Brian T. Robinson
Brian T. Robinson, of counsel to Giordano Law Offices, is an entertainment executive specializing in television and music with more than 20 years of global experience across a broad range of media and technologies. He is a highly effective deal initiator, expediter and closer; an expert in achieving bottom-line efficiencies through streamlining internal operating and business processes; and an articulate advocate of business interests in public and industry forums.
Brian has an outstanding record of excellent presentation, negotiation, and team-building skills. His specialties include a proven ability to develop and structure global business relationships from initial sourcing to final documentation, buttressed with a deep understanding of valuation and finance concepts, an established record of building first-rate executive teams and cost-effective management of outside vendors and consultants and a validated capacity to effectively negotiate and manage highly complex global business transactions and to guide contentious international litigation to favorable settlement.
Brian received his BA degree from Yale University and his JD from Columbia University School of Law where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. Brian began his career at Winthrop, Stimson, Putnam & Roberts, a wall street law firm. Brian’s work included Securities and Mergers & Acquisitions. His client base consisted of Fortune 500 companies as well as high-net-worth individuals. Brian’s next step was working as counsel at Sony Music. At Sony Brian worked with artists such as Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey, Oasis, Patra and Earth Wind and Fire.
Following Sony Brian worked as head of Business and Legal Affairs at Tommy Boy Music, working with such artists as Naughty By Nature, Queen Latifah, Coolio, Everlast, De La Soul and Oran Juice Jones. Following Tommy Boy Brian worked as Vice President of Business and Legal Affairs at Def Jam Music, working with such artists as Jay Z, Ja Rule, Ashanti, 112 and Kanye West. Following Def Jam Brian went into private practice. In his capacity as lawyer and counsellor Brian has handled all aspects of his clients business, from record contracts to fashion labels to endorsements. His clients have included Murder Inc. Records, Irv Gotti, Ja Rule, DMX, Beanie Sigel, Lil Wayne, Chingy, Mannie Fresh, Sunshine Anderson, Nina Sky, Anthony Davis, Floyd Mayweather, Jaidon Codrington, Jess King, Deep Haven Records, Keith “Wonderboy” Johnson, The Entertainers Basketball Classic at Rucker Park, Nia Fairweather and Rhea Calaveras.
In addition Brian has acted as advisor to numerous entities including ESPN, Discovery and BET as well as certain Reality TV entertainers such as Funkmaster Flex, Julissa Bermudez, Po Johnson, Chynna Soul, John Douglas Rainey, Jeffrey Williams, and WATV.