Our Team
David M. Ehrlich
David M. Ehrlich, Esq. is the founder of DME Management.  David is also the principal in David M. Ehrlich & Associates and a member of the entertainment practice at the law firm of Abrams Garfinkel Margolis and Bergson, LLP, where he is Of Counsel. David and his firm and through it's affiliation with Abrams Garfinkel Margolis Bergson provides services in all areas of the entertainment industry including music, film, television, sports, mobile, gaming and interactive media.  David re- established his law practice after serving as VP/General Manager East Coast for Priority Records, a label in the EMI Music Group. Before joining Priority, David was an attorney and personal manager where he represented Grammy winning artists and producers such as Nickelback, Dilated Peoples, Bob Power, Prince Paul, and Dale Penner, as well as Gravediggaz (Gee Street/Island), RZA (Gee Street/Island), and Holly McNarland (Universal). David is also the founder and president of the music publishing company Infamous Beats Music, which was established as a joint venture with Famous Music Publishing, a division of Viacom Entertainment. David serves as an independent talent scout, and most notably discovered and shopped the multi-platinum recording artists Nickelback, whom he signed to then independent Roadrunner Records. Other discoveries include Tina Parol who has signed to Universal Motown, as well as the Wu Tang Clan and superstar producer Danja.

Prior to establishing his own practice David was an associate at the entertainment law firm of Myman, Abell, Fineman, Greenspan & Light in Los Angeles. He also worked as an attorney in the Business Affairs department of EMI Records in New York and as an associate at the firm of Epstein Becker and Green, P.C. David earned his J.D. from Boston University School of Law, and his Bachelor of Science Degree from Cornell University. He is admitted to the bar in New York and Connecticut. Other career achievements include producing the soundtrack for the Oscar-winning film "Training Day" starring Denzel Washington. David consults with clients on a number of issues in the video gaming industry as well as the development of content and intellectual property rights for mobile distribution. Current clients of David and his firm include Katharine McPhee, Jennifer Hudson, Nate "Danja" Hills, Marcella "Ms. Lago" Araica, Tina Parol, Bob Power, Victor Wooten, the Wayan Brothers, Ana Gasteyer, and John Tesh. Corporate clients include 212 Media.
Alan N. Skiena
Alan Skiena became associated with David M. Ehrlich & Associates in 2007 and specializes in the music industry and related practices.  Mr. Skiena's clients include Grammy Award-winning record companies, production companies, producers, music publishers and recording artists.  He has experience in all forms of recording, licensing, distribution and exploitation agreements, and represents clients based in the United States and many foreign countries.

  In his thirty-two years of practice, Mr. Skiena has developed high-level skills in the negotiation and drafting of all forms of agreements affecting music properties and other copyrighted materials.  His extensive knowledge of the international record and music publishing markets has resulted in close relationships with key executives at established and cutting-edge music companies throughout the world.  During consultations with clients, Mr. Skiena consistently applies a sophisticated knowledge of the law and the workings of the music industry in conjunction with the practical realities faced by individuals and companies dealing with the challenges of today's music and recording industries.  He has shared his insights as a guest lecturer and panelist at numerous seminars and conventions, including the Winter Music Conference in Miami, the Learning Annex in New York City, and the CMJ Music Marathon.  Mr. Skiena's community service extends beyond the entertainment field, as he has also been trained and was active as a volunteer affiliated with the Crimes Victims Treatment Center of St. Lukes and St. Roosevelt Hospital in New York City, where he counseled and advocated for survivors of domestic violence and rape.

Mr. Skiena began practicing in the music industry as an associate of Walter Hofer and as Vice President, Business Affairs, for Copyright Service Bureau, Ltd., an international music publishing administration company.  After engaging in solo practice for fifteen years, Mr. Skiena became Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs, of Strictly Rhythm Records, a joint venture company with the Warner Music Group, and later was affiliated with the boutique entertainment law firm of Epstein, Levinsohn, Bodine, Hurwitz & Weinstein, LLP.

Mr. Skiena was admitted to the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Bars in 1975 and to the New York Bar in 1982.  He received his J.D. degree from The Temple University School of Law in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.