Named a top music lawyer by Billboard Magazine, Mr. Resnik’s clients include Grammy winning and platinum selling artists, producers and production companies, award winning independent record labels and publishers, audiovisual and digital content creators and distributors, festivals, live entertainment venues and concert promoters, award winning marketing and creative agencies, management companies and talent agencies, international brands in the entertainment and hospitality fields, beer and spirits ventures, trade organizations, charitable foundations and other entertainment related companies.
Mr. Resnik focuses on entertainment, content and experiential related transactions including but not limited to the negotiation and drafting of recording, distribution, licensing and publishing agreements, intellectual property asset sales, audiovisual and digital content licensing and distribution agreements, broadcast and streaming agreements, merchandising agreements, brand partnership and sponsorship agreements, spokesperson and endorsement agreements, joint ventures, licensing for film, television, commercials and video games, live performance agreements, festival, venue and other live entertainment and venue related matters, management and talent representation agreements, employment agreements, non-fungible tokens and blockchain related transactions.
Mr. Resnik has participated as a moderator and panelist at multiple SXSW conferences, Indie Music Week, CMJ Music Conference, New Music Seminar, Winter Music Conference and has guest lectured at NYU, NYU Law School, Syracuse University, Fordham Law School, Cardozo Law School, The New York Law School, Drexel University and the City College of New York.
Mr. Resnik graduated from McGill University in 1997, with a B.A. in Philosophy. He obtained his J.D., with an emphasis in entertainment law, from The New York Law School in 1997 where he served as President of the Media, Entertainment and Sports Law Association.
Prior to joining Masur Griffitts Avidor, Mr. Resnik was Senior Counsel at Herbsman Hafer Weber & Frisch LLP and was the principal of The Law Offices of Elliot A. Resnik from 2003-2009. He started his legal career in the business and legal affairs department of indie giant TVT Records.
He is currently a member of the NYSBA Entertainment Law section, ABA Entertainment Sections and was a founding member of the A2IM Legal Committee.