Stites & Harbison Launches Entertainment Practice

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Stephanie R. Taylor

Stites & Harbison, PLLC’s Nashville office has launched a new Entertainment Law practice with the addition of Member (Partner) Stephanie R. Taylor. Taylor will lead the team with help from current Stites & Harbison attorney, Jeremy Brook.

Taylor provides a broad range of legal services to clients involved in the creation, production and management of creative works. Besides being an accomplished attorney, Taylor is a classically trained violinist and has toured as a professional country/bluegrass fiddle player.

She received her J.D. and B.A. in Music Education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and her M.B.A. from Belmont University. Prior to joining Stites & Harbison, Taylor was a Partner and Chair of the Entertainment Law Division at Bone McAllester Norton PLLC in Nashville. Prior to that, she was a tenured professor of music business at Middle Tennessee State University where she directed the school’s Recording Industry Exchange program with Russia.

“As the needs of the entertainment industry become more diverse, I am thrilled to have talented attorneys on my team with expertise in areas such as business transactions, litigation, real estate, estate planning and family law,” said Taylor. “I am confident the team approach at Stites will benefit my clients in all facets of their life and career.”

“We are thrilled to have Stephanie join us,” stated Gregory D. Smith, Nashville Office Executive Member. “She is a wonderful individual, a very fine lawyer, and a world-class fiddle player. She has built an impressive entertainment law practice, and we look forward to working with Stephanie and her clients.”

Outside of the firm, Taylor is active in community and professional organizations. She serves on the Board of Trustees of the Foundation for Bluegrass Music and the International Bluegrass Music Museum. Taylor also donates her time to Volunteer Lawyers & Professionals for the Arts. She is a member of the American Bar Association (Entertainment and Sports Law Forum), Americana Music Association, Country Music Association, International Bluegrass Music Association, The Recording Academy (GRAMMYs) and the Tennessee Bar Association (Entertainment and Sports Law Forum).

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