entertainment attorney miami Barry Oliver Chase

Barry Chase, Esq., entertainment attorney Miami, is an honors graduate of Yale College and Harvard Law School. He began his legal career with a large Washington, D.C. law firm, focusing his practice on Communications and First Amendment law. During this time, Mr. Chase, entertainment attorney NYC, represented such media giants as CBS, the Times-Mirror Company, Capital Cities Communications and Time, Inc., regarding Federal Communications Commission (FCC) matters. In connection with his First Amendment work, Mr. Chase represented journalists in both the famed Watergate litigation and the criminal proceedings leading to the historic resignation from office of Vice President Spiro Agnew.

Mr. Chase was then appointed Associate General Counsel of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) Television Network. There, he dealt with national and international television program and music rights, on-air legal issues relating to the Fairness Doctrine, Equal Time and defamation, and program funding. After two years in the PBS Counsel’s Office, he became Director of PBS’s News and Public Affairs Programming and later became the top national PBS programming executive (Vice President for Programming).

He later re-located to South Florida to represent a multitude of clients across the sports and entertainment spectrums. In addition to his entertainment attorney legal practice, Mr. Chase lectures regularly on the representation of media personalities and the legal “do’s and don’ts” of music, television and film production, and the intricacies of film-rights option agreements.

Practice Areas:

  • Communications & Media Law
  • Internet Law
  • Television & Film
  • Sports Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Copyrights and Trademark

Bar Admissions:

  • District of Columbia, 1971
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, 1971
  • U.S. District Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, 1973
  • Supreme Court of Florida, 1996
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, 1997
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2011
  • Supreme Court of the State of New York, 2012


  • Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts
    • J.D. (Cum Laude) – 1970
  • Yale College, New Haven, Connecticut
    • B.A. (Magna Cum Laude) – 1967
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
    • Major: History