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  1. Business: 50%
    18 years
  2. Entertainment: 50%
    17 years


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83 Walton Street, N.W., Third Floor
Atlanta, GA, 30303


GAActive Member in Good Standing 199807/15/2016
NYCurrently registered 199803/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
ASCAP's Women Behind the MusicASCAP2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyThe Carter Law Firm, PC2000 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorUniversity Of Phoenix2002 - 2004
Adjunct ProfessorClark Atlanta University2001 - 2002
Of CounselJonathan E. Leonard, P.C.2000 - 2001
Staff AttorneyCity of New York, Contracts, Business & Commercial Law1998 - 1999
Contract EmployeeTIAA-CREF1997 - 1998
Law ClerkWare & Associates, P.C.1996 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
Black Women Entertainment Law Foundation (BWEL)Founding Member, Vice President, Membership Chair (2007-2012)2007 - Present
The Recording Academy (NARAS)N/A2005 - Present
State Bar of Georgia, Entertainment and Sports Law SectionVice Chair, Entertainment (2004-2010)2000 - Present
Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers AssociationN/A1999 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationN/A1998 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaN/A1997 - Present
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.N/AN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
PlaybackAtlanta Honors Janelle Monáe, Uwonda Carter and Jan Smith in 3rd Annual Women Behind the Music Finale2012
The Atlanta TribuneRepresenting Atlanta to the Fullest2005
BillboardSouthern City Looks to the Future2002
Rolling Out MagazineBrains Behind the Business2001
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgia State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Johannes Kepler UniversityAustrian-American Comparative Dispute Resolution ProgramN/A1996
Georgia State UniversityCriminal JusticeBS - Bachelor of Science1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
NCCU Sports and Entertainment Law SocietyIs it Ethical? The Role of the Attorney2013
ASCAP Presents:Music & Law: Sounding Off on Your Rights2013
NCCU Sports and Entertainment Law SocietyThe Effects of Social Media on the Practice of Law2012
Howard Law SELSA 6th Annual Center Court ConferenceArtist v. Label: The 360 Deal2012
Duke Sports & Entertainment Law Society 2nd Annual SymposiumHow I Got Here2012
Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association 31st Annual ConferenceBuilding Your Brand, Building Your Practice, Building the Artist Team2011
A3C Hip Hop ConferenceHip Hop Music Panel2011
22nd Annual North American Entertainment, Sports and Intellectual Property Law Conference360 View of the Copyright Infringement Claim2010
BMI PresentsMusic 101: Money Management: Atlanta2009
Hustle & Flow Music ConferenceThe Attorney's Role in Music2007
Urban Network ConferenceMoving Beyond the Glass Ceiling2006
Atlantis Music ConferenceWomen in Entertainment2006
18th Annual Southern Regional Entertainment & Sports Law ConferenceMusic Publishing Live-The Making of the Deal2006
17th Annual Southern Regional Entertainment & Sports Law ConferenceWhat to do When the Deal Goes Bad2005
Multi-Media Week 2002Women in Entertainment2002
National Center for Paralegal TrainingEntertainment Law2000
Multi-Media Weekend 2000Music Law: Top Twenty Points of a Record Deal2000
University of Florida's Music Law ConferenceMusic Law ConferenceN/A
ASCAPThe Legal Eagles of the Entertainment IndustryN/A