Jeff Allen joined the firm in 2008 and is an associate in the Litigation Practice Group. He assists with a wide range of business litigation matters on behalf of the firm’s corporate and individual clients, with an emphasis on entertainment and intellectual property litigation. Jeff has handled a number of cases involving personal management contract, songwriting contract, and complex royalty disputes in the entertainment industry. He has also handled litigation involving copyright termination, copyright infringement, trademark disputes, and false advertising claims. Jeff has also negotiated and drafted copyright transfer and assignment agreements, exclusive licensing agreements (both domestic and foreign), master recording agreements, production agreements, distribution agreements, and joint venture record label and publishing company agreements for entertainment industry clients. Further, Jeff regularly prepares and completes copyright registration applications for music and entertainment clients and has prepared and given several presentations on copyright litigation to outside counsel and law students.
Aside from his breadth of experience practicing entertainment law, Jeff is also experienced in matters involving medical malpractice and hospital liability and counsels hospital clients on a wide array of legal issues, particularly relating to criminal matters. He also has experience in handling labor and employment disputes and business debt collection matters.
Jeff earned his law degree, cum laude, from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in December 2007. While working on his law degree, he served as Senior Research Editor of the Florida Law Review. He received his undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, in Anthropology from Vanderbilt University in 2002. Prior to law school, Jeff worked as an Honors Paralegal Specialist at the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection in Washington, D.C.