Carrie A. Ward

Carrie A. Ward

Ward Law Group LLC
  • Business Law, Entertainment & Sports, Communications & Internet Law...
  • New Jersey, Pennsylvania
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Summary

Carrie Ward has twenty years’ experience in business law with a particular focus on entertainment, communications and media law clients. Carrie’s clients range from media group owners, small broadcasters and podcasters, actors, filmmakers, musicians and start-up entrepreneurs. Ms. Ward also serves as outside general counsel to corporate clients. In addition to her private practice experience, Carrie worked in the legal departments of ABC, Inc. and Entercom Communications Corp. These experiences provide her a unique ability to analyze a client’s legal matter to create the most practical and economical solutions.



Ms. Ward also works with her clients on the day-to-day operations of their business from protecting intellectual property, reviewing and drafting various contracts, and reviewing advertising content for regulatory compliance. Carrie is also a leader in promotions and advertising law. She has advised clients on thousands of promotions during her career on local and national levels. Carrie counsels clients on promotions from the conceptual stage to prize fulfillment. Her promotions clients include broadcasters, online and mobile marketers, and insured promotions companies.

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Carrie has successfully prosecuted thousands of FCC applications during the course of her career that include license renewal applications, transfer and assignment applications, ownership reports and routine engineering applications. She has a 100% success record in defending enforcement complaints. She is also a leader in policy change and authored the Petition for Rulemaking that changed the FCC’s outdated contest rule.



Carrie is a member of the Federal Communications Bar Association, the Burlington County Bar Association, and the New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners. Ms. Ward received her Bachelor’s Degree in Justice from the American University in Washington D.C. and her Juris Doctorate from Rutgers School of Law. She is licensed to practic

Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • Communications & Internet Law
  • Trademarks
  • Intellectual Property
  • Estate Planning
  • Real Estate Law
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Flexible fee arrangements including per project flat fee billing and monthly retainer options.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
Pennsylvania
3rd Circuit
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Partner
Bloom Peters, LLC
- Current
Senior Counsel
Entercom Communications Corp.
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Associate
Weir & Partners LLP
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Education
Rutgers School of Law-Camden
J.D. (2005) | Law
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Activities: Journal of Law and Urban Policy (Events Editor) Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court
American University
B.A. (1999) | Justice
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Honors: Deans LIst
Professional Associations
State Bar of Pennsylvania # 201036
Member
Current
Burlington County Bar Association
- Current
New Jersey Association of Business Women
- Current
Federal Communications Bar Association
- Current
Speaking Engagements
The Legal Anatomy of a Contract, NJAWBO Virtual Connection, Virtual
New Jersey Association of Business Women
https://www.njawbo.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1117005
Keeping it Legal: Promotions Law 101, Second Street Summit, St. Louis, MO
Bloom Peters, LLC
Websites & Blogs
Website
Blog
Modernizing the Filing of Contracts with the FCC and Why You Should Care About it
Blog
The Birds, the G.O.A.T and Trademarks. Oh, My!
Legal Answers
21 Questions Answered

Q. Do you need a witness to make a written contract binding?
A: Generally, no. To enforce the terms of a contract, the contract needs to be signed by the party that you are enforcing it against.
Q. I need an entertainment attorney to look over a music feature contract that is 9 pages long. I have a budget.
A: You are wise to seek an attorney to review your contract. You should contact a NJ entertainment law attorney directly to explain what services you need and to find out the cost associated with those services.
Q. What happens if there's a phrase in a contract I signed (written by the other party) that is ambiguous, and both parties
A: Generally, ambiguity is construed against the drafter. You should consult an attorney to review your contract.
Q. I had a NCA with a company that was purchased by another company. Do I still have an NCA?
A: You should have an attorney review your NCA for the best guidance. There may be assignment clauses and the NCA obligations may extend beyond your employment (with either company). It would be wise to engage an attorney to receive solid advice.
Q. Can Gaming Events offer cash prizes if children enter the event?
A: You will need to make sure the structure of your game does not trigger an illegal lottery concern. Illegal lotteries consist of 3 elements: (1) provision of a prize; (2) chance; and (3) consideration (i.e., money is paid to play). Event organizers should consult experienced promotions and sweepstakes counsel to advise you on how to structure your game legally. Other considerations such as the age of entrants may have to be taken into consideration too. However, experienced counsel can advise properly.
Q. I owned an MC and Website Hosting Company. Someone else is saying they made my company. Help
A: You need to retained experienced Pennsylvania counsel to assist you with this. What is this third party claiming? Do they have an attorney involved? You need experienced counsel to protect your business.
Q. Once you decide to start a business how long do you have to retain a business license in the state of New Jersery?
A: You should do this as soon as possible. You will need to start reporting sales and use tax. Depending on the type of business, you will need to register through the state or county. An experienced business law in attorney will be able to properly advise you.
Q. Board members of a company are banning another board member(equal owner) from company meetings and votes.
A: A review of the company's governing documents is necessary. You should engage experienced PA counsel to review the documents, analyze the facts of the situation, and to provide further guidance, which may or may not include litigation based on the specific facts of the situation.
Q. After signing a offer letter and non compete letter I found out the company was under an FTC investigation. Can get out
A: It may be possible, but you need to work with an experienced PA attorney review your situation and review the documents that you signed with the company. It is difficult to give you guidance without actually consulting with you directly about your situation.
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Philadelphia Office
1221 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
USA
Telephone: (856) 471-1004
Cell: (609) 529-7360
New Jersey Office
309 Fellowship Road
Suite 200
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
USA
Telephone: (856) 471-1004
Cell: (609) 529-7360