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Sheila J. Levine

Sheila J. Levine, Publishing Attorney

SHEILA J. LEVINE is a practicing attorney for 30 years in New York City, representing published, self-publishing and non-agented authors, literary agents and publishers. Sheila is a member of the New York State Bar. She has an MBA from New York University and J.D from Fordham Law School. She began her publishing career in Subsidiary Rights at Doubleday and then became Contracts and Copyright Manager at Popular Library, a paperback imprint owned by CBS. She has had her own practice in publishing and intellectual property law for over twenty years, representing authors, literary agents, and publishers. She specializes in preparing, analyzing and negotiating contracts, reviewing manuscripts for defamation and privacy, advising on copyright and trademark matters, and counseling on a diverse range of publishing and intellectual property law and business issues.

Sheila is the Referring Counsel for the International Women’s Writing Guild and has led workshops at Guild Conferences in “Legal Pitfalls for Authors.”

Sheila is also co-founder of “Writers, Readers and Publishers,” a monthly Special Interest Group at the Princeton Club of New York. Speakers are insiders from the publishing industry including literary agents, writers, editors and consultants.

Gerald M. Levine

Gerald M. Levine, Intellectual Property, Arbitrator/Mediator

GERALD M. LEVINE is a member of the New York bar, admitted in 1976. Before earning a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School he received a Ph.D in English Literature from New York University (recipient of Founders Day Achievement Award) and taught for several years at Queens College, City University of New York.

His practice is divided between counseling on publishing, copyright and trademark matters for authors and entrepreneurs, acting as a mediator and arbitrator and litigating commercial and real estate disputes, He is a neutral arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association; on the roster of neutrals for FINRA; a mediator in the Commercial Division of the Supreme Court, New York County, and a meditor for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

He is the author of numerous articles on a range of legal topics in various law reviews and journals, including the Dispute Resolution Journal of the American Arbitration Association, the New York Law Journal and law school law journals. He is the author of a critically aclaimed treatise on trademarks, domain names, & cybersquatting, Domain Name Arbitration, and the creator of a widely read Blog on domain name disputes and cybersquatting arbitrated under the UDRP and URS implemented by the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers and analyzing the jurisprudence that has developed in that area of the law.

Gerald was also co-founder of “Writers, Readers and Publishers,” a monthly Special Interest Group at the Princeton Club of New York, inviting speakers from the publishing industry including literary agents, writers, editors and consultants.

For Full listing of publications go to Resume.

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