ROBERT S. BESSER – Of Counsel

 

CONTACT
707 Westchester Avenue
White Plains, New York 10604
Phone: 212-599-0777
Fax: 212-599-0770

rsbesser@aol.com

EDUCATION

  • B.A. Cornell University, 1965

  • J.D. New York University School of Law, 1968

  • Law Review/ Moot Court


LEGAL EXPERIENCE

  • Associate, Poindexter, Lynch & Buchanan 1970 to 1972

  • Partner, Buchanan & Tollefesen 1973 to 1980

  • Partner, Braun, Margolis, Burrill & Besser 1980 to 1988

  • Partner, Besser & Chapin 1988 to 2003

  • Principal, Law Offices of Robert S. Besser 2003 to Present

  • California State Bar, June 1970; admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, United States Supreme Court

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Associate Professor, Constitutional Law – Venture College of Law 2003 to 2006

  • Instructor, UCLA Extension Paralegal Program - Subject: Civil Procedure

  • Associate Professor, MBA Program – California State College at Fullerton  1972 to 1973 - Subject:  Contract Law

LAW PRACTICE BACKGROUND
Forty years, Civil Trial and Appellate Practice in State and Federal Courts; extensive transactional work in Intellectual Property, Music Publishing, Entertainment and Oil and Gas law. The primary focus within the last 18 years has been Entertainment, Copyright, Trademark and Business Litigation, including general Civil Litigation, Copyright Infringement and audit claims.

Representative Clients have included: Eric Clapton; Waylon Jennings; Robin Williams; George Clinton; Chubby Checker; Art Linkletter; Music & Media International, Inc.; Hal Leonard Music; Gusto Records Inc.; Verse music, LLC Concord Records Group, Union Oil Company of California and Mobil Oil Corporation.