ATLANTA (April 29, 2015) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) announced today Carolyn Herman has joined as counsel in the firm’s Jacksonville, Fla. office.
“Carolyn is a highly regarded practitioner in the entertainment sector,” said Stephen Forte, SGR’s managing partner. “She will add depth to this practice area so we can be even more responsive to the needs of our clients.”
Herman has represented film producers, record labels, music and literary publishers, musicians, models, agents, authors, artists and illustrators, and other content providers for over 20 years in all aspects of entertainment law. She is currently a member of Jacksonville’s Film Advisory board, is the founder of the Independent Film and the Law seminar held in conjunction with the Jacksonville Film Festival, and has participated as a panel member at numerous entertainment law seminars around the United States and the Caribbean. Additionally, Herman serves as a pro bono mediator for Jacksonville’s small claims court and pro bono counsel for the Beaches Hospitality Network. She previously taught entertainment law, intellectual property, and advanced copyright and trademark courses at Florida Coastal School of Law. Herman earned her Bachelor of Science from Cornell University, her Juris Doctor from Fordham Law School, and her Master of Laws from George Washington University Law School.
About SGR’s Entertainment, Arts & Sports Practice
The practice group provides services to best assist creative and talented clients in connection with intellectual property protection, global branding strategies, corporate, transactional, antitrust, franchise, aviation, tax, estate planning, special needs tax planning, franchise acquisition, real estate and immigration matters.
About Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP
SGR is a full service, international law firm that advises regional, national and global businesses on a wide range of legal matters. The firm’s 200 attorneys provide legal counsel in more than 45 specialized practice areas, including corporate transactions, litigation, intellectual property, aviation, banking, construction and employment law. Founded in 1893, SGR has offices in Atlanta, Jacksonville, New York, Washington, D.C. and Frankfurt, Germany.