US Supreme Court
US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
US Tax Court
LL.M., New York University School of Law
J.D., New York University School of Law
B.A., Rutgers University
Awards and Honors
1966 – Order of the Coif, Graduation Prize, First in Class, New York University School of Law
“This Business of Film”, Random House (2009)
“Vigilante Justice: Prosecutor Misconduct in Capital Cases”, co-author, 55 The Wayne Law Review 1327 (2009)
“Defending Death Row Inmates”, ShMa Magazine (2002)
Adjunct Professor of Law – Fordham Law School, 2007-present
Assistant Professor of Law – Temple University Law School, 1975-1977
Adjunct Professor of Law – Cardozo School of Law, 1991
Visiting Professor of Law – Hebrew University Law School (Israel), 1976
Visiting Professor of Law – College of Management Law School (Israel), 2008-2009
- Intellectual Property
- Media Law
- Entertainment Law
Stephen is of counsel to the firm of Garson, Segal, Steinmetz, Fladgate LLP. He has over thirty years of experience in the field of media and entertainment law, augmented by service as an executive in the motion picture industry, including as Chief Executive Officer of two public companies in the film business. Stephen’s expertise encompasses the acquisition, licensing, exploitation , sale and valuation of intellectual property and the negotiation of production and talent agreements.
Stephen is also a recognized expert for the valuation of film and television libraries, other media assets and intellectual property, and has testified as an expert witness in numerous cases . He has also served as a consultant and advisor to media companies such as Sony Pictures and MGM and to banks including the Bank of America and Credit Lyonnais Bank.
Stephen serves as President of the American Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists and as Vice-President of the International Association based in Israel. He is also member of the Board of the New York University Law School Alumni Association and was the recipient of The Thurgood Marshall Award from the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and The Tree of Life Award from the Jewish National Fund.