Corporate, Finance, M&A and Commercial Transaction Attorney
Smothers Law Firm, P.A.
March 2013 to December 2015
Orlando, Florida Area
Business Plans For Visas
Consultant/Business Plan Professional
January 2013 to March 2014
Bernstein Osberg-Braun - The Visa Attorneys
December 2012 to March 2014
11900 Biscayne Blvd. Suite 700 Miami, FL 33181
Acoustic Soul Entertainment Group
General Manager and Legal Counsel
August 2012 to March 2014
Bernstein Osberg-Braun, P.L.
June 2011 to May 2012
SJ Acoustic Music Group, LLC/Acoustic Soul Music Group, LLC
Legal & Music Business Intern
June 2010 to May 2012
Corridor Legal Partners
Attorney At Law
Widerman Malek, PL
Attorney At Law
January 2016 to March 2018
Melbourne, Florida Area
What company does Mark Ingram work for?
Mark Ingram works for Smothers Law Firm, P.A.
What is Mark Ingram's role at Smothers Law Firm, P.A.?
Mark Ingram is Attorney
Attorney @ Smothers Law Firm, P.A. From March 2013 to December 2015 (2 years 10 months) Orlando, Florida AreaConsultant/Business Plan Professional @ Business Plans For Visas • Consultation and drafting of professional business plans created to compliment and support applications for U.S. Business Visa Applications.• Working with clients and their immigration attorneys to create business plans for new U.S. businesses and investments. From January 2013 to March 2014 (1 year 3 months) Miami, FLAssociate Attorney @ Bernstein Osberg-Braun - The Visa Attorneys • Assists Corporate Of Counsel Senior Attorney handling all client corporate ancillary service needs including: corporate structuring and formation, contract drafting and analysis, company diligence, mergers and acquisitions, and intellectual property filings and consultation• Assists Senior Attorneys with packaging and filing Business Visa Applications for foreign nationals wishing to apply for entry into the United States to do business• Helps manage and administrate litigation team procedure and case management• Oversees and consults partners regarding web-based marketing and online presence including SEO, website development, and social media From December 2012 to March 2014 (1 year 4 months) 11900 Biscayne Blvd. Suite 700 Miami, FL 33181General Manager and Legal Counsel @ Acoustic Soul Entertainment Group • Oversee all projects and staff interns involving independent record label, publishing and management/touring subsidiaries for career of international award winning and national radio charting artist and professional music business/law speaker, and provide assistance with legal work.• Draft and review deal terms for contracts relating to songwriting, music and video production, merchandising, distribution, publishing, licensing, marketing, radio promotion, mobile app licensing, consulting, co-branding and endorsements, booking agents and venues; prepare and file copyright registrations; prepare and file trademark registrations and supporting memoranda and specimen.• Assist with preparation of pitch decks and presentations for strategic partners relating to publishing, licensing, branding and touring; provide research and analysis on service providers and potential partners; draft business plans and reports related to key initiatives and decision making for artist endeavors and company projects.• Assist with venue booking, national tour routing and advancing of venues, and coordinating with booking agents and teams of other artists; assist with production efforts for recording projects, including creating template system for those projects.• Create and implement a project-tracking system for all projects, including templates and spreadsheets utilizing cloud-based infrastructures; develop and maintain metadata-tracking system for catalog and all copyright registrations, royalty information; create and maintain accounts and relationships with third party service providers for royalties related to use of compositions and master sound recordings.• Review, submit and pitch for festival, PR and contest opportunities; coordinate with third party consultants relating to branding, endorsements, publicity, radio promotion and booking, and work closely with Director of Marketing/PR on artist initiatives. From August 2012 to March 2014 (1 year 8 months) Miami, FLLaw Clerk @ Bernstein Osberg-Braun, P.L. • Legal research and drafting assistance on a variety of corporate, commercial litigation and music law-related transactional matters for Corporate Of Counsel.• Drafted legal memoranda, pleadings, motions, responses and settlement documentation related to breach of contract, employment, shareholder and general commercial dispute matters, including assistance with research and drafting appellate briefs to the Third DCA successfully upholding trial court judgment.• Reviewed and drafted agreements related to record labels and publishing companies, including artist agreements, licensing and catalog agreements and terms, contest and endorsement terms and agreements, consulting and promotion agreements, and single-song and co-publishing terms and agreements• Assisted with research and drafting in regards to private exempt investment offerings under Reg D of the SEC Act and relevant state law, and prepared SEC exemption filings for projects related to the food industry, the bio-fuel industry and the music industry; assisted with formation of Florida corporate entities and related filings.• Prepared multiple successfully registered music business-related trademark applications and supporting response memoranda of law in regards to music-related trademark filings with the U.S.P.T.O.; prepared multiple successfully registered music-related copyright registrations with the U.S. Copyright Office. From June 2011 to May 2012 (1 year) Legal & Music Business Intern @ SJ Acoustic Music Group, LLC/Acoustic Soul Music Group, LLC • Assisted with extensive music business research, drafting and administrative tasks related to business plans, projects and undertakings related to the formation of successor music companies, Acoustic Soul Group.• Assisted with management of staff interns, and project tracking systems and reporting for all production, marketing, publishing, live performance and business initiatives.• Researched and assisted with preparation of U.S. copyright and trademark registrations related to music, record label and music publishing; researched and prepared memoranda related to music production and distribution options, publishing and licensing options and splits, merchandising and vendor options, and assisted with establishing accounts with third party vendors for distribution, licensing and royalty collection.• Assisted with research and drafting of private offering-related business plan for solo artist career, including extensive research and analysis on the DIY music business model, current music industry trends and norms, comparable artists and relevant revenue streams and financial forecasts related to sales, licensing, publishing and touring.• Assisted with booking and coordination of release-related marketing and promotion, including commercial release party at SoHo House in NYC with over 300 in attendance, as well as NYC-related publicity; coordinated and attended live studio session for artist with Sirius XM The Coffeehouse in NYC; assisted with booking and coordination of artist appearances and materials for showcases at national music festivals and conferences such as Florida Music Festival, Miami Music Festival, Driven+ Music Conference, Millennium Music Conference, Hollywood Music & Media Awards, and for BMI-related appearances. From June 2010 to May 2012 (2 years) Attorney At Law @ Corridor Legal Partners http://corridorlegal.net/ Attorney At Law @ Widerman Malek, PL • Manage firm’s corporate transactional practice, overseeing and supervising client corporate structuring, financing, mergers and acquisitions and other commercial transactions.• Recent transactional highlights include: negotiation and closing of multi-million dollar acquisition of software company serving the fuel industry; negotiation and closing of multi-million dollar loan refinancing for government contractor in aerospace industry; preparation of legal opinion letter and internal corporate restructuring in support of aerospace contractor loan refinancing ; negotiation and closing of distribution and licensing agreement for flagship product line of smart audio hardware and software developer; preparation of opinion letter in support of multi-million dollar loan financing of transportation management software company; structuring and launch of new communications contractor seeking federal security clearance; prepare sales terms and policy documents for developer of unmanned nautical vessels; prepare software licensing agreement for aerospace software developer; negotiate and close the buy-back of shares from multiple shareholders in aerospace engineering company; formation and structuring of several new start-up tech and engineering companies; advise clients and prepare corporate governance in support of business succession planning; review and advise clients on entertainment industry transaction terms found in royalty administration and marketing agreements, booking agent vendor agreements, band agreements, producer’s agreements, and publishing and licensing agreements.• Appear in and support senior partner in various federal intellectual property litigation matters, including multiple trademark and patent cases in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. Prepare operative pleadings, motions to dismiss and responses and motions and memoranda for summary judgment. Conduct discovery and negotiate settlement of multiple causes of action. From January 2016 to March 2018 (2 years 3 months) Melbourne, Florida Area
Extraversion (E), Intuition (N), Thinking (T), Perceiving (P)
1 year(s), 9 month(s)
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