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Lawrence A. Stanley

Lawrence A. Stanley graduated from the Cardozo School of Law in 1980. Between 1980 and 1995, he worked in the music industry as general counsel to and director of business affairs for independent record labels and was counsel to various recording artists and producers. In 1995, he met Gordon Troy while both he and Gordon were representing defendants in Pilates, Inc. v. Current Concepts, Inc. in the Southern District of New York, a case involving allegations of infringement of what was then a registered trademark for the word PILATES. Gordon and I worked as co-counsel over the next five years and prevailed at trial, putting "Pilates" in the public domain.

Subsequently, Lawrence joined Gordon E. R. Troy, PC as a paralegal, drafting and negotiating contracts of all kinds in the intellectual property arena, including trademark, copyright, and patent licensing agreements, employment, and independent contractor agreements, contract manufacturing agreements, LLC operating agreements, non-disclosure agreements, end-user license agreements (click-wrap and otherwise), music and book publishing agreements; and assisting in litigation by preparing briefs, conducting legal research, analyzing documents, strategizing defenses, and drafting settlement agreements.


  • J.D. - Yeshiva University Cardozo School of Law, 1980

  • B.A. - The George Washington University, 1977

    • Major: Philosophy

Past Positions

  • Tommy Boy Records, Inc.

    • Director of Business Affairs, 1988 - 1990

  • Private Practice (1980 - 1987, 1990 - 2000)