Our Lawyers

Our Team…

The team of Shrum & Associates consists of creators and musicians at heart.  Like most brothers in the 70’s, Mr. Shrum and his brothers formed a band in which Mr. Shrum was the drummer.  Mr. Hicks is a fellow drummer, with a degree in music theory and composition.  They have dedicated their careers to defending creators and songwriters and helping them license, monetize and exploit their intellectual creations.

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Barry Neil Shrum, Esq.

Founding Partner

Professional Experience
Delaware Law School at Widener University (JD 1992); David Lipscomb University (MA 1986, BA 1982), 1989–1994 Associate with Clark Ladner Fortenbaugh & Young (Philadelphia, defunct), 1994-1996, In-house Counsel, CIGNA (Philadelphia), since 1996 founding partner of Shrum & Associates

Areas of Practice
Entertainment contract and deal structures, Copyright, Trademark and Intellectual Property Law Expert, Celebrity Endorsement, Licensing & Rights of Persona Law, Business and Corporate Formation & Structures

Languages
Greek, Hebrew, Spanish

J. Rush Hicks

Partner, Of Counsel

Professional Experience
The University of Mississippi (B.A., Music Theory, 1978); Mercer University (J.D., 1981); Chair, Music Business Department, Mike Curb School of Entertainment & Music Business, Belmont University (2011-present)

Areas of Practice

Entertainment contract and deal structures, Copyright, Trademark, Intellectual Property, Business and Corporate Formation & Structures

Languages
English, Spanish

Cheshire Rigler

Associate

Professional Experience
University of Tennessee (BS 2012);  United States Navy (2013-2017, Aviator); Jack Massey Graduate School of Business (MBA 2020); Belmont University College of Law (JD 2020);

Areas of Practice
Patent, Business, Intellectual Property

Languages
English, Spanish