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Media & Entertainment — Tennessee


Milom Horsnell Crow Kelley PLC - Media & Entertainment Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Music industry standout featuring an exceptional team of highly experienced attorneys renowned for providing representation to major recording artists. Particularly noted for its expertise in IP-related issues and well equipped to handle all performance-related areas, including touring, contract and sponsorship matters, as well as issues concerning the unauthorized use of names and likenesses of artists. Client base includes individuals and businesses.

Strengths Sources view the firm as a "go-to," adding that its lawyers have "a depth of knowledge and broad experience."

"I have a very, very positive impression of the firm. They are very strong in all respects," reports one enthusiastic client.

Notable practitioners

Michael Milom is a well-respected attorney who focuses on entertainment and IP matters. Insiders describe him as the "dean of entertainment lawyers."

The "outstanding" David Crow gains plaudits from sources, who say: "His knowledge of the music industry is virtually encyclopedic." He focuses on entertainment and IP matters.

Chris Horsnell is an experienced entertainment lawyer whose practice encompasses IP, business and entertainment matters. He advises on matters such as brand protection and management.

Page Kelley maintains a strong practice that sees him advise on transactional and contractual matters. He is also adept at handling a range of IP issues.

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Adams and Reese LLP - Media & Entertainment Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for An eminent Music Row boutique noted for its work with music clients and also adept in handling issues in other media, including television, film and publishing. Highly experienced in patent, copyright and international trademark matters.

Notable practitioners

Linda Edell Howard is a vastly experienced entertainment lawyer who advises clients on a range of transactional and IP matters, both nationally and internationally. Sources say she is "very detailed, technical and an extremely smart lawyer."

Lynn Morrow does a "particularly good job in the Christian music area," according to one peer. She has extensive experience in a range of IP matters, including copyright issues.

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Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP - Media & Entertainment Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-regarded firm involved in a broad spectrum of media and entertainment matters, including copyright, trademark and royalty litigation. Also excels in transactional and corporate matters and frequently engaged to advise on high-profile acquisitions, sales and joint ventures. Acts for an array of clients such as record labels, television and radio station networks and movie production companies. Experienced in representing individuals.

Work highlights Represented entertainer Clint Black in a range of issues, including the sale of publishing rights.

Negotiated a television and licensing agreement on behalf of Adventure Science Center.

Notable practitioners

Samuel Lipshie has a broad practice that spans entertainment, music IP and commercial litigation. Sources say he is "very knowledgeable, not only in the substantive law, but also of court practices and procedures, the judiciary, opposing counsel and the surrounding litigation landscape."

Jeffrey Allen is an "excellent" media and entertainment lawyer who often works on IP litigation and transactional matters. Clients say he is a "good strategist" and "good at long-term vision."

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Bradley’s attorneys are well-versed in all aspects of media and entertainment law, from the many complex issues facing traditional media outlets to multimedia and distribution issues.                

In addition to our experience in music, television, film, sports, and print media, we represent major entertainment companies and their affiliates, including broadcast networks, film production studios, sports networks, and professional sports leagues. Our team has extensive knowledge and entertainment industry experience cultivated from decades-long relationships with large international companies in Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago, and we frequently assist these entities with legal projects based in the southeast.

We represent a range of clients and matters, including:

  • Record labels of all sizes, songwriters and other recording artists, managers, management companies, promoters, booking/talent agencies, and music publishing companies.
  • Producers, book publishers, and alternative media and communication companies.
  • Film production companies in all stages of independent film production, including negotiating talent agreements and applicable licenses and releases.
  • Contracts for individuals, such as artists, on-air personalities, and other talent.
  • Media and entertainment companies on matters ranging from corporate and securities law to intellectual property, including copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, and the infringement of those rights.

 

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Loeb & Loeb LLP - Media & Entertainment Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for An established and high-quality practice in Nashville offering expertise in IP, corporate and transactional matters. Acts for an impressive roster of media and entertainment clients drawn from music, film, television, theater and digital media. Possesses particular experience representing major artists in name and likeness issues. Advises on music and commercial licensing for advertising campaigns.

Strengths Clients say: "Loeb & Loeb is proactive, dynamic and generative in working with clients; the empathy and wise counsel is refreshing and very appreciated."

Sources say the team is "extremely responsive and proactive."

Work highlights Represented Carrie Underwood in connection with her new worldwide record deal with Universal Music Group.

Represented the contestants for last four seasons of The Voice in connection with negotiating recording, publishing, merchandizing, management and touring agreements with Universal Music Group and affiliated entities.

Notable practitioners

Denise Stevens is best known for advising clients on IP issues, including copyright and trademark matters. Clients note she is "very detail-oriented and thorough."

Tiffany Dunn is developing a fine reputation in the market for her abilities in transactions and IP-related work. "Her understanding of the entertainment industry and how they communicate with clients and other parties involved is top-notch," says a client.

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Waller - Media & Entertainment Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for A multidisciplinary team that combines expertise in tax, IP and transactional matters, acting for a wide array of clients including film and television companies and major recording artists. Also noted for its litigation strengths and maintains longstanding expertise in representing high-profile clients across a broad range of cases in both state and federal courts. Experienced in working with sports personalities.

Strengths One client notes the firm has "expert partners able to handle any issues".

Work highlights Advised Meredith Corporation and its subsidiary WSMV-TV Channel 4 on libel and privacy threats, as well as providing counsel on investigative news stories.

Represented E! Entertainment in a libel suit brought by a former American Idol contestant regarding a program covering the career of Paula Abdul.

Notable practitioners

Robb Harvey is a leading practitioner who handles IP, media, entertainment and franchise litigation. Sources describe him as "a litigation expert" who is "a very bright and diligent advocate."

Andrew Norwood acts for a wide variety of clients, including singers and writers, on IP and licensing issues. "He is an effective negotiator and has a proven ability to find middle-ground solutions that work for all parties," reports one source.

About the Team (content provided by Waller)

Waller’s media and entertainment practice goes beyond the typical Nashville representation of country music artists and labels to include companies and individuals in a wide range of entertainment and media sectors. Clients include traditional and new media clients including:

  • Advertisers and agencies
  • Broadcast television networks and affiliate stations
  • Cable television networks
  • Newspapers
  • Book publishers
  • Music publishers
  • Internet service providers
  • Manufacturers and retailers
  • Gaming providers
  • Individual artists (written, musical and visual arts)
  • On-air talent

Media-related clients retain our services for a variety of needs:

  • Licensing and commercial transactions
  • First Amendment access
  • Intellectual property litigation
  • Case review and counseling
  • State and local tax issues
  • Wealth management and estate planning
  • Lobbying and government relations
  • Contract negotiations
  • General dispute resolution, litigation, and corporate needs
  • Corporate acquisitions
  • Name, image, and likeness rights
  • Real estate transactions
  • Trademark protection

Harnessing our collective experience in multiple areas of business law, along with our multi-disciplinary approach, respect for privacy, and dedication to achieving success as defined by our clients, Waller attorneys are tenacious advocates and trusted advisors.

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Keller Turner Ruth Andrews & Ghanem, PLLC - Media & Entertainment Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Adept team that offers expertise in litigation and transactional matters for clients in the music and sports industries. Regularly acts for major recording artists and songwriters as well as record labels and music publishers.

Strengths Sources say it is "an amazing firm that represents clients very well."

Notable practitioners

Jason Turner is highly sought after for his work in contract negotiation and protection of IP rights as well as copyright and trademark infringement litigation. Sources say he is "a well-rounded attorney."

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Riley Warnock & Jacobson, PLC - Media & Entertainment Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for A Nashville-based firm with a strong reputation for entertainment litigation, representing both plaintiffs and defendants. Maintains a focus on copyright and trademark issues affecting media and entertainment clients. Regularly represents entities such as film companies, record labels, book publishers and recording artists.

Strengths Peers say: "They are excellent in entertainment and IP litigation."

Notable practitioners

Timothy Warnock is "an excellent trial lawyer" who is "really good in entertainment-related disputes," say sources. She handles a range of IP dispute work at the state and federal level.

About the Team (content provided by Riley Warnock & Jacobson, PLC)

The firm represents and advises a variety of businesses, including music, healthcare, media, technology, and book-publishing clients, with respect to copyright, trademark, trade dress, domain name, and other intellectual property issues.  The firm’s intellectual property clients include book publishers, healthcare providers, film companies, major and independent record labels, music publishers, computer software, and hardware manufacturers and a variety of other technology firms, artist and business managers, booking agencies, and other entities and individuals with intellectual property needs at the heart of their businesses.


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Senior Statesperson

Almon & McPike, PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Orville Almon of Almon & McPike, PLLC is recognized for his experience in advising and representing publishing companies, record companies, music producers and songwriters. Sources say he "knows what he is doing" and is known as "a country music deal-maker."

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Senior Statesperson

Shackelford, Bowen, Zumwalt & Hayes, LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Jim Zumwalt of Shackelford, Bowen, Zumwalt & Hayes, LLP has over 40 years' experience in the field and focuses on working with new media and technology. He advises on transactional matters and IP issues.

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Star Individuals

Milom Horsnell Crow Kelley PLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Michael Milom is a well-respected attorney who focuses on entertainment and IP matters. Insiders describe him as the "dean of entertainment lawyers."

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Band 1

Linda Edell Howard

Adams and Reese LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Linda Edell Howard is a vastly experienced entertainment lawyer who advises clients on a range of transactional and IP matters, both nationally and internationally. Sources say she is "very detailed, technical and an extremely smart lawyer."

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Band 1

Waller

From the Chambers USA guide

Robb Harvey is a leading practitioner who handles IP, media, entertainment and franchise litigation. Sources describe him as "a litigation expert" who is "a very bright and diligent advocate."

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Band 1

Russell A. Jones, Jr. and Anjlee Khurana, P.A

From the Chambers USA guide

Russell Jones of Russell A. Jones, Jr. and Anjlee Khurana, P.A handles a range of transactional matters. He is experienced in working with record producers, artists, industry executives and publishing companies.

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Band 1

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Samuel Lipshie has a broad practice that spans entertainment, music IP and commercial litigation. Sources say he is "very knowledgeable, not only in the substantive law, but also of court practices and procedures, the judiciary, opposing counsel and the surrounding litigation landscape."

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Band 2

Milom Horsnell Crow Kelley PLC

From the Chambers USA guide

The "outstanding" David Crow gains plaudits from sources, who say: "His knowledge of the music industry is virtually encyclopedic." He focuses on entertainment and IP matters.

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Band 2

Dickinson Wright PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Derek Crownover of Dickinson Wright PLLC is "very experienced in the music business area" and is "a very bright, effective advocate," according to interviewees. He chairs the practice at the firm and advises on a range of IP, tax and business matters.

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Band 2

Del Casino Law

From the Chambers USA guide

Casey Del Casino is well regarded for his expertise pertaining to copyright law. Sources say he is "a good publishing lawyer."

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Band 2

Adams and Reese LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Lynn Morrow does a "particularly good job in the Christian music area," according to one peer. She has extensive experience in a range of IP matters, including copyright issues.

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Band 2

Rose IP Law PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Natalya Rose of Rose IP Law PLLC concentrates on trademark, copyright and e-commerce law. "She is very thoughtful, very analytical and very thorough. She is one of the leaders in the industry in IP matters," says a client.

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Band 2

Loeb & Loeb LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Denise Stevens is best known for advising clients on IP issues, including copyright and trademark matters. Clients note she is "very detail-oriented and thorough."

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Band 2

Timothy L Warnock

Riley Warnock & Jacobson, PLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Timothy Warnock is "an excellent trial lawyer" who is "really good in entertainment-related disputes," say sources. She handles a range of IP dispute work at the state and federal level.

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Band 3

Loeb & Loeb LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Tiffany Dunn is developing a fine reputation in the market for her abilities in transactions and IP-related work. "Her understanding of the entertainment industry and how they communicate with clients and other parties involved is top-notch," says a client.

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Band 3

James H Harris II

Law Offices of James H. Harris

From the Chambers USA guide

James Harris of Law Offices of James H. Harris is an experienced media and entertainment lawyer who is well thought of in copyright and trademark related litigation. He is best known for representing clients in the music and publishing industries.

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Band 3

Milom Horsnell Crow Kelley PLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Chris Horsnell is an experienced entertainment lawyer whose practice encompasses IP, business and entertainment matters. He advises on matters such as brand protection and management.

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Band 3

Milom Horsnell Crow Kelley PLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Page Kelley maintains a strong practice that sees him advise on transactional and contractual matters. He is also adept at handling a range of IP issues.

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Band 3

Waller

From the Chambers USA guide

Andrew Norwood acts for a wide variety of clients, including singers and writers, on IP and licensing issues. "He is an effective negotiator and has a proven ability to find middle-ground solutions that work for all parties," reports one source.

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Band 3

Keller Turner Ruth Andrews & Ghanem, PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Jason Turner is highly sought after for his work in contract negotiation and protection of IP rights as well as copyright and trademark infringement litigation. Sources say he is "a well-rounded attorney."

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Associates to watch

Dickinson Wright PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Austen Adams of Dickinson Wright PLLC regularly advises clients on trademark and copyright matters. Clients report he is "a great communicator."

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Associates to watch

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Jeffrey Allen is an "excellent" media and entertainment lawyer who often works on IP litigation and transactional matters. Clients say he is a "good strategist" and "good at long-term vision."

^ See whole ranking table