Saverio (Sam) Coppola

Title
Attorney
Law Degree
University of Ottawa (LL.L. and MBA)
McGill University (B.A. – Honours - political science)
Admission to the Quebec Bar
1983
Telephone
514-879-2976
Cell: 514-713-3110
Fax
514 879-4659
E-mail
Background

Specializes in entertainment, media and commercial tax law. Developed particular expertise in worldwide tax credits for film and other media industries and structuring co-productions and ventures with Canadian, US, European and Asian companies.

Involved in all legal aspects of  production, co-production, financing and distribution of both foreign and Canadian certified film and television productions, including obtaining Canadian federal and provincial tax credits, star contract negotiation, distribution and bank financing.

Involved in the financing and licensing of various web, e-commerce, software, video gaming products and services, including rights clearances, capital investments, due diligence, multimedia productions and contract negotiation and preparation.

Involved in all legal aspects of the sound recording industry including management, publishing and promotion of musical works, recording artists, recording and publishing agreements, record label and record distribution agreements.

Mr. Coppola is a member of the Québec and Canadian Bar Associations, the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television and is on the board of directors of  ”Fondation de la Cinémathèque Québécoise”.

In 2014, Mr. Coppola was named Lawyer of the Year in Entertainment Law in Québec by the American publisher Best Lawyers. He has also been selected by peers for inclusion in the 2011 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada (Entertainment Law). He also received the Martindale-Hubbell BV® Distinguished™4.4 out of 5 Peer Review Rating and was recognized as a leading lawyer in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (consistently recommended – Entertainment Law).

Mr. Coppola holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Ottawa.

Languages
French, English and Italian
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