Brent's commercial litigation practice covers a variety of matters including business disputes, complex arbitration, and intellectual property. In 2017 he was recognized by his peers as a Super Lawyers "Rising Star" for business litigation.
As a former Associate Operations Producer with ESPN College Football and producer/director of commercials, short films, and in-arena entertainment, Brent brings a unique perspective to his clients in the entertainment industry. He has a passion for the arts and understands the importance of the law as it pertains to the entertainment industry.
In his spare time, Brent enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons, listening to live music, and producing short films. He also co-hosts a podcast for SMU men's basketball fans (www.HilltopHoopsPodcast.com).
|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||2012||08/23/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|"Rising Star" for Businss Litigation||Super Lawyers||2017|
|Best Director||Universal Film Festival||2014|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of Texas, Entertainment and Sports Law Section||Council Member||2016 - Present|
|Texas State Bar College||Member||2013 - Present|
|Arts Counsel Texas||Founding Board Member||2012 - Present|
|Dallas Bar Association Entertainment, Art & Sports Law Section||Section Chair||2016 - 2017|
|TESLAW Newsletter||Texas Film Commission Directors Chop Down Machete's Allegations||2015|
|Texas State Bar Entertainment Law Institute||Guilds and Unions in a Right-to-Work State||2014|
|DBA Headnotes||DIY Media Distribution: Eliminating the Middleman||2014|
|TESLAW Newsletter||After Official Review, Fourth Circuit Rlues No Unsportsmanlike Conduct in NFL's Use of Franchise Logo||2014|
|Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law||Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)||2012|
|Southern Methodist University - Cox School of Business||BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration||2007|
|Southern Methodist University, Meadows School of the Arts||BA||2007|
|SMU Dedman School of Law Sports & Entertainment Law Association||Entertainment Law Practitioner Panel||2017|
|Dallas Screenwriters Associatoin||Success in the Screenwriting Business||2017|
|Arts Counsel Texas Lunch & Learn||Script to Screen: Legal Issues Relating to Filmmaking||2017|
|UNT Dallas College of Law Entertainment Law Panel||Entertainment Law Panel||2016|
|Texas Entertainment Law Institute||Fifty Shades of Greed: A Case Study on Partnership by Conduct||2016|
|DBA Sports Law Bootcamp||The Book of Sanctions: Enforcement of NCAA Bylaws||2016|
|DBA Sports & Entertainment Law Section Legal Panel||Lights, Camera, Action: Legal Issues Affecting Film Festivals||2016|
|Arts Counsel Texas Lunch & Learn||Why I Learned to Love Contracts||2016|
|Pedroza v. Hayward||The jury found that our client was entitled to over $10.5 million in royalties, and the Judge later awarded interest and attorneys' fees (with a multiplier of 2). In total, the judgment was for over $13,000,000.|
|Tang Energy Goup, Ltd. et al. v. AVIC International USA, Inc. et al.||Obtained arbitration award in excess of $68,000,000 for our clients.|
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