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Nashville, Tennessee 37203
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of counsel to Carroll, Guido & Groffman, LLP
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Noted music law firm Carroll, Guido, & Groffman, LLP recently opened an office in Nashville, Tennessee through an of-counsel arrangement with newly formed local firm Marcus & Colvin, LLP.

Carroll, Guido & Groffman, LLP, which was founded in Los Angeles in 1989 and has maintained offices in both Los Angeles and New York City since 1994, sought to establish a presence in Nashville because of Music City’s powerful role in the music business. The ten lawyer firm represents successful artists in all genres of music, producers, publishers, management companies, music festivals and record labels, as well entrepreneurs in new media and digital distribution.

Rosemary Carroll said about the new alliance with Marcus and Colvin:
“Michael, Elliot and I have wanted to establish a base in Nashville for years because it is such a source of creativity and power in the music business. We are very excited by the opportunity to do this with Kent and Jeff who are the ideal colleagues for us”.

To contact Carroll, Guido & Groffman, LLP:
Elliot Groffman – egroffman@ccgglaw.com
Michael Guido – mguido@ccgglaw.com
Rosemary Carroll- rcarroll@ccgglaw.com

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Kent Marcus, Esq. and Jeff Colvin, Esq. have formed Marcus & Colvin, LLP.

Kent Marcus established KMM, P.C. in 2008, an entertainment law firm based in Nashville, Tennessee, to provide focused business affairs and legal counsel for artists and new-model, entertainment/marketing/technology companies in the redefining music industry. Prior to his decade-plus years of experience as an entertainment attorney, Marcus spent several years in the film and television industries, as well as working in business affairs for both independent and major record labels. Marcus represents some of the top names in the entertainment industry, including a diverse array of grammy award-winning, cross-genre artists, record labels and distributors, publishers, film production companies, music festivals, digital service providers, management companies, and artist estates. Marcus is licensed to practice in New York and Tennessee.

“I could not be more excited about the growth of our firm,” states Marcus. “Jeff stepped in an made an immediate contribution of great service, perspective, and professionalism.”

Jeff Colvin is a Nashville-based attorney, primarily representing artists and industry personnel in transactional matters in the entertainment industry. Colvin brings a vast array of experience in such areas as: Client development; contract drafting, review and negotiation; entity formation; and business planning and funding for entertainment businesses and projects. His background also includes working in logistics, operations, and planning for international, non-profit organizations, for whom he has steered multi-million dollar capital campaigns. Colvin attended Pepperdine University School of Law, where he received a JD in 2003, and is currently a Master’s candidate in Pepperdine’s acclaimed Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution. Jeff is licensed to practice law in both California and Tennessee.

Colvin on the partnership: “I’ve long-admired Kent’s practice, and working with him now has only confirmed that he is at the forefront of our profession. I’m honored to partner with him, and am thrilled to help grow this practice.”

Marcus & Colvin, LLP has since expanded its operations and service with a unique of counsel “bridge” with the prestigious New York and Los Angeles based entertainment law firm of Carroll, Guido & Groffman, LLP. “We wanted to provide our clients with the best possible counsel in all areas of the entertainment industry,” wrote Marcus. “Nashville is much bigger than ‘Music Row’ and we wanted to build a strong bridge of service for our national and international clients.”

To contact Marcus & Colvin, LLP:
Kent Marcus – Kent@mcentlaw.com
Jeff Colvin – Jeff@mcentlaw.com

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