Adams and Reese Nashville Music Row Partners Linda Edell Howard and Lynn Morrow are featured in Nashville entertainment industry publication MusicRow’s "InCharge," an 88-page industry resource serving as the definitive collection of the Music Row industry’s gatekeepers and key decision-making professionals within the Nashville entertainment community. Each of the 426 profiles includes contact information, updated career biography, and detailed membership affiliations for the influential executives in the Nashville Music Row industry.
For more than 10 years, Edell Howard and Morrow have exclusively practiced entertainment and intellectual property law on Music Row and have catapulted the office into one of the most well respected and experienced full-service entertainment firms with some of the most popular and successful clients in the music industry. Clients include numerous Grammy and other award winning songwriters and artists, the estates of deceased legendary celebrities, key industry executives, music publishers, personal managers, producers, authors, world-renowned Churches and Ministries, cutting-edge digital music companies and related industry players such as merchandisers, banks and unions.
Adams and Reese has been ranked No. 1 in Entertainment and Media Law in Tennessee by Chambers USA and was named Entertainment Law Firm of the Year in 2010 in Corporate INTL Magazine, and also ranked No. 3 in Nashville in most entertainment cases handled, a listing created by the Nashville Business Journal.
Edell Howard serves as the firm’s Entertainment and New Media Team Leader, has more than 20 years of experience in the areas of entertainment, new media and technology, and domestic and international intellectual property law, and has closed more than 50 asset-based copyright acquisitions/sales and multi-million dollar loans. She has been recognized among her peers as the only female Music Row attorney and one of four Music Row attorneys selected to the "150 Best Lawyers in Tennessee," a selection made out of 18,000 attorneys. She was also named to the Nashville Post's Top 101 Lawyers, as well as the Nashville Business Journal's Top 150 Lawyers. She is a frequent speaker on various intellectual property and new technology topics and has often served as a guest commentator for Billboard, Music Row magazine, the New York and Tennessee Bar CLE programs and various trade association Town Hall meetings. Nashville Business Journal has recognized Howard among the “Best of the Bar” in Entertainment Law. She is listed in Chambers USA as a leader in the area of Media and Entertainment, listed in Best Lawyers (by BL Rankings, LLC) by - Entertainment Law, Intellectual Property Law, and has been recognized among Mid-South Super Lawyers (by Thomson Reuters) - Entertainment and Sports.
Morrow serves as Partner in Charge of the firm's Nashville Music Row office, and she has become and been recognized by her peers as one of the top Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law attorneys in the country by Chambers USA, Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers. She was voted Nashville Journal’s “Best of the Bar” for several years by peer review and is past Chair of the Entertainment and Sports Section of the Nashville Bar Association and Tennessee Bar Association. She is also a member of the Entertainment and Sports Law section of the California Bar Association, a member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and the Copyright Society of the South. Morrow writes extensively on copyright and entertainment-related subjects, and her article, "The Recording Artist Agreement: Does it Empower or Enslave?" was published by the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment Law and Practice. She has participated in a community panel on Copyright Infringement and New World of Media at the Nashville Public Library Auditorium and presented by the library, Nashville Public Television and Hands on Nashville.