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Shay M. Lawson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Intellectual Property Attorney in Atlanta, GA

Law Firm of Lawson McKinley
3355 Lenox Rd NE, Suite 1000
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: 678-661-2544
Selected to Rising Stars: 2020
Licensed in Georgia Since: 2010
Practice Areas: Intellectual Property, Business/Corporate, Entertainment & Sports
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Attorney Profile

Shay M. Lawson Esq is an Atlanta based intellectual property and entertainment attorney. Her keen understanding of creative business and leveraging IP has allowed her to negotiate millions in client deals with brands such as Nike, Under Armour, Apple Music, Pandora, Discovery Channel, iHeartMedia, VH1, and AT&T.

Her work protecting clients has been featured by Black Enterprise, Rolling Stone, The Hollywood Reporter, Atlanta Business Chronicle, and Essence.

Shay was named a SuperLawyer 2020 Rising Star Honoree which recognizes the top 2.5% of intellectual property attorneys practicing in the state of Georgia serving as Managing Attorney at the Law Firm of Lawson McKinley located in Atlanta's Buckhead neighborhood serving the transactional and IP needs of businesses and brands of all sizes.

Billboard Magazine has named Shay a Top Music Attorney in both 2021 and 2022 for her work in the entertainment industry for protecting the brand and legacies of multi-platinum, GRAMMY award winning artists, songwriters, engineers, and producers and has served two consecutive terms as a board member for the Atlanta Chapter of the Recording Academy (GRAMMYS®) as co-chair of Advocacy and Diversity.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Intellectual Property
  • 30%Business/Corporate
  • 20%Entertainment & Sports
Focus Areas

Copyrights, Trademarks, Intellectual Property Law, Business Formation and Planning, Entertainment, Sports & Leisure Law

Selections

1 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2020

About Shay M. Lawson

First Admitted: 2010, Georgia

Honors/Awards

  • , Georgia Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2020
  • , Top Music Lawyers, Billboard Magazine, 2022
  • , Top Music Lawyers, Billboard Magazine, 2021

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member - Intellectual Property Section of American Bar Association, 2022
  • Elected to Board of Songwriters of North America, 2021
  • Member of Intellectual Property Section of State Bar of Georgia, 2021
  • Member of Intellectual Property Section of State Bar of Georgia, 2020
  • Advocacy Co-Chair + Re-Elected Board of Governors for Recording Academy Atlanta Chapter, 2019
  • Member of Intellectual Property Section of State Bar of Georgia, 2018
  • Elected Board of Governors for Recording Academy Atlanta Chapter, 2017
  • Member of Sport and Entertainment Section of State Bar of Georgia, 2017

Industry Groups

  • Business Consultants
  • Design Firms
  • etsy)
  • Marketing Agencies
  • Music
  • Online Retail (shopify
  • social media influencers
  • Television
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Office Location for Shay M. Lawson

3355 Lenox Rd NE
Suite 1000
Atlanta, GA 30326

Phone: 678-661-2544

Last Updated: 6/3/2022

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