Cheryl has been practicing law for over a decade, focusing on helping small business owners succeed in the media and communication industries (film, web-publishing, fashion, and general entertainment law).
Having worked in the film and technology fields prior to her legal career, she really understands her clients’ businesses. She has studied film and has been involved in a number of film productions in various capacities, including as a makeup artist and actress. She was also a database programmer, working at such companies as Lender’s Bagels and Scott Aviation. Her love of technology and entertainment (“New Media”) rivals only her love of food.
Cheryl enjoys helping her clients with whatever their legal needs may be, and is not hesitant to teach them about the law, so that they may make sound decisions independently and minimize their legal costs.
Cheryl has worked with clients on all aspects of their businesses, including: investment documentation, drafting and negotiation of contracts, intellectual property licensing, and advice regarding defamation and privacy claims. She has also assisted her clients with their everyday business troubles, including employment disputes and business permits.
Prior to going solo in 2010, Cheryl was the Managing Partner of MasurLaw, a boutique technology and entertainment firm. (In 2013, MasurLaw became a part of Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard LLP.)
Cheryl is licensed to practice law in California and New York.
In her personal time, she enjoys training for triathlons, doing Spartan Races, figure skating and running her art jewelry business, CherieBerie, LLC. Cheryl also enjoys supporting the American Museum of Natural History as a Member, Former Junior Council Member and as a volunteer. Additionally, she was the founder and organizer of the NY Stargate Meetup and was a co-founder of the NY SciFi & Fantasy Meetup.
• “Safeguarding Client Information in the Modern Law Practice”, GPSolo, July/August 2007,Co-author
• “Developing a Law Firm Marketing Strategy”, NYSBA NY Business Law Journal, Fall 2005, Vol. 9, No. 2-37, Author
• “Why all the Noise about Ringtones?”, BillboardBiz Newsletters Entertainment Law Weekly, May 17, 2004, Co-editor
• “Legal Aspects of the Music Industry” Berklee College of Music course materials, Co-author