Entertainment Attorney Derek Crownover Named "Best of the Bar" by Nashville Business Journal

June 6, 2016
Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Attorney Derek Crownover has been selected as one of the Nashville Business Journal’s 2016 Best of the Bar Award winners. Along with 80 other private practice attorneys in Nashville, Mr. Crownover was honored at the Best of the Bar Celebration Reception on June 2.

Mr. Crownover is the firm’s Entertainment Law Practice Group Leader and a Member in the firm’s Music Row office. He represents songwriters, publishers and producers, as well as some of the most active entrepreneurs in the entertainment and intellectual property sectors in the South. He assists clients with diverse business matters including LLC funding, real estate acquisition and disposition, asset purchases, recording agreement negotiation, audits, employment counseling, tax matters, and wills and trusts. Collectively, his producer, songwriter, publisher and artist clients have sold in excess of 400 million records.

Mr. Crownover served as an adjunct professor of entertainment law at the Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business at Belmont University, is a voting member of the Country Music Association and also is the national legal counsel for the T.J. Martell Foundation. He received his B.A. from Auburn University and his J.D. from the University of Tennessee School of Law.

The Nashville Business Journal’s Best of the Bar honorees are selected by their peers. Winners were chosen in 16 categories based on their practice area. The 2016 Best of the Bar winners will be featured in an upcoming June edition of the Nashville Business Journal.
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