Stephen Selznick is a partner with Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP; specializing in intellectual property and entertainment law with particular emphasis on structuring, restructuring, finance and litigation. He is a leading practitioner in in entertainment and sports law. BA (U of T), LLB (Western) and LL.M (GMU – Antonin Scalia Law School). Called to the Bar in the Province of Ontario (LSO Arthur Wentworth Roebuck Award). Mr. Selznick has also completed the Stanford University Law School Advanced IP/Tech Mediation and Arbitration Course. He also holds an AV Preeminent™ lawyer’s rating from Martindale-Hubbell, awarded to legal professionals in recognition of pre-eminent legal ability and very high ethical standards, as established by confidential opinions from members of the bar. Mr. Selznick is listed by Who’s Who Legal as one of the world’s leading sports & entertainment practitioners. He has also been recognized by American Registry as a Most Honoured Professional, has been included in World Trademark Review’s top 1,000 trademark lawyers internationally, and as a “Top Lawyer 2012” by Lawyers Weekly’s “In House Counsel Magazine”. He also has been named an IP Copyright Star by Managing Intellectual Property. Mr. Selznick as been awarded certification as a Certified Licensing Professional (CLP) by the Licensing Executives Society, he is a Fellow of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, and has been appointed to the Panel of Trademark Mediators by the International Trademark Association (INTA). Mr. Selznick is also active in a number of professional associations, including ALAI Canada, INTA, AIPLA, the Licensing Executives Society and the ABA Entertainment & Sports Law Forum. He lectures widely in Canada and abroad on intellectual property and entertainment issues and serves as contributing editor for the Theatre and Motion Picture section and the Author and Publisher section of Canada Law Book’s “O’Brien’s Encyclopedia of Forms”. Mr. Selznick also author’s the Cassels Brock Overview of Canadian Tax Credits for Non-Indigenous Film and Television Production. In addition, Mr. Selznick is an Adjunct Professor of Entertainment and Sports Law at Osgoode Hall Law School and Has coached the Osgoode Hall Law School Oxford International IP Moot competition to win the Allen & Overy Award and second place finish in the Moot International Grande Finale.
BA (U of T), LLB (Western), LLM (GMU Scalia), of the Bar of Ontario