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Lerae Funderburg

Entertainment Attorney at Atlanta, GA

5.0   17 reviews

also known as Brashawna Funderburg


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About Lerae

Learn Lerae’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Entertainment
    65%
    * Music and Motion Picture Film representation of key players in industry * Negotiate and draft various agreements including, but not limited to, music licensing agreements, publishing agreements, band partnership agreements, management agreements, producer agreements and all motion picture film agreements for above the line and below the line talent

    13 years

  2. Business
    25%
    • Formation of business entities • Drafting corporate bylaws, operating agreements and minutes • Corporation and LLC upkeep service • Drafting employment agreements • Drafting Confidentiality and Non Disclosure Agreements • Provide general counsel services on contract basis • Business consultation services

    13 years

  3. Estate planning
    10%
    • Wills • Trusts • Powers of Appointment

    13 years

B. Lerae Funderburg, Esq. is a mother of two beautiful children under the age of 5, and the Founder and Managing Partner of Funderburg Law, LLC. Funderburg Law, LLC,is a boutique law firm that specializes in entertainment and media transactions.  Lerae has received extensive drafting and negotiating training, particularly in the areas of music and film, from top-notch industry professionals. Lerae brings excellence, professionalism, integrity, and humilityto every issue presented. Her philosophy for success is individual attention coupled with high quality work product, completed on time and always with the client’s overall vision in mind. She is very passionate about everything she does and brings that same passion in assisting her clients to achieve their goals with the law in mind.

 

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Honored to be a panelist amongst top entertainment attorneys in the music industry.
Licensed for 13 years
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2015
Updated 02/03/2023
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2010
Updated 12/02/2022

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

Contact Lerae

Funderburg Law, LLC
1372 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA, 30309

Reviews

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Posted by Scott | December 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Funderburg Law is Phenomenal
We highly recommend Lerae & Funderburg Law. Lerae was incredibly instrumental in handling our case. Her knowledge, strategy and experience is 2nd to none. Lerae ensured our case stayed on track (prevented stalling). High attention to detail and made sure all parties had full transparency. We cannot thank her enough for the work she did handling our case. Professional, Informative & a pleasure to work with. Funderburg Law is phenomenal. We have high praise and recommend Lerae & Funderburg Law to all of our colleagues. Highly Recommended! A++
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Posted by Kai | November 10, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Quality service
After months of tireless search for a credible attorney in the state of Georgia, one whose knowledge includes small business startup and registered agents, I found Attorney Lerae Funderburg. As a branding agent, I wanted to provide my client with the services he deserved-given that this would be his first big endeavor in this area. After my initial contact, Attorney Funderburg immediately responded to my email and within seconds, we arranged a 15 mins phone conference to discuss my client’s needs and ways in which she would be able to assist. Our business officially started on September 18 and less than a month later, we had a registered business and a registered agent-Attorney Funderburg- who readily made herself available to answer all business inquires and calls-even while on vacation. This past week, my client and I sat down with Attorney Funderburg for a meeting, beyond the standard email and phone conversations, and let’s just say that her warmth, attention to details, drive, commitment, and compassion for clients showed from her greeting to the very end of the face-to-face meeting. On behalf of my client and I, we highly recommend the services offered by Attorney Funderburg, to any small business owner desiring quality service and attention to your startup needs. Thank you, Attorney Funderburg, this is only the beginning of a budding business relationship and we indeed look forward to conducting more business transactions with your firm.
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Posted by Jabari | March 29, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Attorney Jabari Jones
Lerae is an awesome attorney! I have consulted with her personally on multiple cases, and have witnessed her diligence and expertise up close. She will treat your case with the utmost care. She is my go to referral for entertainment, estate, and business law matters.
Posted by Kai | January 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing
This was by far the best legal consultation I’ve ever received. Ms Funderberg was extremely knowledgeable and accommodating. I felt comfortable in her advising me. I’d recommend her legal expertise to anyway seeking professional fast results.
Posted by Nicole | January 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Helpful! Excellent service
I was in the early stages of starting my own event planning business and I was unsure how I should get started. Lerae was able to guide me with the beginning stages and assist me with a service contract to protect myself against liability from my clients. I love the format of the contract because it’s written so clearly so my clients and I understand the expectations from the start. It has made business run so much smoother for me and a lot easier for my clients!
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Posted by anonymous | January 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My Entertainment Lawyer
Very good at getting the job done. Knowing she was able to handle the my business without me worrying made it much easier for me to focus on mastering my craft.
Posted by Aman | January 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Entertainment law
Larae helped my company to recoup funds that we didn't know were owed to us from sound exchange, publishing etc. She was very informative and gave exercises and homework to help me understand where and how the funds accumulated.
Posted by Will | January 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She knows her stuff
I wasn’t running my business properly and she changed that. She helped me get all of my paperwork up to date and gave me all the contracts I needed to service my clients and run my business.
Posted by Anthony | January 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing!
I have hired Lerae to handle all of my business in the entertainment segment. It was the best decision that I could have made. Lerae is extremely knowledgeable, transparent and fight s for the absolute best for her clients.
Posted by Jasmyne | January 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lerae is phenomenal!
Lerae is a wonderful attorney. She’s been helping me make sure I’ve covered all my basis for my small business such as registration, trademark etc. We’ve developed a close relationship over the course of me retaining her and I refer everyone to her!
Posted by Brayoke, LLC | October 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Experienced. Resourceful. Mindful.
Lerae has been my company's attorney for over 5 years. She's helped my business to grow and has taught me a lot about being an entrepreneur and my business in particular. She's managed to enlighten me while still making herself indispensable in the process. Since hiring her, I've felt more empowered and confident to carry out my day to day operations without fear of something being wrong on the business end.
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Posted by Brooklyn | September 29, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Best attorney/ Very satisfied
My experience with Lerae Funderburg have always been positive. She is very knowledgeable and passionate about her field. In addition, she is very personable. Lerae listens to every detail, and gives me undivided attention. What I like most is her complete honesty. Lerae responds promptly with recommendations, addressing the root of any issues that occur. During our consultations, she is always thorough and very professional. I highly recommend Attorney Lerae Funderburg.
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Posted by Tabia | September 23, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Superior Service
I was in a very complicated situation and needed some sound advice and guidance. Not only is Lerae knowledgeable about the law, she's a great listener and gives honest and necessary feedback. Her transparency and attention to detail is extremely reassuring!
Posted by Quiana | September 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Satisfied
My experience with Lerae was positive from the first moment we consulted. She was attentive, thorough, and helpful throughout a very difficult time. Lerae Funderberg was with us every step of the way with insight and compassion, always responding quickly and effectively with any questions or issues as they arose. She listens, absorbs detail and opinions, and then makes convincing recommendations and decisions that get right to the heart of the issues. I highly recommend Lerae Funderberg.
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Posted by anonymous | September 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Superior service! Very satisfied!
Great attorney! Very astute and knowledgeable. Funderburg is a professional who carries herself with a high level dignity and pride while bringing just a touch of compassion to every situation. I am honored to be represented by such a person of character. I definitely recommend Attorney Funderburg for all of your legal needs.
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Posted by anonymous | March 2, 2012
comletely and utterly satisfied
She was always available to address my every legal need, even though I hired her for a contract matter almost a year before. If I ever had a question thereafter, she had an answer. She was honest and very thoughtful, always providing me with additional information as she learned it to assist me in every way possible. The thing I liked most about her was that she was personable, a quality lacking in most attorneys I have come across.
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Posted by DeShantell | February 3, 2012
An attorney who genuinely cares about her clients...
Most independent filmmakers are not wealthy; they passionately pursue the art well aware of the income instability that ensues. With Attorney Lerae Funderburg in my corner I, at least, had some peace of mind in knowing that the legal aspects of my production were in tact. The inclusion of her services at the start of my production was a wise investment. She was thoroughly knowledgeable about book option deals; she ALWAYS kept me informed of the progress of the deal; she advised me of possible pitfalls and then recommended safeguards; she responded promptly to all e-mails. I could go on, but I'll conclude by stating that I am overjoyed to have had someone recommend her to me. And, I don't doubt that you'll feel the same way now that I am recommending her to you.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 150-300 per hour
  • Contingency 5%-10%
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.5 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Funderburg Law
  • 2015 - Present
  • Assossiate
  • Minter & Associates
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Associate
  • Winter LLP
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Law Clerk
  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • 2008 - 2008
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Education

  • Chapman University School of Law
  • LL.M in Entertainment and Media Law
  • 2011
  • Howard University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Clark Atlanta University
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004

Associations

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association, Barristers Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • John M. Langston Bar Association
  • member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association
  • member
  • 2008 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Corporations
  • Cali for Excellence for the Future Award
  • 2009
  • Copyrights
  • Cali for Excellence for the Future Award
  • 2008
  • Wills, Trusts and Estates
  • Cali for Excellence for the Future Award
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • Entertainment Law Summit
  • Indie Artist Basics
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (3)
Endorse Lerae
Entertainment Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lerae has been an excellent resource for me when I have questions about entertainment law. She's competent and thorough, but most of all, a real straight-shooter. She's one of the smartest people I know and I highly recommend her to potential clients whenever I can."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the fortune to work in the same organization as Lerae and also with her on other legal matters. I would highly recommend her services. She is a pleasure to communicate with and does a great job for her clients!"
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Funderburg is a dynamic tenacious detail-oriented attorney. You will find her to be, not only intelligent and experienced, but also accessible and approachable. I am proud to endorse Ms. Funderburg."
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Atlanta Entertainment Lawyer Lerae Funderburg
Lerae Funderburg
Entertainment Attorney
Atlanta, GA
Licensed for 13 years