I am the founder managing partner of the Law Offices of Michael D. Steger, PC, which provides effective legal solutions for business.
We focus on intellectual property, entertainment, litigation, and corporate and other business matters. Whether in business transactions, litigation and other disputes, or counseling behind the scenes, I provide value and cost-effective services to the companies and individuals
My intellectual property practice includes trademark registration and prosecution, copyright registration, trade secrets and other intellectual property litigation, and counseling on corporate branding. In 2010, New York Enterprise Report magazine named me “Best Intellectual Property Attorney for Growing Businesses”. My entertainment practice focuses on film, television, Internet and music projects, and he represents producers, artists, writers, directors and production companies. Among other matters, I handle film, television and online financing, production, distribution and syndication agreements.
The firm also maintains a broad commercial litigation practice, handling, intellectual property, entertainment, and other business litigation matters.
My corporate and business experience includes forming and dissolving corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships, as well as contract drafting and review, drafting buy-sell and other shareholder agreements, and handling investment transactions. We frequently serve as outside general counsel for our clients, whose business range from cosmetics, food and beverage to furniture, marketing companies and financial services.
Before returning to private practice I spent five years as in-house counsel for Fox’s “America’s Most Wanted” and the syndicated “Final Justice.”
Licensed in New York, California, Virginia and the District of Columbia
Douglas F. Wasser, a founding partner of Wasser & Russ, LLP, is an AV rated business and real estate attorney with quality experience in commercial real estate, corporate transactional law, mortgage lending, hotel, banking, estate and trust, co-op and condo, litigation and other business areas of law as well as the purchase and sale of high value collectible art.
Doug represents parties who buy, sell and operate properties; lease or sublease office space; lease or sublease retail space; buy or sell businesses, restaurants and professional practices; buy, sell, or operate hotels; obtain or refinance commercial mortgage debt; are organizing or restructuring businesses; are engaged in probate and estate litigation; seek to reclaim funds taken from businesses by fraud; or are engaged in disputes as to authenticity and title to collectible art.
Doug appears frequently as a quoted source in the New York Times and other major print and on-line media on emerging developments in real estate law.