Barry Neil Shrum, Esquire has been practicing law for over 30 years. While in theology school in Glenside, Pennsylvania, Barry’s two older brothers called for help in establishing a music publishing company. Through the experience of research and setting up Painted Cow Publishing, Inc., Mr. Shrum discovered his love of the law.
He officially began his career as a “Philadelphia lawyer” in the litigation department of a mid-sized Center City firm and then went in-house as counsel to a Fortune 50 conglomerate, all the while honing his legal skills to fulfill his goal of defending the rights of under-represented musicians, songwriters, and artists. In 1996, he decided to realize the dream by returning to the site of his roots, Tennessee, and building a practice in Music City.
Mr. Shrum was soon identified by SkyNet Radio as one of “America’s Premier Entertainment Attorneys.” Also known as the “Shark’s lawyer” because of his representation of Daymond John, Mr. Shrum is dedicated to protecting the intellectual property rights of creators, inventors, businesses and entrepreneurs, representing celebrities at all echelons and in all facets of the entertainment and creative industry and arts, as well as start-up businesses and entrepreneurs.
P.T. Barnum said that “the noblest art is one of making people happy.” Mr. Shrum has a passion for defending those noble artists and others who are working creatively to achieve their dreams.