Contract Lawyer Specializing in Business and Entertainment Law
Over the past 6 years, I've helped entrepreneurs, just like you, navigate the legal side of their creative businesses. I consider myself to be an advocate for culture creators, and with the help of my team at C. Handy Law, work tirelessly to help creatives build businesses built for impact.
At C. Handy Law, we pride ourselves on being deal-makers and help clients close big contracts with their dream brands. Some of the contracts we've negotiated include talent and partnership agreements with Facebook, Universal Music Group/Publishing, Empire Distribution, Proctor & Gamble, Paramount Pictures, Warner Music Group, and Coca-Cola.
I wholeheartedly believe that every creative should have the resources they need to live their wildest dreams, with the security of knowing that their most valuable assets are protected!
Prior to starting my own law practice, I gained valuable legal experience working with a LA and Houston-based entertainment law firm, interning with the legal department of General Electric, and clerking for both State and Federal Judges. I graduated from Alabama State University with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Recording Industry. I earned my J.D. with honors from Thurgood Marshall School of Law where I served as the Symposium Editor of the Thurgood Marshall Law Review. I also hold a Certification in Mediation and Global Arbitration from Queen Mary University of London.
When I'm not serving my clients, I can be found educating creative entrepreneurs on my podcast, volunteering with Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts (TALA), playing the piano, and traveling to various sports venues with my husband.
|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||2014||03/07/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Nominated Top 40 under 40||National Black Lawyers||2018|
|Managing Attorney||C. Handy Law, PLLC||2015 - Present|
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|American Bar Association||Member||2019 - Present|
|State Bar of Texas, Entertainment and Sports Law Section||Member||2014 - Present|
|Texas Southern University||Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)||2014|
|Influencer Marketing Expo & Conference||Monetizing Your Influence: Legal Insights into the Industry||2019|
|5th Annual Podcast Movement Conference||Levels to This: Handling Product Endorsements and Sponsorship Deals on the Right Side of the Law||2019|
|Blogger Week UnConference||How to Protect Your Brand While Securing the Bag||2017|
|H.A.A.B Conference 2016||So You Have a Blog, Now Protect It! "Intellectual Property"||2016|
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