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About Us

Serona Elton

Chair, Entertainment, Arts, & Sports Law Section

University of Miami Frost School of Music

Serona Elton has extensive experience as a music industry professional and educator. She is an associate professor, the Associate Dean of Administration, and Director of the Music Business & Entertainment Industries Program at the University of Miami Frost School of Music. She also serves as Vice President, Product Management at Warner Music Group. Previously, she has consulted for several major music companies such as Sony Music Entertainment and Universal Music Group, and held the position of Vice President, Mechanical Licensing and Repertoire Data Services for EMI Recorded Music, North America.

 

She has served as a president of the Music and Entertainment Industry Educators Association (MEIEA), as a trustee of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A., and on the Recording Academy, Florida Chapter, Board of Governors. She is currently the Chair of the Florida Bar Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law Section. Her areas of expertise include contract summarization and management, rights management, royalties, mechanical licensing, and music industry information management. She is a member of the New York Bar and Florida Bar.

Marc Stollman

Secretary, Entertainment, Arts, & Sports Law Section

Stollman Law PA

Stollman Law PA is a nationally recognized full service transactional Entertainment and Intellectual Property/Copyright Law practice in South Florida.  Marc has practiced Entertainment Law for 25 years, representing clients in every facet of the entertainment industry, including world renowned award-winning recording artists, music producers, reality show participants/contestants/finalists (including representing the entire contestant pools), literary writers, record companies, music publishers, concert and event promoters, television studios, fitness companies, production companies, music video producers, radio, internet and media companies, visual artists, personal and business managers, entertainment industry executives, models, athletes, radio and television on-air personalities, as well as providing publishing administration services for copyright owners and acting as an expert witness.  

 

While chief in-house counsel at S2BN/Live Nation, a global live event entertainment company specializing in the production and promotion of touring exhibitions, music tours, and theatrical performances, Marc also held primary legal responsibility for the development of the Live Nation “360 all-rights model” and orchestrated the precedent setting mega-signings of Madonna, U2, Shakira, Jay-Z, Nickelback, and The Zac Brown Band.  S2BN was also the lead producer of the Broadway musicals “Spiderman”, “Jim Steinman’s Bat Out of Hell”, and “Rock of Ages”.  Prior to receiving his JD from Nova University, Marc received B.A.and M.B.A. degrees from Rutgers University.  Marc has taught Music Publishing and Copyright Law as an adjunct at Florida Atlantic University and is a frequent participant at numerous entertainment industry functions and seminars, as well as colleges and law schools and community events.

Christy Foley

Executive Council Member, Entertainment, Arts, & Sports Law Section

The Law Office of Christy L. Foley

Christy Foley is licensed to practice law in Florida and New York. Prior to opening her own firm in Florida in 2012, Christy worked with boutique law firms in New York City that represented filmmakers, musicians, and elite athletes. 

 

Now, Christy manages The Law Office of Christy L. Foley, which focuses on contract law and intellectual property law. Christy frequently helps entertainers (such as musicians, filmmakers, artists, and athletes) protect their work - and their personal appearances. She also assists small businesses with their contracts, copyrights, and trademarks. 

 

Christy can be reached at CFoley@TheCLFLaw.com or 407-739-8258. 

Cassandra Willard

Immediate Past Chair, Entertainment, Arts, & Sports Law Section

Law Office of Cassandra Willard

Cassandra Willard’s focuses her transactional law practice on creative, business and technical clients.  She handles formation, licensing, merchandising, liability analysis, cyber and intellectual property matters. 

 

She teaches Advanced Entertainment Law in Full Sail University’s graduate business degree. She presented a TEDxOrlando talk on An Attorney's Perspective on Creativity and speaks on legal topics and mentorship opportunities at numerous conferences.  

 

Cassandra currently serves as President of NAWBO Orlando.  She has co-chaired the chapter’s mentorship program, pitch competition and legal seminar. She is a two-time Chair Emeritus of the EASL Section of The Florida Bar and currently serves as Legislative Chair.

Elliot Zimmerman, BCS, PA

Executive Council Member, Entertainment, Arts, & Sports Law Section

Elliot Zimmerman, PA

Elliot Zimmerman, licensed to practice law by the State of Florida and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida since 1981, is a Board Certified Intellectual Property Lawyer engaged in a multi-jurisdictional federal copyright and trademark practice. His practice is focused on Entertainment Law, CyberLaw, Intellectual Property Law and Litigation. He is rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell and has been an active member of The Florida Bar Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section since its inception.