About

The Law Office of Frank Taddeo Jr. is a general practice firm with 30 years of experience spanning a wide range of disciplines including transactional and litigation matters—Employment, Entertainment, Intellectual Property, Matrimonial, Real Estate, and many other areas of the law. It is admitted and has engaged in cases in all of the New York State Courts and in the United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts from commencement through trial. It services businesses as well as individual clients, many of whom have returned frequently for additional services, and more than a few becoming life-long friends. Rates are, and always have been, moderate, with careful, generous consideration given to special client needs and circumstances.

Experience

  • Engaged in general practice of law for 30 years in New York State
  • Began career with RCA (BMG/SONY) Records and later managed legal and business affairs of Warner Communications $30 million international division (Franklin Mint)
  • Practiced a broad range of both transactional and litigation matters in entertainment, real estate, printing, advertising, pharmaceutical, and other industries
  • Organized and represented small to medium sized record labels, and film, publishing, television, sports, and public relations companies, as well as many types of small businesses organized as corporations, LLCs, partnerships, and sole-proprietorships
  • Represented individual musicians, TV and radio personalities, actors, authors, fine artists and advertising executives
  • Served as both lead, appellant, and associate counsel in sophisticated intellectual property disputes before the U.S. Court of Appeals (2nd Cir.), U.S. District Courts (NY, CA, MA and MD), and Trademark Trial & Appeal Board (Washington, D.C.)
  • Litigated commercial and other cases before U.S. Bankruptcy Courts, NYS Supreme Court, NYS Departments of Finance and Labor and in Magistrates Court, Hamilton, Bermuda
  • Specialized in copyright, trademark, unfair competition, employment law, contract negotiation and drafting, and matrimonial law and family practice in both contested and uncontested proceedings involving divorce, separation, and guardianship
  • Served as general counsel to the Forest Hills Gardens, Inc., Forest Hills, NY, outside counsel to the Guardian Life Insurance Company, New York, NY, White Glove Placement Inc., Brooklyn, NY, Von Mieghan Foundation of Brussels, Belgium, 465 W 57th Street Owner’s Corporation and numerous printing companies such as Jalor Color Graphics, Inc., New York, NY
  • Taught as adjunct professor at Pratt Institute New York, NY and Monroe College, Bronx, NY and lectured at New York City High Schools on legal topics
  • Authored Legal Facts of Life, treatise on law for the layman published by E.P. Dutton, 1986; Representing the Residential Real Estate Client (1987), Prentice Hall Publishing; and numerous articles for New York Law Journal and other publications
  • Holds membership in the Law and Literature and Educational Committees of New York County Lawyers Association
  • Has working knowledge of German and French and traveled extensively in Europe, Middle East, and South America

Education

  • BA, Rutgers University
  • MA, University of Wisconsin
  • JD, St. John’s University

Publications

  • Legal treatise entitled “Representing the Residential Real Estate Client” by Frank Taddeo Jr., published by Prentice Hall, Inc. in 1987.