Baker To Lead Ent. Law For Bone McAllester Norton

Robert Baker

Longtime Music Row attorney Robert L. Baker has joined Bone McAllester Norton PLLC and will lead the firm’s new Entertainment Law Group, Chairman Charles W. Bone announced today (8/3).

As a previous founding member of Baker & Kelley, Robert Baker has experience in entertainment and intellectual property, where he represented artists, songwriters, producers (music, film and television), publishers, managers, labels and entertainment industry executives.

“We are delighted to have Rob’s leadership in this new area of legal practice for our firm,” says Charles Bone. “Nashville is known for its music and as a major part of the industry across all genres. In recent years, the film industry has really started evolving in the city, as well. Add to this the exploding field of digital content, and it becomes clear that there is a need for Rob’s knowledge and expertise in this area. We’re glad to have him on our team.”

“I am truly excited to bring my practice to Bone McAllester Norton,” Baker said. “I have known many of the lawyers there for years and look forward to expanding on the synergies that made this move not only possible, but smart.”

Baker, a Nashville native, is a member of the American, Tennessee and Nashville bar associations. He serves on the American Bar Association’s Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries. He is the immediate past President of the Young Lawyers Division of the Nashville Bar Association.

Bone McAllester Norton PLLC has 31 lawyers with offices in Nashville and in Hendersonville, Tennessee. Among its clients are Fisk University, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, the Nashville Superspeedway, a number of Nashville banks, the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration, and Norfolk Southern Railway Corp.

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