WALLACE COLLINS is an entertainment lawyer specializing in contract negotiation and general copyright and trademark matters. His 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 and protected 100's of Federal trademarks related to the arts, communications, entertainment, fashion, restaurant and tech industries. His litigation matters have encompassed representation of plaintiffs and defendants in copyright and trademark infringement cases and general entertainment contract disputes.
Wallace's diverse and high-profile roster of entertainment clients has included prominent recording artists, songwriters and record producers, music publishers and independent record labels, film and TV producers, podcast, film and television production companies, actors, influencers and celebrity personalities, book authors and illustrators, magazine publishers, photographers and models, clothing and fashion designers, cartoonists, fine artists and art galleries as well as app developers 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 at that time 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 digital media and new technology. Wallace has appeared on many national television and radio broadcasts as well as numerous podcasts. He was a teenage recording artist for Epic Records before attending Fordham Law School.