We are very pleased to announce that J. Christopher Hull has joined Citrin Cooperman as a partner and co-practice leader of our Royalty Audit, Compliance, and Consulting Practice. Chris was formerly the head of Royalty Services at Prager Metis (formerly Prager Fenton), where he worked for over 20 years. Chris has conducted hundreds of royalty audits on behalf of his clients, who include recording artists, songwriters, music publishers, digital service providers, record companies, film, and consumer products. He has significant experience handling financial due diligence engagements in the music industry and has prepared valuations of a variety of music assets, including master recordings, musical compositions, and royalty streams.
Chris brings with him Director Justin Buencamino, Supervisor InWan Ahn, and Staff Sam Lowry who also specialize in royalty audits and contract compliance.
“With the addition of Chris and his team, we expand our range of experience and strategic insights that will only help our clients on both the East and West coasts," said Joel Cooperman, CEO of Citrin Cooperman. "We have followed Chris's career for a number of years and have always been impressed with his approach and the results he has accomplished for his clients."
"Royalty audit is at the core of my experience, and is a large and growing practice at Citrin Cooperman. I am thrilled for my team to be on board with a firm that has such a diverse and deep music and entertainment practice, with a rich history," said Hull. "With the team and resources at Citrin Cooperman, our clients will truly be able to achieve the greatest potential value for their intellectual property.”
Most recently, Chris moderated a panel at the New York State Bar Association's Music Business and Law Conference, “The Gold Rush is in Music Catalogs: The Outlook for Music Asset Transactions and Strategies in Mitigating Risk.”