Entertainment

Our entertainment attorneys have extensive experience and serve a national client base, including entertainment and media companies, music industry professionals, artists, songwriters, production companies, record labels, and publishers.

Burr & Forman represents the full spectrum of entertainment industry players and the interests of key business and creative participants. In addition, our attorneys have a broad range of experience in entertainment and other intellectual property matters including:

  • Music and talent industry issues
  • Entertainment and media business formation and funding
  • Synchronization and other music licensing
  • Film and television transactions
  • Trademark and copyright registration and litigation
  • Intellectual property litigation
  • Advertising and promotion
  • Personal service contract negotiation
  • Sponsorship and spokesperson agreements
  • Corporate media issues
  • Magazine and book publishing
  • Sports
  • Privacy and publicity rights disputes
  • Emerging internet and technology issues
  • Brand and integrated entertainment

Our attorneys often draw upon resources from other practice areas of the firm, including Corporate, Estate and Tax Planning, and Financial Services, which are invaluable in assisting our entertainment clients in managing their personal assets and business interests.

Our Attorneys

Matthew Barnes
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5120
(205) 278-4597
Matthew
Jason Beckham
Associate ~ Atlanta, Georgia|
(404) 685-4309
(404) 214-7948
Jason
Emily Dennis
Associate ~ Nashville, Tennessee|
(615) 724-3217
(615) 724-3317
Emily
Tully Hazell
Partner ~ Atlanta, Georgia|
(404) 685-4317
(404) 817-3244
Tully
John Nefflen
Counsel ~ Nashville, Tennessee|
(615) 724-3219
(615) 724-2219
John
Thomas Potter, III
Partner ~ Nashville, Tennessee|
(615) 724-3231
(615) 724-3331
Thomas
Bradley Vance
Partner ~ Jackson, Mississippi|
(601) 709-3456
(866) 443-1582
Bradley

Experience Matters

Brief sentence defining representative matters.

  • Stock Acquisition

    Represented production company in the acquisition of the stock of a television production company from a sports and entertainment corporation. The acquired corporation was a Qualified Subchapter S Subsidiary engaged in television production for multiple programs. The purchase price consisted of cash, a seller note and the assumption of certain debt of the seller.
  • Membership Interest Acquisition

    Represented company in the acquisition of the membership interest of a magazine publisher and outdoor entertainment company from a large national television production company. The acquisition involved preliminary transfers of multiple assets from various parts of the company to the target company and negotiation of a services agreement during a transition period. In connection with the acquisition, a multi-year Time Buy agreement for the broadcaster of certain programming on the production company's networks was negotiated.