February 10, 2020

9th Annual Miami Entertainment Law Symposium

9th Annual Miami Entertainment Law Symposium

Presented by the ABA Forum on the Entertainment & Sports Industries in Association with the Florida Bar Entertainment, Arts, & Sports Law Section and the Dade County Bar Association


Registration is Closed.

Symposium Scholarships

Scholarship Deadline
February 23, 2018

Scholarships (waiver of full or partial CLE program registration fees) are available to attend this symposium.

Scholarship applicants were required to submit the following information with their application:

  • Resume 
    • For law students, please indicate your expected gradation date and any pertinent course work, academic scholarships, extracurricular activities/employment or volunteer experience related to sports and entertainment law. 
  • Cover letter explaining the following: 
    • Your interest in entertainment and sports law 
    • Your interest in attending the CLE programs 
  • A letter of recommendation (law students applicants must provide an academic reference) 

Send scholarship submissions to Bernadette Steele at Bernadette.Steele@americanbar.org

Thursday-Friday, April 5-6, 2018

The Palms Hotel & Spa,
Miami Beach, FL

Program Brochure

Registration is Closed.

Ted Deutch,
U.S House Representative,
22nd District,
Palm Beach, FL

April 5, 2018, 12:45pm

Congressman Ted Deutch represents Florida's 22nd district, home to communities throughout Broward County and southeastern Palm Beach County in sunny South Florida. Now serving his fifth term in the 115th Congress, he is the Ranking Democrat of the House Ethics Committee and a senior member of the House Judiciary Committee and the House Foreign Affairs Committee, where he serves as the Ranking Democrat on the Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee.

John Capouya,
University of Tampa,
Tampa, FL

April 6, 2018, 12:15pm

John Capouya is a professor of journalism and writing at the University of Tampa. He was formerly an editor at Newsweek, the New York Times, SmartMoney magazine, and New York Newsday, among other places. He is the author of Real Men Do Yoga and has contributed to numerous publications, including Sports Illustrated, Travel & Leisure, and Life. Florida Soul tells the story of Ray Charles’s musical upbringing in Florida, where he wrote his first songs and made his first recordings. It highlights the careers of Pensacola singers James and Bobby Purify and their producer, Papa Don Schroeder. Florida Soul reveals how Hank Ballard created his international hit song “The Twist” after seeing the dance in Tampa and profiles Gainesville singer Linda Lyndell (“What a Man”). Miami’s Overtown and Liberty City neighborhoods produced Sam Moore of the legendary duo Sam and Dave, Willie Clarke and Johnny Pearsall of Deep City Records, and singer Helene Smith. Miami was also the longtime headquarters of Henry Stone, whose influential company T.K. Productions put out hits by Timmy Thomas, Latimore, Betty Wright, and KC and the Sunshine Band. Stone’s artists and distribution deals influenced charts and radio airplay across the world.

8:00am – 9:30am – Concurrent Workshops

  • The Morality Police Have Arrived
  • Breaking into Entertainment Law: Real Strategies for Young Lawyers and Law Students 

9:30am – 11:00am – Plenary Session

Alternative Dispute Resolution for Litigators and Transactional Attorneys

11:00am-11:15am -- Break

11:15am-12:45pm -- Concurrent Workshops

  • Global Wealth Planning in the New Economy: Rising Inflation, Lower Taxes and Global Uncertainty
  • Music Transactional


1:45pm-2:45pm-Keynote Speaker

2:45pm-4:15pm – Concurrent Workshops

  • Ethics and the Addict
  • Creatives in Hollywood and the Race to the Golden Globes: Representing Your Client in Producing in the Major Leagues for Film and Television

    4:00pm-4:15pm -- Break

4:15pm-5:45pm – Concurrent Workshops

  • Music Licensing Update: A Changing Landscape

7:30-9:30pm – Reception

9:00am-10:30am – Plenary Session

Likes, Likenesses and a Dash of Bitters: A First Amendment Cocktail

10:30am-10:45am – Break

10:45am-12:15pm – Concurrent Workshops

  • Entertainment Litigation Update
  • Going International

12:15pm-1:15pm – Luncheon & Lecture Series

The Richard Warren Rappaport Lecture Series
Guest Lecturer:
John Capouya, author of Florida Soul

1:15pm-2:45pm – Concurrent Workshops

  • Protecting Your Client’s Trademarks New and Far
  • Here Be Dragons: Exploring the Dangers of Technology in Your Office and Online

3:00pm-4:00pm-Concurrent Workshops

  • Virtual Reality…I Choose You! Examining Recent Legal Issues in Augmented and Virtual Reality
  • Latin American Regulatory Treatise/Distribution Panel

A limited number of scholarships to defray tuition expenses are available for this symposium. To request an application or receive additional information, please contact Bernadette Steele at Bernadette.Steele@americanbar.org. Qualifying attorneys may receive a 50% reduction in tuition fees.

Join Our List of Sponsors

For details regarding sponsorship opportunities with the Forum on Entertainment and Sports Industries, please click here.

Lapidus, Root, Franklin & Sacharow, LLP
Santa Monica, CA

Kelly, Drye & Warren LLP

Law Offices of Richard Warren Rappaport
Boca Raton, FL

Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass LLP
San Francisco, CA

Ehrenstein Charbonneau Calderin 
Miami, FL

Parkland, FL

Academica Virtual Education
Miami, FL

Silver Level

  • Full Sail University
  • Kelley Dryer Warren LLP

Bronze Level

  • Coblentz Pacth Duffy & Bass LLP

Education Program Sponsor

  • JAMS

Reception Sponsor

  • Morgan Stanley