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BRIAN TAYLOR GOLDSTEIN

ROBYN GUILLIAMS

CHRISTOPHER DOWLEY

CHRISTINA LOWE



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Brian Taylor Goldstein
Partner

Recognized in The New York Times as a "Super Lawyer" in the fields of Entertainment, Intellectual Property, and Immigration, having also been named a "Top Entertainment Lawyer" by Washingtonian Magazine, Brian is a partner in Goldstein and Guilliams PLLC. His law practice concentrates on providing legal, consultation, and management services to clients in the fields of entertainment and the arts--including the performing arts, music, television, motion pictures, the fine arts, publishing, graphic design, and nonprofit arts related organizations--with regard to such matters as copyright, trademark, rights and licenses, commissions and collaborations, recording, production, merchandising, distribution, promotion, touring, booking, arts and artist management, business formation and practices, contracts and negotiation, and the tax and immigration needs of foreign artists and performers. His clients include renowned artists, performers, and authors; nationally and internationally distinguished companies in the fields of opera, dance, and theatre; regional and off-Broadway theater companies; award-winning producers and directors; top-selling recording artists and producers; award-winning documentary and feature-length film makers; regional and national presenters and venues; and critically acclaimed fine-artists and designers. He also serves as general counsel for many national and internationally-based artist management companies and agencies, as well as Legal Affairs Advisor to NAPAMA (North American Performing Arts Managers and Agents) and U.S. Legal Advisor to IAMA (International Artist Managers Association).
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Brian is a highly sought after speaker and lecturer on a variety of subjects of importance to the arts and entertainment community, including entertainment law, intellectual property, artist and arts management, arts-based business and non-profit organization and management, new media and technology, emerging trends, arts advocacy, and immigration and tax issues for foreign artists. His speaking engagements have included teaching workshops and seminars for the American Association of Theater Educators, the American Choral Directors’ Association, the Association of California Symphony Orchestras, the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP), the Brooklyn Arts Council, Brooklyn College, Chamber Music America, Dance USA, the District of Columbia Commission on the Arts, The District of Columbia Bar Entertainment Law Committee, the International Artist Managers Association, (IAMA), the International Dublin Theater Festival, the Julliard School, The Mannes School of Music, the Kennedy Center Arts Management Fellowship Program, the League of American Symphony Orchestras, The League of Historic American Theaters, Marlboro College, Midwest Arts Conference, New York University, The North Carolina Presenters Consortium, Opera America, Performing Arts Exchange, Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the United States Institute of Theater Technology, Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, and the Western Arts Alliance. In addition, as a member of the Adjunct Faculty in the Masters in Arts Management program at George Mason University, Brian created the Legal Issues in The Arts curriculum.

Brian also writes on business and legal issues for the blog Law and Disorder: Performing Arts Division hosted by MusicalAmerica.com and on the challenges of touring foreign artists in the U.S. for the blog Avoiding A World of Trouble hosted by HelloStage.com.

Brian received a B.A. (With Distinction and Recognition) in English and Theatre from George Mason University in 1988 and his J.D. from American University in 1991. He also attended Oxford University (St. Peters College) where he studied medieval history and literature. He is a member of the New York State Bar; the Virginia State Bar; The Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section of the New York State Bar Association; and the American Immigration Lawyers Association. In addition to advising numerous arts organizations, he has served as a member of the Virginia Opera Statewide Board of Directors and Past-President of its Northern Virginia Board of Governors; served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Arts Council of Fairfax County, Virginia; served as Chair of the International Children's Festival at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts; and served as a member of the Arts at Mason Board of George Mason University.

In 2010, Brian was honored to be selected by the Association of Performing Arts Presenters as a recipient of the 2010 Sidney R. Yates Advocacy Award for Outstanding Advocacy On Behalf of The Performing Arts. Mr. Goldstein is also the recipient of the Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts 2000 Educational Programs Award and was nominated for a 2003 Outstanding Entertainment Executive of the Year Award by Washington Area Music Association.

In addition to his legal practice, Brian serves as a Managing Director of Goldstein Guilliams International LLC, an artist and project management company which provides strategic, business, administrative and consulting services to highly successful and dynamic artists, playwrights, composers, and arts organizations at the very top of their fields.

As an artist and performer, Brian's credits include numerous regional theater as well as film and television productions. He was one of the founders and Artistic Director of Lord Foppington & Company, a theatrical production company dedicated to the performance of period and period-themed comedies. The company performed to critical acclaim throughout the United States, as well as in Europe, and wrote the scripts for and performed on Colonial Fair, a sound recording featuring music and stories inspired by the 18th Century which was awarded the "Best Children's Album of the Year" by the National Association of Libraries. Brian is the author of numerous original plays and songs produced and performed by the Company.


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Robyn Guilliams
Partner

Robyn's work concentrates on providing legal, consultation, and management services to clients in the fields of entertainment and the arts--including the performing arts, music, television, motion pictures, the fine arts, publishing, graphic design, and non-profit arts related organizations--with regard to such matters as copyright, trademark, rights and licenses, commissions and collaborations, recording, production, merchandising, distribution, promotion, touring, booking, arts and artist management, business formation and practices, contracts and negotiation, and the tax and immigration needs of foreign artists and performers. Her clients include renowned artists, performers, and authors; nationally and internationally distinguished companies in the fields of opera, dance, and theatre; regional and off-Broadway theater companies; award-winning producers and directors; top-selling recording artists and producers; award winning documentary and feature-length film makers; regional and national presenters and venues; and critically acclaimed fine-artists and designers. She also serves as general counsel for many national and internationally-based artist management companies and agencies as well as U.S. Legal Advisor to the Association of British Orchestras.
Robyn Guilliams
Regarded as one of the leading experts on US tax issues for foreign artists, Robyn authored and updated the tax section of www.artistsfromabroad.org, the industry's most highly regarded and authoritative on-line resource for visa and tax issues for foreign artists and arts professionals who wish to perform or work in the United States, as well as Artists From Abroad--Tax Requirements for Foreign Guest Artists in the Second Edition of Immigration Options for Artists & Entertainers published by the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Robyn also writes on business and legal issues for the blog Law and Disorder: Performing Arts Division hosted by MusicalAmerica.com and on the challenges of touring foreign artists in the U.S. for the blog Avoiding A World of Trouble hosted by HelloStage.com.

Robyn has also taught numerous workshops and seminars for the Association of British Orchestras, Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP), CINARS, Dance USA, Midwest Arts Conference, Performing Arts Exchange, Theater Communications Group (TCG), The Julliard School, and the Western Arts Alliance.

Robyn earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Louisville in 1986, obtaining a Bachelor of Music Theory concentrating in piano, flute and composition, and her law degree from the University of Maryland (J.D., 2004). Robyn is a member of the New York State Bar, the Virginia Bar and the District of Columbia Bar.

With an extensive background in arts management and administration, Robyn's professional career has included positions with the League of American Orchestras, the Richmond Symphony, the William Morris Agency, and most recently, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, where she served as Artistic Administrator for the National Symphony Orchestra. Robyn's duties at the NSO included programming the Orchestra's festivals, its pops, family and summer series, and its chamber music series, as well as negotiating and preparing contracts for the NSO's many guest conductors and guest artists.

In 2010, Robyn was honored to be selected by the Association of Performing Arts Presenters as a recipient of the 2010 Sidney R. Yates Advocacy Award for Outstanding Advocacy On Behalf of The Performing Arts.

In addition to her legal practice, Robyn also serves as Managing Director of Goldstein Guilliams International LLC, an artist and project management company which provides strategic, business, administrative and consulting services to highly successful and dynamic artists, playwrights, composers, and arts organizations at the very top of their fields.

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Christopher Dowley
Associate

Having earned his law degree at Ireland's University College Dublin, Chris earned an LL.M (cum laude) in International Business & Trade from Fordham University in New York City. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association, The New York City Bar Association, and the Irish American Bar Association. Prior to joining GG Arts Law as an Associate Attorney specializing in O-1 visas, investor visas, business and family immigration, Chris worked as an Associate Attorney for the Law Offices of M. Arda Beskardes Esq. in New York City and as a Paralegal/Legal Executive for Denise McNulty & Co, Solicitors, in Dublin, Ireland.
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Christina Lowe
Executive Assistant

As a professional Equity stage manager, Christina has over 20 years' experience providing logistical support, coordination, crisis management, and a kind, but steady, hand to actors, designers, directors and producers under the most demanding circumstances. Her credits include Soho Rep, Barrow Street Theatre, New York Stage and Film, Manhattan Class Company, and The Public Theater. In addition, she served as both Assistant Production Manager and Assistant to The Production Executives for the New York Shakespeare Festival.
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