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Barry Neil Shrum

Entertainment Attorney at Nashville, TN

4.8   5 reviews
  • State Years
    Tennessee - TN 25 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 31 years
    New Jersey - NJ 31 years
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State TN
    Acquired 1999
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    Administrative Suspension No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    License Administratively Revoked No misconduct found

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

About Barry

Learn Barry’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Entertainment
    65%
    Over 20 years expereience with high profile entertainment clients in the following areas: Music Law & Publishing Entertainment Contract Negotiations Cyberspace & Internet Law Domain Name Disputes Trademark Application & Infringement Copyright Law & Infringement Business and Corporate Formation Civil Litigation Intellectual Property Photography Law Book Publishing

    36 years, 2,000 cases

  2. Copyright infringement
    5%
    Brought and won copyright infringement cases on behalf of high profile clients.

    31 years, 10 cases

  3. Litigation
    5%

    31 years, 100 cases

  4. Trademark application
    5%

    31 years

  5. Internet
    4%
    Assist start up companies with legal aspects of compliance; draft terms and conditions; prosecute domain name disputes.

    31 years

  6. Limited liability company (LLC)
    4%

    31 years

  7. Contracts and agreements
    2%

    31 years

  8. Copyright application
    2%

  9. Corporate and incorporation
    2%

    35 years, 500 cases

  10. Intellectual property
    2%

    31 years

  11. Licensing
    2%

    35 years, 55 cases

  12. Trademark infringement
    2%

    31 years, 5 cases

PROVIDING LEGAL SERVICES FOR HIGH-PROFILE BUSINESSES AND CELEBRITIES S FOR 30+ YEARS.

Music, entertainment and Internet attorney, consultant and expert witness with specialized knowledge of the music industry and royalty structures. Over 15 years of experience in drafting and negotiating contracts in the music industry, including but not limited to, songwriting agreement, management agreements, and recording agreements. Also experienced litigator with trial experience at both the State and Federal level.

Skills include application of corporate and business formations to music and entertainment clients. Skills also include extensive experience in trademark application.

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Location

Shrum & Associates P.C
54 Music Square East
Suite 350
Nashville, TN, 37203

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | January 1, 2009
Excellent Nashville Based Attorney
A few years ago, I had the misfortune of being involved in a lawsuit that could have been devastating to me as a small business owner. I had 10 days to file a response with the court and didn’t have an attorney I trusted to take the case. After a few days of searching, I met Barry Shrum. After viewing his client list, it was clear he was the right man for the job. Barry can shift from Teddy Bear to Grizzly Bear in 6 seconds when the situation calls for it. He navigated me through a frivolous lawsuit that could have bankrupted my business. Anytime I have something important that I want to make sure is done right, Barry Shrum is the first person I call. My overall rating of Barry is excellent x 10. Brent Crouch JillianLeather.com
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Posted by anonymous | January 22, 2009
Will Fight For His Client!!
"Integrity" should be Barry Shrum's middle name! He has represented us for various reasons from independent label legal work to finalizing and handling everything for our publishing agreements. He has always looked out for our best interest and has done it with great competency and class. We have worked with him over the last four years and have always been pleased with his work and his quick contact. He treats every client as if they are his only client. I am now happy to call him a friend not only my attorney. You will be proud to have him on your side. Andrea Wellsfry
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Posted by anonymous | July 17, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Quick and an excellent respond to my query.
I needed an advice on legal matters and Barry Neil Shrum quickly responded to my request very professional and an excellent knowledge; advised me how to solve my query. I will strongly recommend Barry Nail's legal matters knowledge to everyone who needs one.
Posted by anonymous | December 31, 2008
Review of Barry Neil
I needed advice in an urgent manner and Barry was quick to respond to me. He was thorough and attentive. He took care of my matter very quickly and took the pressure off me.
Posted by anonymous | November 7, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Offered good explaination
Mr Shrum was only lawyer to answer my question and his answer was very educational. I provided followup info because he said my initial question was incomplete and he responded in a timely manner.

Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-750 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Adjunct Professor
  • Belmont University, Mike Curb School of Music Business
  • 2009 - Present
  • Senior Partner
  • Shrum & Assocaites
  • 2009 - Present
  • Partner
  • Harris Martin Jones Shrum Bradford & Wommack, PA
  • 1998 - 2009
  • Founding Partner
  • Art & Entertainment Law Group, Philadelphia
  • 1996 - 1998
  • In-House Counsel, Major Claims Litigation
  • CIGNA Companies
  • 1994 - 1996
  • Counsel, Litigation Department
  • Clark Ladner Fortenbaugh & Young
  • 1989 - 1994
  • Vice President of Legal Affairs
  • Painted Cow Publishing, Inc.
  • 1988 - 1992
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Education

  • WIDENER UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 1992
  • David Lipscomb University
  • MA - Masters
  • 1987
  • David Lipscomb College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1982

Sample of Legal Cases

  • American Federation of Musicians v. Charles Calello
  • Settled
  • Bob Evans v. ZYX Music Corp.
  • Settled in favor of plaintiff.
  • Faye Woodroof, p/k/a "The Grandmother from Hell" v. Donna Carter
  • Settled for plainitff prior to trial
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Associations

  • Nashville Entrepreneur Center
  • Advisor/Mentor
  • 2016 - Present
  • Tennessee Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
  • Volunteer Lawyer
  • 2007 - Present
  • National Association of Recording Arts Sciences
  • Member, Nashville Chapter
  • 1997 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • U.S. District Court, M.D. Tenn.
  • Admitted
  • 1996 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • Admitted
  • 1992 - Present
  • U.S. District Court, D.N.J
  • Admitted
  • 1992 - Present
  • Nashville Songwriters Association International
  • Volunteer and Supporter
  • 1989 - Present
  • BMI
  • Publisher Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • Nashville Chamber Orchestra
  • Volunteer, Promoter's Board
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
  • Volunteer Lawyer
  • 1992 - 1996
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Languages Spoken

  • Greek
  • Hebrew
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Mentor of the Year
  • Nashville Enterpreneur Center
  • 2017
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • BV Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Presidential Who's Who
  • McGuiness Publishing
  • 2010
  • Honors Edition of Who's Who Among Executives and Professionals
  • Biltmore
  • 2009
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Lexis Nexis
  • 2009
  • Who's Who for Outstanding Professionals
  • Strathmore
  • 2009
  • Top Ten Entertainment Firms in Nashville, TN
  • Nashville Business Journal
  • 2009
  • Top Ten Entertainment Firms
  • Nashville Business Journal
  • 2008
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • Featured in "In Charge: Music Row's Decision Makers"
  • Music Row Magazine
  • 2008
  • Featured legal partner
  • www.yellyo.com
  • 2008
  • Top Executive Profiles
  • Conde Nast Portfolio.com
  • 2008
  • America's Premier Lawyer
  • Skynet Radio
  • 2007
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • Featured entertainment attorney
  • www.digimusictv.com
  • 2007
  • Certificate of Achievement
  • Nashville YMCA Black Achievers Program
  • 2000
  • National Registry of Who's Who
  • American Biographical Publications
  • 1999
  • Meritorious Service Award
  • Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
  • 1997
  • Who's Who Among American Law Students
  • Summa Publishing Bureau
  • 1989
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Publications

  • Michael Casals
  • (Forward) How to Copyright A Song the Right Way,
  • 2015
  • American Songwriter
  • The Impact of MP3 on Songwriters and the Music Industry
  • 2000
  • Delaware Law Forum
  • Avoiding the Legal Power Trap
  • 1989
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Speaking Engagements

  • Entertainment Law 101
  • Entertainment Law
  • 2008
  • Entertainment Law Review
  • Entertainment law
  • 2005
  • Current Litigation Developments in Entertainment Law
  • Entertainment Law
  • 2004
  • Technology Law in Tennessee: An Advanced Approach
  • Technology law
  • 2003
  • Corporate Governance & Ethics for the Transactional Lawyer
  • Corporate Law
  • 2003
  • The Law of the Internet in Tennessee,
  • Internet
  • 2001
  • Entertainment Law - Copyrights & Trademarks Online
  • Entertainment Law
  • 2001
  • The Law of the Internet in Tennessee
  • Internet
  • 2000
  • Internet Law and Research for Legal Professionals in Tennessee
  • Internet
  • 2000
  • How to Become an Entertainment Lawyer
  • Entertainment
  • 2000
  • International Songwriter's Workshop
  • Legal issues relating to songwriters
  • 1998
  • Emerging Legal Issues for Songwriters and Music Publishers
  • Entertainment
  • 1998
  • Songwriter's Workshop
  • Songwriter's Question and Answer period
  • 1994
  • Legal Aspects of Songwriting
  • Entertainment
  • 1994
  • Legal Aspects of Songwriting & Music Publishing
  • Entertainment
  • 1993
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (3)
Endorse Barry
Copyright infringement Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Barry thoroughly researches his cases, is knowledgeable and reasonable. The recipe for good results for his clients!"
Entertainment Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Attorney Shrum through his contributions to the Q&A forum on Avvo, where I was particularly impressed by one of his answers in the very niche area of Entertainment Law. Folks looking for an actual Entertainment Lawyer with formal understanding of the industry ought look no further."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have been on opposite sides of Barry in several matters and have always found him to be smart, prepared, aggressive and most of all, reasonable."