Lewis Stark is the Partner-in-Charge of the Royalty Audit and Contract Compliance Group where he leads a dedicated team of forensic and royalty auditors. Lewis specializes in conducting royalty, distribution and profit participation audits, contract compliance investigations, vendor examinations, and financial due diligence reviews. As a litigation consultant, Lewis also provides expert witness testimony. His practice focuses on protecting intellectual properties including copyrights, trademarks, patents, and brands. Lewis’s experience also includes forensic audits, vendor, landlord and tenant examinations and television/film production tax incentive audits.
Lewis has more than 20 years of experience serving clients in a variety of industries, including entertainment, sports, media, life sciences and technology, resulting in the recovery of tens of millions of dollars. Licensor and licensee clients include corporations, entertainment and pharmaceutical companies, universities, technology ventures, inventors, agents and artists. In addition to monetary recoveries, Lewis offers consultation and provides essential business intelligence regarding the activities of his clients' licensees and partners. Lewis enjoys helping clients improve contractual language and identify untapped opportunities. His contract compliance services are designed to protect intellectual properties, maximize current revenue, prevent future revenue slippage and increase revenue prospectively.
Lewis received his B.A. from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He presents at industry conferences for professional organizations, including the Licensing Industry Merchandisers Association (LIMA), Licensing Executive Society (LES), International Trademark Association (INTA) and Society of Product Licensors Committed to Excellence. His articles have been published in professional trade journals and newspapers. Lewis is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA). He is an active member of several industry organizations including the LIMA, LES, INTA, The Copyright Society of the USA (CSUSA) and the Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP).