Phone Number:   (972) 661-5114
Fax :  (972) 788-3373

Areas of Practice: Internet Law and Licensing;Intellectual Property; Media and Entertainment; Oil, Gas and Natural Resources; Executive Compensation

Senior Counsel practicing in the areas of Internet Law and Licensing; Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law, including trademark registration, publishing, television, music, Internet, film and theatre; Licensing, including merchandising, copyright, trademark, sports and related exploitation; Media Law, including First Amendment, free speech, libel, slander and new media applications; Computer Law and software licensing; Corporate Law as applies to media and sports companies, including formation, alteration, venture strategy and general counsel services; Oil and Gas, including title examination, curative and due diligence, land services and negotiations, credit facility agreements, royalty issues, leases, farmouts and rights-holder representation; Exploration and development of mineral-producing properties and joint operating agreements.

Education

Juris Doctor – Tulane University
Bachelor of Arts – Tulane University
Petroleum Land Practices Certification – Texas Christian University Energy Institute

Professional History

Admitted to Texas Bar – 1988, District of Columbia – 1990, Louisiana – 1986
Various Federal Admissions
American Association of Professional Landmen
Registered Right-of-Way agent, Texas Real Estate Commission

Professional Affiliations

Member, Former Chair, State Bar of Texas Entertainment and Sports Law Section; Member, State Bar of Texas Oil and Gas Section; American Association of Professional Landmen; Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association; Former Chair, Dallas Bar Association Entertainment and Sports Law Section; Former Vice-Chair, Dallas Bar Association Media Law Committee; Former Director, Louisiana State Bar Art, Entertainment and Sports Law Section; Legislative Advisor, Louisiana State Bar Art, Entertainment and Sports Law Section; Member, State Bar of Texas Standing Committee on Law and the Arts; Member, State Bar of Texas Oil, Gas and Natural Resources Section; Voting Member, Association of Authors Representatives; Bar Association of the City of New York; Adjunct Professor, SMU Law School. Multiple publications and lecture credits including, Social Networking Sites and Internet Law; Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Application of Moral Rights to World Copyright Law, Trademark and related merchandising deals, Internet and software utilization of peer-to-peer technologies, Records and Music publishing deals, Fair Use, celebrity likeness use, book publishing, film finance, State Tax incentives for entertainment ventures, Internet development, television deals, Texas Talent Agency Act, choice of law issues in entertainment contracts; protecting minors in the entertainment industries, TV anchor-person contracts and licensing infomercial deals and oil and gas negotiations.