Gandhar Savur represents individuals and businesses on matters related to music, entertainment, corporate, transactional, employment, intellectual property, and contract law. In addition, he advises entrepreneurs, partners, shareholders, and investors on the creation of new companies and business ventures. He maintains active practices in both New York City and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
In addition to his extensive practice representing businesses, Gandhar focuses much of his efforts representing all types of players in the music industry. His roster of music clients includes artists and entities in all areas of music. Gandhar began his career in the licensing department of Matador Records, and currently serves as general counsel for a small group of music related companies, including television and film licensing company Bank Robber Music, music publishing company Rough Trade Publishing, and independent record label Ernest Jenning Record Co (he is also a partner in the latter two companies). Gandhar takes great pride in representing bands, and considers himself very lucky to represent some of his favorite artists, including Built to Spill, Cigarettes After Sex, The Generationals, Jeff Rosenstock, Broncho, MeWithoutYou, and the Antlers, amongs others. A recording artist and songwriter himself, he currently performs in the band Scoville Unit.
Gandhar studied business at the Carroll School of Management at Boston College, graduating in 2000 and earned his J.D. from St. John’s School of Law in 2005, where he was the President of the Entertainment Law Society and the Vice President of the Intellectual Property Society. He is a member of the New York and Florida bar associations, enjoys skateboarding surfing and punk rock music (when he is not busy shuffling his two sons around town in the family mini-van), and is a devoted supporter of Arsenal Football Club.
Gandhar was named a Rising Star by Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers from 2013 to 2018. In the August 9, 2014 issue of Billboard Magazine, Gandhar was named among the SuperLawyers Top 50 Go-To Lawyers in the Music Business.
Alex has worked in entertainment and media for more than twenty years. At Savur Threadgold, Alex represents entrepreneurs, creators, and businesses in music, book publishing, gaming, beverages, visual arts, and more. He has practiced law at private firms and in-house for over twelve years.
Prior to joining Savur Threadgold, Alex worked in a legal capacity at V2 Records, Edge Legal (UK), EMI North America, Selverne Mandelbaum and Mintz LLP, and as director of legal and business affairs for VP Music Group and its affiliates.
Before becoming a lawyer, Alex founded, ran, and sold a successful record company, worked in A&R for best-selling artists, and produced events for companies both global and local. Alex’s diverse experience informs his holistic approach to advising clients in all facets of media and entertainment. Helping his clients ideate, structure, close and implement deals drives Alex’s passion for his work.
Alex graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University in 1999. He received his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School in 2006, where he was the recipient of the Jerome Prince Fellowship and the Charles Ortner Entertainment Law Prize. He is admitted to the New York State Bar. He has spoken on panels from Olso, Norway to New York, New York and has DJ’d from Capetown, South Africa to Barcelona, Spain.
When Alex isn’t in the office, he’s probably listening to vinyl, running Dungeons & Dragons, or hiking upstate.
Cynthia represents clients ranging from startups to large multinational companies. Her practice focuses on corporate, commercial, intellectual property, licensing and general business transactions, including entity formations, equity and debt financings, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory compliance, intellectual property, data privacy and employment matters.
Prior to joining Savur Threadgold, Cynthia worked for prominent large and boutique law firms in the New York area and her clients included high-profile and respected companies in the electronics, software, fashion, food and beverage, marketing and entertainment industries, among others.
In particular, Cynthia has a great deal of experience in the alcoholic beverage industry, where she has worked with both startup and high profile craft breweries, cideries, distilleries, importers and wholesale distributors in all manners of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, ownership changes, contract brewing agreements, exclusive distribution agreements, advertising, trademarks, licensing and permitting, and compliance with tied house and other alcohol beverage control regulations.
Prior to that she provided legal and business services for EMI Music North America and Rodale, Inc., respectively. She is also the co-founder of AngelRoot, an online platform for angel investors and entrepreneurs, and has been published by the International Association of Entertainment Lawyers and the SMU Science and Technology Law Review. Cynthia was named a Rising Star and a Top Woman Attorney by Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers in 2018.
Cynthia studied business at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and earned her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School in 2010 where she was the recipient of the Carswell Merit, Dean’s Merit and Academic Achievement Scholarships and Platinum Public Service Award. She is licensed to practice law in the state of New York and is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the Wharton Club of New York. Cynthia is an avid fan of the New York Yankees, the New York Giants and Murder She Wrote.
BUSINESS AFFAIRS ADMINISTRATOR
Julia Buchheim assists with music related projects for the firm including film, television and commercial licensing, sample clearances, publishing and co-publishing contracts, and composer agreements.
In addition to her work with Savur Threadgold Julia works in sync licensing and business affairs for Bank Robber Music and Rough Trade Publishing, a boutique third party licensing and publishing company that focuses on working with independent artists. Julia is also currently serving as a 2019-2020 board member for the New York chapter of AIMP (Association of Independent Music Publishers).
Prior to assuming her role with Savur Threadgold Julia worked in synchronization licensing at ABKCO Music and Records. She earned her degree in music business from New York University with a minor in history.