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Unspoken Terms

Release Date: 03/19/2020

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Casey is an entertainment and digital media law attorney who helps influencers and creative entrepreneurs who struggle with navigating the legal side of their businesses and brands, specifically as it relates to contracts. She prides herself on helping creatives negotiate fair deals with Fortune 500 companies and leading entertainment brands, all while helping them build legally sound businesses that are built for generational wealth and impact. Here on the podcast, she normally does that through sharing the stories of successful entrepreneurs and influencers to help you learn from their...

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Casey is an entertainment and digital media law attorney who helps influencers and creative entrepreneurs who struggle with navigating the legal side of their businesses and brands, specifically as it relates to contracts. She prides herself on helping creatives negotiate fair deals with Fortune 500 companies and leading entertainment brands, all while helping them build legally sound businesses that are built for generational wealth and impact. Here on the podcast, she normally does that through sharing the stories of successful entrepreneurs and influencers to help you learn from their...

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In today’s episode, Casey addresses another pressing matter that is on a lot of minds, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many are finding themselves having to cancel or postpone engagements and campaigns because of the local and national restrictions that are being put in place. It can be hard to navigate the legal ramifications of crises like these when considering the terms of the agreements contracts. There is also the matter of keeping the money flowing, and Casey has some tips for getting creative and staying ahead of potential holdups.

Casey highlights the main terms and conditions that you should be aware of and have in your contracts, to protect your brand and content during times like these. From assignment clauses to termination/cancellation provisions, she covers everything you need to know to conduct business when the unexpected happens. If you want to set your business or brands up for success, no matter what happens, you need to listen to this episode!

More on Casey

Growing up in a creative, musically inclined family, Casey’s mind was set on becoming a professional songwriter at the age of 15. It wasn’t until going to college where she started taking courses in music business, that she soon realized her passion for the business side of the industry. Casey knew then, that she wanted to do something different with her talents, and serve to safeguard the talents of those around her. On a mission to protect the rights and interests of often exploited minority talent and influencers, Casey went on to pursue a legal career in the entertainment industry. 

Prior to starting her own law practice, Casey gained valuable legal experience working with an LA and Houston based entertainment law firm, interning with the legal department of General Electric and clerking for both State and Federal Judges. Casey graduated from Alabama State University with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Recording Industry. Casey earned her J.D. with honors from Thurgood Marshall School of Law where she served as the Symposium Editor of the Thurgood Marshall Law Review. Casey also holds a Certification in Mediation and Global Arbitration from Queen Mary University of London.

Resources mentioned during this episode

Special Consultation: http://bit.ly/covidandcontracts

Where to find Casey

Website: chandylaw.com and contractcasey.com

Social Media Handle: @contractcasey

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