Michael Poster, Esq.
Steering Committee Chair
Michelman & Robinson, LLP
Michael Poster is Chair of Music Acquisitions and Financing and a partner in Michelman & Robinson LLP's New York Office, where he specializes in catalog acquisitions, corporate M&A, debt and equity financing transactions, joint ventures, strategic partnerships, and other deals where the music industry and corporate dealmaking converge.
As a transactional attorney with over 25 years' experience, Michael has successfully structured, negotiated and closed a broad range of corporate transactions (including mergers and acquisitions, fund formation, joint ventures, secured financings, venture investments and executive employment agreements) with an emphasis on transactions in the music, media and entertainment industries. He has been included in Billboard Magazine's annual list of the Top Music Lawyers each year from 2018 through 2022 and has been included among their list of top legal dealmakers in music catalog transactions. Michael was also named a "Power Lawyer in Music" by The Hollywood Reporter in 2021.
Michael has been referred to as "the most evil lawyer in the world," "one of those New York lawyers," and "the most effective dealmaker in the music industry" (we will leave it to you to figure out which was from a client).
Michael is honored to have served as chairman of the Mondo.NYC annual CLE event and has previously served as chair of other NY-based entertainment and media law programs for more than 10 years. In addition, he has spoken and published articles on copyright, corporate finance, entertainment and licensing issues and has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Billboard Magazine, Forbes, Bloomberg, Crain's New York Business and other publications.