|Insider Profile | Wallace Collins | Music Attorney|
WALLACE COLLINS is an entertainment lawyer and intellectual property attorney located in New York concentrating in entertainment law and copyright and trademark matters. The transactional work focuses primarily on structuring and negotiating music, film, television and internet business deals. Wallace also advises clients on entertainment branding and marketing strategy and has successfully registered or protected 100’s of trademarks related to the communications, entertainment and fashion industries. His litigation matters encompass representation of both plaintiffs and defendants in copyright and trademark infringement cases as well as general entertainment contract disputes.
Over more than 25 years, Wallace’s entertainment clients have included prominent recording artists, songwriters, record producers, music publishers and independent record labels, film producers, book authors and illustrators, magazine publishers, photographers and models, clothing and fashion designers, cartoonists, fine artists and art galleries, and website designers.
He has represented his clients in entertainment contract disputes, negotiations and business entity formation. He is currently working with several high profile clients on copyright terminations. He also secures licenses for all forms of content including music and audiovisual footage for use in motion pictures, documentaries, music concerts, TV programs, advertising campaigns and online entertainment.
Wallace advises clients on entertainment branding and marketing strategy and has successfully registered or protected 100’s of trademarks related to the communications, entertainment and fashion industries. He handles many digital media matters including copyright and licensing issues related to “apps”, streaming and download clearance.
Wallace has negotiated deals for many music superstars and legacy acts as well as other prominent singers, musicians, rappers, songwriters, managers and producers. He also represents actors, authors, graphic and fine arts artists, cartoonists, fashion designers, film producers, models, photographers and screenwriters. He represents infomercial clients as well as clothing and apparel companies, app developers, internet companies, magazines and product licensing companies.
In addition to structuring and negotiating deals for his clients, Wallace has also won several high-profile litigations including a copyright infringement case with the largest monetary judgment ever awarded for the use of a single .sample. in the rap song Whoomp! There It Is..
Wallace has authored numerous articles for legal and trade publications and is a regular contributor to Billboard, Entertainment Law and Finance and The New York Law Journal. He is a frequent speaker on panels, at lectures and at seminars throughout the country on current entertainment business issues as they relate to new technology and the internet.Wallace has appeared on many national television and radio broadcasts including COURT TV and HARD COPY. He was a teenage recording artist for Epic Records before attending Fordham Law School.