Orlando, Florida
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About Me

Experience Overview

Private Practice, Orlando, FL
Attorney at Law

  • Supreme Court of Florida; Certified Circuit Civil Mediator
  • Mediation
  • Drafting and Negotiating Management, Crew and Talent Contracts
    (Including: Music, Film, Television, Print, Commercial and Publishing)
  • Reviewing, Negotiating and Drafting Record Label Contracts
  • Negotiating Blanket Deals with ASCAP and BMI
  • Negotiating and Reviewing Distribution Agreements
  • Acquisition of Trademarks and Copyrights
  • Music Licensing for Film and Video Games
  • Negotiating and Drafting Product Placement Agreements
  • Negotiating Synchronization Licenses
  • Acquisition of Permits for Filming
  • Setting Up Business Entities
  • SAG Negotiations
  • Acquiring, Drafting, and Negotiating Music and Book Publishing Deals
  • Union Relations
  • Copyright Registration and Dispute Issues
  • Settling Credit Disputes
  • General Contract Development and Review
  • General Business Management
  • Tort Litigation
  • Developing Wills
  • F.M.P.T.A., F.C.C.A. (Board Counsel), F.A.B,  and E.A.S.L. Affiliations
  • American Bar Association

Florida Bar
Entertainment, Art, and Sports Law Section Legislative Chair

  • Report Laws Affecting the Arts in Florida
  • Facilitate Development of the Arts in Florida
  • Represent the Interests of Artists, Managers, Agents, and Attorneys
  • Organize Lobbying Volunteers
Gavel Entertainment Company, Miami, Florida
Publicity and Artist Management
  • Developed Marketing Strategies
  • Drafted Artist/Management Contract
  • Find and Publicize Talent
  • Music Video Development
  • Advise President and Vice President on Entertainment Industry Issues
  • Trademark Issues
Sony Pictures Entertainment, Culver City, California
Legal Intern for Robert Holmes, Executive Vice President, Music Group
  • Reviewed Deals Involving Writers, Artists, Producers,
    Music Supervisors and Music Publishers
  • Researched Copyright Issues
  • Reviewed and Redrafted Master Use and Synchronization Licenses
  • Developed Spread Sheets of Monetary Disbursements for
    Music Licenses in Film
  • Drafted Copyright Schedule
  • Drafted Responses in Settlement Negotiations
  • Drafted Contract Summaries
  • Royalty Spreadsheets
  • Abstracted Future Soundtrack Album Deals
  • Dealt with Internet Copyright Issues
BMG U.S. Latin, Miami, Florida
Legal Intern for Leslie J. Zigel
  • Developed Artist Contract Summaries
  • Developed Option Contract Schedule
  • Maintained Copyright Database
  • Reviewed Artist, Music Publishing and Music Licensing Contracts
Christopher R. Qualmann, P.A., Orlando, Florida
Legal Research Assistant
  • Conducted Research for Entertainment Law Firm
  • Assisted in Contract Negotiation for an On-Air Host
  • Assisted in Criminal Case for High Profile Entertainers
  • Prepared Petitions for Ratification of Minor’s Contracts
  • Dealt with High Profile Entertainers

EDUCATION

Dispute Resolution, Inc.
Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediation Training

Rollins College Crummer Business School, Orlando, FL
MBA

  • Presidents List
  • Dean’s List
  • New Group Venture Plan Competition Winner
University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, FL
Juris Doctorate
  • President Entertainment Sports Law Society (1999-2001)
  • Dean’s List
  • Honor Council
  • Litigation Skills
  • Who’s Who Among American Law Students (2 years)
  • American Bar Association
Florida State University
Bachelor of Science in Communication; Minor Pre-Law; Emphasis Political Science
  • Dean’s List
  • Student Government
  • Kappa Delta Public Relations Chair

SKILLS
Mediation, Lexis-Nexis, Westlaw, Public Speaking, Public Relations, Excel and Word. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
I am currently licensed to practice in both Florida and California.  Additionally, I intend to waive into the Washington D.C. Bar.  I am also a certified Circuit Civil Mediator. 


Professional Bar Memberships:

  • United States Middle District of Florida Court
  • Florida Bar
  • California Bar

Professional Associations:

  • Florida Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • Florida Cast and Crew Association Board Member
  • Florida Motion Picture and Television Association Past Board Member
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Young Lawyers Section
  • Florida Bar Entertainment Arts and Sports Law Section
  • Entertainment Sports Law Society
  • Florida Actor’s Book
  • Film In Florida
  • United Film & Television Artists Orlando
  • Digital Media Alliance Florida
  • Film Orlando

Personal Associations:

  • Florida State Alumni Association
  • Rollins College Crummer Business School Alumni Association
  • University of Miami School of Law Alumni Association
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Orlando Seminoles
  • Kappa-Delta Orlando
  • Northland Church
  • ReefDrift SCUBA Diving Network
  • PADI Scuba
  • Orlando Sport and Social Club
  • Lake Wales Country Club
  • Y.A.W.E.R.S. Orlando Book Club
  • Young Libertarian’s

Interests and Hobbies:
Backpacking, boating, bowling, canoeing, college football fan, cycling, dancing, gardening, independent films and music, reading, scuba diving, snow skiing, swimming, tennis, theater, travel, tubing, volleyball, water skiing, wine tasting. 

 
 

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  Mediation
Mediation is a confidential meeting with a third party neutral person who facilitates dispute resolution. Basically, a trained neutral third party assists in the negotiation and dispute resolution. The mediator does not act as a judge or legal advisor. The mediator assists in identifying issues and solutions.

The neutral third party (mediator) helps to identify issues and discuss solutions that a court is not at liberty to grant in a common legal dispute. In mediation, the parties control the outcome. The parties exercise their self determination in resolving a matter versus having a judge or jury in a courtroom arena make the decision.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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