Zach Blumenfeld


Zach Blumenfeld focuses his practice in the area of complex music transactions, including the acquisition, sale and securitization of catalogs of music assets, with an emphasis on copyright law issues. Zach also advises songwriters and recording artists in the drafting and negotiation of a wide variety of agreements and licenses related to music publishing and recording.

Before joining Alter, Kendrick & Baron, Zach was an associate in the corporate department at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, LLP, where he practiced across the firm's mergers and acquisitions and intellectual property groups, gaining extensive experience in negotiating and drafting transaction documents and conducting diligence on intellectual property assets.

Zach received his J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was a James Kent Scholar, a Hamilton Fellow and the 2019 recipient of the Michael D. Remer Memorial Award, given annually to one graduating student who exhibits an aptitude for and interest in arts and copyright law. During his time at Columbia, he served as the online editor of the Columbia Journal of Law and the Arts and interned in the Business and Legal Affairs department of Epic Records.

Prior to attending law school, Zach wrote about pop culture for various internet magazines. He graduated summa cum laude from Vanderbilt University in 2015 with a B.A. in Psychology and Philosophy. In his spare time, Zach is an avid musician and songwriter who enjoys performing with his band, the Lateblumers.

  • "Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch" (2024)
  • Admitted to practice in New York
  • New York State Bar Association
    • Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section
  • Copyright Society of the USA
  • Columbia Law School, J.D. (2019)
  • Vanderbilt University, B.A. (2015)

Protecting Your Musical Copyrights

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