Joel A. Katz

Joel Katz, former Chairman of the American Bar Association's Entertainment & Sports Law Section, is widely recognized as a leader in the field of entertainment law. His clients include some of the world's most well-known entertainers, music producers, record companies, concert promoters and Fortune 500 companies. More than 30 years ago, Joel founded Katz, Smith & Cohen, which became one of the country's largest music entertainment law firms. In 1998, Katz merged his practice with Greenberg Traurig.

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Areas of Practice 1) Global Entertainment and Media, 2) Entertainment law, 3) Executive compensation agreements, 4) Entertainment related corporate acquisitions and mergers and 5) Consultation of multi-national and multi-media entertainment companies
Law School J.D., University of Tennessee College of Law, 1969
Education B.A., Economics, City University of New York at Hunter College, 1966
Bar Member / Association State bar of Georgia,State bar of Tennessee
Most recent firm Greenberg Traurig LLP
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