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Daryl Steiger’s practice covers all aspects of entertainment law and transactional media, with a focus on television, motion picture, streaming and other digital content development, financing, production, licensing and distribution across all platforms. 

Daryl advises clients on—and has extensive experience structuring and negotiating—a broad range of transactional entertainment matters, including optioning and acquiring underlying rights, the engagement of talent, development deals, production and co-production agreements, day-to-day production legal, distribution of content, and branded licensing, endorsement and appearance opportunities. In addition, she acts as outside business affairs counsel for studios, networks, production companies and rights holders. Daryl’s clients include production companies, producers, directors, writers, networks, studios, actors and actresses, athletes, executives and other talent.

Daryl also represents sports industry clients across all facets of entertainment, media, corporate and commercial transactions, including sports companies in the development and production of related content, private buyers in drafting bids for team acquisitions, districts and authorities in stadium development and financing, and leagues in general corporate and expansion matters. 

With her extensive experience in the entertainment industry, coupled with her background in finance and corporate law and a passion for reading and consuming a vast array of TV series and films, Daryl brings a unique perspective to every client and matter.


  • New York University School of Law, J.D., Staff Editor, Senior Editor and Articles Committee Member, Journal of Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law
  • Washington University in St. Louis, B.A.

Bar Admissions

  • New York


  • Named to Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch list in Entertainment & Sports Law (2023 and 2024)
  • Named "New York Metro Rising Star" in Entertainment & Sports by Thomson Reuters (2022)
  • Legal Intern, Major League Baseball (October 2015 - March 2016)
  • Legal Intern, Brandt & Hochman Literary Agents, Inc. (June 2014 - August 2014)


  • Member, New York Women in Film & Television
  • Member, Women in Film
  • Member, New York City Bar Association - Sports Law Committee