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Mitchel Kay

Advisor Greater New York City Area, US

IP/Entertainment/Tech Attorney. Previously In-house counsel/Biz Dev, Account Exec., Source Communications.

IP/Entertainment/Tech Attorney. Previously In-house counsel/Biz Dev, Account Exec., Source Communications.

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Specialized Consultant Morgan Stanley October 2014 - present
Associate Attorney Furgang & Adwar, LLP September 2014 - present
In-house counsel/Account Executive Source Communications April 2013 - September 2014
Law Clerk North Jersey Media Group September 2012 - June 2013
Law Clerk Talkback Thames August 2011 - December 2011
Law Clerk Bienstock & Michael, P.C. May 2011 - July 2011
Law Clerk Litvak & Trifiolis, P.C. April 2010 - March 2011
English Teacher Lord Byron College October 2008 - July 2009


Rutgers University School of Law - Newark Law 2009 - 2012
Pepperdine University School of Law International Law and Legal Studies 2011 - 2011
University of Michigan English 2004 - 2008
West Orange High School

Interested In

Advisor With
  • • Sales
  • • Fundraising
  • • Software
  • • Business intelligence
  • • Negotiation
  • • Advisors
  • • Contract negotiation
  • • Product management
  • • Sourcing
  • • Ideation
  • • Financial Services
  • • Cloud Computing
  • • Strategic Partnerships
Markets of Interest
  • • 3D Printing
  • • Advertising
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Dating
  • • Education
  • • Events
  • • Fashion
  • • Financial Services
  • • Food and Restaurants
  • • Games
  • • Green
  • • Media
  • • Music
  • • Photos
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Recruiting
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Smart Home
  • • Social Impact
  • • Sports
  • • Transportation
  • • Travel
  • • Video
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Restaurants and Retail
  • • Beverages
  • • On-Demand

You Should Know About Me

Key Accomplishments

Morgan Stanley
Accomplished business-minded attorney and negotiator, successful at brokering various deals between company and vendors to secure maximum cost savings for cutting-edge software/SaaS/consulting services. Skilled at securing business and client needs while successfully growing vendor relationships and satisfying legal requirements. Led Sourcing perspective during divestment of business unit within company by securing proper legal rights/transfer of rights for necessary software. Tasked with drafting, reviewing and negotiating contracts, including software/data/IT license agreements, renewals, non-disclosure agreements and trial/evaluation agreements between company and technology/media vendors. Responsible for ensuring compliance with software licenses and agreements within Software Asset Management and IT Sourcing.

Furgang & Adwar
Focused primarily in the entertainment and intellectual legal sector, including trademark search/registration, licensing agreements, production agreements, entertainment contracts and audiovisual/digital copyright matters.

Source Communications
• Advised company on general legal issues, including contract administration, labor and employment, promotions/advertising law, intellectual property, social media guidelines and privacy issues
• Responsible for drafting/reviewing: contracts and talent agreements between clients and properties/talent, NDAs, indemnity and non-circumvent agreements, software/IT contracts, sweepstakes official rules, disclaimers, co-promotion agreements and winner affidavits
• Successfully negotiated sponsorship deals and talent agreements for both company and clients by mitigating risk through termination and opt-out clauses, retaining IP rights for future use, and ensuring maximum value was achieved via assets and/or rights received
• Successfully developed and implemented marketing/business plan to help direct and assist agency in generating revenue/clients, ultimately leading to substantial increase in social media presence, revamped website and general awareness of agency
• Managed and serviced a variety of accounts for major national brands (Amtrak, Wise, NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee, CohnReznick). Generated and implemented creative ideas/recommendations for clients, including Amtrak displays at Wrigley Field, Union Station – Chicago and Barclays Center and social media sweepstakes for Amtrak (Verizon Center) and Buffalo Wild Wings (NY/NJ/CT)

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Michael Kay
They're my mentor  •  Instructor, Fairleigh Dickenson University and President, Financial Focus,LLC.
His creativity & passion for innovation
Eric Lesser
They're my friends  •  Manager of Finance and Corporate Development, Payoneer. Previously Director of Corporate Development, Rentricity Inc..
I'm proud to vouch for Mitch because I do think he would be a great entrepreneur. For one, he has a true enthusiasm for start up companies ... and entrepreneurial projects. He is smart and a hard worker, and also a creative thinker. I would recommend him highly
Stephanie Adwar
We worked together  •  Communications Chair, American Bar Association - Forum on Entertainment and Sports Law and Acting Village Justice, Village of Suffern.
Mitchel thinks outside of the box and sees the potential for growth where others might not. I highly vouch for him.
Justin Myers
They're my school  •  Senior Consultant, IBM Global Business Services. Previously Business Analyst, Intel Corporation. University of Michigan grad.
Excellent communicator and strong ambition
Michael Fabiano
They're my friends  •  COO & SVP Digital, Locate Real Estate. Previously Vice President & General Manager, NBC Digital Publishing, NBC News.
Lawyer with a family history of entrepreneurship, well rounded and business minded.
Alicia Benvenuto
They're my school  •  Account Executive, CBS Interactive. Previously Account Manager, CBS Interactive. University of Michigan grad.
He has exceptionally unique ideas and he has the drive to follow through on them. Not a lot of people have both; he does.