Ilana Broad Esq., PLLC, is a sole practitioner admitted in New York whose work is mainly focused on transactional entertainment matters. Ilana began her legal career as a fellow with Grubman Shire & Meiselas, after which she briefly moved in-house to BMG Rights Management in New York. Ilana started her own practice about a year and a half ago, and has since developed a roster of clients spanning musicians, producers, music management companies, comedians, photographers, screenwriters, choreographers, and visual artists. She also serves as Of Counsel to Roberts Leibowitz & Hafitz. Prior to attending NYU School of Law, Ms. Broad attended the University of Southern California, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Music Industry. Ms. Broad currently sits on the inaugural Associate Council for the New York Civil Liberties Union, as well as AJC’s ACCESS New York board. During Ilana’s limited spare time, she is the lead singer of a classic rock cover band.
Polina Ivko, Esq. is an associate at Amineddoleh & Associates LLC, where she works on both transactional and litigation matters. Ms. Ivko began her career as a Trainee with Mr. Justice Arnold in the Chancery Chambers at the Royal Courts of Justice in London, U.K. concentrating on high profile cases that involved intellectual property, complex conflicts of law, corporate law, trusts and estates, international law, contracts, and tax law issues. Prior to joining Amineddoleh and Associates, Ms. Ivko also worked at David M. Ehrlich and Associates and Janine Small LLP. Ms. Ivko has an extensive experience in negotiating and drafting of arts and entertainment documents, including, but not limited to, collaboration, sales, consignment, management, talent, licensing, acquisition, mobile platforms, administration, recording, publishing, distribution, merchandising, performance, endorsement, promotion, and social media-related agreements. Furthermore, Ms. Ivko focuses on the management of intellectual property and business assets for prominent artists, producers, collectors, investors, and festivals. Ms. Ivko also occasionally appears as a guest lecturer or a judge at the universities throughout the country, e.g., the University of Columbia and the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Ms. Ivko holds a Juris Doctor and Master of Laws in Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law from the University of Miami School of Law (where she received an award for drafting the best litigation proof venue agreement) and a Fine Arts and Piano Degree from the School of Fine Arts #2 in her native Ukraine. Moreover, Ms. Ivko is actively involved with the Planning Committee of the American Bar Association Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries.
Ryan Kairalla, PA, Esq. is a lawyer, author, podcaster, and educator. He advises clients in the music industry on a wide range of entertainment and business matters including recording agreements, publishing agreements, management agreements, music licensing, media appearances, live performances, copyright and trademark counseling, and corporate matters. In addition to his entertainment law practice, Ryan also advises education organizations in intellectual property law, corporate law, and contract issues as the general counsel for Academica Virtual Education and Doral College. Ryan focuses much of his entertainment practice on advising independent musicians on their legal and business issues. His work as an “indie music lawyer” also extends to his writing and podcasting. His book Break the Business: Declaring Your Independence and Achieving True Success in the Music Industry provides artists with helpful guidance on achieving music industry success on their own terms. The book is available in paperback, e-book, and as an author-narrated audiobook. Ryan also hosts the Break the Business Podcast, a weekly discussion of entertainment law, independent music, and popular culture. It is available on iTunes, SoundCloud, Google Play, and Stitcher, as well as at www.breakthebusiness.com. Ryan is a graduate of New York University School of Law where he received the Jack J. Katz Memorial Award for Excellence in Entertainment Law. He is also a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Miami School of Business. He is licensed to practice in Florida, New York, California, and the District of Columbia (pending).