• Entertainment Law

    Creators. Music. Film. Art. Authors.

  • Business & Corporate

    Structure. Formation. Maintenance.

  • Intellectual Property Attorneys

    Intellectual Property

    Evaluation. Clearance. Management. Protection.

  • Celebrity Endorsement

    Structuring. Negotiating. Exploiting. Protecting.

  • Rights of Publicity

    Assignment, Descendability, Protection.

  • Licensing

    Transactions. Negotiations. Execution.

  • New Media & Technology

    NFT's, Cybercurrency, New Tech

  • Investment Deals

    Angel Investing, Seed Funding, Series A, B or C

  • Strategic Legal Plans

    Smart. Efficient.

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One of Nashville’s premier entertainment, business & intellectual property law firms

Passion for the Law – Passion for the Creative

Providing boutique legal services for high-profile celebrities and businesses:
licensing, protecting and defending the rights of the business and creative industries for over 75 cumulative years.1

Business – Entrepreneur – Celebrity – Music – Television – Film – Media – Sports – Internet

All of our clients are celebrities

As America’s “premier entertainment lawyers”  we may represent some of the country’s most well-known celebrities, but we treat each of our clients as special and unique.  All Shrum Hicks clients are celebrities, regardless of whether they are seen on national television every week or struggling to start a new business.  Each one deserves special attention.

We believe that a client doesn’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.

Our competitive advantage is offering personalized legal services that are uniquely tailored to each client’s special needs.

We are world-class attorneys who hold ourselves to the highest standards and produce quality results.

But don’t take our word for it, here are some endorsements from some of our clients.

“A trusted confidant”

I wish I had known Barry during my days at Epic and in the mid 80’s when I was managing Michael. When I moved to Nashville, he was one of the people I relied on and trusted. A great friend and a wise lawyer. Thank you Barry.  -RIP Frank Dileo, 1947-2011, Michael Jackson’s Personal Manager

“Fortunate to have found SHA”

Pool Kings

About a year ago, I received a call from a production company who wanted to produce a pilot for a reality TV show. I build pools, so I didn’t know anything about the entertainment business. I’m fortunate to have found Shrum Hicks & Associates, PC.  They helped me understand the business and my contract. The pilot was picked up and we’re now in the middle of a season that is growing in popularity. Thank you! – Kyle Peek, Pool Kings & Peek Pools & Spas

“The Closer”

Daymond John

Barry defends the principles that give entrepreneurs, inventors and creators the inspiration to take action and create new businesses – and new ideas – every day. I call him “the Closer.”  -Daymond, John, The Shark Group

“Guru of Celebrity Endorsements”

David Gold D3M

Barry is an indepensible member of the team at D3M. Simply the best at taking deal points I throw at him, frequently when I’m on the go between meetings, and turning them into enforceable contract language. He’s helped me close dozens of deals and it my “go to guy” for creating my licensing deals. -David Gold, D3M Licensing Group

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