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Charlotte Christine Towne

also known as Charlotte Towne, Charlotte Towne, P.A.

Practice areas:

Entertainment, Trademark Application, Contracts & Agreements, Copyright Application, Copyright Infringement… more 

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About Me

Charlotte Towne, Esq. is an experienced entertainment and intellectual property attorney who devotes her practice to the representation of passionate and talented individuals and businesses.   


 


Ms. Towne’s law firm, Charlotte Towne, P.A., is a South Florida based boutique entertainment and intellectual property law firm located in Dania Beach. The law firm of Charlotte Towne, P.A. handles every aspect of music, art, fashion, internet, copyright, and trademark law ranging from drafting and negotiating contracts and licensing matters to copyright and trademark registrations to litigating complex breach of contract, copyright infringement, and trademark infringement matters.

Ms. Towne received her Bachelor of Music degree in Music Business and Entertainment Industries from the University of Miami.  Charlotte continued her focus on entertainment, the arts, and intellectual property while attending and earning her law degree from Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She served as President of the NSU Sports and Entertainment Law Society (SELS) for two years where she orchestrated the 1st Annual NSU Sports Law Symposium, which recently celebrated its 7th consecutive year.  While in law school, Ms. Towne also worked as a law clerk for two summers at an entertainment boutique law firm, Bradley, Carlisle and Robinson, where she gained valuable transactional and litigation experience involving entertainment and intellectual property law matters.  


 


Before opening the law office of Charlotte Towne, P.A., Ms. Towne lived and worked in Los Angeles where she earned two film credits: Music Supervisor for the feature film “Window Theory” and Music Coordinator for the feature film “Dark Streets.”  She also managed an extensive music publishing catalogue dealing with licensing, copyright administration, collection of royalties, and international music publishing matters for Los Angeles based music producer, songwriter, film music supervisor, and film music composer, George Acogny.

Ms. Towne is licensed to practice in the state of Florida and the U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida. She has been an active member of the Florida Bar Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law section (EASL), serving on its Executive Council as Student Liaison '06-'07, Leadership Committee Chair '07-'08, Secretary '11-'12, and Executive Council member '12-'14. She is also a member of the ABA Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries and ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law. 


 


Ms. Towne has spoken as a panelist alongside esteemed entertainment attorneys from all over the country at the ABA Forum on Entertainment and Sports Industries Annual Meeting.  She has also spoken as a panelist at Florida Bar Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law Section sponsored CLE’s and Entertainment & Sports Law Symposiums at both Nova Southeastern University and St. Thomas University.  Ms. Towne spoke as a panelist at the upcoming 25th Annual North American Entertainment, Sports & IP Law Conference.  Lastly, Ms. Towne regularly volunteers her time as a speaker at local schools and colleges in the South Florida area in addition to music industry programs such as IDA Artist Development Program, co-run by Grammy award winning artists and producers John Secada, Mark Hudson, Rudy Perez, and David Frangioni.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2009

  1. Entertainment: 50%
  2. Trademark Application: 20%
  3. Copyright Application: 10%
  4. Contracts & Agreements: 10%
  5. Other: 10%
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Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($250-350/hour), Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

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Contact Info

Charlotte Towne, P.A.

499 East Sheridan Street
Suite 201
Dania Beach, FL, 33004

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing200905/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
2014 Leaders In Law Nominee - Sports & Entertainment LawLifestyle Media Group2014
Outstanding Service AwardNova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center Sports and Entertainment Law Society2014
Rising Stars - Entertainment and SportsFlorida Super Lawyers2014
Best Organization - Sports and Entertainment Law SocietyNova Southeastern University2008
Most Improved - Sports and Entertainment Law SocietyNova Southeastern University Student Bar Association2008
Outstanding Contribution as 2007-2008 EASL Leadership ChairFlorida Bar, Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law Section2008
Best Organization - Sports and Entertainment Law SocietyNova Southeastern University Student Bar Association2007
Outstanding Service as its First Student Liaison 2006-2007Florida Bar2007

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyCharlotte Towne, P.A.2009 - Present

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Florida Bar, Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law SectionExecutive Board Member2011 - Present
American Bar Association, Forum on the Entertainment and Sports IndustriesMember2009 - Present
American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law SectionMember2009 - Present
Florida Bar, Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law SectionMembership Committee Chair2007 - 2008
Florida Bar, Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law SectionStudent Liason2006 - 2007

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Holt v. Station Casinos, Inc. et alSettled; voluntary dismissal
Ordonez v. Icon Sky Holdings LLC et alCourt awarded Plaintiff damages and injunctive relief
DM Records, Inc. v. Selph Records, Inc et alSettled; voluntary dismissal

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Charlotte Towne's Hot Legal TipsWeMerge Magazine2011

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
University of MiamiMusic BusinessBachelor of Music2003
Cranbrook KingswoodN/AHigh School1999

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
7th Annual Nova Southeastern University Sports & Entertainment Law ConferenceProduction Agreements: Contract Negotiation and Redlining Tips2014
St. Thomas University Sports & Entertainment Law SymposiumIntellectual Property2013
6th Annual Nova Southeastern University Sports & Entertainment Law ConferenceBankruptcy and Estate Planning Issues: Involving Protection and Sale or Acquisition of Copyrights and Trademarks2013
25th Annual North American Entertainment, Sports and IP Law ConferenceINDIE, DIY, REVENUE AND CONTRACTS-MAKE IT OR BREAK IT2013
ABA Forum on Entertainment and Sports Industries Annual MeetingEthics: Outsourcing Legal Work and Professional Responsibility2012
5th Annual Nova Southeastern University Sports and Entertainment Law SymposiumMusic on the Internet2012
4th Annual Nova Southeastern University Sports and Entertainment Law SymposiumIP CYU (Cover Your ***)2011