NARIP Legal Counsel
Mr. Schlesinger has been a music business attorney for over 45 years. Prior to becoming an attorney, he had his own record and music publishing companies. Mr. Schlesinger was the personal manager of the recording and performing group Bread, and has written articles for the Beverly Hills Bar Association Journal, the National Academy of Songwriters (of which he is a founding member), the Association of International Entertainment Attorneys (of which he is a charter member), and various educational institutions throughout the United States. He has also taught courses on the music business and has been a guest lecturer and panelist for many educational institutions and music-oriented organizations. Mr. Schlesinger is a past president of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) and past two-term national chairman of the board of said academy. He is a past recipient of Billboard Magazine’s award for Entertainment Attorney of the Year. A first-class bon vivant, he was honored with the Entertainment Law Initiative (ELI) Service Award during the 2006 GRAMMY® Week festivities.