Championing Diverse Voices in Film, Television and Theater

Gray Schwartz LLP is an entertainment law firm concentrating in documentaries, non-fiction / unscripted content and live theater. Jonathan Gray and David F. Schwartz possess more than a half century of combined experience in the industry. Their prior firm, Gray Krauss Sandler Des Rochers LLP, which Gray founded in 1998, provided production counsel and other legal services on more than a thousand narrative and documentary films, and dozens of theatrical productions. They have also been privileged to work with a broad and diverse array of writers, directors and other creatives.

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unique and Practical Experience

In addition to actively practicing law, Gray has produced and executive produced more than 60 films, while Schwartz has produced and executive produced several plays and musicals including The Band’s Visit, winner of 10 Tony Awards including Best Musical.


Their dual roles as lawyers and producers is embodied in Gray Schwartz’s New York City office, which includes a state-of-the-art post-production facility and screening rooms, facilitating a seamless integration of artists and lawyers with a hands-on approach both distinct and singular in the legal arena.

Jonathan Gray

Jonathan Gray is highly regarded in the independent film community as an attorney, producer, and advisor to filmmakers, producers, financiers, and distributors.(more)

David F. Schwartz

David F. Schwartz has been structuring and negotiating complex transactions in the entertainment industry since 1995. Concentrating in theatre, film, and television, he represents and counsels producers, investors, writers, directors, composers, and various other creatives across the spectrum.(more)

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