Sam Lipshie practices in the areas of entertainment, music, intellectual property and commercial litigation and dispute resolution. He also has extensive experience in connection with the acquisition and disposition of media, broadcast and other intellectual property. Sam has practiced before Tennessee trial and appellate courts, as well as federal, district and appellate courts in many states. He has handled copyright, royalty (publishers, producers and talent) and intellectual property litigation, as well as a multitude of cases involving the Uniform Commercial Code, trade secrets, covenants not to compete, interference with contractual relations, and other business and commercial issues. Sam has spoken at the Vanderbilt School of Law and before many professional audiences on most of the subject areas listed above. He was a visiting faculty member for Entertainment Litigation at the University of Tennessee College of Law during 2007 - 2010.
Sam is a member of the Nashville, Tennessee, and American Bar Associations. He also is a member of the Copyright Society of the South and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (AAJ). Sam also was selected for the national publication, The Best Lawyers in America® 2015 for his entertainment law practice (more than 10-Year Best Lawyers® selection); Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2009 - 2014 for his litigation: general commercial and entertainment litigation practice; Benchmark: Litigation 2008 - 2015 for his intellectual property, music and media law practice; Mid-South Super Lawyers 2008 - 2014 for entertainment and sports; Nashville Post's "Best Lawyers in Nashville - 2004" for business litigation; Nashville Business Journal's "Best of the Bar," 2012, 2014, for media and entertainment; Business Tennessee's "Best 101 Lawyers - 2005" for his intellectual property practice; and Business Tennessee's 2006 – 2012 "150 Best Lawyers" for his intellectual property/entertainment practice. Sam also heads the firm's Entertainment and Media Practice Group.