Gary Laurie’s legal practice focuses on trademarks and copyrights, intellectual property licensing, and general business and contract law, primarily in the entertainment industries including film, music, television, print publishing, websites and mobile apps, visual arts including representation of both artists and art galleries, graphic design, restaurants and other edible entertainment.
Gary is a past Chair of the Entertainment Arts and Sports Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association, and also a member of the American Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association.
A frequent lecturer on intellectual property and other entertainment law related topics, Gary also teaches courses in contract, business and entertainment law at Montclair State University, as well as Music Business Law at New Jersey City University. In his spare time, he also plays guitar in two bands: Adam & the Plants and The Mutts.
Gary has been recognized by being nominated to the 2015-2021 Super Lawyers Rising Star lists. The Super Lawyers list is issued by Thomson Reuters. A description of the selection methodology can be found at www.superlawvers.com/about/selection process detail.html. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
Gary also provides pro bono legal services through the Pro Bono Partnership and was one of the recipients of the 2019 Pro Bono Partnership Volunteer of the Year Award.
He received his Bachelor's Degree from Montclair State University and his Juris Doctor from Seton Hall University.