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Ashley Armetta Hollan

Entertainment Attorney at Atlanta, GA

5.0   6 reviews

also known as Ashley Hollan Couch

This attorney is currently not accepting new clients.
Reason: In-House Counsel
This attorney is currently not accepting new clients.
Reason: In-House Counsel
  • State Years
    Georgia - GA 13 years
    Tennessee - TN 15 years
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State TN
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Ashley

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Ashley Hollan Couch has been immersed in the arts her entire life, defining herself as an artist and advocate for the creative community.  By the time she reached high school, Ashley's visual artwork had been featured both at the High Museum of Art as well as at the twin towers of the Floyd Building in Atlanta, Georgia.​  Ashley attended college at Duke University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Public Policy and Visual Art/Art History and spent a semester studying art and art history in Florence, Italy at Studio Art Centers International (SACI).  Ashley then matriculated to law school at the University of Denver, where she held various positions to build her business and legal entertainment experience.  In law school, Ashley was the President of the Sports and Entertainment Law Society, Staff Editor for the Sports and Entertainment Law Journal, President of Phi Delta Phi legal ethics honors fraternity and Secretary for the Natural Resources and Environmental Law Society.  Her internships included work with two Duke University entities, a start-up company, the Fulton County Conflict Defender, the DeKalb County Public Defender, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service Realty Division, Rock the Earth, a nonprofit environmental advocacy organization that partners with the music industry, a concert promotions internship with AEG Live, an internship with top hockey agents at K.O. Sports, Inc., and work as an Associate with Tennessee Volunteer Lawyers and Professionals for the Arts.    She also served as an Intellectual Property Law Teaching Assistant for a close mentor, Professor Robert Sullivan of Loeb & Loeb, at Nashville School of Law.  

Ashley's extensive legal background as a licensed attorney includes work as a contract Metro Conflict Defender representing indigent clients charged with both complex and noncomplex felonies, a contractor for the Cobb County Circuit Defender representing indigent clients in both State and Superior Courts, employment at international law firm King & Spalding, and employment as General Counsel and Vice President of Business Development for a large chain of boat and recreational vehicle dealerships where she was responsible for both multi-state and international corporate divisions.  She is licensed to practice law in both Georgia and Tennessee. 

Ashley focuses her practice on entertainment, music and art clients and has served as a Volunteer Lawyer with Tennessee Volunteer Lawyers and Professionals for the Arts as well as Georgia Lawyers for the Arts and she currently works as a Consultant in Artist Rights Acquisition for Live Nation. She is active in multiple bar associations including the Georgia Bar Association where she is a member of the Sports and Entertainment Law Section and the American Bar Association, where she is a member of the Forum on Entertainment and Sports Industries, the Business Law section, the Intellectual Property section and the Litigation section.  She served as the Co-Chair and Content Editor for the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Committee on the Entertainment and Sports Industry 2015-2016 and was recently appointed to serve as the ABA YLD Vice Chair of Committees and Liaisons and Programming Manager 2016-2017.  Ashley has also held membership with the National Association of Record Industry Professionals and has excelled in her side coursework in the Berklee College of Music/ SNHU Music Business MBA program.  Her artwork may be found in silent auctions throughout the South benefiting various charities and online on her Couch Artist site, including her Control2Chaos 365 day art project, and a few of her pieces are for sale via the international modern art gallery The Carlos Reid Gallery.  Ashley has studied French, Spanish, and Italian aside from her native English language, and resides in Atlanta though she can be found in Atlanta, Athens or Nashville on any given day.​

Location

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
One Buckhead Plaza
3060 Peachtree Rd NW, Suite 1900
Atlanta, GA, 30305

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Reviews

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Posted by Chelsea | January 10, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great Advocate
Ashley represented me against a seasoned yet unethical lawyer who represented a company that was violating my rights. She and Leah Abbasi were tenacious fighters who kept me informed, successfully fought for me, and thankfully only billed me monthly. I would hire her again in a minute.
Posted by Marvin | June 8, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing to Work with!! Responsive, Creative, and Knowledgeable!
I have had the privilege to work with Ashley as my attorney on several business projects. In each situation Ashley has provided prompt, accurate insight and research to put my businesses in the best position to leverage our case. Her ability to reference the law and develop a proper method to approach the situation has save me both time and money. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a strategic, engaging, and knowledgable attorney.
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Posted by Emily | June 8, 2016
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Highly Recommend Ashley
I can honestly say Ashley has an incredible amount of integrity and knowledge. She is astute in all matters of the law within music and film. I trust her implicitly and will continue to work with her and recommend her.
Posted by Erin | September 9, 2014
A Light in the Forest
Having started a new business in the entertainment world their were several issues that our organization needed advice and guidance on. Ashley Hollan has gone above and beyond in catering to our needs. I rest easy knowing that the advice she gives is structured to our needs, true, and that we are well protected in her care. I would recommend The Hollan Entertainment Law Group to anyone in need of representation.
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Posted by Chris | February 5, 2014
Highly recommend Ashley! She is a fighter and doesn't take people's crap!
I would recommend Ashley to anyone looking for someone to truly fight for you and show genuine care for your outcome. She is very punctual and always kept me in the "know"! She is a strong women that doesn't let down and truly knows the law. She got things handled for me that I didn't think were possible and in a very reasonible time frame.
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Posted by Beth | June 11, 2013
Single But Not Broke
Always returned calls promptly as well as e-mails and text messages. Kept me grounded through the whole process. I was even surprised at the settlement she worked out - saved me a lot of money.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Artist Rights Acquisition Consultant/ Associate Counsel
  • Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Principal
  • The Hollan Entertainment Law Group, LLC
  • 2012 - 2017
  • General Counsel and Vice President of Business Development
  • The Littlefield Group
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Project Attorney
  • King & Spalding
  • 2010 - 2011
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Education

  • University of Denver (CO)
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Duke University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005
  • Berklee College of Music
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • N/A

Associations

  • American Bar Association, Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries
  • Publications Leader, Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts Division
  • 2016 - Present
  • International Day of Sport for Development and Peace
  • Board Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Georgia Bar Association, Sports and Entertainment Group
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Tennessee Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2009 - Present
  • Georgia Lawyers for the Arts
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Vice Chair of Committees and Liaisons
  • 2016 - 2017
  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Co-Chair, Committee on the Entertainment and Sports Industry
  • 2015 - 2016
  • National Association of Record Industry Professionals
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Cobb County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Knoxville Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Italian
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Honors and Awards

  • "On the Rise: Top 40 Lawyers" Nominee
  • American Bar Association
  • 2016
  • "40 Under 40" Nominee
  • Georgia Trend Magazine
  • 2016
  • Rising Star Nomiee
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Star of the Quarter
  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • 2015
  • Guest Judge, Law Student Division Arbitration Competition
  • American Bar Association
  • 2015
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Publications

  • American Bar Association, Entertainment and Sports Forum Entertainment and Sports Lawyer
  • “The Day the Music Died: How the Department of Justice Unraveled Music Licensing to Create a New Ball of Confusion,”
  • 2016
  • American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Committee on the Entertainment and Sports Industry Winter Newsletter II
  • “The Importance of Independent Contractor Agreements for Artists,”
  • 2016
  • American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Committee on the Entertainment and Sports Industry Spring Newsletter
  • “Covering the Covers: Untangling the Music Licensing Process for Cover Songs on YouTube,”
  • 2016
  • American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Committee Summer Newsletter
  • “Navigating Your Network: Maximizing Your Contacts to Grow Your Wolf Pack,”
  • 2016
  • American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division Spring Newsletter
  • “15 Tips for a Successful Law Practice,”
  • 2016
  • American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Committee on the Entertainment and Sports Industry 101 Practice Series
  • “Breaking Band: Busting into Entertainment Law Through Services to VLAs,”
  • 2016
  • The Affiliate, American Bar Association Young Lawyers Divisions
  • "ABA YLD Committees Enhance Law Practices and Grow Networks,"
  • 2016
  • American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Committee on the Entertainment and Sports Industry Winter Newsletter I
  • “Oh, the Morality! Moral Rights in United States Entertainment Law,”
  • 2015
  • 4 U. Denv. Sports & Ent. Law J. 196
  • “Music Lawyers Taking the Rap: The Musicalization of Legal Ethics,”
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • Emory School of Law, Future Music Attorneys
  • "Launching a Music Law Career"
  • 2017
  • State Bar of Georgia “Social Media and the Law” ICLE
  • “Celebrities & Public Figures Legalities,”
  • 2016
  • John Marshall School of Law
  • “Live Nation Presents: Sync or Swim: Sync, Micro-licensing and Streaming”
  • 2016
  • John Marshall Law School Entertainment & Sports Contract Negotiation Panel/ Workshop
  • John Marshall Law School Entertainment & Sports Contract Negotiation Panel/ Workshop
  • 2016
  • Bronze Lens Film Festival Legal Mashup
  • “Music in Film,”
  • 2016
  • Atlanta Legal Experts on Pro Business RadioX
  • Guest Speaker
  • 2016
  • American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division
  • “Hit the Ground Running: Tackling the First Year”
  • 2016
  • American Bar Association
  • “Hitting a Hole in One: Licensing 101 & Best Practices for Sports Counsel,”
  • 2016
  • Writing Sessions America Songwriter Seminar at The 5 Arts Fest
  • “The State of Music,”
  • 2015
  • Writing Sessions America Songwriter Conference
  • “Define Your Marquee”
  • 2015
  • Writing Sessions America National Conference Call
  • “State of the Music Biz: I Want a Deal,”
  • 2015
  • Writing Sessions America Live Radio Event
  • “Monetizing Your Copyrights,”
  • 2015
  • The Hollan Entertainment Law Group, LLC CLE
  • “Minding Your Business: Representing Creatives in the Entertainment Industry”
  • 2015
  • San Diego Bar Association
  • “Music Law in the Digital Age,”
  • 2015
  • National Association of Record Industry Professionals
  • “Overview of Synch Deals,”
  • 2015
  • John Marshall School of Law
  • “An Entertainment Law Panel Discussion”
  • 2015
  • Emory School of Law, Sports and Entertainment Law Society
  • “Careers in Entertainment Law,”
  • 2015
  • Atlanta Legal Experts on Pro Business RadioX
  • Guest Speaker with Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens
  • 2015
  • Americana Music Conference and Festival
  • “From the Song to the Bank,”
  • 2015
  • American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division
  • “Social Media and the Law: A Blessing or a Curse?”
  • 2015
  • Georgia Lawyers for the Arts
  • “Artist Alert: Covering Your Assets-Litigation in Entertainment,”
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (7)
Endorse Ashley
Entertainment Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the pleasure of working with Ashley on several matters at Live Nation. Ashley is not only thorough and detail oriented in her understanding of the legal issues presented but is able to communicate them to clients, present solutions and accomplish work in a timely manner. She is a great communicator and someone you want on your team, she listens, responds quickly and is a great legal problem solver. She is simply a pleasure to work with."
Entertainment Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ashley is an extraordinary attorney. She is brilliant, dedicated, and compassionate. Ashley is committed to providing her clients with impeccable service. She was a pleasure to work with at King & Spalding LLP and continues to be an invaluable resource. Ashley is always current on the latest legal developments in her field and has proven to be a wonderful resource for both clients and colleagues. I know I can count on her for great insight and advice on any legal issue I want to discuss."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ashley is a tenacious advocate and well respected in the legal community. She is a great lawyer!"
Entertainment Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ashley Hollan is an excellent attorney and I trust her completely. She is intelligent, aggressive, and compassionate. She works hard for her clients and that is why we refer our entertainment clients to her. I highly endorse her."
Entertainment Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ashley is great attorney. She has represented clients all over the country in various practice areas, but her passion is in the entertainment field. I would recommend her to anyone needs these services."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ashley and I met while serving as co-chairs for the American Bar Association's Forum on the Entertainment & Sports Industry. Ashley is passionate and responsive. I highly recommend and endorse Ashley."
Entertainment Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Ashley's talents as an innovative strategist, skilled negotiator, and powerful advocate combine to provide exceptional client service. Her thorough preparation, extensive knowledge, tenacity, and articulate communication skills engender client trust and loyalty. She is well respected for her expertise and professionalism. Her experience as a businesswoman and artist in her own right resonates with her colleagues. She is a confident, seasoned litigator. Her active engagement in pro bono work in support of the arts and for causes such as animal welfare demonstrates her commitment to stewardship."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ashley is a great attorney who really fights for her clients. She is relentless in pursuing the best possible outcome for each person that she represents. I fully endorse her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ashley. She is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
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Atlanta Entertainment Lawyer Ashley Armetta Hollan
Ashley Armetta Hollan
Entertainment Attorney
Atlanta, GA
Licensed for 15 years