• Entertainment & Sports Law
  • Tennessee
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Practice Area
  • Entertainment & Sports Law
Additional Practice Area
  • Chair, Global Media & Entertainment Practice
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Tennessee
Professional Experience
Founding Shareholder; Co-Managing Shareholder Emeritus - Atlanta Office
Current
Education
University of Tennessee College of Law
J.D.
City University of New York at Hunter College
B.A.
Economics
Professional Associations
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Activities: Member, Georgia, Tennessee, American, and Atlanta Bar Associations
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Activities: Member, Initial Board of Directors, GRAMMY Museum, 2008
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Activities: Music Industry Representative, State of Georgia, Film, Video and Music Advisory Commission, Appointed by Governor Sonny Perdue, 2004-Current
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Activities: General Counsel, The Recording Academy (NARAS), 2003-Current
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Activities: Former Executive Entertainment Counsel, The Recording Academy (NARAS), 2000-2002
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Activities: Founding Chairman, Entertainment Law Initiative (ELI) (NARAS)
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Activities: Chairman Emeritus, The Recording Academy (NARAS), 1997-1998
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Activities: National Chairman, The Recording Academy (NARAS), 1995-1996
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Activities: Board of Trustees, NARAS Foundation, 1995-1996
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Activities: Special Counsel, Country Music Association, 1998-Current
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Activities: General Counsel and Member of Board of Directors, Farm Aid Inc., 1985-Current
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Activities: Chairman, Abu Dhabi Investment House Advisory Board, 2008
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Activities: Advisory Council, Otis Redding Big "O" Youth Educational Dream Foundation, 2007
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Activities: Fellow, Royal Society for Encouragement of Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce (RSA), 2005-Current
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Activities: Board Member, International Tennis Hall of Fame and Museum, 2006-Current
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Activities: Board of Directors, WhiteFence, 2005 - Current
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Activities: Board of Directors, Natrol, Inc., 2006-Current
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Activities: Special Counsel, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, 2006-Current
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Activities: Board of Governors, The Buckhead Club, 2004-Current
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Activities: Board of Directors, The Yellowstone Club, 2004-Current
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Activities: Vice Chairman, Gibson Foundation, 2003-2007
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Activities: Board of Directors, Gibson Foundation, 2000-2007
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Activities: Board of Directors, Gibson Guitar Corp., 2000-2007
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Activities: Vice Chairman, Baldwin Piano Corporation, 2005-2007
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Activities: Chairman, Board of Advisors - America's Junior Miss, 2000-2004
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Activities: Chairman, American Bar Association’s Entertainment & Sports Law Forum, 2000-2001
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Activities: Advisory Board of Directors, T.J. Martell Foundation for Leukemia Research, 1995-2003
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Activities: Advisory Board, Very Special Arts, 1994-2005
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Activities: Board of Directors, Very Special Arts, 1991-1994
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Activities: Board of Directors, State of Georgia Music Hall of Fame Authority, 1994-1999
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Activities: Board of Directors, Entertainment & Finance Law Journal, 1995-1999
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Activities: Chairman of the Board of Advisors, Georgia State University, Commercial Music Program, College of Arts & Sciences, 1995-1997
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Activities: Board of Advisors, Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, 1996
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Activities: Advisory Board, Atlanta Songwriters Association, 1992
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Activities: Entertainment & Sports Law Section Member and Chairman, Georgia Bar Association, 1992
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Activities: Advisory Council, The Music Educators National Conference
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Activities: Advisory Board, Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games, 1991
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