entertainment law

Client News: Emmy Nomination x Surviving R. Kelly

Kitti Jones Emmy Nomination

Congratulations to the entire team of Lifetime Surviving R Kelly on your Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Informational Series!

Standing beside my client Kitti Jones and watching her incredible strength and courage to tell her story along with each of these women despite the naysayers and bumps in the road has been so amazing, inspiring, and life changing experience as a her lawyer, as a woman, as a black woman.

Thank you Lifetime for your care in telling their stories. Thank you television Academy for acknowledging the power and value in the telling of black stories.

#tellblackstories #emmyawards

Rolling Stone x Arrest of R. Kelly

ROLLING STONE reached out about today’s charges. I shared my opinion from a legal stand point quoted below:

“Although long over due I am pleased that authorities have finally stepped up to the plate and done a thorough investigation. But I want the public to keep in mind from a legal standpoint this is just the beginning. The real fight is in front of us. We've been here before with R Kelly and he walked away a free man. So I'm putting my hope that this time will be different, that this is the beginning of the process that brings an actual conviction and justice for survivors like my client Kitti and the families waiting to be reunited with their daughters.”

Mind Your Business Podcast Interview

Mind Your Business Podcast Interview

Had the chance to chat with the guys of the Mind Your Business Podcast:


R. Kelly vs Other Celebrity Men Dating Younger Women
Legal Tips for Interviewing 
Publishing Royalties
Work for Hire Agreements
Behind the Scenes Scoop on the 2018 and 2019 Grammy Awards Parties
Shows MTV Needs to Bring Back

...it's well worth the listen..plug in and enjoy!

Client News: Simone Torres x GRAMMY Nomination - Cardi B "I Like It"

Client News: Simone Torres x GRAMMY Nomination - Cardi B "I Like It"

Huge congrats to my client Simone Torres for her first GRAMMY nomination for her engineering of “I Like It” by Cardi B winner of the 2019 GRAMMy Award for best Rap Album!

Jacquees vs Ella Mai - How to Legally Make Cover Songs

Jacquees vs Ella Mai - How to Legally Make Cover Songs

In case you missed the buzz on Twitter last week. The internet exploded when Jacquees’ cover of “Trip” by Ella Mai was removed from Soundcloud and Youtube. While the internet decided it was a hater move on the part of Ella Mai, her label made it clear it was business related and she had no say in the matter.

A better description is that it was a LEGAL matter. As T-Pain pointed out you CANNOT monetize material that does not belong to you. In simple words that is THEFT in legal terms it is copyright infringement.

So how do artists cover other people’s songs all the time and how was THIS different?

Follow the jump to find out!

CLIENT NEWS: FUTURE OF SPORTS X WASHINGTONIAN

CLIENT NEWS: FUTURE OF SPORTS X WASHINGTONIAN

This week's flashback Friday goes to client Future of Sports. A new client to the roster, it's owner Nicole Pinedo has a new spin on the museum experience fusing an interactive sports themed installations within functionally sized spaces able to host actual fitness class and events.

It's first installation in Washington DC caught the attention of the Washingtonian where it named it "Part Instagram dreamworld, part nostalgic playground, the whole thing is a millennial heaven"

Here are a few pics of the installation:

CLIENT NEWS: TRAP KARAOKE X ESSENCE FESTIVAL

CLIENT NEWS: TRAP KARAOKE X ESSENCE FESTIVAL

Guess who’s partnered with Essence Festival!!! The show sold out so be sure to visit ww.trapkaraoke.com to see when they will hit a city near you or regret the rest of your adult life.

CLIENT NEWS: PIMP C miniseries airs on BET

CLIENT NEWS: PIMP C miniseries airs on BET

Client Chinara Butler of UGQ Enterprises LLC sat down with BET recently and shared  memories of her late husband Chad "Pimp C" Butler one half of the legendary UGK.

Watch the full clip below.

CLIENT NEWS: Kitti Jones' Book Named Top 12 Summer Reading

CLIENT NEWS: Kitti Jones' Book Named Top 12 Summer Reading

Following client Kitti Jones' appearance on NBC's TODAY Show with Megyn Kelly featuring her biographical novel "I Was Somebody Before This" the Muse.com featured the book on it's 12 Perfect Books for Your End-of-Summer Reading List.

A definite page turning must read story of survival despite the unthinkable, Kitti's book is available for Kindle and on Paperback: HERE

CLIENT NEWS: Future EVOL PROD BY $K Goes Platinum

CLIENT NEWS: Future EVOL PROD BY $K Goes Platinum

Officially certified by the RIAA on May 22 Future's EVOL project featuring "Lie to Me" and "Fly Shit Only" produced by client John $K Mcgee has sold over a million units to date!