Carrie A. Ward

Carrie A. Ward

Calderone Bullock Ward LLC
  • Business Law, Entertainment & Sports Law, Communications & Internet Law...
  • New Jersey, Pennsylvania
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Carrie Ward is a business lawyer with a particular focus on entertainment, sports, communications, and media law clients. Carrie’s clients range from media group owners, small broadcasters and podcasters, actors, filmmakers, athletes, musicians, and start-up entrepreneurs. Ms. Ward also serves as outside general counsel to corporate clients. In addition to her private practice experience, Carrie worked in the legal departments of ABC, Inc. and Entercom Communications Corp. These experiences provide her a unique ability to analyze a client’s legal matter to create the most practical and economical solutions.

Ms. Ward also works with her clients on the day-to-day operations of their business from protecting intellectual property, reviewing and drafting various contracts, and reviewing advertising content for regulatory compliance. Carrie is also a leader in promotions and advertising law. She has advised clients on thousands of promotions during her career on local and national levels. Carrie counsels clients on promotions from the conceptual stage to prize fulfillment. Her promotions clients include broadcasters, online and mobile marketers, and insured promotions companies.

Carrie has successfully prosecuted thousands of FCC applications during the course of her career that include license renewal applications, transfer and assignment applications, ownership reports and routine engineering applications. She has a 100% success record in defending enforcement complaints. She is also a leader in policy change and authored the Petition for Rulemaking that changed the FCC’s outdated contest rule.

Carrie is a member of the Federal Communications Bar Association, the Burlington County Bar Association, and the New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners. Ms. Ward received her Bachelor’s Degree in Justice from the American University in Washington D.C. and her Juris Doctorate from Rutgers School of Law.

Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Entertainment & Sports Law
  • Communications & Internet Law
  • Trademarks
  • Intellectual Property
  • Estate Planning
  • Real Estate Law
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Flexible fee arrangements including per project flat fee billing and monthly retainer options.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
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3rd Circuit
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Calderone Bullock Ward LLC
- Current
Ward Law Group LLC
- Current
Senior Counsel
Entercom Communications Corp.
Weir & Partners LLP
Rutgers School of Law-Camden
J.D. (2005) | Law
Activities: Journal of Law and Urban Policy (Events Editor) Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court
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American University
B.A. (1999) | Justice
Honors: Deans LIst
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Top Attorney
South Jersey Magazine
Sports Law
Professional Associations
State Bar of New Jersey # 023132005
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State Bar of Pennsylvania # 201036
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Burlington County Bar Association
- Current
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New Jersey Association of Business Women
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Federal Communications Bar Association
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Speaking Engagements
The Legal Anatomy of a Contract, NJAWBO Virtual Connection, Virtual
New Jersey Association of Business Women
Keeping it Legal: Promotions Law 101, Second Street Summit, St. Louis, MO
Bloom Peters, LLC
Websites & Blogs
Legal Answers
21 Questions Answered

Q. Is it considered gambling for players to put monetary wagers on skill based games?
A: It is illegal when there are 3 elements present in the contest: (1) prize; (2) chance; and (3) consideration. In the scenario you describe above, the element of chance is missing in the equation.
Q. Question on Copyright Laws on a Radio Show I Host
A: You need to have licensing agreements in place with BMI, ASCAP, SESAC and all other music licensing entities in place to play music over the air. You will also need a separate license with SoundExchange to play music on your website.
Q. How can I find out if my entertainment manager is stealing from me
A: I would start by asking her for a full accounting of your receivables. It is a jumping off point to make sure that you are receiving what you are entitled to.
Q. What rules apply to promoting products on social media?
A: The FTC guidelines for endorsements govern promoting products on social media. The guides are specific, but in general you need to make it clear that any “mentions” on social media are paid advertisements. There are are many ways that this can be accomplished. An attorney experienced in advertising law could help you navigate through these issues.
Q. Is a satire I've created based on another work considered fair use? Can I sell it?
A: The answer to this question is fact dependent on the content of your work. It is advisable to have an experienced copyright attorney analyze your work for the best guidance.
Q. I own a gaming website that blogs and reviews to promote gaming companies.
A: You will need permission from the gaming companies to use images of their game that you are using in a promotional context. Taking screenshots from your own game and then using them for commercial purposes is not advisable.
Q. Can Gaming Events offer cash prizes if children enter the event?
A: You will need to make sure the structure of your game does not trigger an illegal lottery concern. Illegal lotteries consist of 3 elements: (1) provision of a prize; (2) chance; and (3) consideration (i.e., money is paid to play). Event organizers should consult experienced promotions and sweepstakes counsel to advise you on how to structure your game legally. Other considerations such as the age of entrants may have to be taken into consideration too. However, experienced counsel can advise properly.
Q. I need an entertainment attorney to look over a music feature contract that is 9 pages long. I have a budget.
A: You are wise to seek an attorney to review your contract. You should contact a NJ entertainment law attorney directly to explain what services you need and to find out the cost associated with those services.
Q. Is an employer allowed to make an employee sign a binding employment contract once hired full time?
A: Generally, an employment agreement is signed prior to the start of employment. If the employment agreement that your employer is asking you to sign after your employment has started contains restrictive covenants (e.g., non-compete and non-solicitation clauses), the employer has to offer you additional consideration (e.g., money, benefits, etc.) to have you sign that contract. However, to receive the best guidance you should hire an experienced attorney to review the contract to advise you on exactly what you are signing.
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Contact & Map
Calderone Bullock Ward LLC
Two Greentree Center
9000 Lincoln Drive East, Suite 301
Marlton, NJ 08053
Telephone: (856) 446-6047
Cell: (609) 529-7360