Georgia

Hall, Booth, Smith & Slover, P.C.

Hall, Booth, Smith & Slover
A Professional Corporation

The Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Practice Group of Hall, Booth, Smith & Slover, P.C. represents artists, songwriters, producers, executives, record labels, managers, publishers, and on-air personalities in their business and litigation matters. The practice group consists of Karl Braun, Jeff Burrow, Derek Crownover, Justin Kerenyi, Jon Marigliano and Roger Sumrall

Mr. Braun is a partner of the firm and co-chairs the intellectual property and entertainment practice group.  His concentration is litigation of entertainment contract and copyright/trademark matters respectively (which includes a specialty in music publishing catalog acquisitions out of bankruptcy and otherwise).  Mr. Burrow is an associate and assists both Mr. Braun and Mr. Crownover's clients directly with litigation support and transactional expertise.  Mr. Crownover is a partner of the firm and co-chairs the intellectual property and entertainment practice group.  Mr. Crownover personally advises his music and film clients in virtually all areas of their business transactions, including corporate formation and acquisitions, recording and production agreements, employment contracts, music publishing, (acquisitions and sales of catalogs) as well as litigation management, wealth planning and asset protection.  Mr. Kerenyi is an associate and assists Mr. Braun's clients regarding their state and federal litigation matters.  In addition to being an NFL scout, Mr. Marigliano is a partner of the firm and practices in the areas of copyright and trademark litigation as well as sports law in the Atlanta office.  Mr. Sumrall, a senior partner at the firm, practices in the areas of copyright and trademark litigation in the Atlanta office. 

The practice group has closed thousands of deals of various types related to the entertainment business as well as litigated many "cutting edge" issues of IP law.  The intellectual property and entertainment law practice group is based in the Atlanta and Nashville offices of Hall, Booth, Smith & Slover.

Nashville Office
611 Commerce St.
Suite 2925
Nashville, TN 37203
Tel:  615-313-9913
Fax: 615-313-8008
Karl Braun  kmb@hbss.net 
 
Atlanta Office
230 Peachtree Street
Suite 2500
Atlanta, GA 30303-1515
Tel: 404-954-5000
Fax: 404-954-5020
Roger Sumrall srs@hbss.net
 

Sutherland

Sutherland is a national law firm known for solving challenging business problems and resolving unique legal issues for many of the nation’s largest companies.  Founded in 1924, our firm has grown to more than 450 lawyers in six offices.  From our offices in Atlanta, Washington, Austin, Houston, New York and Tallahassee, we provide a broad range of legal services to a diverse group of clients.  Our main practices include intellectual property, corporate, tax, financial services, energy, litigation and real estate.  We are also experienced in a number of specialty areas and have worked in a multitude of industry groups.

Sutherland has an active intellectual property practice, consisting of more than 45 full-time intellectual property attorneys and a full complement of paralegals and staff.  The intellectual property group provides all of the services required by those needing to protect and leverage intellectual property rights in a wide variety of industries in the U.S. and internationally.  These services include patent, trademark and copyright prosecution, counseling, litigation and licensing; trade secret and technology litigation and counseling; domain name portfolio management, recovery, and dispute resolution; due diligence reviews in connection with mergers and acquisitions; and intellectual property audits and evaluations.  Specifically, Sutherland represents several of the country’s largest generic pharmaceutical companies, medical device companies, financial transaction processors and universities.  Our life sciences lawyers use a multi-disciplinary approach to help clients protect and leverage their intellectual property, structure their businesses, raise capital, hire and compensate officers and other key employees, comply with federal, state and international regulations, and deal with most other legal challenges.

A significant number of Sutherland’s intellectual property lawyers are registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and hold advanced technical degrees in areas including organic chemistry, chemical engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, molecular genetics, medicine, biomedical engineering, microbiology and immunology.  We handle intellectual property matters in a number of technical fields including biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, biomedical devices, computers, software, chemical technology, minerals and telecommunications.  This technical patent prosecution expertise is coupled with broad litigation experience.

Sutherland
999 Peachtree Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30309-3996
Tel: 404-853-8000
Fax: 404-853-8806
Website: www.sutherland.com

 


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