Nashville Entertainment Law Attorney

Founded in 2014, Cutwater Law is a Nashville based law firm whose attorneys assist clients in the following practice areas: entertainment, business and securities law.


As an entertainment law firm, our lawyers represent clients in the film, television, new media/technology and music business. Cutwater attorneys represent established firms and professionals as well as new and emerging artists, and handle matters ranging from simple business formations to complex contract negotiations.

The entertainment industry is rapidly changing as new technology and consumer driven demand has transformed the industry. The approach to production, distribution and licensing is also rapidly changing and Cutwater lawyers have the legal expertise needed to help you navigate this new landscape. In this new age of entertainment deals, players and platforms, our Nashville entertainment law attorney provides legal expertise to advance and protect your interests.

Entertainment clients include production companies, reality TV talent, television and film producers and production companies, talent management companies, visual artists, recording artists, as well as entrepreneurs that distribute audiovisual content over-the-top (OTT). With years of experience and well established relationships in Nashville, New York and Los Angeles, Cutwater lawyers understand how things work and know whom to talk to. As an entertainment law firm, we see things from both the legal and commercial standpoints, advising our clients on business decisions that create successful deals.

Finance and Securities Transactions

Cutwater is well versed in identifying and facilitating fundraising opportunities and nurturing business growth through the completion of capital fundraising. Our firm has significant experience in connection with fund raising for entertainment companies of all sizes in all stages of development.

Our securities practice includes experience in state and federal securities rules and regulations for both privately and publicly held organizations. We provide a broad range of legal services to emerging companies. Cutwater lawyers provide guidance to senior management and boards of directors on business models and targets, and provide fundraising strategies to help companies achieve their goals. During the financing process, we draft the necessary investment documents and work together with our clients through the negotiation and consummation of the investment. Because we serve clients at all stages of the business life cycle, they consistently come back to us as a trusted advisor. They do so because we understand their businesses, we are easy to work with and we get results.

General Business Matters

Cutwater attorneys also work with clients through a broad range of general business matters. While understanding our clients’ budgetary constraints, we act as outside general counsel so that we are available to answer questions and to provide quick advice in connection with business needs as they arise. We handle a variety of general corporate matters ranging from employee matters to intellectual property issues. We strive to be practicable and reasonable as we help our clients find workable solutions to business problems. We maintain strong collaborative relationships with those who practice in other legal fields and are better equipped to respond to all of our clients’ business needs, even when they fall outside of our own areas of practice, and make referrals if necessary.

About Us

We are entrenched in the Nashville community, particularly the film and entertainment industry. While this industry may seem relatively small compared to those in New York or Los Angeles, the film and television production is rapidly growing in Tennessee. Our Nashville entertainment law lawyer has been involved in all types of productions, ranging from those that are very small to those with sizable budgets. Our founder has served as an adjunct professor at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film, located in Nashville, Tennessee, and routinely provides pro bono services for Volunteer Lawyers and Professionals for The Arts. We participate in a number of industry groups and organizations that seek to further the expansion of talent and resources available in Tennessee, and our founder currently services as Interim President of the Media, Entertainment & Technology Alliance (“META”).

Our ability to build long-term relationships is crucial to fostering a client’s success, and our attorneys are committed to the accessibility, diligence and strategies necessary to create and sustain these connections. Our detailed knowledge of intellectual property, litigation and dispute resolution and the evolving entertainment industry serves the needs of our clients throughout their business lifecycles.

Contact a lawyer today at 615-933-3545 to discuss your firm’s legal needs.

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