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Annual Entertainment Law In Review: The Premiere End-Of-Year Entertainment Law CLE

Co-Sponsored with the NBA Entertainment, Sports and Media Law Committee

DEC 4, 2012 Registration 1p.m. | Seminar 1:30 - 4:50p.m. 3.0 CLE Hours Register


WHO SHOULD ATTEND:   Entertainment Law Practitioners

OVERVIEW: Register now and join your colleagues for an information-packed end-of-the-year seminar.  We will continue our popular ethics and professionalism panel discussion that uses an engaging, interactive platform for discussing real-world ethical issues facing entertainment attorneys today.  Back by popular demand, Prof. Stan Soocher will provide us with a two-hour session focused on what you need to know and to catch you up on what you may have missed during the 2012 year.

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.         ETHICS & PROFESSIONALISM: PLAYING BOTH SIDES OF THE FENCE
This interactive panel discussion combines local attorneys with the disciplinary counsel for the TBPR to answer a series of ethical questions, focusing particularly on issues related to representing individuals and entertainment corporations in multiple legal and non-legal roles

  1.        1. Many entertainment attorneys assist their clients not only in legal matters, but also in
  2.            management, touring, merchandising and marketing.  Learn how this dual role as attorney
  3.            and business association or manager can create ethical issues for you.
  1.        2. Because many artists are often small businesses encompassing music publishing, touring,
  2.            and merchandising companies, entertainment attorneys often simultaneously represent
  3.             individuals and companies with technically adverse interests.  We will discuss how attorneys
  4.            can learn to understand the ethical pitfalls so they can properly represent and educate
  5.            their clients.

                                   
MODERATOR:   AMOS MALEY
                             Law Office of Amos Maley

PANEL:               JOHN BEITER
                             Shackelford, Zumwalt, Hayes, LLP
                             RAMONA P. DESALVO
                             DeSalvo Law Firm PLLC
                             PRESTON SHIPP
                             Disciplinary Counsel, TBPR

2:30 – 2:40 p.m.         BREAK

2:40 – 4:50 p.m.       THE CUTTING EDGE OF MUSIC LAW – THE YEAR IN REVIEW
(Includes 10 minutes break)    
Professor Stan Soocher, Editor-in-Chief of Entertainment Law & Finance, returns to present his popular annual review of recent court rulings of significance to the music and entertainment industries, including from courts in Tennessee. This year’s topics include, among others:

  1.        1. Defining “licensed indicia” in agreements for depicting artists
  2.        2. Enforceability of agreements to produce documentaries about musicians
  3.        3. Prior common law rights vs. federal trademark registration of band names
  4.        4. Statute of frauds vs. talent agent commission claims
  5.        5. “Open book accounts” for pursing music royalty claims
  6.        6. The impact of federal copyright law on state common law copyrights in sound recordings
  7.        7. The validity of sublicenses to use songs in foreign territories
  8.        8. Establishing foundations for expert witnesses on custom and practice of personal manager
  9.            post-term commissions and on calculating fair-market licensing value of artist rights of
  10.            publicity and trademarks
  11.        9. How a judge chooses the statute of limitations in legal malpractice suits against an
               out-of-state firm
  12.      10. Attorney efforts to sell client copyrights as reimbursement for legal services rendered.

FACULTY:         STAN SOOCHER, Esq.
                           Editor in Chief, Entertainment Law & Finance
                           Associate Professor, Music & Entertainment Industry Studies
                           University of Colorado at Denver

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Received before or on NOV. 30:
$138 NBA member; $189 non-member

Received after NOV. 30:
$148 NBA member; $199 non-member
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Registration must be received before or on NOVEMBER 30 to guarantee written materials at the program. No refunds will be issued after the registration deadline; however, a substitute may attend for a registered participant.

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seminars Details

REGISTRATION:
1:00 P.M.
SEMINAR:
1:30 P.M. - 4:50 P.M.
-------------------------------------------------------------- CREDIT: 3.0 CLE HOURS
               (1.0 Dual and 2.0 General)

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LOCATION:
ASCAP
2 Music Square West
Nashville, TN

Click Here for Directions

Recommended Parking: Nearby streets – please do not park in the ASCAP garage.
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PRODUCERS:
AMOS MALEY
Law Office of Amos Maley

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TN CLE Requirements: 
Fifteen hours per year, including three hours of Ethics & Professionalism. Must be reported by December 31.

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