Dan’s practice focuses on transactional entertainment, media and intellectual property matters and includes the representation of creative individuals as well as major and independent companies in connection with all aspects of the development, production, distribution, promotion and exploitation of intellectual property and other artistic ventures. Prior to the establishment of Tavel & Shulman, P.C., Dan practiced law at three other leading entertainment law firms where he counseled a vast array of clients ranging from global, publicly-traded, media companies to superstar and developing artists, producers, managers, writers and other individuals and entities in the entertainment industry.

Dan is known for working closely with clients and has extensive experience negotiating and drafting a variety of entertainment industry agreements whether with or on behalf of producers, managers, artists, performers, video directors, songwriters, record companies, publishers, performing rights organizations, live concert promoters, merchandisers, advertising agencies, brands, digital media entities and many others.

Dan earned his B.A. from The George Washington University and his J.D. from University of California, Hastings College of the Law and is admitted to practice law in New York, Massachusetts and California.

Dan lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Sara, and two daughters, Ella and Georgia. 

Speaking Engagements and Recognitions

  • ABA Miami Entertainment Law Symposium: Hot Topics in Transactional Music Practice: Panelist, 2018

  • Selected by Super Lawyers: 2018; Rising Star: 2014-2015

  • CMJ legal panel entitled The Descent of the Major Labels and the Ascent of the Self Distributed Artist: Moderator, 2014

  • ASCAP NY presents The Blueprint: Music Publishing 101: Panelist, 2013

  • Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn Entertainment and Sports Law Society: Guest Lecturer, 2013

  • NYU Steinhardt School, Concert Management course: Guest Lecturer, 2010