Attorneys

All of our founders were partners at elite global law firms and many led major practice groups at those firms. Some have served as general counsel for companies and financial institutions.

THE FLATIRON DIFFERENCE
Anthony R. Caruso

Anthony R. Caruso

Anthony R. Caruso is the consummate deal-making attorney and a Founding Partner of the Firm. With a national clientele and over 25 years of private practice experience in negotiating, drafting and closing business transactions of all types, he has a long and successful track record in accomplishing the goals and objectives of his clients. He also serves as outside general counsel to a host of startup and seasoned companies, providing routine guidance with their various legal and business matters, and manages the legal and business affairs of celebrity and other high net worth individuals both in and away from the public eye. His practice focus is on entertainment, media and sports law, franchise and licensing law, business mergers and acquisitions, private equity and technology-based companies.

Founding Partner, Flatiron Law Group LLP, New Jersey NJ: (732) 889-4411, NY: (646) 688-4496, LA: (213) 596-0880, Mobile: (732) 319-7600, FAX: (646) 350-3602 ACaruso@flatiron.legal
  • Business Law
  • Sports, Media & Entertainment Law
  • Brand Ambassador/Social Media Influencer/Esport Gaming
  • Franchise and Licensing Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • M&A
  • Private Equity
  • Hospitality and Consumer Services

Anthony R. Caruso, is an accomplished and nationally recognized business attorney.  He has a broad range of significant experience in the negotiation and drafting of all types of legal transactions in the areas of business, sports, entertainment, music and literary, intellectual property, franchise and licensing, M&A, private equity and technology. His notable projects include establishing a revolutionary technology services company; representing professional sports teams and leagues; negotiating music, film, and television deals; structuring multi-year licensing and sponsorship agreements; creating all documentation for new franchisors and licensors, and supervising private equity/capital transactions for the acquisition or establishment of various ventures.

A noted entertainment lawyer, Tony represents producers, artists, songwriters, actors, authors and film/television performers, from up-and-coming hopefuls to established celebrities. He also counsels clients concerning media crisis matters and internal investigations of companies facing scrutiny.  He has several clients appearing in current television shows.

As an established sports attorney, Tony represents professional and amateur coaches and athletes, as well as sports marketers, sports leagues, and investment groups involved in both sports and entertainment.  He formerly owned a professional minor league basketball team, was a founding member and counsel to a pro sports league, and represented celebrity athletes in endorsement deals and related business planning.

Tony gained international attention when he represented Amy Polumbo, Miss New Jersey 2007, concerning an anonymous blackmail threat over Internet photos.  He provided all legal counseling and exclusively handled all negotiations, strategy, media supervision, and crisis management to a successful conclusion.  He appeared in all major television and media outlets including FOX, People Magazine, and NBC’s Today Show.  Currently, he is routinely called upon by various syndicated television, news, and print media outlets for his advice and commentary on current legal issues, including Fox Business Network, MSNBC, E! Entertainment, Pix11, NBC, FOX 5, and others.

Tony served as counsel to former New Jersey Governor James Florio and has represented several governmental agencies.  He is also a founding executive of an internet-based services company that revolutionized the way real estate was sold online and continues to have a major presence in the startup/venture communities.  He has served on the boards of charitable organizations and banking institutions and has published extensively in various law journals and other publications.  He has lectured at Princeton University, Rutgers University, Seton Hall School of Law, Cardozo Law School and Monmouth University, and serves on the adjunct faculty at NYU.

EDUCATION

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Seton Hall University School of Law J.D. 
  • Rutgers University B.S. in Business and Environmental Economics
  • University of Pennsylvania Certificate Program (Global Economics)

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court- New Jersey
  • United States Tax Court
  • United States Supreme Court

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • NYU Adjunct Faculty
  • Trinity Sports Entertainment Advisory Board
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Princeton Club of New York
  • “Crossing the (State) Line: Legal Issues Related to Expanding a Business into New Territories,” October 22, 2019
  • “Free Speech and Sports,” Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law Sports Law, New York, New York, October 4, 2018



Anthony R. Caruso has earned the Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished status. A description of the selection methodology can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.