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Nikki Lee Breeland

Intellectual property Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   7 reviews

also known as Nikki R. Breeland

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About Nikki

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Nikki Breeland is from Fontana, California, and grew up in the arts. She attended a magnet school for the performing arts, where she excelled in the theater, music, and dance programs.

Nikki attended Mississippi University for Women, and obtained her B.A. in Political Science in 2013. She also attended Missouri University of Science & Technology where she obtained her B.A., summa cum laude, in History in 2015.

Nikki received her J.D., magna cum laude, in 2018 from the University of Mississippi School of Law with a concentration in Entertainment & Sports Law. Nikki served as a member of the Mississippi Law Journal, Federal Courts Law Review, and Mississippi Sports Law Review. Nikki was selected as a member of the Phi Delta Phi Honor Society and served as the President of the Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity. Nikki was involved in various organizations including the Entertainment Law Organization, the Recording Academy, the Sports Law Organization, and Women in Law.

After graduating law school, Nikki served as a federal judicial law clerk for the Honorable Jimmy L. Croom at the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Tennessee for the 2018-2019 term.

Nikki obtained her LL.M. in Intellectual Property from Cardozo School of Law in 2020. She was a member of the Fashion Law Society, Art Law Society, Entertainment Law Society, Sports Law Society, and OUTlaw, as well as serving as a textbook editor for Barbara Kolsun and Douglas Hand’s The Business and Law of Fashion and Retail.

Nikki has been published thrice, her most recent article, "The Army You Created": Combating the Issue of Sexual Assault in College and Quasi-Professional Sports, published in the 8th Volume of the Mississippi Sports Law Review in 2019. Her second article, “Bad Blood”: Reconciling the Recording Industry and Copyright Protections on the Internet, was published in the 19th Volume of the Florida Coastal Law Review, also in 2019. Her first article, “All the Truth I Could Tell”: A Discussion of Title VII’s Potential Impact on Systemic Entertainment IndustryVictimization, was published in the 25th Volume of the University of California Los Angeles Women’s Law Journal in 2018.

Nikki is licensed to practice in New York State and focuses on entertainment, intellectual property, employment, and corporate law.

Licensed for 3 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2019
Updated 11/17/2022

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

Contact Nikki

Shelowitz Law Group
1270 Avenue of the Americas
7th Floor
New York, NY, 10020


5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Monique | March 26, 2021
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She is very nice and makes everything looks easy. She is resourceful and made my the interview even by phone be smoothed!!!
Posted by Heather and Natan | March 25, 2021
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Great Lawyer!
My husband and I worked with Nikki for his green card interview. She was very organized and professional. She answered our many questions and kept us feeling calm before our interview. We felt very comfortable to talk freely with her. Although she was not able to be with us in person due to COVID, she gave us very specific instructions and was with us on the phone during the interview. We felt very confident and prepared for our interview when the time came and we were approved on the spot. Thank you Nikki!
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Posted by Carol | March 16, 2021
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Very professional
Very professional attorney, very helpful, always making sure everything was taken care of and that I was feeling comfortable and confident.
Posted by Nathielle | March 5, 2021
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Outstanding Lawyer
I highly recommend Nikki. She helped me so much with my case interview at USCIS and kept me updated throughout the process until everything was taken care of. She did an amazing job! Very attentive, nice, and my case turned out with a big approval. Always honest, upfront and helpful. She was always available to speak with me at anytime. I would recommend her to any who need a greatfriendly lawyer. Thank you Nikki!
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Posted by Marcela F | March 4, 2021
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I’ve used Nikki’s help with my Citizenship application process. I couldn’t be happier with her services from beginning to end. Extremely knowledgeable, professional and she did a great job prepping me for my interview. Her guidance made all the difference in my entire process and also boosted my confidence at the time of the interview. Not only I would use her services again, but recommended it to anyone in need.
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Posted by Denny | February 17, 2021
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Nikki helped me and my wife with the in person interview for her immigration status. With Covid regulations, she was not able to be present but was conference via phone for the whole thing. She prepared us weeks before and was available throughout the whole process. True professional and gave us confidence in the process. We really recommend her!
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Posted by anonymous | July 30, 2020
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Contract Review/Drafting
As a freelance writer and attorney with little experience in contract drafting, intellectual property, or entertainment law generally, I reached out to the smartest person I know to help me craft my engagement agreements for publication. I work in a major law firm, and I could very easily have reached out to others in the field, but I knew who I could trust. Nikki’s work was outstanding. She is eminently capable and a thought leader in her field. I can’t recommend her more highly.
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Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • Shelowitz Law Group
  • 2021 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Breeland Law, PLLC
  • 2020 - 2020
  • Associate Attorney
  • Santos Lloyd Law
  • 2020 - 2021
  • Legal Intern
  • Harry Fox Agency
  • 2020 - 2020
  • Student Attorney for Fashion Law Practicum
  • Fashion Institute of Technology
  • 2020 - 2020
  • Legal Intern
  • Volunteer Lawyers For The Arts
  • 2020 - 2020
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • United States Bankrkuptcy Court
  • 2018 - 2019
  • Law Clerk
  • Smith & Dobbs
  • 2018 - 2018
  • Law Clerk
  • McDavid & Associates
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Law Clerk
  • Hickman, Goza & Spragins
  • 2017 - 2017
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  • Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • LL.M.
  • 2020
  • University of Mississippi School of Law
  • J.D., magna cum laude
  • 2018
  • Missouri University of Science & Technology
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude
  • 2015
  • Mississippi University for Women
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2013
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Legal Cases

  • AOS Cases
  • Green Card Approvals!
  • Tattoo Artist
  • Approved or O-1 Visa
  • Soccer Coach
  • Approved for O-1 visa


  • Women in Music
  • 2020 - Present
  • New York Junior League
  • Spotlight on Performance Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • New York City Bar Association
  • LGBTQ Rights Committee Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • 2019 - Present
  • Recording Academy
  • 2017 - Present
  • Phi Delta Theta
  • 2017 - Present
  • Delta Theta Phi
  • Dean (President, 2017-2018)
  • 2016 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2021

Speaking Engagements

  • Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts' Music Covers Course
  • Music Covers
  • 2020

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Entertainment Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Family member
"Nikki's work is exceptional. She is capable of drafting nuanced and subtle contracts on behalf of her clients, of which I am one. Her counsel on matters of intellectual property relating to creative matters is efficient, helpful, and accurate. The contract she drafted for me is exceptional, and as an attorney practicing in a contracts-heavy field of litigation, I should know."
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