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

Currently, as Lead Counsel to one of the world’s most recognizable quick service restaurant brands, Ms. Gidney manages all phases of legal work in marketing, advertising and promotions for our client's international brand.  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.

Speaking Engagements

Florida New Limited Liability Company Act Law Seminar, Presenter

Brandeis Alumnae of Achievement, Panelist

Florida International University Donor Panel, Panelist


Awards and Recognition

Awarded Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s “40 Under 40” Outstanding Lawyers of South Florida

Voted Best Lawyer in Miami, Business Law

Public Service Award


Professional Memberships and Activities

The Florida Bar Speakers Bureau

American Bar Association

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

National Association of Professional Women

Miami-Dade County Bar Association


Community Involvement

University of Miami Citizens Board, Board Member

University of Miami Gift Planning Advisory Board, Board Member

University of Miami, Golden Cane Society

PJ Library Committee, Miami Division, Board Member

Former, Co-Chair

Co-Chair and Former Chair of Various Events

Miami Childrens Museum, Playmaker

Co-Chair and Former Co-Chair of Various Events

Florida International University Honors College 

Advisory Board, Former Board Member

Florida International University Foundation, Inc. 

Board of Directors, Former Board Member

Executive Council, Former Board Member

Bylaws Committee, Former, Co-Chair 

Membership Committee, Former, Co-Chair

Mrs. Betty G. Reader Scholarship Fund Board of Directors, Director

Making Strides, Team Captain