Rimon Law Welcomes Entertainment Lawyer Ray Garcia as Partner in its New York Office
News Ray Garcia · December 11, 2018
New York- Rimon Law has added Ray Garcia, who has represented iconic recording and performing stars throughout the music industry, as a Partner in their Entertainment, Sports & Recreational Law team in the firm’s New York office.
Mr. Garcia joins Rimon from BCM Entertainment Group, where he was Founder and President.
Mr. Garcia handles a diverse portfolio of entertainment business experience with a focus on the music industry. He’s lived and worked in the United States and Latin America, representing developing artists and superstars, major record companies and independent labels, music publishers, management companies, investment enterprises, entertainment company employees and executives, and others.
Mr. Garcia handled the in-house business affairs for high-profile artists such as Rush, Slipknot, Nickelback, Halestorm, Killswitch Engage, Dream Theater, Gojira, David Guetta, Icona Pop, Wu-Tang Clan, NSYNC, Alexandre Pires/So Pra Contrariar, Mecano, Nicole and Gondwana. He served for seven years on the legal committee for the American Association of Independent Music (“A2IM”), helping advise and shape policy for A2IM from its inception in 2005 to 2012. Mr. Garcia currently represents a roster of artists, which includes baby bands and established artists, as well as several leading independent record companies.
At Rimon, Mr. Garcia brings his Entertainment Law expertise to a team of nine Partners, including Jill Berliner, who has been named as one of 2018’s top Music Industry Lawyer’s by Billboard Magazine, as well as Ken Anderson, rated as one of the top Music Lawyers in the United States by Chambers.
Rimon’s Entertainment practice has a particular emphasis on music. They represent leading recording artists, songwriters, talent managers, producers, production companies, athletes, authors, film producers, directors, actors, writers, and telecommunications companies. The group specializes in complex legal and business transactions for the music, film and TV, software, and sports. With Rimon’s decentralized business model, Mr. Garcia can adjust his practice to meet the individual needs of each of his clients.
“As we continue to grow our entertainment and music practices, Ray was a natural fit for Rimon. We have found that our decentralized model, which focuses on experienced, top-level attorneys in different market sectors, is well liked by creative professionals, such as in entertainment. It is no surprise that their attorneys, who are interested in creative approaches to problems, have been attracted to joining us. Ray has established himself as a leader in the music field, one who has worked on both the legal and business sides. We look forward to working with him as he expands his legal business,” said Michael Moradzadeh, CEO of Rimon.
“Having spent the last twenty years working in-house at record companies and then developing my own successful practice, joining a law firm was not something I foresaw. However, in speaking with several partners at Rimon, it became evident that this was not your typical law firm. The autonomy provided by Rimon to each lawyer, along with the ability to offer my clients the expertise of such talented attorneys, was a combination that made joining Rimon an easy decision,” said Mr. Garcia
Mr. Garcia earned a J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law which awarded him its 2009 Distinguished Alumni Award.
Rimon has 20 offices across three continents. The firm is widely known as being at the vanguard of legal innovation. The firm has been repeatedly recognized by the Financial Times as one of North America's most innovative law firms. The firm’s Managing Partners were both named ‘Legal Rebels’ by the American Bar Association’s ABA Journal and have spoken on innovations in the practice of law at Harvard and Stanford Law Schools. Rimon and its lawyers have also received numerous awards for excellence, including from Best Lawyers and Chambers.