Emily Lawson is an associate at Lazarus & Harris, working with clients in the entertainment industry with an emphasis on theatre.
Ms. Lawson assists in handling a wide range of transactional entertainment work for the firm's Broadway, Off-Broadway, touring and international productions, including the preparation of investment documents, author and rights agreements, licenses and agreements among producers, and advises production company clients on their day-to-day production legal needs.
Prior to joining Lazarus & Harris in 2008, she worked for ten years in the entertainment industry, starting her career at the Jim Henson Company, initially as an assistant to the puppet costume designer for Sesame Street and later as the Production Manager for the Muppet Workshop. Ms. Lawson later ran her own puppet fabrication shop and managed the build of the Audrey II puppets for the Broadway and National Touring Productions of 'Little Shop of Horrors.' She then spent several years working for various Broadway general managers where she negotiated and prepared performer and creative personnel agreements. Ms. Lawson has extensive experience with theatre and puppetry related development and production in both the creative and production management.
Ms. Lawson is a volunteer with the Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition and the Brooklyn Cat Cafe.
Ms. Lawson received her B.A. in Theatrical Costume Design from The Ohio State University in 1998 and her M.B.A. from New York University's Stern School of Business in 2007. She is a 2015 graduate of New York Law School and is admitted to practice in New York.