career as an entertainment attorney began with his representation of
Luther Vandross, Ltd. and Bad Boy Entertainment in separate litigation
matters in North Carolina. Thereafter, he began representing “talent”
in entertainment-related contracts. Since relocating to Atlanta in
1998, Jonathan’s practice has expanded to include representation of
independent record labels, music producers, songwriters, production
companies, concert promoters, visual artists, and fashion models.
Jonathan’s practice also includes entertainment-related litigation,
including royalty and commission disputes, copyright infringement, and
trademark infringement matters. He has been involved in matters and
agreements involving Luther Vandross, Kirk Franklin, Bishop T.D. Jakes,
Rickey Smiley, Sean “Diddy” Comb, Mariah Carey, Lil Wayne,
Mario, T.I., Lloyd, Young Jeezy, and many others.
Although Jonathan enjoys working with well-known clients, he
equally enjoys assisting unsigned artists, writers and producers in
positioning themselves to reach the next level; or advising start-up
record labels and production companies on the legal issues associated
with start-up entertainment companies.
Finally, Jonathan has experience on the talent side as well, having
appeared as a background actor in Hollywood feature films,
commercials and a made-for-television network movie. He has also
appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Those experiences have given
Jonathan a greater appreciation for his clients' work, and made him a
more effective and understanding attorney.
Licensed since 1992
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|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||1999||07/06/2015|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences||N/A||N/A|
|Tempo Tuesday||What in the World Did You Put in that Song?||2010|
|Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts Film Screening||Film 101||N/A|
|Harvest of Souls Gospel Music Workshop||Can I Get A Deal?||N/A|
|Atlanta Hip Hop Film Festival||Financial Empowerment for Entertainment Entrepreneurs||N/A|