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Since birth, Ashley Hollan Couch has been immersed in the arts, 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 and President of Phi Delta Phi legal ethics honors fraternity.  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.  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 was recently appointed to serve as the Co-Chair and Content Editor for the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Committee on the Entertainment and Sports Industry.  Ashley is also a member of 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.  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.​

 

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Entertainment: 100%
    10 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($285/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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    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.

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    Natali Thompson
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Jennifer Snyder Adams

    Ashley is a tenacious advocate and well respected in the legal community. She is a great lawyer!

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    Jennifer Adams Criminal defense Attorney
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Contact info

The Hollan Entertainment Law Group, LLC

P.O. Box 20395
Atlanta, GA, 30325

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
GAActive Member in Good Standing 201006/09/2015
TNActive200907/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
"On the Rise: Top 40 Lawyers" Award NomineeAmerican Bar Association2016
"40 Under 40" NomineeGeorgia Trend2016
Star of the QuarterAmerican Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division2015
Guest JudgeAmerican Bar Association Arbitration Competition2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Independent ContractorLive Nation - Artist Rights Acquisition2016 - Present
Entertainment Lawyer & LitigatorThe Hollan Entertainment Law Group, LLC2012 - Present
Chief Creative Officer and FounderArkabutla Music2015 - 2015
Contract Attorney FY2014-2015Cobb County Superior Court2014 - 2015
Contract Attorney FY2014-2015Cobb County State Court2014 - 2015
Contract Conflict Defender FY2012-2014State Of Georgia2012 - 2014
General Counsel/ Vice President of Business DevelopmentThe Littlefield Group2011 - 2012
Tort & Environmental Litigation Project AttorneyKing & Spalding2010 - 2011
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, Atlanta ChapterBoard Member2016 - Present
National Association of Record Industry ProfessionalsMember2015 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember of the Sports and Entertainment Law Section (Since 2014)2010 - Present
Tennessee Volunteer Lawyers for the ArtsVolunteer Lawyer (Multiple NonConsecutive Years)2008 - Present
American Bar Association, Forum on the Entertainment and Sports IndustriesMember2008 - Present
American Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionCommittees Vice Director and Programming Manager2016 - 2017
American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Committee on the Entertainment and Sports IndustryCo-Chair and Content Editor2015 - 2016
Cobb County Bar AssociationMember2014 - 2015
Atlanta Bar AssociationMember2013 - 2014
Knoxville Bar AssociationMember2012 - 2013
Georgia Lawyers for the ArtsVolunteer Lawyer (Multiple Nonconsecutive Years)2010 - 2015
Tennessee Bar AssociationMember2008 - 2009
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Committee on the Entertainment and Sports Industry Winter Newsletter"The Importance of Independent Contractor Agreements for Artists"2016
American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Committee Newsletter"15 Tips for a Successful Law Practice"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
American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Committee on the Entertainment and Sports Industry Fall Newsletter 2015American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Committee on the Entertainment and Sports Industry Fall Newsletter 20152015
University of Denver Sports & Entertainment Law JournalMusic Lawyers Taking the Rap: The Musicalization of Legal Ethics2008
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of DenverLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
Duke UniversityPublic Policy/ Visual Art and Art HistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts2005
Berklee College of MusicBerklee College of Music/ SNHU Music Business MBA CandidateMBA - Master of Business AdministrationN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Sports, Music and Entertainment Summit"Live Nation Presents: Sync or Swim: Sync, Micro-licensing and Streaming Considerations for Artists"2016
American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Spring Conference"Hit the Ground Running Whether Tackling the First Year, Whether as an Associate or Hanging Your Own Shingle"2016
American Bar Association Mid-Year Meeting“Hitting a Hole in One: Licensing 101 and Best Practices for Sports Industry Counsel and Professionals"2016
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 5 Arts Fest"The State of Music" Writing Sessions America Songwriter Seminar2015
San Diego County Bar Association Webinar"Representing Musicians in a DIY Digital Economy"2015
National Association of Record Industry Professionals"An Overview of Synch Licensing"2015
John Marshall Law School Event"An Entertainment Law Panel Discussion"2015
Emory University School of Law Event"Careers in Entertainment Law"2015
Business Radiox"Atlanta Legal Experts" Guest Appearance with Attorney General Sam Olens2015
Americana Music Conference and Festival"From the Song to the Bank"2015
American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Fall Conference"Social Media and the Law: A Blessing or a Curse"2015
"Minding Your Business: Representing Creatives in the Entertainment Industry" 3 Hour CLE Event"Minding Your Business: Representing Creatives in the Entertainment Industry"2015
Georgia Lawyers for the Arts"Artist Alert: Covering Your Assets- Litigation in Entertainment"2014