J. Tormey III, PLLC
Attorney At Law
Lexington Avenue, PMB 188
New York, NY 10028 USA
(212) 410-4142 (phone)
(212) 410-2380 (fax)
John J. Tormey III, Esq. is a, film, entertainment, art, and media lawyer. He handles transactional matters, as well as certain claims and litigation matters as they pertain to the entertainment business.
He is in his 26th year in the legal profession and the practice of law.This year, he celebrates his 15th Anniversary of his Martindale-Hubbell™ Peer Review rating as "AV Preeminent®" for fifteen consecutive years. This is the highest possible Peer Review Rating in legal ability & ethical standards accorded by Martindale-Hubbell™, an organization which has facilitated Peer Review Ratings™ for more than 130 years. As stated by Martindale-Hubbell™, "The AV Rating is the pinnacle of professional excellence earned through a strenuous Peer Review Rating process that is managed and monitored by the world's most trusted legal resource, Martindale-Hubbell™".
Additionally, John J. Tormey III, Esq. has been selected as a "2014 Top Rated Lawyer In Intellectual Property" by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell™. American Lawyer Media is a leading provider of news and information to the legal services industry, and has affiliated with Martindale-Hubbell™ to highlight "Top Rated Lawyers" in the March 2014 issue of The American Lawyer & Corporate Counsel magazine.
In 1996 John J. Tormey III, Esq. finished a tour of duty as Senior Litigation Counsel and Senior Counsel to Miramax Films. He thereafter announced the commencement of his own law practice, now known as "John J. Tormey III, PLLC" Thankfully, this law practice has since been very active. The key elements have been hard work, and a firm commitment to timely and responsive representation of his clients. In this electronic age he has been fortunate to receive some additional exposure given a presence on the Internet, and appearances as a guest commentator on New York's COURT TV including its "Hollywood Heat" program, BronxNet's "Today's Verdict", London's BBC "Liquid News", and Bogota, Columbia's "NTN24" News.
The practice is a general commercial one, with a focus on contractual and corporate matters, entertainment law, and intellectual property. He draws upon past experience with motion pictures, television, music, art, merchandising, licensing, publishing, advertising, marketing, computers, interactive media, litigation, and wills and estates. A large number of his friends are in the arts, entertainment, media, and other creative fields. His father is a working film and TV actor in Manhattan. John III has played music professionally. A significant component of his law practice is the legal representation of talent, as well as media and entertainment entities - including both start-up and existing businesses.
He continues to play a positive role in helping businesses grow, and in helping individuals succeed. Much of his work also exists outside the bounds of the entertainment field. His clients are diverse and extend beyond the realm of entertainment. He represents doctors, other lawyers, computer and on-line entrepreneurs, sports figures, talent representatives, designers, photographers, and others in various fields. He handles employment agreements, shareholder agreements, agency agreements, and many other different types of contractual matters and transactions. His goal is to maintain his solid client base, and maintain a mutuality of respect with those clients. In terms of sheer numbers, he tends to have more numerous clients than many other lawyers because of, among other things, this populist approach.
He is admitted to practice law in New York, California, and the District of Columbia. His past affiliations have been with Collegiate School, Harvard University, UCLA School of Law, the law firm of Pryor, Cashman, Sherman & Flynn, The Walt Disney Company, and Miramax Films. He has posted his résumé below which illustrates his career path in greater detail.
In addition to his presence on the Internet, another way he prefers to generate new work is through quality referrals from past and existing clients, and from his other friends. Please keep him in mind in situations when your friends and colleagues are seeking representation. You are welcome to forward his contact information and credentials to them.
This law practice is conscientious and hard-driving, with minimal overhead expended along the way. Through this approach, John J. Tormey III, Esq. expects to continue to keep the clients that he represents. He has been a client himself, and has retained outside counsel on a number of matters. His clients will receive the same quality and timely response, and courtesy, that he would fully expect if he were the client.
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