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Billboard Names James G. Sammataro Among 2016's Top Music Lawyers

New York, NY, July 27, 2016 -- James G. Sammataro, a partner in Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP's Entertainment and Litigation Practice Groups and managing partner of the firm's Miami office, has been recognized by Billboard as one of the country's leading music lawyers.  The list recognizes 41 attorneys who played crucial roles in the music industry over the past year from negotiating the biggest deals to successfully litigating the hottest disputes.
Billboard’s profile of James recognizes him as a go-to litigator and advisor in the Latin music industry and for negotiating deals and coordinating several high-profile concert events, including Calibash in Los Angeles, Megaton Mundial in New York and Grand Slam Party Latino (which featured Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin, Justin Bieber, and Alejandro Sanz). Mr. Sammataro commented "When you line up concerts, you're always dealing with last-minute unforeseen close-to-catastrophe events."
Mr. Sammataro is the author of Film & Multimedia & the Law.  His matters are routinely covered by press outlets ranging from TMZ to the New York Times.
Billboard, an entertainment media brand owned by The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group, publishes news, video, opinion, reviews, events and style.  It is known for music charts, including the Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard 200, tracking the most popular songs and albums in different genres.  The publication also hosts events, owns a publishing firm and operates several TV shows.
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP is a law firm providing transactional, regulatory and litigation guidance to leading financial institutions, multinational corporations, investment funds and entrepreneurs in the U.S. and abroad.  Our emphasis on excellence and innovation has enabled us to maintain long-term relationships with our clients and made us one of the nation's leading law firms for almost 140 years.  Stroock's practice areas include capital markets/securities, commercial finance, mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, private equity, private funds, commodities and derivatives, employment law and benefits, energy and project finance, entertainment, environmental law, financial restructuring, financial services litigation, government relations, insurance, intellectual property, investment management, litigation, national security/CFIUS, personal client services, real estate, structured finance and tax. 

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