The Seay Firm is a boutique entertainment law and intellectual property firm located in Atlanta at the Goat Farm Arts Center. We are artist advocates, dedicated to advising and protecting all manner of artists and arts-related businesses. Our founder, John Seay, is a former artist himself with over a decade of experience in the entertainment industry as a musician, tour manager, and writer. John is also Of Counsel in the entertainment practice group in the Nashville office of Loeb & Loeb, one of the largest and most comprehensive such practice groups in the world.
John is a 2016 and 2017 Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Star in Entertainment Law, a designation only awarded to 2.5% of attorneys in Georgia. In 2016, he was one of only 13 attorneys named a Legal Elite in Entertainment Law by Georgia Trend Magazine. He is also an AVVO-rated 10.0 “Superb” Top Attorney in Entertainment Law.
John has spoken about entertainment law at SXSW, the Americana Festival, and the AJC Decatur Book Festival, among many others, and has published extensively in the field as well. He is on the Board of Directors of #weloveatl and is “Member at Large” for the State Bar of Georgia Entertainment & Sports Law Section. Before founding The Seay Firm, John worked for Turner Broadcasting. He is also a member of the Recording Academy, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, and Georgia Lawyers for the Arts.
John is a graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law, where he served as Executive Articles Editor of the Journal of Intellectual Property Law and President of The Sports & Entertainment Law Society. He’s also a husband and father, and lives in Decatur with his wife and two daughters. Follow John on Twitter: @TheSeayFirmLLC.
“It is possible that no lawyer knows better right now the legal potential of Facebook and Twitter than Atlanta intellectual property attorney John Seay.” – Daily Report
“John Seay has seen the band-breaking problems time and again: a copyright issue misinterpreted; a crippling and ill-advised contract signed; a disgruntled split of assets in a band’s musical divorce.” – Flagpole Magazine
The Seay Firm is located at the Goat Farm Arts Center, 1200 Foster Street NW, LMR-17, Atlanta, GA 30318, but our mailing address is 541 10th Street NW, Suite 303, Atlanta, GA 30318. Call (404) 913-4232 or contact us to schedule an appointment.