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Shackelford, Melton & McKinley to Open its New Office in Nashville, TN

Shackelford, Melton & McKinley LLP, a Texas-based law firm, is set to open a new office in Nashville, TN as it merges with Shackelford, Zumwalt & Hayes LLP, one of the most respected entertainment law firms in Music City. Shackelford, Zumwalt & Hayes will serve as the new office of the Shackelford, Melton & McKinley starting January 1, 2011.  The combined firm is expected to bring together over 45 lawyers with vast expertise in business, technology, media and entertainment law.

John C. Shackelford, the firm’s founder, expressed his excitement over the recent partnership. “We’re very excited to be working with the top entertainment lawyers in the city. From contracts to global licensing deals to helping navigate the intersection of music and technology, we provide a level of service you just don’t find at many law firms.”

Meanwhile, Jim Zumwalt said that their tie-up with the Shackelford, Melton & McKinley is a good business decision. “John Shackelford and his team bring significant capabilities to our firm. By combining our global entertainment expertise from Nashville with the business and technology capabilities in Dallas and Austin, I believe we’ve put together a group of legal talent that’s second to none.” Jim Zumwalt and Craig Hayes and their lawyers are prominent in the entertainment industry and serve leading entertainers in the US such as Faith Hill, Creed, Aaron Neville, Lifehouse, Tanya Tucker and The Bar-Kays.

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