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Jeff is a Shareholder in the firm. He graduated with honors from The University of Tennessee College of Law, where he served as an editor on the Tennessee Law Review, University Research Grant Associate, and Mediator for Knox County General Sessions Court.  Jeff’s article, “Strictly Business: A Historical Narrative and Commentary on Rock and Roll Business Practices,” was published in the Winter 2010 volume of theTennessee Law Review, and his research contributions were recently included in The Entrepreneurial Law Clinic Handbook, a legal text published by West.

Before entering legal practice, Jeff enjoyed a successful career in music publishing and as a professional musician and songwriter in Nashville, Tennessee, and Los Angeles, California.  Jeff has performed throughout the world alongside award-winning recording artists including Deana Carter, Charlie Daniels, Bob Dylan, Keith Urban, Alan Jackson, Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys, Jake Owen, and many others.  Jeff’s original compositions have aired on national radio and television.  Jeff is a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers.

Jeff’s goal is to provide exceptional value and expertise to his clients, in an open and friendly atmosphere.

Bar Admissions:
Florida; Tennessee; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida

Education

University of Tennessee College of Law, J.D., with honors; Tennessee Law Review (2010)
Middle Tennessee State University, B.S., summa cum laude (2007)

Professional Activities

Florida Bar Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee, 14th Judicial Circuit, Chairman
14th Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission 2016-2019
St. Andrews American Inn of Court, Secretary and Treasurer
Florida Bar, Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law Section
Tennessee Bar, Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law Section
American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers
Bay Arts Alliance, Board of Directors
University Academy, Board of Directors
Leadership Bay Class of 2013

Articles

  • Strictly Business: A Historical Narrative and Commentary on Rock and Roll Business Practices, 78 Tenn. L. Rev. 207 (2010).
  • George Kuney & Brian Krumm, The Entrepreneurial Law Clinic Handbook (West’s American Casebook Series, 2013)(acknowledged contributor).