About Our Law Firm

Bernier Legal, LLC is an innovative New York City law firm specializing in entertainment, fashion and business law. We service a wide array of clients ranging from: entrepreneurs, entertainment and fashion industry professionals, brand ambassadors, social media influencers and startups. Our mission is to bring out the best in our clients and to help them achieve and protect their dreams. Our passion is your passion and we stop at nothing when it comes to helping you succeed.


Melissa Bernier

Melissa P. Bernier, Esq. is the Principal and Managing Attorney of Bernier Legal, LLC - an innovative New York City law firm with practice areas in entertainment, fashion and business law.  Ms. Bernier completed her undergraduate studies with a degree in politics from New York University and earned her law degree from Hofstra University School of Law, during which time she briefly studied under the direction of Justice Antonin Scalia of the United States Supreme Court. Ms. Bernier is a member of the New York State Bar, The Business Law Section of the New York State Bar Association, The Metropolitan Black Bar Association, The Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association and The Haitian Roundtable.

Since establishing Bernier Legal in 2010, Ms. Bernier has counseled a steady stream of entrepreneurs, fashion industry professionals, and currently serves as business and talent manager to several musicians and entertainers. Ms. Bernier has written several articles on entrepreneurship and the music business for publications such as Amour Creole Magazine and Haitianbeatz.com, and remains a constant source of information and commentary on the legalities of the music business.   Additionally, Ms. Bernier served as the Fashion and Style Editor for The Haitian Times and is currently the Editor in Chief of Brooklyn Legal, a legal and lifestyle blog powered by Bernier Legal.

Ms. Bernier lives by the mantra: “The best way to achieve your dreams is to help others achieve theirs.” A former musician, dancer and the daughter of a fashion designer, Ms. Bernier has a deep understanding and immense desire to help creatives thrive in their industries and achieve their dreams.  Ms. Bernier aspires to grow her legal practice, continue to offer leading edge legal services and provide support and assistance to the community.