Billboard – March 28, 2022: Top Music Lawyers (Log-in required)
Top trial lawyer Sasha Frid is well known in the entertainment industry for representing iconic rock bands, current best-selling rock bands and rap artists, music managers, record labels, and touring companies. His notable music clients include Smokey Robinson, Nile Rodgers, Mötley Crüe, and Five Finger Death Punch. Sasha is a member of the Recording Academy® and a voting member of the GRAMMY Awards.
Top trial lawyer Skip Miller has been a go-to music litigator for decades. He has represented entertainers such as Rod Stewart, Elton John, Nick Nolte, Bob Dylan, Sean Connery, Steven Tyler, Lionel Richie, Axl Rose, Donald Fagen, Don Felder, Gene Simmons, Mötley Crüe, Stone Temple Pilots, and the Tupac Shakur Estate. He also has represented music managers, touring companies and record labels.
Frid and Miller represent groups such as Five Finger Death Punch, Bad Wolves and Backstreet Boys as well as Universal Music Group and Live Nation. Last April, the firm resolved a dispute among members of Journey in which client Neal Schon, as well as Jonathan Cain, settled a $10 million trademark infringement lawsuit regarding the continued use of the band’s name. Frid also litigated and resolved a dispute between Bad Wolves and its former lead singer, Tommy Vext, allowing Bad Wolves to move on with a new singer.
As part of the firm’s pro bono commitment, Frid negotiated a release from an onerous record label contract for an up-and-coming rap artist who entered into a deal early in his music career without adequate representation. Frid asserted potential claims arising from inequitable conduct by the label that forced a resolution without litigation.
The most pressing concern facing the music industry in 2022: “Resuming concerts, tours and the beauty of live performances post pandemic.” —Frid