David Steinberg is a partner in Dentons' Media, Entertainment and Sports Group. David’s practice focuses on the areas of entertainment and media law, specifically in the film, television and music industries. He acts for film and television producers, distributors, broadcasters, music publishers, creators and recording artists. He advises his clients in both Canada and the United States on film and television financing, production and distribution matters, as well as the licensing of intellectual property, and the sale and acquisition of rights. David combines superior legal skills, industry experience and an adaptable approach to communicating and negotiating in all types of business transactions. Prior to becoming a lawyer, David was a professional musician and recording artist who toured extensively throughout North America as a drummer in various rock bands. His experience as a professional musician gives him a unique perspective into the entertainment industry, making him a dynamic advisor who consistently applies a pragmatic approach to his practice. He is also a frequent speaker and lecturer on various media and entertainment law related topics in Canada and the United States.