Adams and Reese Nashville Music Row Office attorneys Linda Edell-Howard and Lynn Morrow were featured among Music Row magazine’s 2013 “In Charge” - Nashville's Music Industry Decision Makers, a special feature in the April/May edition. The insert profiles the most influential figures in the Nashville-based entertainment industry and highlights the faces and personalities of those whose combined achievements reshape the future of the city’s renowned music enterprise.
For more than 10 years, Howard and Morrow have catapulted the Adams and Reese Nashville Music Row law firm office into one of the most experienced and more well-known, full-service entertainment firms with some of the bigger clients in the Country Music, Gospel Music, Contemporary Christian Music industry including artist Love and Theft and Charlie Daniels, and legal counsel for the Gospel Music Association and the Christian Music Trade Association; and the Nashville Symphony. Clients also include numerous key industry executives, independent publishers, songwriters, producers, authors and related industry players such as merchandisers, infomercial marketers, internet auctioneers, banks and unions.
Howard 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 has closed more than 50 asset-based copyright acquisitions/sales and multi-million dollar loans and has handled matters concerning international intellectual property rights, including for the estates of Elvis Presley and George Gershwin. She is a frequent speaker on
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) - Entertainment Law, Intellectual Property Law, and has been recognized among Mid-South Super Lawyers (by Thomson Reuters) - Entertainment and Sports. She was also selected by BusinessTN magazine as one of the “2010 Best 150 Lawyers in Tennessee” out of the 18,000 active lawyers in the state.
Morrow 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 (by BL Rankings, LLC) and Super Lawyers (by Thomson Reuters). 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