Steven Beer, Partner, Franklin, Weinrib, Rudell & Vassallo, P.C.

Steven Beer, Partner, Franklin, Weinrib, Rudell & Vassallo, P.C.

Steven Beer represents industry-leading film, television and music companies and has acted as counsel to numerous award-winning directors, producers as well as successful production and distribution companies.

Steven has been listed annually in Super Lawyers New York Metro edition. Research and Markets listed him as one of the top lawyers in Entertainment Law, Settlements and Negotiations. The Wrap online magazine cited Steven as one of “21 Great Thinkers of Indie Film.”

Steven regularly attends major film festivals — including Cannes, Sundance, SXSW, Toronto and Tribeca — where he negotiates distribution rights deals. In addition to acting as production and distribution counsel for many independent films.

He frequently writes and lectures about film and music issues.. In 2012, his article “The New Renaissance Paradigm – A Break-through Time For Artists” was published in the inaugural edition of the Berkeley Entertainment Law Journal and his article “Life After Sundance: Distribution and Marketing for the 99 Percent” was published in Indiewire. Steven currently co-authors Documentary Magazine’s Legal FAQ column.  

Steven serves as a trustee to the City Parks Foundation and is co-chair of the Arts Committee responsible for SummerStage, NYC’s largest free performing arts festival. He is also a Rooftop Films board member and plays ice hockey in his spare time.