Bob Donnelly is an entertainment lawyer at the New York office of the law firm of Lommen, Abdo, Cole, King and Stageberg. Donnelly, who has focused his practice on the music industry for 30 years, has represented an eclectic group of artists, including Hasidic rapper Matisyahu and Bill Whelan, the composer for Riverdance.
A recent lawsuit Donnelly pursued in New York netted $55 million in past due royalties for thousands of music artists. He also settled the largest case in world music on behalf of four Irish clients and represents a large number of Celtic musical artists. All four of Donnelly's grandparents were born in Ireland.
On his mother's side they hailed from Monaghan and Cavan, and on his father's from Fermanagh. Donnelly received his undergraduate degree from Providence College, his law degree from St. John's University, and a master's degree from Columbia University. A member of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, he is married to Marie Donnelly and they have three children, Chris, Cindy and Alexis.
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