Taylor English has a reputation of providing quality legal services by top lawyers at reasonable rates. This allows for my clients to be served in other areas of their business where legal issues arise, such as corporate or litigation. These collaborative efforts, affords me the opportunity to continue to spend my time concentrating on a client’s overall business strategy.
Sandra Brown is an entertainment attorney who focuses on working with a broad spectrum of talent, including recording artists, music producers, songwriters, filmmakers, managers, executives, entertainment companies, as well as professional athletes. Much of Ms. Brown’s practice focuses on structuring and negotiating agreements related to recorded music, music publishing, live performances, television talent agreements, independent film production, merchandising and brand licensing. Her award-winning clients’ featured artist, songwriting and producer credits include songs by: Usher, Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson, Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige, Daughtry, Akon, Gwen Stefani, Eminem and Lady Gaga.
Ms. Brown’s practice also focuses heavily on providing strategic business counseling to individual clients, their management teams, and entertainment-related companies. Licensed in New York and Georgia, Ms. Brown represented high profile talent in her own entertainment law practice, before joining Taylor English. Prior to establishing her own practice, Ms. Brown spent five years as Of Counsel in the Entertainment Group of a large international law and started her legal career as the Associate Director of Business Affairs for the entertainment companies owned by hit music producer and now Reality TV Producer, Jermaine Dupri.
Motivated by the values of honor, integrity and consummate legal knowledge, Ms. Brown is dedicated to supporting and giving back to the entertainment and education community. Ms. Brown’s resume of guest speaking engagements include: Georgia State University, Clark Atlanta University, Florida A&M University, and her alma maters, Florida State University and Nova Southeastern University, where she has served as a donor and volunteer. Additionally, Ms. Brown has shared her knowledge through Georgia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (GLA), National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS), and the Urban Entrepreneurship Forum for the City of Atlanta and The White House Business Council & Office of Public Engagement.
State Bar of Georgia, Entertainment & Sports Law Section, Vice Chair, 2000-2004
National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS), Member
Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association (BESLA), Member
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Member
Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation (CKSF), Volunteer & Scholarship Donor, former Advisory Board Member
- Digital Transmission of Sound RecordingsJuly 21, 1995New York Law Journal
- Sound Recording Advances Call for Change in LawJuly 14, 1995New York Law Journal
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Florida State University, College of Law, JD, 1994
Nova Southeastern University, Legal Studies, BS, 1991
Nova Southeastern University, Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient, 2013
“Florida State University Celebrates Women Entrepreneurs,” 2015
American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers (ASCAP) Honors Women in Music, Honoree, also featured in Billboard Magazine, November 2010
The Atlanta Post, “13 Women Fueling the Music Industry,” featured in November 2010