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Chip Petree

Ritholz Levy Sanders Chidekel & Fields LLP
Chip Petree opened the Nashville office of Ritholz Levy in June 2014 as a partner in the firm’s Entertainment Group after a decade heading up his own law practice, Petree Law.  As a practitioner specializing in transactional work in the music and entertainment industries, he represents a diverse group of individuals and companies in all areas of the entertainment industry, including #1 songwriters, critically acclaimed and chart-topping recording artists, record producers, independent music publishers, new media service providers, and on-air television talent. In addition to his own law practice, from 2004-2014, Petree also served as General Manager for Copyright Exchange, LLC, a consulting and brokerage firm that specialized in the buying and selling of copyright catalogs.  Through his law practice and Copyright Exchange, he has closed over 30 catalog sales worth over $70 million and has established himself as a leader and authority on the catalog market. He began his career as a lawyer in two boutique entertainment law practices in Nashville, and he has spent two years practicing technology law at a major international law firm in Silicon Valley. Petree has also served in the in-house legal departments at the RIAA, BMG Entertainment and CBS Cable/MTV Networks, where he was primary counsel to CMT.