RPL Congratulates Client on Publication of “Geek Girl Rising”

Reavis Parent LLP congratulates our client Geek Girl Rising LLC on the publication of their new book, Geek Girl Rising: Inside the Sisterhood Shaking Up Tech, co-authored by Heather Cabot and Samantha Walravens and published by St. Martin’s Press. The book has been featured in the May and June issues of Marie Claire and Good Housekeeping, respectively, and on new spring “need to read” lists in both The Wall Street Journal and Harper’s Bazaar. Geek Girl Rising features…

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RPL Supports READ Alliance’s 9th Annual Spring Benefit

Reavis Parent LLP proudly supported READ Alliance’s 9th Annual Spring Benefit as a sponsor on April 27, 2017, at Time Warner Center’s Park Café. The event raised more than $380,000 in support of READ’s Summer and School Year Reading Programs, which provide one-on-one literacy tutoring to struggling kindergarteners and first grade children across New York City. The programs give the children the opportunity to catch up to their peers and ensure they…

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RPL Partner Nicole Page Speaking at Realscreen West 2017

RPL Partner Nicole Page will speak on a panel at this year’s Realscreen West entertainment conference on June 6. The panel, “Trendwatch: All Access Unscripted,” will discuss the issues surrounding gaining access to organizations and individuals with amazing stories to tell. Ms. Page will specifically address potential legal pitfalls and how to avoid them. She will be joined on the panel by Abby Greensfelder, Co-CEO and Executive Producer for Half Yard Productions; Charlie…

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Refinery29 Features Article on Negotiation Tips by RPL Partner Nicole Page

In a new article, “The Negotiation Tips You May Be Forgetting,” RPL Partner Nicole Page urges women in the workplace to start (or continue) negotiating more for themselves. Ms. Page wields her expertise in daily employment negotiations to detail exactly why it’s important for women to ask for what they’re worth and how they should go about doing that. “Systemic sexism and a gender pay gap exists in many workplaces, and pay…

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Intellectual Property Due Diligence Luncheon at Fairfield County Bar Association

RPL Partner Deena R. Merlen and her co-chairs of the Entertainment, Media and Intellectual Property Law Committee of the Fairfield County Bar Association are hosting a luncheon today on intellectual property due diligence do’s and don’ts called, “Deals and Transactions: Taking a Closer Look at IP Buyer Issues. Buyer Beware? or Buyer Aware?” The program takes place today, Tuesday, April 25, at 12pm. For further information, please visit the Fairfield County Bar Association.

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RPL Welcomes New Associate Niki Bhargava

RPL welcomes Nikita (“Niki”) Bhargava to the firm as Associate Attorney (admission pending), specializing in media transactions, employment and labor law, and general business law. Ms. Bhargava graduated from New York Law School’s Two-Year Honors J.D. Program in December 2016, and was previously an Intellectual Property Intern with the firm. RPL is thrilled to welcome her back to the team!

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Intellectual Property Due Diligence Do’s and Don’ts

RPL Partner Deena R. Merlen and her co-chairs of the Entertainment, Media and Intellectual Property Law Committee of the Fairfield County Bar Association are sponsoring a luncheon program next month on intellectual property due diligence do’s and don’ts. “Deals and Transactions: Buyer Beware? Or Buyer Aware!” will be presented on April 25th at the offices of the Fairfield County Bar Association at 12pm. For further information and to register for…

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Defamation and First Amendment Workshop with RPL Partner Nicole Page– RESCHEDULED

Due to inclement weather, this event has been cancelled. News of the rescheduled date will be posted as soon as possible. On Wednesday, March 15th, RPL Partner Nicole Page will lead a workshop on defamation and the first amendment. Hosted by Women Make Movies, this workshop will look at how recent high-profile defamation cases could have a chilling effect on free speech, and how documentary filmmakers can protect themselves moving forward. Women Make Movies is a…

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RPL Associate Allison Grein Leads Workshop at Athena Film Festival

On Saturday, February 11th, RPL Associate Allison (“Ally”) M. Grein led a workshop entitled “Contract Landmines: How to Navigate and Negotiate the Legal Side of Filmmaking” as part of the 7th Annual Athena Film Festival at Barnard College. Ms. Grein helped participants understand the legal landscape of the business, including when to engage counsel and how to “decode” legal contracts related to filmmaking and the industry. Ms. Grein has spoken on a range of intellectual property, employment,…

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