Orville Almon has announced he will open a private practice on Jan. 3, 2011. Almon, a founding partner of Zumwalt, Almon and Hayes and known for his expertise in contract law, is now making the jump to focus more on business affairs for entertainment and corporate entities.
“The business model for an entertainment law firm has changed and I needed to change with it,” Almon said in a prepared press release. “I felt that, for a lawyer based in entertainment and corporate law, the current economic changes called for more strategic focus on the business side of the entertainment field.”
Joining Almon in the new venture will be Noah McPike, Esq. McPike recently left a Music Row firm he had practiced with for approximately 3 years. McPike will focus on, among other things, all related services within all areas of the entertainment industry, new media, intellectual property, copyrights, trademarks and corporate business matters. Also joining Almon Law, PLLC will be Almon’s longtime assistant, Karen Thomas, and industry vet, Lynsey McDonald.
Almon has earned many awards and accomplishments including being recognized in Best Lawyers in America (2007-2010), Mid-South Super Lawyers (2007-2010) and recently by BusinessTN as one of Tennessee’s Best 150 Lawyers (2010).