Dickinson Wright Expands Entertainment Practice

dickinson wrightDickinson Wright PLLC recently added five attorneys to its Entertainment Law Practice Group. They will be based in the Las Vegas office and will work closely with the firm’s attorneys across the U.S. and Canada, including those in Nashville’s Music Row office, which is led by attorney Derek Crownover.

“We are lucky to have this new group from Vegas,” said Crownover. “They have a deep knowledge of the trademark, branding, television and sports worlds. They expand our reach across the country, but more importantly, they help us provide top-tier service to our artist, acting and sports clients who enter these worlds as they grow their brands in new mediums.”

Jennifer Ko Craft joins Dickinson Wright as a Member in the firm’s Intellectual Property Department and Entertainment Law Practice Group. She focuses on contracts for personal appearances, endorsement, licensing and personal management, as well as managing sophisticated worldwide trademark and copyright portfolios and overseeing enforcement. Craft represents clients such as the Kardashian and Jenner families, the Estate of Michael Jackson, Sylvester Stallone, the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Shaquille O’Neal, Alex Rodriguez, Shane Victorino, George Lopez, Trisha Yearwood, Amar’e Stoudemire and Matt Barnes.

Michael Feder joins Dickinson Wright as a Member in the firm’s Litigation Department and Entertainment Law Practice Group. He has extensive experience representing and counseling clients in commercial and business litigation matters involving, among others, contracts, copyright infringement, corporate law, employment law, entertainment and sports law, franchise law, fraud, patent infringement, trademark infringement, securities law, shareholder and partnership disputes and unfair competition. His clients include the Ultimate Fighting Championship and Top Rank, among numerous others.

Eric Hone joins Dickinson Wright as a Member in the firm’s Litigation Department and Entertainment Law Practice Group. He has extensive experience representing and counseling clients in commercial and business litigation matters involving shareholder and partnership disputes, contracts, corporate law, employment law, entertainment and sports law, gaming, copyright and trademark infringement, patent, real estate, securities law and unfair competition.

John Krieger joins Dickinson Wright as a Member in the firm’s Intellectual Property Department and the Entertainment Law Group. He concentrates his practice on intellectual property litigation in both state and federal court. He has extensive experience litigating cases involving the infringement of intellectual property rights over the Internet and has also litigated matters involving the infringement of trademarks, trade dress and copyrights at international Las Vegas trade shows, including obtaining emergency seizure orders and permanent injunctive relief. His clients include the Ultimate Fighting Championship, as well as artists, actors, authors, musicians and reality show participants.

Joanna Myers joins Dickinson Wright as an Associate in the firm’s Intellectual Property Department and the Entertainment Law Group. She focuses her practice on IP trademark development, enforcement and prosecution matters, as well as entertainment law. Myers has negotiated over 50 trademark, copyright, rights of publicity and other IP disputes.

Dickinson Wright employs 28 attorneys in Nashville within a wide range of practices. Headquartered in Michigan, the firm has over 400 attorneys in 15 offices throughout the United States and Canada.

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