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Lee Morin, Esq., founder of MORIN Entertainment Law

photo: Raymond McCrea Jones | MUA: Marina Fisher-Soto

About Attorney Morin

Attorney Morin is uniquely talented in copyright law, trademark law, small business law, corporations, and contracts, having taught complex subjects like private securities and finance to non-lawyer pupils as an adjunct professor for her alma mater, Georgia State University College of Law. When she is not representing copyright holders, trademark owners, or small businesses or financiers, she aids producers and production companies in content creation and taps into affiliated contacts at premier talent agencies, consulting and production companies to develop, package, and pitch shows for streaming, broadcast, or theatrical release.

Attorney Morin is also an accomplished writer, having penned articles for the American Bar Association and other publications, and publishes a monthly newsletter read by hundreds of professionals in the entertainment industry, with a focus audience in California and Georgia. Attorney Morin also teaches continued legal education (CLE) and most recently presented on Ethics for Georgia Lawyers for the Arts and Copyright Law for the State Bar of Georgia Midyear Meeting (2020).

"One thing people may not know about entertainment lawyers is we are skilled business persons. Our daily routine revolves around the deal. We draft the minutiae in contracts while giving you a bird's eye view of a transaction from conception to execution. We understand corporate structuring, finance, ownership, control, taxation, intellectual property, labor, & insurance. But most critically, we know the vocabulary & nuances of the industries we serve. It takes years to gain this insight & expertise. We are tough negotiators - we get results, shield clients from harm, and have gone in for the close when the time was right. If you hire us, you get so much more than a lawyer, you get an ally with a network that will add value to your enterprise long after the job is done."

Lee Morin, Esq.

Since 2013

Attorney Morin founded MORIN Entertainment Law d/b/a Morin Legal in March 2013 and has grown the Firm over the last 10+ years into a preeminent small business and entertainment law firm located on the coveted Atlanta BeltLine trail in the historic Old Fourth Ward neighborhood. A woman-owned small business, Morin Legal has routinely served independent small business owners in creative and creative-adjacent sectors amassing hundreds of clients doing business in Georgia.

What People Say About Us

Client Testimonials

Lee exceeds every expectation.

"She truly cares about her clients and goes above and beyond to help you. She's extremely informed and her consultation answers questions you didn't realize you needed to ask."

-Screenwriter and producer.

So lucky to have Lee Morin!

"I've never had a lawyer before, but I made a movie and needed one. Lee handled several complicated issues quickly, thoroughly, and with great skill. She really knows her stuff and I trust her implicitly. I'm so excited - and confident - to build my career with Lee having my back. I hope to make her lots and lots of money!"

-Writer, actor and filmmaker.

I absolutely plan to continue working with Lee in the future!!

"I was sooooo lucky to find Lee Morin. This was my first time seeking out a lawyer for anything, much less a tv show contract. She was extremely accessible and thorough. She took great care to make sure that I was comfortable before agreeing to any terms. She also did her research to ensure that what was being offered was beyond fair. I absolutely plan to continue working with Lee in the future!!"

-Television reality show talent.

I give Ms. Morin my highest recommendation.

"I’m a composer/lyricist who recently was offered a publishing deal for a musical I had written. Though this is the second time in my career this had happened, it was the first time where I didn’t have collaborators on the writing of the project and I needed to negotiate for and protect my own interests in the agreement. I didn’t know where to start, and I’m so very thankful that Lee Morin was available to take my case. In the initial consultation Ms. Morin laid out ideas for detailed specific language that would make this contract better for me on every level. She explained every shift in contractual language very clearly and it was very obvious that she cared about protecting my interests and revealing exactly how to make this happen. I then retained her services further to red-line the contract. She did such a good job of it that my publisher now wishes to retain her services for their work as well."

-Music composer for theatrical stage productions.

I cannot say enough about how wise of an investment it has been to hire Lee Morin.

"Aside from a very positive attitude and extraordinary professionalism, I feel that my career, short and long term goals have been not only enhanced, but absolutely electrified. Lee has not only a vast wealth of knowledge about both the law and the industry, but a treasure trove of contacts, which she greatly enjoys matching up when there is a mutual benefit to be gained. Lee’s communication and follow up was always consistent, clear and concise, and when my needs changed, she was able to adapt seamlessly, and keep things consistently moving forward. Without question, working with Lee was one of the best business decisions I have made to date. I would wholeheartedly recommend her, for a variety of reasons."

-Motion picture writer, director, & producer.

Professional and fierce.

"I have had several “difficult” clients come to me for work to be developed and produced. Lee is amazing and have kept my husband/producing partner from running ahead of our contracts. She is succinct, clear, and knows how to keep her clients in the driver’s seat. She works well with you with solid communication and has financial plans to keep you engaged in your legal process without killing you. I recommend her whenever I can. Love her and you will too!"

-Motion picture & television writer, director, & producer.

Lee blends her technical legal expertise with savvy business advice.

"She is a great asset. She is smart, congenial and experienced. She created two custom writers agreements for me. Hiring a good lawyer is expensive, but it is a great value when it protects your intellectual property and keeps you out of court!"

-Development company executive.

Working with Lee was a great experience.

"This was my first production, a non-USA production that needed to comply with USA requirements. During the consultation, Lee explained the different type of documents and submissions I needed to deliver. After our consultation, she sent a detailed Term Sheet including all the steps, deliverables, and costs for the services. During the process, Lee was able to accommodate to our deadlines, something that was very important since we needed some of her input in order to proceed with the post-production. Another thing to highlight is that Lee always gave us her input and opinion in other matters different to the original terms agreed, which was very important for us to have a legal point. For some of the deliverables, 3rd party services were needed. Lee had a list of providers and was able to get great prices. Overall, it was a great experience and will definitely reach out for new projects."

-International acquisitions & sales executive.

It is wonderful to have knowledge on your side!

"It was wonderful and comforting to watch Lee work through the intimate details of an industry contract with such prowess and expertise. My first thought was that I read the same contract and had no idea of all the things that needed to be amended in highlighted. It’s a wonderful feeling knowing you have a professional on your side that knows the deepest understanding of her craft and has your best interest in mind."

-Comics illustrator and visual artist.

Lee is one of the hardest working, friendliest and most accommodating people I’ve ever worked with.

"She truly cares about her clients and their well-being. I’ve met and worked with Lee on multiple occasions. Lee attended some of my performances, which not only meant a lot to me, but told me that she was the exact kind of person I wanted to work with. I quickly found myself meeting with many top music and music business related professionals in Atlanta. Lee didn’t just connect us via email; she came with me to the meetings, adding much to the conversation, helping myself and whoever it was that I was meeting with to quickly find some of the things we both had in common. When an emergency situation arose, Lee didn’t schedule an appointment way in the future; instead, she called me that day and, even though it was a busy day for her, she made the time for me and helped me through it. I can’t say enough positive things about Lee! If you’re looking for a lawyer who gives great advice, does fantastic work, and is someone with whom you’d enjoy spending time, Lee is definitely for you!"

-Songwriter, musician, and performer.

Lee is a friendly and focused person who is passionate about the arts herself.

"Lee is great! We had some trouble with document uploads that may have cost us some time in the beginning but she kept me on track and got the work done quickly. She also responded with urgency and worked with me to prevent further conflicts. I wanted to work with someone experienced in working with artists and I got just that. I am very grateful to her for her services and I would highly recommend her to other artists."

-Visual artist.

Lee was not only prompt, professional, and thorough, but I appreciated both her kindness and artistic sensibilities as well.

"During my first foray as an author working with a major publisher, Lee Morin helped me to review both my agency and publishing contracts. Lee was not only prompt, professional and thorough, but I appreciated both her kindness and artistic sensibilities as well. I would highly recommend Lee to other authors seeking legal guidance."

-Published author at large publishing house.

She was timely, discreet, professional, and demonstrated an extraordinary comprehension of all aspects of contract law.

"Having produced feature films and worked with some of the world’s preeminent music acts, I must sadly state that the entertainment business is dominated by people of questionable moral character. Handshakes and verbal agreements mean nothing. It is also my experience that the majority of attorneys who ply their trade in this world mirror the values of their clients. Having been let down by many of them in the past, I was a bit hesitant when a colleague referred me to Lee when I was seeking legal counsel to review a distribution contract for a feature I produced. Nonetheless, I retained Lee’s services for this project, and her performance exceeded expectation on every level. Her attention to detail helped turn the contract into an instrument that actually worked for – as opposed to against – us. For the first time in my career, I feel comfortable in recommending an entertainment attorney to my colleagues. In fact, I have already referred to Lee some of my agency and filmmaker clients."

-President, film production company.

We highly recommend her to any person in the entertainment world!

"We began working with Lee Morin in May 2014 based off of us meeting at a NARIP event. We had been doing our own contract agreements with music supervisors for a while. However, the contracts were getting bigger and more detailed, which required an attorney that practiced in entertainment law. Lee was that go to person for us! From day one, she was open and honest with us. She told us exactly what she needed and what was required on our end. She did not hesitate to do the research to be sure that we had everything we needed and that our contracts were perfectly clear for us. She walked us through our first business adventure and continues to work with us through our second big business goal!"

-Owners, music production company.

Lee’s work is unparalleled, and her love for what she does can clearly be seen.

"We have been working with Lee Morin since 2015. She has helped us to establish our trademark, as well as all corresponding paperwork. She has made each process flow very effortlessly, and it has been very easy on my part only having to supply the required documents. Lee’s work has been super efficient and she has left no box unchecked. Recently we reached out again to Lee in order to acquire help with a trademark infringement. She was able to handle the situation in no time by making sure that everything was taken care of for us. When she is given a task she takes it head on! I have recommended her to several of my friends, and she will continue to be the first person I continue to recommend to other business allies as well."

-Owner, apparel company and designer.