Founder, Intelligent Music
Mr. Robert A. Celestin, Esq. has practiced entertainment law in New York City for over 25 years. A graduate of Yale University and Columbia Law School, Mr. Celestin started his legal career as an associate at the corporate law firm, Kaye, Scholer, Fierman, Hays & Handler in New York. He then went on to work in the legal department of Clive Davis� Arista Records before becoming the VP/GM of Uptown Records, Inc., (�Uptown�), the label responsible for merging hip-hop and R&B and launching the careers of �Mary J. Blige�, �Jodeci�, �Guy� and others. At Uptown, Mr. Celestin worked alongside Andre Harrell and Sean �P-Diddy� Combs. He later went on to work for Untouchables Entertainment, Inc., as VP/GM and was instrumental in the success of rappers �Pete Rock and CL Smooth�; R&B trio �Intro�; and R&B vocalist �Donnell Jones�. Mr. Celestin went to work with his mentor, entertainment attorney Louise West, Esq., in representing �Timbaland�, �Missy Elliot� and �Ginuwine�. Mr. Celestin also managed the Grammy nominated and platinum selling Pop/R&B group �City High�. Presently, Mr. Celestin�s law firm, the �Law Offices of Robert A. Celestin�, represents and provides strategic advice and counsel to independent record label start-ups and production companies, recording artists, music producers, songwriters, reality TV stars, DJ�s and others. Present clients Include �Desiigner�, �6ix9ine�, the Estate of the late �Xxxtentacion�, �Fatboy Sse�, �Dj Self�, �Ezinma�, �Winners Circle Publishing�, �Anthony Flammia�, �Jtk Pro Beats� and many more.