Quinn Heraty Esq

Quinn focuses her legal practice on:
- advising businesses and entrepreneurs in the entertainment, media, tech, design, and apparel industries;
- dealing with trademark, copyright, licensing, and other intellectual property matters;
- drafting and negotiating contracts related to film/tv, publishing, design, and advisory/consulting services; and
- forming, merging, selling, and dissolving business entities.

Since 2002, Quinn has worked with hundreds of small businesses, helping them negotiate each stage of the business lifecycle. She is admitted to practice in New York and California and occasionally does pro bono work with the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the Berkman Center's Online Media Legal Network (OMLN).

Before forming Heraty Hall, Quinn worked in the Information Technology and Intellectual Property departments of Greenberg Traurig, a big fat international law firm.

While attending law school, Quinn worked as a Legislative Analyst for Robert Morgenthau in the Manhattan DA's office, as well as in the litigation department of Lehman Brothers, an international investment bank.

Before attending law school, Quinn worked in the strategic planning department of an international media megacorporation; in various production capacities for various independent films; as the Promotions Director for a radio station; as a band manager and club promoter; and as an associate producer for city festivals and other special events for the City of Chicago.

Quinn Heraty graduated from New York Law School in the year 2000 and is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the Los Angeles County Bar Association.

Atossa Kia Esq
of counsel

Prior to joining Heraty Law as of-counsel, Atossa Kia was Assistant General Counsel at Sony Music Entertainment (France). At Sony, Atossa drafted and negotiated music contracts (recording, publishing, license, merchandising and distribution agreements), photography and artwork copyright clearances, web site design and development agreements, media planning agreements with advertising agencies, music webcast authorizations as well as settlements with artists and competitor major companies. She also managed Sony Music France's trademark policy and portfolio and advised on the various legal issues related to the promotion and marketing of music. Atossa also subsequently took on senior management duties in the legal and business affairs department of Globe Music, a Sony Music affiliate specialized in world music. After moving to New York and graduating from NYU School of Law, Atossa joined the corporate and entertainment practice of Pavia and Harcourt, LLP where she also acquired extensive corporate law experience in incorporating U.S. subsidiaries for various European companies. In New York, Atossa also provides pro bono legal services at V.L.A. (Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts) and serves as a legal consultant for the European Music Export Office. She speaks English and French fluently, and is admitted to practice in New York.

Bryan Ha Esq
of counsel

Bryan works with Heraty Law on litigation matters. He is admitted to practice in New York State (trial and appellate courts) and in the Southern (SDNY) and Eastern (EDNY) Districts of New York. Bryan handles all aspects of litigation including strategy, drafting, and discovery (including depositions).

John S Hall, Esq
John is not currently representing private clients, but any messages sent to him will be forwarded.

John is a cum laude graduate of the Cardozo School of Law, where he was editor in chief of the Cardozo Journal of International and Comparative Law. His academic concentrations were in Intellectual Property and in Constitutional Law and Rights. At Cardozo, He worked as a legal assistant for the entertainment law firm of Rosalind Lichter. John also did an externship in the legal department of DC Comics, where he helped defend the rights of Superman, Batman, and many other beleaguered superheroes. He recently worked as a legal researcher for the film No Precedent, a documentary about the Bush v. Gore decision.

John is also the lyricist and lead vocalist for King Missile, the germinal* spoken word-with-music band, whose hits include "Detachable Penis," "Take Stuff From Work," "Sensitive Artist," and many others. King Missile recorded three CDs for Atlantic Records and several independent CDs. In this capacity, John has dealt with lawyers, managers, accountants, A&R representatives, publicists, record producers, video directors, radio DJs, MTV VJs, independent promoters, record company presidents, and other "important" figures in the music industry.

John is admitted to practice in New York.

* the word "germinal" is the gender neutral form of the word "seminal."