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Margaret R. Marshall

Margaret R. Marshall

Senior Practice Group Attorney

Margaret R. Marshall counsels clients primarily in the media and entertainment industries. Margaret’s wide-ranging experience includes artist representation, reality TV representation and start-up/high-growth company representation, as well as assisting a wide range of companies in connection with entity formation, structuring various complex transactions, joint venture agreements, debt and equity financing, and corporate governance.


  • Artist representation, including Grammy Award winning recording artists
  • Music festival and EDM venue acquisition, divestiture and equity investment
  • DJ residency agreements
  • Private security offerings and private placements (including in connection with EDM properties, music labels, publishing companies and motion picture and television productions)
  • Reality television talent, production, joint venture and distribution agreements
  • Representation of content companies in connection with broadcast and internet distribution of original content
  • Complex acquisition and mergers (including brands created by recording artists)
  • Internet software, website, web-development, content hosting, and content distribution agreements
  • Representing companies in all aspects of branded apparel lines
  • Advising clients with respect to all aspects of new business models, including legal risks, and short and long-term strategic advice
  • Establishing and governing music publishing companies and joint ventures.
  • Ongoing representation of actors and recording artists in connection with establishing and growing their entertainment potential
  • Advising startup technology companies regarding intellectual property licensing and business development strategies both within and outside of the entertainment industry



  • Represented major EDM artist in connection with one-of-a kind residency agreement.
  • Represented major branding company in connection with the launch of a worldwide, one-of-a-kind promotion, which included a top selling iTunes compilation in 10 countries.
  • Represented major music festival in connection with infusement of equity funding.
  • Represented major EDM artist in connection with worldwide multi-year endorsement agreement in the automobile category.
  • Represented major recording artist in connection with the establishment of a spirits import business.
  • Represented one-of-a-kind reality TV show in the negotiation of talent and pilot and series agreements with a major network TV company.
  • Counseled clients on issues relating to venture capital funding and private placement memorandums, including representing individual clients in connection with hedge fund investments and independent feature films.
  • Represented a world renowned nonprofit entity owning rights to significant televised awards shows in connection with all sponsorship agreements activities with multiple major, international brands.
  • Represented recording artist's branded restaurants, apparel and food products enterprises in connection with the securitization of its brands and intellectual property.
  • Served as governing counsel for celebrity established private foundations and public charities.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Managing IP Magazine's World IP Handbook and Survey, "IP Stars: Atlanta Trademark Stars," 2014-2023
    • Listed, "IP Stars-Top 250 Women in IP," 2013
  • Team Member, a Law360 “Media & Entertainment Practice Group of the Year,” 2022
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Georgia Super Lawyers, 2013-2019
  • Listed, Georgia Trend magazine "Legal Elite," 2013 and 2019
  • Team Member, a U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Law Firm of the Year" in Entertainment Law - Music, 2011-2012
  • Recognized, Atlanta Business Chronicle, "Dealmakers," April 16, 2009
  • Selected, Atlanta Business Chronicle, "Atlanta's 40 Under 40," 2008
  • Member, Leadership Atlanta, Class of 2015
  • Associate Member, National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Inc.
  • Founding Director – Women in Music – Atlanta Chapter
  • Member, ABA Miami Symposium, Planning Committee
  • Member, American Bar Association, Sports and Entertainment Law Forum
  • Member, Atlanta Bar Association
  • Member, Georgia Production Partnership
  • Member, State Bar of Georgia
    • Entertainment & Sports Law Section
    • Intellectual Property Section
    • Corporate & Business Law Section
  • Member, Women in Film and Television, Atlanta
  • Volunteer, Georgia Lawyers for the Arts


  • J.D., Emory University School of Law, 1997
  • B.A., University of Florida, 1992
    • Florida Blue Key
    • Accent Speakers Bureau
    • Student Government Production
  • Georgia