist, “Adaptations: The Nuts & Bolts of Translating Source Material to Screen,” NYWIFT
  • Panelist, “Mastering the Art of Pitching Your Project,” NYWIFT and WGAE
  • Panelist, “From Greenlight to Go,” New York Lounge, Sundance Film Festival
  • Panelist, “When to Incorporate,” Actors Fund and Actors Equity
  • Panelist, “Up to 3,” Toronto Brazilian Film Festival
  • Panelist, Regent Law School
  • Guest speaker, Directors and Writers Round Table

Memberships & Organizations

  • Board Member, New York Women in Film & Television
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Education

  • J.D. degree from Western New England University School of Law
  • Undergraduate degree from Muhlenberg College

Associations

  • State of New York
  • The United States District Court
  • Eastern & Southern Districts of New York
  • The United States Supreme Court