Education

Belmont University

B.B.A., Music Business, 2011
  • Dean's List
  • University Tour Guide
  • Secretary, Pre-Law Society

Belmont University College of Law

J.D., 2014
  • Dean's List
  • President, Student Bar Association
  • Founder and President, Toastmasters at Belmont Law

Bar Admission

Tennessee

Nathan J. Drake

Associate

Overview

Nathan Drake is an entertainment and corporate attorney that represents and counsels clients in a wide array of matters. Mr. Drake's knowledge and experience includes:
  • Negotiating entertainment related agreements, including publishing, producer, management, recording, sponsorship, and licensing agreements.
  • Trademark advice and prosecution with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for clients offering products and services ranging from music to educational development.
  • Corporate formation and structuring, re-structuring, winding up, and dissolution.
  • Estate planning, including assisting executors in successful estate administration for both large and small estates.

Prominent Assignments

Provide counsel on a wide array of agreements including recording agreements, sponsorship agreements, artist management agreements, producer agreements, songwriter agreements television agreements and the like.

Represent and provide counsel to start-up companies and existing companies on entity formation and structuring.

Represent and provide counsel to individuals regarding planning, organizing and structuring estate assets.

Professional Involvement

  • Nashville Emerging Leaders, Class of 2017
  • Society of Leaders in Development, Class of 2016
  • Country Music Association, Member
  • Copyright Society of the South, Member
  • Nashville Bar Association, Member
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division and Entertainment and Sports Law Section, Member

Community Involvement

  • Youth Mentor, Preston Taylor Ministries

Publications/Presentations

  • Panelist, Belmont University College of Law Inn of Courts, “Elements of Intellectual Property,” 2015

Experience

  • Late Show with David Letterman
  • Metropolitan Nashville Department of Law