WALLACE COLLINS is an entertainment lawyer and intellectual property attorney 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 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, 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. Wallace has negotiated deals for many music superstars and legacy acts. 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 world on current entertainment business issues as they relate to new technology and the internet. Wallace has appeared on many national television and radio broadcasts. He was a teenage recording artist for Epic Records before attending Fordham Law School.