Israel Burns

Israel Burns

Burns Consulting Company
  • Employment Law, Entertainment & Sports Law, Criminal Law ...
  • New York
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After graduating from RutgersLawSchool with honors, he was hired as an Associate at the prestigious New York office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP, an international law firm with well over 800 attorneys around the world. He practiced in the Litigation and Employment Law departments and personally handled some of the largest clients in the world including Prudential, Deloitte, and T-Mobile. While at the firm Israel was an avid believer in Pro-Bono and community work and even received awards from the New York State Bar Association for his many hours of free counsel. Israel was also active in early childhood education programs and served as a junior board member for the organization Jump Start. In the legal practice Israel became a great litigator, but really found his niche working with independent artists and non-profit organizations in the entertainment sphere. In his second year at the firm, due to his long hours with his Pro-Bono entertainment clients, Israel was inducted into the “Empire State Counsel” by the New York State Bar Association. After two years with the firm, Israel decided to leave and chart his own path. He used his savings and social capital and started his own consulting firm called "Burns Consulting". The firm merged Israel’s three favorite focuses: business consulting, artist management, and legal representation. Israel has done numerous speaking engagements throughout the country inspiring youth to look past their current settings and focus their life on where they want to be, and speaking at fund raisers for Foster Children at which he’s helped raise over $40,000 in charitable donations. Israel is an avid Rugby Player, and when time permits starts for Brooklyn Rugby Club. He has also been featured in ABC News, ABA Journal, Time Magazine online, The Huffington Post, The New York Post, The New York Daily News, Above the Law, and various blogs.

Practice Areas
    Employment Law
    Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
    Entertainment & Sports Law
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Civil Rights
    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment, Fair Housing, Police Misconduct, Privacy Law
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Trademark Litigation, Trademark Registration
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
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  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish
Professional Experience
Burns Consulting Company
- Current
Repairing, developing, and resolving issues related to individuals, and corporations around the World. Thoughtful, strategic, practical professional counsel to individual and corporate clients and legal teams of all sizes. Offering corporate consulting services and career management and development for entertainment clients within the sports, music, acting, and modeling industries.
Seyfarth Shaw
Researching and drafting memoranda and court briefs on various employment issues involving Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and anti-retaliation statutes on behalf of corporate clients. Assisting firm counsel with counseling employers on issues including wage and hour compliance and personnel policies, and assisted in preparing witnesses and defending depositions.
Legal Intern
U.S. Department of Labor
Managed cases through the Department of Labor’s Voluntary Fiduciary Compliance Program. Assisted Federal Investigators on cases dealing with civil and criminal violations of ERISA. Aided in the prosecution of corrupt plan fiduciaries and trustees. Conducted legal research on ERISA and labor related matters.
Employment and Labor Intern
Prudential Financial, Inc.
Researched discrimination and harassment issues. Drafted memos advising attorneys on pending cases and drafted responses to discrimination claims. Assisted attorneys in preparing for case mediations and attended mediations sessions.
Research Fellow
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Conducted legal research on Title VII, ADEA and ADA matters. Helped prepare attorneys for trial by writing legal memoranda. Contacted and interviewed potential plaintiffs in preparation for investigations. Assisted with EEOC mediation between plaintiffs and employers.
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
S.J.D. (2011) | Law
Honors: Honors
Activities: President of Rutgers Labor and Employment Law Society, NEBLSA Board member and MSP
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City University of New York - Hunter College
B.A. (2008) | Political Science, Sociology
Honors: Thesis Honors, Dean's List
Activities: President of Student Political Science Association; Record Holder in Track and Field, and Student Senate
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Websites & Blogs
Burns Consulting Inc.
Contact & Map
30 Broad Street #1490
New York, NY 10004
Telephone: (347) 709-2491
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