Stephen Sheppard is a Founding Partner of Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard LLP, and is a leading transactional attorney with over forty-five years of experience representing a broad range of individuals and companies in the publishing, digital, motion picture, television and other entertainment industries.
His clients include award-winning film directors, leading journalists, network news and documentary film and television producers and production companies, substantial literary estates, entertainment and publishing executives, publishers, and writers. He represents a cable television network in connection with various aspects of its production and distribution businesses, and is counsel to a major entertainment industry foundation in connection with productions of network television and multi-media fundraising broadcast events. He has experience in the negotiation and construction of new hybrid business models for individual clients and companies in emerging multi-platform, transmedia, and digital/’through-media’ production and publishing ventures.
- Georgetown University Law Center, JD
- London School of Economics
- Cornell University, BA
Associations and Activities
- New York State Bar Association, Committee on Theatre and Performing Arts, past Chair
- Named a “Best Lawyer, Entertainment Law — Motion Pictures and Television,” by The Best Lawyers in America 2020