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Alonzo McAlpine Alston

Practice areas:

Entertainment, Business, Intellectual Property, Litigation, Contracts & Agreements

About Me

I am passionate about and effective at helping entrepreneurs develop strong foundations and frameworks for success. I focus my practice on startups, entertainment (film, television, music, arts, & theatre), private finance, venture capital, IP (copyright & trademark), unfair comeptition law, & litigation.


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Alonzo McAlpine Alston, Esq. was born in Savannah, GA, is a loving and proud father of two, dedicated husband, and client-focused and service oriented attorney.


 


Attorney Alston was born to entrepreneurial parents who were heavily involved in the civil rights movement, and is a product of their strong influential guidance to purpose his life and endeavors on social equality, cause-driven activism, and self-reliance with a focus on empowerment through community building. These values have also influenced his desire to espouse integrity, maintain ownership of his work-product, and develop clear communications.


 


Attorney Alston said, "[O]ne of the primary reasons I became and attorney was to make sure that people knew what I didn't know when I started out in business. I wanted people to know the value of strong agreements and be able to speak to an attorney that had been on the wrong end of a bad deal. Someone's got to fight for the little guy in business."


 


Entrepreneurship has been a driving force in his life, and began at an early age. Since his first lemonade stand and video game exchange, Attorney Alston has sought to maximize value for his clients. In 2001, Attorney Alston founded Movement Productions (now, Movement Productions, LLC) to provide quality event oriented entertainment and information services and resources. Similarly, Attorney Alston established McAlpine PLLC to provide client focused and dedicated customer service yielding high-quality legal counsel in a variety of practice areas.

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Languages Spoken: English, French

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2009

  1. Entertainment: 40%
    6 years
  2. Business: 20%
    6 years
  3. Litigation: 15%
    6 years
  4. Intellectual Property: 15%
    6 years
  5. Contracts & Agreements: 10%
    6 years

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

9 total 

  • Christian K. Lassen II

    Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.

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    Christian Lassen Wrongful Death Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Brian Heath Crockett

    Attorney Alston knows the law and how to make it work for his clients. I endorse this lawyer.

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    Brian Crockett Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

McAlpine PLLC - NC Entertainment & Business Law Firm

1000 Music Factory Blvd
Ste. B10
Charlotte, NC, 28206

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NCActive200907/05/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing MemberMcAlpine PLLC2010 - Present
Of CounselKen Harris & Associates, P.A.2010 - Present

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Carolina Entertainment NetworkAdvisory Board2012 - Present
North Carolina Bar Association, Sports and Entertainment Law SectionPast Treasurer2011 - Present
North Carolina Bar Association, Sports and Entertainment Law SectionChair, Music and Film Committee2010 - 2011
Mecklenburg County Bar AssociationN/A2009 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2009 - Present
John S. Leary Bar AssociationN/A2009 - Present
American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law SectionN/A2009 - Present
NCBACo-chair, YLD - Minority Focus Committee2008 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Chappell Adult Day Care, LLC, et al. v. Wildrick, et al.Bench trial. Judgement for plaintiffs.

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Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Charlotte School of LawN/AJ.D.2009
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Carolina, Chapel HillCommunications - Media Studies|Media ProductionB.A.2004

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Entertainment, Music, Movies and the LawPublishing 1012013
Power 98 Presents The “Future Flavas Music Summit 2012″: Taking It To The Next LevelMcAlpine PLLC| NC Entertainment Lawyer Breakout Session - Music Publishing and Copyrights2012
Power 98 Presents The “Future Flavas Music Summit 2012″: Taking It To The Next LevelThe Basic - Entertainment Contracts, etc.2012
MAY CEN MIXERCopyright 1012012
Lunch TalkEntertainment Law2012
MidAtlantic Music ConferenceEntertainment Law2011
Making The Right Moves EntertainmentEntertainment Law2011
Future Flavas Music SummitEntertainment Law2011
Carolinas Entertainment Network MixerEntertainment Law - Copyright Law & Publishing2011