Entertainers and Athletes – From Earnings to Estate Planning

Date: Jun 5, 2024 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Location: Online

Member Price: $187

Non-Member Price: $234

Section Price: $176

Event Code: I147624

Areas of Law: Entertainment, Arts & Sports, Real Property, Trust, & Estate

Earn up to 4.5 credits! (More Information)




Ronald Scott Bienstock, Esq.
Scarinci Hollenbeck, Little Falls


Ronnie Kaymore, RFC
CEO, Kaymore Sports Risk Management & Consulting
Gary A. Laurie, Esq.
Law Office of Gary A. Laurie, Esq., LLC, Clifton
Robert Raiola, CPA
Director of Sports & Entertainment Practice
PKF O'Connor Davies, LLP
Robert S. Roche, Esq.
1 of 1 Agency
RSR Sports Management, LLC, Chatham
Stacey M. Valentine, Esq.
Avelino Law, LLP, Morristown
is a Partner in Avelino Law, LLP with offices in Summit, New Jersey, and New York City, and co-leads the Trusts and Estates Practice Group. With a practice encompassing all aspects of trusts and estates law, she handles income, estate, inheritance, gift, and generation-skipping transfer tax issues, and helps clients maximize the benefits of charitable giving. Ms. Valentine assists estate and trust beneficiaries and fiduciaries in enforcing their rights and adhering to their obligations in the event of a dispute, and serves as legal counsel to numerous financial institutions and corporate trustees, assisting those entities in the implementation of their fiduciary duty while addressing the risks inherent to the role of executor or trustee. She also advises clients in general corporate matters arising in closely-held family businesses and has experience working with individuals with special needs.

Ms. Valentine is admitted to practice in New Jersey and New York. She is a member of the New Jersey State, New York State and Morris County Bar Associations, and the Board of the Estate Planning Council of Northern New Jersey. She has also sat on the Board of the Women’s Association for the Morristown Medical Center and the Young Professionals Board of Eva’s Village.

Ms. Valentine received her B.A., magna cum laude, from Colgate University and her J.D., cum laude, from Washington & Lee University School of Law.

New Jersey is known nationwide for its commitment to the arts, sports and entertainment. Not only is the state rife with top-tier professional athletic programs, but there is also a wealth of musicians, actors and artists who call New Jersey home. Their professional skill and contributions to our unique regional culture require protection, along with astute technical skills to develop, prolong and provide a legacy to last generations.  

Think about it – 16 year old Taylor Swift or Ice Spice needed much more from their lawyer than a well-drafting recording contract to protect them long-term. Effectively representing athletes and artists not only involves contract review and negotiation, but also a knowledge of trademarks, insurance, taxation and estate planning. 

Our panel of experts will share these skills and perspectives on the representation of entertainment, arts and athletic professionals whose talents may be temporary, but their impact on our society and their families can be made permanent. Join us to learn more about representing entertainers and athletes, from earnings to estate planning.

Program Agenda:

  • 1:00 | Overview
  • 1:10 | What are the unique issues for representing musicians in early and mid-career? - Ronald Scott Bienstock, Esq.
  • 1:55 | What are the unique issues for representing (1) digital and other creative content developers and (2) film producers and actors in early and mid-career?  - Gary A. Laurie, Esq.
  • 2:35 | What are the unique issues for representing athletes in early and mid-career? - Robert S. Roche, Esq.
  • 3:20 | Break
  • 3:25 | What insurances are valuable for the protection of income and to assist with the building and maintaining the wealth and lifestyle of entertainers, artists and athletes? - Ronnie Kaymore, RFC and Robert Raiola, CPA
  • 3:55 | How does one broach the issue of disability and end-of-life concerns with young and talented people who may have lesser concern for or expectations concerning their future, their family and even the power they may have as a benefactor for good in society? - Ronnie Kaymore, RFC; Robert Raiola, CPA and Stacey M. Valentine, Esq.
  • 4:25 | What are the estate planning tools that are uniquely valuable to entertainers, artists and athletes? What conflicts in estate planning and distribution are common and how to resolve them most efficiently and effectively? – Ronnie Kaymore, RFC; Robert Raiola, CPA and Stacey M. Valentine, Esq.
  • 4:55 | Conclusion and Q&A – Panel
  • 5:00 | Adjourn

CLE Credits
NJ CLE:NJ CLE information: This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 4.5 hours of total CLE credit (Full Credits Available: CPE Taxation: 4.5, NJ General: 4.5).
NY CLE (t&nt):NY Professional Practice Transitional: 4.5
PA CLE:PA Substantive Credit: 3.5
New: No PACLE fee is required for this program. To earn PA CLE credits, a valid PA Bar ID number must be entered into the CLE form provided after attending the program.

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