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Steven H. Rosenfeld has provided counseling and representation to hospitality, sports, recreation and entertainment entities, producers and promoters of live entertainment, venue owners and operators, recreation facilities, nightclubs, bars and restaurants for over thirty years. He also works with his clients in the areas of risk management and loss prevention.

Steve provides counsel on and litigates matters arising from contingency insurance policies, including claims for performer non-appearance, promoter abandonment and event cancellation. He provides advice and has lectured on issues arising from the insuring of entertainment and sporting events, nightclubs, bars and restaurants, recreation facilities, contingency risks and media risks. He has significant experience in the entertainment and media liability and intellectual property arenas, and has provided counseling to insurers issuing entertainment and media related errors and omissions policies on underwriting practices, which has included the drafting of applications and policies.

Steve also has a wide range of experience in the areas of insurance coverage analysis and litigation, business litigation, environmental impairment and toxic torts, construction liability and professional liability.

Steve received his undergraduate degree from Rutgers University and his Juris Doctor from Pace University School of Law. He is admitted to practice in New York, and before the United States District Courts for the Southern, Eastern, Northern and Western Districts of New York.

Publications

Presentations

  • Risk Assumed. Or Not?
    (North American Contingency Association Annual Conference, May 2016)
  • Legal Ethics - Researching and Avoiding Conflicts of Interest, Attorney Fees, Medical Records and HIPAA Compliance, Protecting Confidentiality (National Business Institute, December, 2015)
  • When is a terrorist not a terrorist: Issues of venue violence arising from the Boston Bombing
    (North American Contingency Association Annual Conference, May 2013)
  • Assault & Battery 101
  • Liquor Liability 101—Understanding Dram Shop Liability—how to protect yourself and your staff from lawsuits
  • Third-Party Security Pros & Cons
  • Litigation—What to expect and how to help with your lawsuits
  • Don't Lose Your Bar Due To Assault & Battery Liability
  • Loss Control and how to stop a fight before it happens
    (Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show, March 2013)
  • Bats, Balls and Rock 'n Roll: Liability basics for the sports, recreation, live entertainment and hospitality industries
    (North American Contingency Association Annual Conference May, 2012)
  • How to Insure Against Lawsuits That Threaten Your Bar
    (Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show, March 2012)
  • Fight Club: Managing Badly Behaving Patron
    (Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show, March 2012)
  • Nightclub and Bar Security
    (NRRDA 2012 National Conference, February 2012)
  • Critical Issues to Consider When Litigating Sports and Recreation Claims
    (
    February 2012)
  • Recent Developments in Insurer Bad Faith and Extra Contractual Liability
    (NACA Conference, May 2008)
  • Protecting Your Campers, Protecting Your Camp
    (Tri-State Camp Conference, March 2008)
  • Venues and Premises Liability
    (Stadium Managers Association, February 2008)
  • Spectator Liability Issues
    (International Conference on Sport and Entertainment Business (ICSEB), November 2007)
  • Craig Kelly Sport & Entertainment Law Symposium
    (University of South Carolina, November 2007)
  • Protecting the Crowd, Protecting the Venue:
    The Tinderbox of Stadium Liability

    (Stadium Managers Association Annual Seminar, February 2007)
  • Concert Promoters, Security Companies and Additional Insurance
    (November 2006)
  • Understanding Trademark Law  
    (AIG Training Center, March 2005)



Managing Partner
New York, New York
p:  (646) 747-5105
f:  (212) 564-0203
steven.rosenfeld@hrrvlaw.com

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