Growing up in Nashville gave Mr. Braun a natural familiarity with the music industry and culture in America’s Music City. He opened the Nashville office of HBS in 2002, developed the first entertainment practice at the firm, and now represents record companies, publishing companies, film and video production companies, entertainment conglomerates, artists, songwriters, producers, managers, agents, entertainment entrepreneurs and investors in all aspects of the entertainment industry.
With deep knowledge of music catalogue acquisitions, Mr. Braun advises industry clients in all aspects of valuation, purchasing and exploiting music catalogues including through bankruptcy proceedings. He offers intellectual property valuation services for estate and gift tax planning purposes as well. Mr. Braun’s practice includes advising clients regarding the establishment and maintenance of various entities, including corporations, LLCs and partnerships. He represents artists in all facets of career development, nurturing and fostering independent sustainability.
In addition to his work in the U.S., Mr. Braun offers a wide array of transactional negotiation experience and intellectual property expertise having worked in the past with international clients in Tbilisi. His international practice includes, among other areas, transactional work in the entertainment and technology industries.
From negotiating complex international agreements to offering copyright and trademark services across a broad spectrum of media, branding and global licensing platforms, Mr. Braun provides client support and effective guidance through intellectual property protection and exploitation for businesses and individuals. He also assists with intellectual property based investment and entrepreneurial ventures, innovative transactional solutions and maximizing new technologies to help facilitate private sector business development and growth.