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Amanda Lee Morin

Entertainment Attorney at Atlanta, GA

5.0   30 reviews

also known as Lee Morin


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About Amanda

Learn Amanda’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Entertainment
    57%
    Entertainment practice consisting of transactional matters such as dealmaking, negotiations, and contracts. Working alongside licensed agents for talent and project development, packaging and pitching to studios, networks and production companies.

    10 years, 189 cases

  2. Business
    34%
    Full service corporate practice for independently owned, established small businesses seeking to scale including, corporate finance, M&A, intellectual properties, labor & employment, tax, & securities. General counsel services.

    10 years, 111 cases

  3. Trademark application
    7%
    Trademark practice combining domestic & international (MADRID) prosecution, including clearance, analysis, and opinions, as well as application filing, prosecution, and enforcement (cease and desist).

    10 years, 21 cases

  4. Copyright application
    2%
    Copyright law is integral to our entertainment and business practices because IP forms the basis upon which to exploit pecuniary rights in any assets portfolio. However in the cases where clients request our assistance, we file their applications.

    10 years, 7 cases

Attorney Morin founded MORIN Entertainment Law d/b/a MORIN LEGAL in March 2013 and has grown the Firm over the last 9 years into a preeminent small business and entertainment law firm located on the coveted Atlanta BeltLine trail in the historic Old Fourth Ward neighborhood, certified by the Small Business Administration as a HUBZone. A woman-owned small business, MORIN LEGAL has routinely served independent small business owners in creative and creative-adjacent sectors amassing hundreds of clients doing business in Georgia.

Attorney Morin is uniquely talented in copyright law, trademark law, small business law, corporations, and contracts, having taught complex subjects like private securities and finance to non-lawyer pupils as an adjunct professor for her alma mater, Georgia State University College of Law. When she is not representing copyright holders, trademark owners, or transactional parties, she aids producers and production companies in content creation and taps into affiliated contacts at premier talent agencies, consulting and production companies to develop, package, and pitch shows for streaming, broadcast, or theatrical release.

Attorney Morin is also an accomplished writer, having penned articles for the American Bar Association and other publications, and publishes a quarterly newsletter read by thousands of subscribers worldwide, with a focus audience in California and Georgia. Attorney Morin also teaches continued legal education (CLE) and most recently presented on Ethics for Georgia Lawyers for the Arts and Copyright Law for the State Bar of Georgia Midyear Meeting (2020).

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Licensed for 10 years
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2012
Updated 11/03/2022

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

Contact Amanda

MORIN Entertainment Law d/b/a MORIN LEGAL
626 DeKalb Ave, NE
Atlanta, GA, 30312

Reviews

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Posted by Sarah | June 28, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Model
I would give Lee 10 stars for her counsel if I could. I received a very quick response from her team when I reached out for a first time consultation to have a modeling agency contract looked over. Lee then reached out to me personally and made time to meet with me the same week via video chat. She broke down each section of the contract so I could fully understand the terms and conditions I was agreeing to and gave extremely helpful feedback about parts of the contract that were unclear. She then gave me a list of questions to ask the agency in regards to the contract that I then put into my own words, which she was willing to look over before I sent. The agency actually changed part of the contract because she noted a section that didn't make sense and didn't have my best interest in mind. I have now signed the contract with said modeling agency and am so grateful I had her look it over before I signed. Lee really went above and beyond to help me fully understand the contract and to advocate for myself as an artist. Meeting with her was a professional game changer for me and she will absolutely be my go-to attorney moving forward. Thank you, Lee!
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Posted by Keith R. | February 15, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, knowledgeable, thorough, and committed to getting results.
Lee helped me with a trademark application. She made sure everything was filed timely and communicated suggestions to make sure the application would be accepted. Her advice and guideline adherence got the application approved and I got my trademark. Simply brilliant!
Posted by Jaime | January 10, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
So lucky to have Lee Morin!
I've never had a lawyer before, but I made a movie and needed one. Lee handled several complicated issues quickly, thoroughly, and with great skill. She really knows her stuff and I trust her implicitly. I'm so excited - and confident - to build my career with Lee having my back. I hope to make her lots and lots of money!
Posted by anonymous | November 24, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
First time needing an entertainment lawyer...POSITIVE EXPERIENCE!!!
I was sooooo lucky to find Lee Morin. This was my first time seeking out a lawyer for anything, much less a tv show contract. She was extremely accessible and thorough. She took great care to make sure that I was comfortable before agreeing to any terms. She also did her research to ensure that what was being offered was beyond fair. I absolutely plan to continue working with Lee in the future!!
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Posted by Krista | November 20, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Finally I found a lawyer that knew how to help me!
Over the past several years I've sought legal advice for my business and protecting my work. The lawyers I had consulted with were stumped with how to protect my products but Lee understood exactly what I was trying to do and how to go about legally protecting me. In addition working with her has been a pleasure. Lee really understands the intricacies in her area of law.
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Posted by Timothy | September 14, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
MORIN ENTERTAINMENT LAW, LLC
My name is Timothy Middleton I am the owner of Fadelife Clothing. We have been working with Lee Morin since 2015. She has helped us to establish our trademark, as well as all corresponding paperwork. She has made each process flow very effortlessly, and it has been very easy on my part only having to supply the required documents. Lee’s work has been super efficient and she has left no box unchecked. Recently we reached out again to Lee in order to acquire help with a trademark infringement. She was able to handle the situation in no time by making sure that everything was taken care of for us. Lee’s work in unparalleled, and her love for what she does can clearly be seen. When she is given a task she takes it head on! I have recommended her to several of my friends, and she will continue to be the first person I continue to recommend to other business allies as well.
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Posted by anonymous | July 1, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very thorough and will represent you well!
I'm a composer/lyricist who recently was offered a publishing deal for a musical I had written. Though this is the second time in my career this had happened, it was the first time where I didn't have collaborators on the writing of the project and I needed to negotiate for and protect my own interests in the agreement. I didn't know where to start, and I'm so very thankful that Lee Morin was available to take my case. In the initial consultation Ms. Morin laid out ideas for detailed specific language that would make this contract better for me on every level. She explained every shift in contractual language very clearly and it was very obvious that she cared about protecting my interests and revealing exactly how to make this happen. I then retained her services further to red-line the contract. She did such a good job of it that my publisher now wishes to retain her services for their work as well. I give Ms. Morin my highest recommendation.
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Posted by Laura | April 26, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent custom contract!
I hired Lee to create a custom contract for a "works made for hire" project. Creating the contract required a detailed understanding of my business, how I planned to use the created works, etc. Lee listened intently at our consultation and provided excellent follow-up notes that showed she not only understood my unique business but also that helped me understand what was involved in seeking legal counsel for each area I wanted to address (contract for creation of unique artistic works, trademark, copyright, etc). Lee created what I would call a work of art in itself for my "works made for hire contract" as it thoroughly outlines the terms of the contract and also carefully protects my rights to the work created. Now that this contract is in place and being utilized, I'll definitely use Lee's services for my future legal needs. She's thorough, detailed, very communicative, quick to understand unique businesses, and polite!
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Posted by B.J. Winfrey | January 23, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Review for Attorney Lee Morin
I cannot say enough about how wise of an investment it has been to hire Lee Morin. Aside from a very positive attitude and extraordinary professionalism, I feel that my career, short and long term goals have been not only enhanced, but absolutely electrified. Lee has not only a vast wealth of knowledge about both the law and the industry, but a treasure trove of contacts, which she greatly enjoys matching up when there is a mutual benefit to be gained. Lee's communication and follow up was always consistent, clear and concise, and when my needs changed, she was able to adapt seamlessly, and keep things consistently moving forward. Without question, working with Lee was one of the best business decisions I have made to date. I would wholeheartedly recommend her, for a variety of reasons.
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Posted by Stephanie | September 23, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lee is the only lawyer you need
I reached out to Lee a few weeks ago for a consultation on a website I'm in the process of launching soon. I gained so much more than I thought I would from our meeting and had such confidence in Lee that she created a Terms of Use and Privacy Policy for my business. She's always prompt to respond to calls/emails, works fast, and is thorough. Very professional, cannot recommend enough.
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Posted by Candi | September 5, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional. Diligent. Committed.
Since day one of working with Lee, she has been a breath of fresh air. In July I hired Lee to draft legal documents. While preparing to draft the documents, Lee begin to notice some red flags with the party we were in communication with, and carefully brought these things to my attention. She consulted me on the matter, and helped me to make the necessary changes to get my project back on track. Throughout the entire process Lee remained professional and continuously demonstrated her commitment. I am confident in Lee's abilities and highly recommend her.
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Posted by Dianna & Patrick | September 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lee Morin is a meticulous and thoughtful lawyer
In pursuing to open a film production company, we knew that although we had created successful businesses in the past, this was an area that presented several unknowns thus our search for an entertainment lawyer we could build a relationship with. Not only did, Lee Morin, take the time to get to know us and our particular situation, but went further and presented us with solid business advice. Lee helped us navigate the path for the appropriate legal structure for our company’s needs. Lee even guided us on the rules for a SAG signatory company. Lee absolutely puts the needs of her clients first. Lee is meticulous in her work. We have complete confidence in Lee and highly recommend her.
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Posted by Amanda | May 6, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and Fierce
I have had several "difficult" clients come to me for work to be developed and produced. Lee is amazing and have kept my husband/producing partner from running ahead of our contracts. She is succinct, clear, and knows how to keep her clients in the driver's seat. She works well with you with solid communication and has financial plans to keep you engaged in your legal process without killing you. I recommend her whenever I can. Love her and you will too!
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Posted by anonymous | March 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lee Morin brings tremendous value!
Lee is a great asset. She is smart, congenial and experienced. She created two custom writers agreements for me. But beyond that, Lee blends her technical legal expertise with savy business advice. Hiring a good lawyer is expensive, but it is a great value when it protects your intellectual property and keeps you out of court!
Posted by Craig | February 5, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Sound Judgment and Advice Since Day 1
Lee has provided top-notch legal advice since day 1 of starting my business. She drafted and filed all documents in creating the business. She has provided legal advice in operating the business and drafted all necessary documents, such as user agreements and contracts. She ensured that my website met all legal requirements. I highly recommend using Lee to help you launch your business.
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Posted by Diana | January 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Legal Services for Foreign Production
Working with Lee was a great experience. This was my first production, a non-USA production that needed to comply with USA requirements. During the consultation, Lee explained the different type of documents and submissions I needed to deliver. After our consultation, she sent a detailed Term Sheet including all the steps, desiderables and costs for the services. During the process, Lee was able to accommodate to our deadlines, something that was very important since we needed some of her input in order to proceed with the post-production. Another thing to highlight is that Lee always gave us her input and opinion in other matters different to the original terms agreed, which was very important for us to have a legal point. For some of the deliverable, 3rd party services were needed. Lee had a list of providers and was able to get great prices. Overall, it was a great experience and will definitely reach out for new projects.
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Posted by Ryan | November 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My greatest ally in all of this.
Ms. Morin is a fantastic attorney, who has guided me through many interesting times in my endeavors. There are numerous occasions where she protected my business from harm and was there to make sure everything would be okay. Her competence on matters spans different arenas of entertainment, and her ability to cut through red tape, even on the most hidden of problems, was razor sharp.
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Posted by anonymous | June 10, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Informative
I can say when I met with Lee she was informative and very to the point (in a positive way) about some mistakes I made along the way. I was very appreciative and can see myself working with her a long time. Many thanks!
Posted by Marcus | May 7, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Wonderful to have knowledge on your side!
It was wonderful and comforting to watch Lee work through the intimate details of an industry contract with such prowess and expertise. My first thought was that I read the same contract and had no idea of all the things that needed to be amended in highlighted. It's a wonderful feeling knowing you have a professional on your side that knows the deepest understanding of her craft and has your best interest in mind.
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Posted by George | February 24, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Smart, prompt, and thorough!
I met Lee Morin recently and would recommend her to anyone who needs help reviewing or preparing legal documents, or to understand and develop a legal strategy for your job or business. I'm an Electrical Engineer and recently started my own company to develop electronic products for clients. I received a seven-page NDA from a potential client that included unusual clauses and obligations. Needing the help of a professional, a friend recommended I see Lee Morin. We first spoke on a Friday and due to the urgency of the situation she kindly fit me into her schedule the following Monday. She has a great website for securely uploading documents. When we met it was clear she had spent the time to get familiar with the contract as well as my notes, questions, and concerns. She spent the full hour clearly explaining the meaning and implications of the contract and ultimately why she had to advise me not to sign it. This included identifying the places where it was overreaching, inconsistent, as well as where it failed to address other common considerations. I plan to have her prepare a Mutual NDA for my business and she will be the first I call for future legal matters.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 395-575 per hour
  • Contingency 2%-5%
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • MORIN Entertainment Law
  • 2013 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Georgia State University College Of Law
  • 2018 - 2019
  • Intellectual Property Contractor
  • Various Employers
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Intellectual Properties Group Paralegal
  • Sutherland Asbill & Brennan, LLP Attorneys At Law
  • 2007 - 2010
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Education

  • Georgia State University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • Georgia State University
  • Bachelors of the Arts
  • 2000

Legal Cases

  • In the matter of p/k/a Empress v. Gregory Isaacs Foundation Ltd.
  • Client secured the copyright in the song and recording as a joint work with the adverse party, who further offered promotional support of the title.

Associations

  • Golden Key International Honor Society
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Alliance Francaise
  • Member
  • 2019 - 2020
  • Women in Film and Television Atlanta
  • Board Member, Programs Chair
  • 2017 - 2019
  • Association Internationale du Film d'Animation (ASIFA)
  • Member
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Georgia Production Partnership
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2019
  • Museum of Design Atlanta
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Atlanta Film Society
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Georgia Game Developers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2019
  • Georgia Music Partners
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2017
  • National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences
  • Associate Member
  • 2013 - 2019
  • Georgia Lawyers for the Arts
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - 2015
  • National Association of Record Industry Professionals
  • Board Member
  • 2011 - 2018
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Languages Spoken

  • French

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award - Art & Entertainment Law
  • Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction
  • 2011
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award - International Law
  • Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction
  • 2010
  • Dean's Scholarship Key for Academic Excellence
  • Georgia State University
  • 1998
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • The Music Education Group
  • Women, Technology, & The Future
  • 2017
  • National Association of Record Industry Professionals
  • Music In Games
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (6)
Endorse Amanda
Entertainment Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lee is an amazing attorney with a passion for her craft."
Entertainment Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Other
"Extremely knowledgeable, reliable, and connected. She definitely knows her craft and I highly endorse her."
Entertainment Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lee is a great entertainment lawyer and a nice, ethical person."
Entertainment Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Lee Morin for over 5 years and she is one of Atlanta's best entertainment and intellectual property attorneys. Few attorneys share her level of passion, dedication, and commitment to client satisfaction. Lee eats, breathes, and lives entertainment, whether music, film, or the arts. I endorse Lee Morin completely."
Entertainment Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Lee Morin as an entertainment lawyer. I've known Lee for about 7 years. We went to law school together, worked on projects together, and I got to see first-hand her intelligence, dedication, and wonderful personality! I've followed Lee's legal career since we got out of law school and have seen her apply the same wonderful traits she exhibited in law school to the practice of law. I would fully trust Lee as my attorney, and you should, too!"
Entertainment Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Friend
"Attorney Morin is a true asset to the legal community. She is a highly skilled advocate that you would be privileged to have on your side! I endorse this attorney without reservation."
Entertainment Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I went to law school with this attorney. She was always very hard-working and very creative. She is very passionate about entertainment and intellectual property law."
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Atlanta Entertainment Lawyer Amanda Lee Morin
Amanda Lee Morin
Entertainment Attorney
Atlanta, GA
Licensed for 10 years