Leadership

Entertainment and Sports Law Leadership

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Chair
Casey Summar
Volunteer Lawyers & Professionals for the Arts
csummar@abcnashville.org
1900 Belmont Blvd
Nashville, TN 37212

Casey Gill Summar is the Executive Director of the Arts & Business Council, where she oversees the organization including the Volunteer Lawyers & Professionals for the Arts program. Casey co-founded this program as the Tennessee Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (TNVLA) in 2006, serving as its Executive Director until merging TNVLA with the Arts & Business Council in 2009. She has

Immediate Past Chair
Tim Warnock
Riley Warnock & Jacobson, PLC
twarnock@rwjplc.com
1906 West End Ave
Nashville, TN 37203

Tim Warnock’s practice is focused almost exclusively on commercial and intellectual property litigation in federal and state courts.  He has extensive jury and non-jury trial experience in corporate and business litigation, entertainment litigation, intellectual property litigation, construction litigation, employment litigation and general commercial litigation.  Mr. Warnock is

Middle TN Delegate
Jeff Allen
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
jallen@babc.com
1600 Division St. Ste. 700
Nashville, TN 37203

Jeff Allen is an Associate with Bradley Arant Boult Cummings. Hejoined the firm in 2008 and is in the Litigation Practice Group. He assists with a wide range of business litigation matters on behalf of the firm’s corporate and individual clients, with an emphasis on entertainment and intellectual property litigation. Jeff has handled a number of cases involving personal

Middle TN Delegate
Donald Berschback
Sony Atv Nashville
duff.berschback@sonyatv.com
8 Music Sq W
Nashville, TN 372033204

Duff Berschback is SVP of Legal Affairs and Business Development and Sony/ATV Music Publishing in Nashville.  His legal responsibilities include contract negotiations, acquisitions, and litigation.  He also oversees Sony/ATV’s artist development program and its strategic partnerships.   Before joining Sony/ATV in 2007, Duff was in private entertainment

Middle TN Delegate
Noah McPike
Almon & McPike, PLLC
nmcpike@orvillealmonlaw.com
1222 16th Avenue South, Suite 26
Nashville, TN 37212

Noah McPike is a Junior Partner with Almon & McPike, PLLC (a U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Tier 1. Law Firm in Entertainment Law – Music) practicing entertainment, intellectual property, and business/corporate law on Nashville’s famed Music Row. Noah has been recognized as a Super Lawyers® Rising Star (Mid-South, and is a member of the Tennessee Bar Associations, the American Intellectual

Middle TN Delegate
Brittany Schaffer
Loeb & Loeb, LLP
bschaffer@loeb.com
1906 Acklen Avenue
Nashville, TN 37212
 
Vice-Chair
Chris Vlahos
Riley Warnock & Jacobson
cvlahos@rwjplc.com
1906 West End Ave
Nashville, TN 37203

Chris L. Vlahos focuses his practice on entertainment, copyright and commercial litigation as well as other intellectual property matters. Mr. Vlahos has represented recording artists, songwriters, record companies, music publishers, book publishers, telecommunications companies and other corporate and individual clients in various litigation matters, including the joint defense of hundreds of