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Kelly Leibert Frey

Kelly Leibert Frey

Practice areas:

Business, Corporate & Incorporation, Contracts & Agreements, Internet, Entertainment

About Me

 I assist clients in corporate, technology, information technology, intellectual property, and entertainment (film) transactions. I also enjoy working with entrepreneurs to create new value propositions and was certified as a New Product Development Professional.


In the technology sector, I am one of less than 10 attorneys in private practice to be named a Fellow in the World Technology Network (selected by over 1,000 internationally recognized experts and futurists who are current Fellows for innovative legal work recognized to be of "the greatest likely long-term significance"). I literally wrote the book on technology law -Frey on Technology Transactions – as well as dozens of other books and articles on technology, intellectual property, and entertainment law.  I have been selected “attorney of the year” by legal rating services in Technology Law, Information Technology Law, and Intellectual Property Law.


In the entertainment area, I represent a number of film production companies and serve as President of the Nashville Film Festival (one the top 10 film festivals in the U.S.). I have written award-winning scripts, acted in films, crewed, and served as producer/associate producer for several film projects.


I believe strongly in ethical business practices - and I back up this commitment by serving as General Counsel to the Board of the Ethics and Compliance Officers Association (the trade association for the Chief Compliance Officers of the Global 1000).  I have designed a number of cost effective, sustainable, and defensible internal control programs for Fortune 100 companies to help them mitigate their compliance risks and assure their employees behave in an ethical way.



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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1982

  1. Contracts & Agreements: 25%
    30 years
  2. Corporate & Incorporation: 25%
    30 years
  3. Business: 25%
    30 years
  4. Internet: 20%
    30 years
  5. Entertainment: 5%
    30 years



Hourly ($500/hour), Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

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    Kelly is a great lawyer, a great writer. He represents his clients using common sense and intellect.


    William Ramsey Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Frost Brown Todd

150 Third Avenue South
Suite 1900
Nashville, TN, 37201




Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Lawyer of the YearInformation Technology Law2015
Best of the BarNashville Business Journal2014
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2014
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2013
Top Rated Lawyer in Intellectual PropertyMartindale-Hubbell2013
Lawyer of the YearTechnology Law2013
Best LawyersBest Lawyers in America2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
Contributor of the YearNashville Bar Journal2009
Contributor of the YearNashville Bar Journal2008
Contributor of the YearNashville Bar Journal2007

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
MemberFrost Brown Todd2014 - Present
MemberDickinson Wright, PLLC2011 - 2014
PartnerBaker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz2003 - 2011


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Nashville Film FestivalPresident2014 - Present
Franklin TheatreBoard of Governors2013 - Present
World Technology NetworkFellow2012 - Present
Nashville Bar FoundationFellow2010 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Transactional AttorneyN/A

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Publication NameTitleDate
Small Biz DailyPrivacy Policies: Legal Lessons for Businesses From the Heartbleed Bug2014
Nashville Business JournalYour website's privacy policy could be your legal demise2014
Nashville Bar JournalCashing Out: Exit Strategies for Closely Held Companies2012
Nashville Bar JournalUnderstanding the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and Its Application to Local Entities2011
Law.comWhat Online Businesses Need to Know About the ADA2011


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Tennessee College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
Vanderbilt University Graduate Medical SchoolPathologyMS - Master of Science1978
Vanderbilt UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1973

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Entertainment and Sports Forum 2015The Life Cycle of a Film Project - from development to financing to distribution2015
2nd Annual Nashville Entertainment Law Symposium at Belmont University College of LawEthical Issues in Entertainment Law2012