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Leslie M. Greenbaum

Leslie M. Greenbaum

Contact Information

Phone:
716-854-4300, x 230
416-221-5600 (Toronto)
866-893-2003 (Toll-Free)

Fax:
716-854-2787

Areas of Practice

  • Trademark
  • Copyright & Intellectual Property
  • Trade Secrets
  • Entertainment Art & Sports Law
  • Internet Law
  • Contracts
  • Unfair Competition
  • Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1974
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York, 1974
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1988

 

Leslie Mark Greenbaum has been practicing law since 1978 with Gross, Shuman, Brizdle & Gilfillan, P.C. in Buffalo, New York, concentrating his practice in the areas of Copyright, Trademark, Entertainment and Art Law, Unfair Competition and related litigation. He is admitted to practice in all State and Federal Courts in the State of New York and to the United States Supreme Court.

Les is a member of the board of and/or advises several not-for-profit arts organizations in Western New York, and frequently lectures to professional and general audiences in his areas of concentration.

 

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Education

University at Buffalo Law School, Buffalo, New York
J.D. - 1973

State University of New York at Oneonta, Oneonta, New York
B.A. - 1968

Past Positions

City of Buffalo, Assistant Corporation Counsel, 1975 - 1977

U.S. District Court, Western District of New York, Pro se Law Clerk, 1974 - 1975

Hon. M. Dolores Denman, New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Law Clerk, 1977 - 1978

Honors & Awards

Selected, New York Super Lawyers Upstate Edition 2008

Selected, New York Super Lawyers Upstate Edition 2009

Selected, New York Super Lawyers Upstate Edition 2012

Selected, New York Super Lawyers Upstate Edition, 2013

Selected, New York Super Lawyers Upstate Edition, 2014

Selected, Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition, 2010

Selected, New York Super Lawyers Upstate Edition, 2015

Selected, New York Super Lawyers Upstate Edition, 2016

Associations

Erie County Bar Association, Past Chair, Intellectual Property Committee

Erie County Bar Association, Federal Courts Committee

New York State Bar Association, Entertainment, Art and Sports Law Section, Member, Executive Committee

Niagara Frontier Intellectual Property Law Association, Member

Lectures

Presenter at "Artist As Entrepreneur Bootcamp", speaking on contract and copyright basics, sponsored by New York Foundation for the Arts, New York State Council for the Arts and Arts Services Initiative of Western New York, Inc., October 21, 2016

"Basics of Music Law" presented at Music is Art/Music Industry Workshop, April 5, 2016

Presenter at Minority Bar Association of WNY program on "Sports and Entertainment Law:  Perspectives from the Sports Agent, League In-House Counsel and the Entertainment Lawyer", speaking on "Rights of Publicity", October 20, 2015

"Basics of Music Law", WUFO Black Music Month Conference, Pilgrim Baptist Church, June 8, 2012

"Legal Rights of Artists", Burchfield Penney Art Center, March 15, 2012

"Appropriation Art - Using Previously Copyrighted Works of Visual Art to Create a New Work of Visual Art", Buffalo Arts Studio, 2011

Tailoring a Will, Trust or Foundation to Fit the Rich, Poor or In-Between Artist, Burchfield Penney Art Center, 2010

Guest Lecturer, "Visual Arts and the Law", Artists' Agreements, SUNY Buffalo School of Law, 1997 - 2009


Presentation and Workshop, Rights in Works of Visual Art, Castellani Art Museum, 2002

Presenter, "Attorney Ethics in the Online World", Erie County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Program, 2010

Lecturer, "Contract Problems of Visual Artists", SUNY Buffalo School of Law , 2009

Lecturer, "Tax and Estate Planning Considerations for Artists", Buffalo Arts Studio , 2009

Presenter, "Rights of Publicity", Namely Using a Person's name, Picture or Voice for Artistic or Commercial Purpose, Erie County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education, 2009

Lecturer, Copyrights in works of Visual Arts, Buffalo Arts Studio, 2009

Presenter, "Copyright Basics for Creative Artists", 464 Gallery, Buffalo, N. Y., Workshop, 2009

Guest Lecturer on Artists' Agreements "Visual Arts and the Law", SUNY Buffalo School of Law Course, 1997 - 2009

Presenter, Considerations for Canadian Business Entities Doing Business in the United States, Erie County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education, 2007

Presenter, Doing Business in the United States: Intellectual Property Considerations, Lorman Education Services Program (Toronto, Ontario), 2007

"What Your Business Needs to Know About Intellectual Property" Lecturer on Non-Disclosure, Non-Compete and Work For Hire Agreements, Erie County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education, 2003

"Who Needs Permission?": Lecturer on Rights of Publicity and Licenses for Works of Visual Art, Erie County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Program, 2002

"What's in a Name? A General Practitioner's Guide to Selecting and Protecting Business Names, Trade Names and Domain Names": Lecturer on Issues of Trademark/Servicemark and Cyber Squatting, Erie County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Program, 2001

Pro Bono Activities

Board of Directors, Jewish Community Center of Buffalo, 2016 - 2017

Past President, Law Alumni Association School of Law, University of Buffalo

Secretary, Board of Directors, Jewish Repertory Theatre of WNY - Advisor Buffalo Arts Studio

Advisor, Locust Street Neighborhood Art Classes