About Ray Beckerman
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
|U.S. Supreme Court|
|US District Court EDNY|
|US District Court SDNY|
|President, Ray Beckerman, PC|
|Partner, Vandenberg & Feliu LLP|
|Partner, Beldock Levine & Hoffman LLP|
|Owner, Ray Beckerman & Associates, PC|
|Partner, Gallet Dreyer & Berkey|
|Owner, Ray Beckerman, Attorney at Law|
|Litigation Associate, Squadron Ellenoff Plesent & Lehrer|
|Litigation associate, Lowey Dannenberg & Knapp|
|Law Clerk, Summer Associate, Student Litigation Associate, Litigation Associate, Phillips Nizer LLP|
|St. John's University School of Law - St. John's University||J.D. (1978)||Cum Laude|
|Honors: Graduated cum laude. Winner of Federal Bar Council's Cornelius W. Wickersham, Jr., Award in Constitutional Law; American Jurisprudence Awards in Constitutional Law and Business Organizations; named to St. John's Law Review.|
|Activities: St. John's Law Review 1975-76. Worked full time at Phillips Nizer Benjamin Krim & Ballon.|
|City University of New York - Lehman College||B.A.||English Literature; Classics|
|Activities: Editor in Chief of school newspaper, Meridian. Member of Editorial Board of literary magazine, Echo.|
|City University of New York - Brooklyn College|
|Activities: Cub sports reporter on college newspaper, The Kingsman.|
|Member||Entertainment Law Committee, Association of the Bar of the City of New York||2012-Current|
|Member||Association of the Bar of the City of New York||1978-Current|
|Former member, Copyright Law Committee, Information Technology Law Committee, Entertainment Law Committee, Civil Court Committee||Association of the Bar of the City of New York||1983-2012|
|AV ranking||Martindale Hubbell|
|Every year since 1984|
|Cornelius W. Wickersham, Jr, Award in Constitutional Law||Federal Bar Council|
|AmJur Award in Business Organizations||American Jurisprudence|
|AmJur Award in Constitutional Law||American Jurisprudence|
|Appointed to Law Review||St. John's Law Review|
|Member of the Bar of the Court, US Supreme Court|
|Member of the Bar of the Court, US Court of Appeals 3d Circuit|
|Member of the Bar of the Court, US Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit|
|Member of the Bar of the Courts, New York State Bar|
|Member , Association of the Bar of the City of New York|
|Member of the Bar of the Court, US District Courts Southern and Eastern Districts of New York|
Q: Where do I go to find out information about a company with an LLC in NYC?
A: You would do a business entity search on the Department of State's website here: http://www.dos.ny.gov/corps/bus_entity_search.html
Q: Who should I ask for the copyrights to use a few passages from THE CATCHER IN THE RYE in the book I am getting published
A: You should consult with a copyright attorney such as myself to see if it's necessary to get permission for the use you have in mind. Then, if we determine it is necessary, then we would make a few phone calls and find out from whom we'd need to get permission.
Q: Did a Google search of my name and a public record court decision was found.
A: It may not be possible. We would need to see what you are talking about.
Q: I GOT AN ORDER FROM JUDGE THAT STOP SELLING SOME MERCHANDISE. HOW CAN I FILL THE CASE TO RELEASE THE ORDER
A: You need to provide the legal documents to a qualified litigation law firm like ours, and we will then discuss it with you and come up with a strategy to fight it.
Q: How do I convert my NY LLC into a s corporation
A: You can't convert an LLC into an S corporation. You can start a new corporation, and then file an election to be an S corporation, but not all corporations qualify for S corporation treatment. My firm does incorporations for a modest price.
Q: What are the limitations on the united state's right to judicial review
A: The United States has similar rights of review to any other litigant, and certain expanded rights in certain cases, such as, e.g., where a court has declared a federal statute to be unconstitutional.
Q: If I own content in the U.S., how will copyright work outside the U.S. such as in India and Phillippines?
A: It's determined by different treaties, and also by the practical realities of how different countries enforce copyright laws. You would need to consult with an international copyright lawyer, and you would have to give much more specific factual information in order to get a meaningful answer to your question.
Q: How can I obtain/review a copy of a business certificate (have Certificate #) to find out who the owner/owners are?
A: Most states have websites for the Secretary of State which enable you to do a name search for some, but not all, types of business entities. However, the certificates would rarely identify the business owners are. This is often confidential.
Q: Can I use the english name zilich on my game-board if another company has it trademark?
A: Probably not, especially if they are using it as a trademark for games. But we would need to know more facts to give you a definitive answer.
WEBSITES & BLOGS
No multiple statutory damage award for single infringed work ~ Agence France Presse v Morel Magistrate judge recommends severance, dismissal, and quashing of subpoenas in Elf-man v Does 1-57 in Oregon Severance, dismissal, and quashing of subpoenas granted in Oregon in Voltage Pictures v Does 1-198 Aereo moves for summary judgment dismissing remaining claims [Updated] Court withdraws much of its ruling exonerating MP3Tunes in Capitol Records v MP3Tunes Plaintiffs' lawyers sanctioned $81,319.72 & referred for disciplinary & criminal investigations in Ingenuity 13 v Doe Viacom appeals from judgment dismissing YouTube case Plaintiff in Oregon ordered to show cause why John Doe cases should not be severed, Voltage v Does 1-198 Motion to sever, dismiss & quash granted in NJ case, Malibu Media v John Does 1-10 Twitter Basics Coalition for Queens Presents "Access Code" : learn how to build your own iPhone & iPad apps; no background required Wasted characters Ways in which Twitter foolishly diminishes interactivity My @YouTube channel isn't completely lost, it's just harder to find More insanity: Twitter's blocking tweets as "unsolicited mentions" Who can see your "replies" & "mentions"? Twitter etiquette for commenting on tweets & blog posts Searching for tweets? Try Google Supreme Court strikes down Arizona voter suppression law To help keep the public libraries in Queens open... Rightwing NRA supporter in Colorado: "time to hunt Democrats" PBS airs Woody Guthrie at 100 live at the Kennedy Center, across country throughout June Take action on behalf of indigenous people whose ancestral home is being confiscated in the Amazon Brazilian police shoot Indians... urgent action needed To stand with striking Walmart workers... All hands on deck to help Leonard Peltier's fight for freedom #humanrights #indigenous Fair elections lobby day in Albany NY May 29th #votingrights
"We shall overcome" Louis Armstrong http://is.gd/wgkILy #music #freedom— Ray Beckerman (@RayBeckerman) 6.8 minutes ago
"Go down Moses" Jess Lee Brooks w chorus http://is.gd/A6aeym #music #freedom #gospel #spiritual— Ray Beckerman (@RayBeckerman) 18.9 minutes ago
"Union Maid" Pete Seeger & Arlo Guthrie http://tux-pla.net/l1n #humanrights #madmi #standupoh #wiunion— Ray Beckerman (@RayBeckerman) 27 minutes ago
"Battle hymn of the Republic" Katie Sankey http://is.gd/FuJKmm #music #freedom #humanrights— Ray Beckerman (@RayBeckerman) 46.2 minutes ago
"This land is your land" Tom Morello http://is.gd/MxbhDJ #music #freedom— Ray Beckerman (@RayBeckerman) 47 minutes ago
"Oh freedom" UBC Youth Choir http://is.gd/3rrJaW #music #gospel #spiritual #freedom— Ray Beckerman (@RayBeckerman) 1.1 hours ago
"Jesus Christ" Woody Guthrie http://is.gd/WgeabW #music #freedom— Ray Beckerman (@RayBeckerman) 1.2 hours ago
"Sound of silence" Simon & Garfunkel http://goo.gl/j9Ove #music #freedom— Ray Beckerman (@RayBeckerman) 1.4 hours ago
"Fire in the hole" Hazel Dickens http://goo.gl/xieRc #music #freedom #coalminers— Ray Beckerman (@RayBeckerman) 1.6 hours ago
GOP's war on women has a new face: Marsha Blackburn ~ #joanwalsh #Salon http://bit.ly/12HzgHZ— Ray Beckerman (@RayBeckerman) 1.7 hours ago