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Candice Gidney practices in the areas of corporate, marketing, entertainment and media law with a focus on corporate structure and governance, contracts, mergers and acquisitions, start-up ventures and business counseling.  She frequently advises the boards of directors and senior management teams of public and private companies regarding corporate governance and general corporate matters.  Ms. Gidney also has experience in the areas of commercial law, media law and intellectual property law.

Currently, as our Client's Lead Marketing & Intellectual Property Legal (Global & US), Ms. Gidney manages all phases of legal work in marketing, advertising and promotions for client international Brands.  She is responsible for managing the worldwide trademark and other intellectual property (IP) portfolios of these Brands, including all phases of trademark clearance, use, prosecution, maintenance and enforcement.  Ms. Gidney manages all budgets and litigation arising from areas of responsibility.  Further, she drafts and negotiates various marketing, public relations and promotions-related agreements and communications, including master agency agreements, trademark licenses, promotion and sponsorship agreements, media buying agreements, professional services agreements and vendor agreements.  Ms. Gidney is supporting the start-up of a toy program, including the risk analysis of the program, negotiating and drafting various manufacturing, licensing, quality assurance agreements and participating in testing the products.  Ms. Gidney also counsels Brands on the collection, use and disclosure of consumer data for compliance with law, as well as industry standards and guidelines related to privacy and data security (e.g., GDPR, CAN-SPAM Act, TCPA). 

Ms. Gidney has over a decade of experience in entertainment law having worked in house for industry leading high profile film and television production and distribution companies and record labels.  She formerly served as Director of Business and Legal Affairs for The Weinstein Company and as legal counsel for Sony Music Entertainment, Inc., Sony Pictures TV and Warner Brothers counseling in all aspects of domestic and international distribution and licensing, acquisitions and sales, co-production, talent, artist, label and consulting arrangements.

Community Involvement


PJ Library Committee, Miami Division, Co-Chair 
Mrs. Betty G. Reader Scholarship Fund, Board of Directors
Miami Children's Museum, Benefactor

Formerly
Florida International University Foundation, Board of Directors - Executive Committee
Florida International University Foundation, Board of Directors - Bylaws Committee Chairperson
Florida International University Honors College Advisory Board
Making Strides, Team Captain
National Association of Professional Women, Member

Awards and Recognition


40 under 40 Outstanding Lawyers of South Florida, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation- 2014

Voted Best Lawyer in Miami, Business Law- 2008

Public Service Award, New York Law School


Professional Memberships and Activities


The Florida Bar Speakers Bureau

Miami-Dade County Bar Association, Member

The Florida Bar, Member

New York Bar, Member

Florida County Court Trained Mediator

Florida Association for Women Lawyers- South Palm Beach and Miami-Dade County Chapters, Member


Presentations


Florida New Limited Liability Company Act Law Seminar, Presenter

Brandeis Alumnae of Achievement, Panelist

Florida International University Donor Panel, Panelist