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Timothy M. Carter

Associate - new york


Legal Expertise

Timothy M. Carter is an associate in Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp's Litigation Practice Group. Tim’s practice focuses on Intellectual Property and Entertainment Litigation.

Prior to joining the firm, Tim worked in the legal department of Wenner Media LLC (formerly Rolling Stone Magazine, Us Weekly, Men’s Journal, Glixel) where he was responsible for pre-publication review of editorial and branded digital content; advising on fair use, intellectual property, defamation, privacy, and advertising issues; and drafting and negotiating a variety of intellectual property and media licensing agreements, releases, talent agreements, and marketing and advertising agreements.

Representative Matters

  • Analyze legal issues in copyright, trademark, advertising, defamation, right of publicity, breach of contract, and entertainment matters.
  • Counsel producers of television, film, advertisements, music, and video games on first amendment, right of publicity, privacy, copyright, trademark, defamation, and other pre-publications issues.
  • Review of scripted and unscripted programming.
  • Draft, negotiate, and review general and minor appearance releases, intellectual property licensing agreements, publishing agreements, synchronization and master use licenses, talent agreements, media licensing agreements, employment agreements, work for hire agreements, branded content agreements, sponsorship agreements, and non-disclosure agreements.
  • Advise on, draft, and review official rules, copy, and disclosures for sweepstakes, contests, and other promotions.

Honors & Awards

  • Recipient, The Legal Aid Society’s 2019 Pro Bono Publico Award

Other Career Experience

  • Law Clerk, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP
  • Summer Associate, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP
  • Manager, Rights & Clearances / Law Department, Wenner Media LLC (Rolling Stone Magazine, Us Weekly, Men’s Journal, Glixel)
  • Coordinator, Rights & Clearances, NBCUniversal Media LLC
  • Music & Intellectual Property Researcher, Jazz at Lincoln Center


Events & Speaking Engagements



  • California
  • New York 
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court
  •    Central District of California
  •    Southern District of New York
  •    Eastern District of New York
  •    District of New Jersey


Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 2018

Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal

Loyola University New Orleans, B.S., 2012; magna cum laude

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