Entertainment & Sports Law

Shackelford represent clients in a variety of sports and entertainment law matters, including handling contract negotiations, preparing global licensing deals, and navigating the role of digital media in all areas of entertainment. Our entertainment clients include recording artists, record companies, managers, publishers, and others. Our sports clients include the PGA of America – Northern Texas Section as well as professional athletes.

Our practice is staffed by some of the most accomplished attorneys in the entertainment industry who provide decades of industry experience and access to insiders in music, television and film. We maintain ongoing relationships with some of the most recognized groups in the entertainment industry, including the Country Music Association, Leadership Music, National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Gospel Music Association, and many others.

In addition to our expertise in contracts, licensing deals and other areas of immediate impact to our sports and entertainment clients, we also provide a variety of legal resources in other areas. From helping negotiate the best real estate deal to planning for retirement, we deliver the legal tools that our sports and entertainment clients need to effectively manage their talents and careers.

John C. Shackelford
Jim Zumwalt (Nashville Office)
Michael D. McKinley
Edward B. Tomlinson
Lauren M. Spahn (Nashville Office)
Rebekah L. Shulman (Nashville Office)