Steven H. Rosenfeld is a Partner in the Firm’s New York office. He has provided counseling and representation to hospitality, sports, recreation and entertainment entities, producers and promoters of live entertainment, venue owners and operators, recreation facilities, nightclubs, bars and restaurants for over 30 years. Among his clients is the world’s leading promoter of live entertainment. He also has a wide range of experience in the areas of premises liability, construction liability, general liability, professional liability, business litigation, environmental impairment and toxic torts litigation and insurance coverage analysis and litigation: and has tried numerous matters in New York and briefed and argued appeals before the New York appellate courts.
Mr. Rosenfeld works with his clients in the areas of risk management and loss prevention and provides advice and has lectured on issues arising from the insuring of nightclubs, bars and restaurants, entertainment and sporting events, recreation facilities, contingency risks and media risks. He has significant experience in the entertainment and media liability and intellectual property arenas, and has provided counseling to insurers issuing entertainment and media related errors and omissions policies on underwriting practices, which has included the drafting of applications and policies. He has also provided counsel on and litigated matters arising from contingency insurance policies, including claims for performer non-appearance, promoter and producer abandonment and event and production cancellation.
Immediately before joining Kiernan Trebach, Mr. Rosenfeld was the Managing Partner of Havkins, Ritzert Rosenfeld, LLP, where he was also a founding Partner.
Mr. Rosenfeld is admitted to practice in New York, and before the United States District Courts for the Southern, Eastern, Northern and Western Districts of New York. He received his B.A. from Rutgers University in 1978 and his J.D. from Pace University School of Law in 1981.
• Impact of Legalized Recreational Cannabis on Dram Claims (North American Contingency Association Annual Conference, May 2019)
- • Liquor Liability Lessons (Intermediaries and Reinsurance Underwriters Association Annual Conference, March 2019)
- • Amateur Sports....Professional Problems (North American Contingency Association Annual Conference, May 2018)
- • Risk Assumed. Or Not? (North American Contingency Association Annual Conference, May 2016)
- • Legal Ethics - Researching and Avoiding Conflicts of Interest, Attorney Fees, Medical Records and HIPAA Compliance, Protecting Confidentiality (National Business Institute, December, 2015)
- • When is a Terrorist Not a Terrorist: Issues of Venue Violence Arising from the Boston Marathon Bombing (North American Contingency Association Annual Conference, May 2013)
- • Assault & Battery 101(Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show, March 2013)
- • Liquor Liability 101—Understanding Dram Shop Liability—how to protect yourself and your staff from lawsuits (Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show, March 2013)
- • Third-Party Security Pros & Cons (Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show, March 2013)
- • Litigation—What to Expect and How to Help With Your Lawsuits (Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show, March 2013)
- • Don't Lose Your Bar Due To Assault & Battery Liability (Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show, March 2013)
- • Loss Control and How to Stop a Fight Before it Happens (Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show, March 2013)
- • Bats, Balls and Rock 'n Roll: Liability Basics for the Sports, Recreation, Live Entertainment and Hospitality Industries (North American Contingency Association Annual Conference, May, 2012)
- • How to Insure Against Lawsuits That Threaten Your Bar (Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show, March 2012)
- • Fight Club: Managing Badly Behaving Patron (Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show, March 2012)
- • Nightclub and Bar Security (National Retail & Restaurant Association 2012 National Conference, February 2012)
- • Critical Issues to Consider When Litigating Sports and Recreation Claims (February 2012)
- • Recent Developments in Insurer Bad Faith and Extra Contractual Liability (North American Contingency Association Annual Conference , May 2008)
- • Protecting Your Campers, Protecting Your Camp (Tri-State Camp Conference, March 2008)
- • Venues and Premises Liability (Stadium Managers Association, February 2008)
- • Spectator Liability Issues (International Conference on Sport and Entertainment Business, November 2007)
- • Craig Kelly Sport & Entertainment Law Symposium (University of South Carolina, November 2007)
- • Protecting the Crowd, Protecting the Venue: The Tinderbox of Stadium Liability (Stadium Managers Association Annual Seminar, February 2007)
- • Concert Promoters, Security Companies and Additional Insurance (November 2006)
- • Understanding Trademark Law (AIG Training Center, March 2005)