Mr. Contratto is an associate with Nelson Davis LLP. His practice primarily focuses on transactional entertainment law, encompassing the representation of writers, directors, showrunners, producers and actors, as well as animators and unscripted EP/showrunners in their careers in the entertainment industry. Nelson Davis’ clientele stretches across the feature film, scripted and unscripted television, and digital new media spheres.
Before joining Nelson Davis LLP in 2016, Mr. Contratto worked in entertainment litigation at Plonsker Law LLP. Prior to his work in litigation, Mr. Contratto worked for NBCUniversal Television Legal Affairs, Universal Pictures Business Affairs, and Universal Television Business Affairs, where he participated in talent negotiations and drafted deal memos for feature and television projects and did production legal work for unscripted media projects. Mr. Contratto received his juris doctorate from Southwestern University School of Law. Mr. Contratto received his M.S. from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and his B.A from Columbia University.
Mr. Contratto is a Los Angeles native and when he is not in the office, you can find him supporting the Dodgers, playing soccer, listening to jazz, cycling, and relaxing at the beach