Alandis Brassel has opened Brassel Law, a new entertainment law firm dedicated to the needs of musicians and music industry entrepreneurs in Nashville.
Brassel, a Vanderbilt University Law School grad, began his legal career as counsel to Congressman Jim Cooper, where he focused on policy and the office’s community relationships, including Nashville’s music industry. He also served as the program director at the Arts and Business Council of Greater Nashville, where he was responsible for the nonprofit’s legal and education programs.
Most recently, Brassel practiced entertainment and trademark law at Counsel at Scale LLP, and served as assistant professor at the University of Memphis Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music, where he headed the music business program and ran the school’s record label, High Water Records. Prior to his legal career, Brassel was a professional audio engineer with clients such as Bloomberg Television, Warner Chappell Music, Mosley Music Group and Def Jam.
Brassel serves on the board of Nashville Music Equality, a nonprofit dedicated to creating an anti-racist environment in the Nashville music industry.
Aiming to make comprehensive legal representation accessible to clients at all levels, Brassel Law will introduce two services over the next month. The first, Office Hours, will provide a free opportunity for clients to triage legal issues they might not otherwise have the resources to address. Clients can register for these one-on-one legal advising sessions on a first-come, first-served basis. The first session will be held on Oct. 30.
Members will also have the option to access Cadence.io, a platform built by Brassel Law that will give clients the ability to generate custom, routinely used documents without the cost and traditional wait time associated with traditional legal drafting.
“A music publisher using Cadence.io will be able to generate a license in minutes with the confidence that the agreement is accurate, well-drafted and up to date,” says Brassel. “These aren’t fill-in-the-blank templates that you pull from a website. We’ll work with members to build base documents based on their needs, including terms that are specific to their business and contract clauses that might vary depending on the deal, like payment terms and contract duration. We’ll also periodically review and revise the base agreements to reflect any changes in the law.”
Program members will design their memberships using a menu of add-on services and resources, resulting in a membership package that provides the services they need at a predictable price point.
“The goal is to make sure clients get the first-class legal services they need without worrying about an unpredictable legal bill or turnaround time,” says Brassel.
For more information on Brassel Law, visit www.brassel.law or contact 615-258-8900.
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