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Here you will find two types of listings.  The first category are attorneys in which USAudio can personally recommend as being among the best in the industry.  These “Preferred or Recommended” attorney listings are identified with a gold star.  The attorneys without stars are of course of no lesser qualifications or any less prominent in their specialty practice or ability to provide outstanding service.  If they were; they would not be listed.  These particular attorneys are listed without stars only for the simple fact that USAudio nor anyone on our staff has in the past had an opportunity to be serviced by or formally dealt directly with the attorney; we do however consider then to be valuable industry legal resources worthy of being promoted here.  As an example, our first listing, Entertainment Attorney Diana LaPolt, Esq. of LaPoly Law, P.C. is not only considered outstanding in her particular discipline; she is also author and online viagra sale contributor of Matthew Bender Entertainment Industry Contracts; Negotiating and  Drafting Guides, Volumes 8 and 9 (the “Music Law Volumes”) as well as a highly respected contributor to a number of Nationally Recognized Industry Trade Organization On-line Legal Resources e.g.: her recent (December 12th) on-line contribution to ACSAP Lesson: Building Your Brand and Career.

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MEMBERSHIPS:

California State Bar Association; Los Angeles County Bar Association; Beverly Hills Bar Association; California Copyright Conference; National Recording Academy of Arts & Sciences; California Lawyers for the Arts; Association of Independent Music Publishers; National Association of Recording Industry Professionals; National Association of Recording Merchandisers: PowerUP, and Women In Film.

Committees and Boards:

AFTRA Attorney-Managers Advisory Board; SoundExchange Attorney-Managers Advisory Board;  Grammy Advocacy Committee, MusicFirst Coalition.

Other Notable Accolades: Co-Producer of the Academy Award nominated feature documentary; Tupac: Resurrection (Amaru Films/MTV Films, Paramount Pictures).

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Randall A. Petries, Esq. (Entertainment Attorney & CEO GumboDigital)

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Mr. Petrie works to develop and implement the overall business strategy for GumboDigital. Prior to founding GumboDigital, Mr. Petrie served as in house counsel to Stevie Wonder since 1999. Prior to Stevie Wonder, Mr. Petrie was Head of Legal and Business Affairs for Instant Records, LLC and Instantly Publish LLC. Mr. Petrie received his law degree from George Washington University and buy cialis tadalafil a BA in Psychobiology from Hamilton College. Mr. Petrie also currently serves as Principal of Dread Brothers Entertainment, LLC, a boutique consultancy established to present top industry executives of music, film and television, carefully selected product befitting their personal attention.

Other Notable Accolades:

- Negotiated an administration deal between Instantly Published, LLC and Warner Chappell UK.
- Negotiated a pressing and distribution deal with Pinnacle Records UK.
- Negotiated recording agreement between Instant and EMI records for the “45 King” album deal.
- Drafted and negotiated License Agreement to Def Jam for Jay-Z’s multi-platinum selling “Hard Knock Life” title track selling over 7 million units.
- First attorney to clear a sample from a Broadway play, “Annie”, for use in a multi-platinum selling Hip Hop rap song.
- In-house counsel for Stevie Wonder, included such duties as negotiating and drafting major artist appearance and performance agreements for U.S. and international; celebrity endorsement agreements; celebrity right of publicity license agreements; songwriter’s agreements; artist work-for-hire agreements; promotional rights clearances; copyright filings; contract tracking; guild filings and many other proprietary confidential industry related services.
- Negotiated and drafted TV license agreement with Japan’s NHK for Stevie’s songwriting, appearance, and performance for Japan’s National Celebration for New Years.

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Kendall Minter, Esq. Kendall Minter

 

The law firm of Minter & Associates is a multi-faceted entertainment law firm. Our extensive experience and expertise in entertainment, sports and intellectual property law as well as litigation and corporate matters has enabled us to handle a broad range of client interests.

Expertise: One of our firm’s strongest areas of expertise is in the music industry. Our clients include independent record companies, distributors, producers and music publishers as well as recording artists, songwriters, talent agents, managers, film producers, and others. We provide these clients with legal counsel and handle a wide variety of business matters on their behalf.

A FEW OF KENDALL"S CLIENTS

 

Kendall Minter also has over thirty years experience in the field of international entertainment law and represents clients in foreign sub-publishing, master licensing and touring.

Areas of Practice: We work with our clients in various areas, including the structuring, negotiating, and implementation of transactions such as: Recording Artist and Songwriter Agreements, Producer Agreements, Distribution Agreements, Touring and Live Performance Agreements, Collaboration and Co-Publishing Agreements, Master Licenses and Product Licenses, Merchandising Agreements, Trademark and Copyright administration, and New Media. Rates are available upon consultation and are industry standard.

Kendall A. Minter, a native of New York and graduate and Senior Class President of Flushing High School began his professional path at Cornell University where he participated in the six year combined arts/law program, graduating with a B.A., majoring in Political Science in 1974, and with a J.D. from Cornell Law School in 1976.

During his six years in Ithaca, Kendall was a member of the ski team, helped found Black Radio Ithaca, was an announcer for radio stations WVBR-FM and WTKO and was a principal of Full Circle Enterprises, Inc. a regional concert promotion firm.

Upon his graduation from Cornell Law School, he joined Fairchild Industries as Associate General Counsel and Corporate Representative for Broadcasting. During the next 21/2 years (until 1978). He acted as the corporate liaison for the broadcast division which owned and operated three highly successful radio stations in Dallas and Minneapolis. His responsibilities at Fairchild also included general “in House” corporate legal matters such as employment and consulting agreements, trademarks, real estate and labor matters.

In 1978, Kendall returned to New York City and joined the 56 – lawyer firm Burns, Jackson, Miller, Summit & Jacoby as an associate. For the next two years, Kendall gained expertise in corporate and entertainment law and litigation.

In 1980, Kendall embarked upon his sole practice career and established the Law Firm of Kendall A. Minter, which eventually opened affiliated offices in Los Angeles and London.

In 1984, Kendall joined the law firm of Barnes, Wood, Williams and Rafalsky as counsel, where he remained until establishing Minter & Gay in 1987. Minter & Gay was a boutique law firm which specialized in entertainment, sports and labor law. Based in the Wall Street district, the firm grew to nine attorneys with an internationally diverse clientele.

In September 1992, Kendall merged his practice into the firm of Phillips, Nizer, Benjamin, Krim & Balon as counsel. As a member of the Entertainment Department, Kendall continued to expand his practice, now with the resources and support of a 65 year old, 110 lawyer national firm.

In early 1995, Kendall relocated to Atlanta and joined the firm of Sales Goodloe & Golden, as counsel, where he established and developed an entertainment department. The firm has a strong presence and national reputation in the areas of corporate and municipal finance and real estate. Kendall has also been Of Counsel to the New York City entertainment law firm Rudolph & Beer.

In 1996, Kendall established Wave entertainment Inc. an adult contemporary record label which pacted with BMG for distribution and signed Chuck Jackson, The Main Ingredient, Jerry Butler and O.C. Smith as its initial roster. The debut release by the label was a duet between Dionne Warwick and Chuck Jackson, which received critical acclaim.

In 2004, Kendall established Minter & Associates, L.L.C. in Atlanta, Georgia and subsequently established an Of Counsel affiliation with regional law firm Gibson & Behman, P.C.  Minter & Associates, L.L.C. is a boutique law firm which represents a diverse international clientele in the areas of entertainment, corporate, intellectual property, sports and new media matters.  Gibson & Behman is a mid-sized regional law firm founded in 1987 which represents clients in the areas of litigation, employment law, corporate formations and dissolutions, trademark matters, insurance matters, bankruptcy and partnership matters.  The firm has offices throughout the Northeast, in Florida, California and the United States Virgin Islands.

Kendall is a co-founder and Co-Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association. He was the inaugural Executive Director of BESLA, serving in that capacity from 1979 to approximately 1986. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Rhythm & Blues Foundation and is the Chairman of the organization and is a member of the Board of the Living Legends Foundation and Director of Sound Exchange, Inc.

Kendall has also served extended terms as a director of the American Youth Hostels and the 100 Black Men. He was an adjunct professor at Benjamin Cardozo School of Law, and is a frequent lecturer for the Practicing Law Institute and numerous other organizations as well as being a frequent contributor and columnist for several music trade publications.  Kendall presently serves as an adjunct professor in the School of Music at Georgia State University where he teaches classes on copyright, music publishing and the music industry.

Kendall is listed in Who’s Who in America , Who’s Who in American Law, Who’s Who in Entertainment, Who’s Who in The East and Who’s Who amongst Black Americans and he has been inducted into the Knights of Malta, O.S.J. A sampling of Mr. Minter’s varied clients, past and present, Includes Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Shabba Ranks, Lena Horne, Roy Ayers, Miriam Makeba, Hugh Masekela, Third World, Bunny Wailer, The Government of Jamaica, The Backstreet Boys, Teddy Riley, Freddie Jackson, for WBO Heavyweight Champion Ray Mercer, Cameo, The Fat Boys, Peter Tosh, Onyx Heavy D & The Boyz, Mad Cobra, Mtume, Kirk Franklin and the Family and Numerous others.

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