McGlinchey News Release
McGlinchey Welcomes Entertainment and IP Attorney Brenner McDonald to Nashville Office
McGlinchey Stafford is pleased to announce that entertainment and IP attorney Brenner Lackey McDonald has become a Member of the firm, resident in its Nashville office. With more than 30 years in the entertainment industry, she brings a wide range of experience in entertainment, sports, corporate, business litigation, and transactional law and will expand the firm’s intellectual property practice.
“We are thrilled to welcome Brenner to the firm,” said Drew Patty, who leads the firm’s Intellectual Property group. “She brings a unique background to our practice and great value to our creative clients in Nashville and across the country. Musicians, writers, comedians, athletes, and other entertainers need to safeguard their works, brands, and reputations – just as inventors and businesses protect their intellectual property. Brenner helps clients in creative industries protect and monetize the rights to their valuable creations. Our firm’s platform, extending from California to New York, and New Orleans to Nashville, also presents a unique opportunity for her kind of practice.”
Brenner’s practice will focus on publicity and endorsement rights, trademarks, copyrights, domain names, and other areas of intellectual property law that are of vital importance to artists, entertainers, and entertainment companies today.
“I work with creatives to protect their work and strategize a plan to build their business,” Brenner said of her practice. “My years of experience in this industry give me a deep understanding of what our clients need, and I’ve built broad relationships within the industry that enable me to provide valuable legal solutions to creative clients.”
Prior to her law firm career, Brenner spent nearly two decades in artist management, operating a successful entertainment management company that guided the careers of award-winning artists and songwriters. In that role, she negotiated recording contracts and managed music licensing, touring, television, film, video, internet, music, and book publishing deals for her clients. Brenner holds a law degree from University of Tennessee and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Kentucky. She is admitted to practice in Tennessee.
“We are excited to welcome Brenner to our office in Nashville,” said Shaun Ramey, Office Managing Member of McGlinchey’s Nashville office. “The entertainment industry is crucial to Music City’s economy, and Brenner’s capability and experience strengthen and deepen the services our firm provides to artists, managers, labels, entertainment companies, and to all of our clients.”
In addition to its deep roots and long history as a hub for the recording and entertainment industries, Nashville boasts a strong and diversifying economy in industries such as healthcare, financial services, manufacturing, insurance, and publishing. McGlinchey’s Nashville office also will continue to offer its services to clients in real estate, banking, compliance, corporate formation, and transactional advice, and civil litigation in all Tennessee state and federal courts.