Kelly L. Frey  Sr. - Frost Brown Todd LLC

Kelly L. Frey Sr.

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007

Kelly Frey is passionate about movies and represents indie production companies creating feature film and broadcast content, assisting them with corporate structure and financing, production issues, and distribution agreements.  Mr. Frey regularly counsels large companies across the United States, and the vendors to such companies, with respect to corporate transactions (including transactions involving complex intellectual property and technology issues). He is the author of the legal practice guide, Frey on Intellectual Property and Technology Transactions, and throughout his career has helped a variety of clients in developing, protecting, buying, and selling/licensing information technology products and services, and media/content.  Prior to joining his present firm, Mr. Frey was responsible for both legal support and strategic development initiatives for the Copyright Clearance Center (the US collective licensing organization for the publishing industry), for one of the first audio download companies, for one of the first social networking sites, and for one of the first US manufacturers of personal computers. He is also an award winning screenwriter and feature film producer.

Vanderbilt UniversityBA 1973Vanderbilt UniversityMS 1979University of TennesseeJ.D. 1982
Nashville Film FestivalHistoric Franklin TheatreNashville Bar FoundationWorld Technology Network

Case History

Entertainment - Film and Television — Legal Consultant and Associate Producer on $30M feature film with A-list talent and national release on over 2000 screens; Legal Consultant on $3M faith-based sports feature film; Legal Counsel for award winning documentary
Corporate Compliance — Created and assisted in implementation and continuing audit of anti-corruption system for Fortune 10 technology company (translated into 20 languages for annual due diligence on over 40,000 sales channel partners in over 120 countries); Former General Counsel to the Ethics and Compliance Officer Association (the trade association for the Chief Compliance Officers from the Global 1000); Created and assisted in implementation of the risk management system for a Fortune 100 financial services company - implemented on an enterprise-wide basis and patent filed
Complex intellectual property and technology transactions — Selected through competitive RFP process as preferred provider to Fortune 100 companies for technology transactions; represent headquarters locations of several Fortune 1000 companies with respect to complex intellectual property and technology law transactions

Office Location

The Pinnacle at Symphony Place, Suite 1900
150 Third Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37201
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Information Technology Law of the Nashville Metro Area2015 Lawyer of the Year in Information Technology Law of the Nashville Metro Area2013 Lawyer of the Year in Technology Law of the Nashville Metro Area
Kelly L. Frey Sr. has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!Kelly L. Frey Sr. has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!Kelly L. Frey Sr. has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!

Practice Areas

Corporate Law
Information Technology Law (Contract, E-Commerce, Hardware, Intellectual Property, Internet, Licensing, Outsourcing, Software, Technology, Transactions)
Technology Law (Corporate, Information Technology, Intellectual Property, Licensing, Outsourcing, Privacy, Transactions)

Other Information

Gender: Male