Marcus Hunt, Art Attorney
Huntsville Who's Who Issue 16 • Spring/Summer 2008
Entertainment & Arts Law Practice
Attorney Marcus Hunt of the Duell Law Firm (photo) has established a unique legal practice that spans across the state of Alabama. Although commonly only found in Los Angeles, New York City, or Nashville, Hunt and the Duell Law Firm have developed one of only a handful of Entertainment and Art Law practices in the state of Alabama. "With the continued growth of film projects, folk art and the national recognition of several musical artists from Alabama, there is a growing need for legal representation in arts and entertainment in this state," Hunt says. "This has allowed our firm to step in and meet the needs of artists, producers, and other organizations involved in the arts and entertainment community in Alabama."
Duell Law Firm has continued to develop its art and entertainment law practice. Clients from across the state have employed the services of Hunt and Duell Law Firm for a wide variety of art and entertainment law needs. "Our entertainment practice has assisted writers with book publishing deals, musicians with recording issues, and visual artist with copyright questions," Hunt states. "One of our most unique entertainment clients we represent is ‘12 Gauge Comics’ who produces and packages comics for writers and illustrators across the country."
President Keven Gardner of 12 Gauge Comics, states, "Duell Law Firm has played a vital role in the success of my company. It is very important that my attorney not only understands the entertainment industry, but is also enthusiastic about what I am trying to accomplish. Marcus Hunt is exactly what I was looking for, and I couldn’t be more pleased with the work Duell Law Firm has done to help 12 Gauge Comics prosper."
Hunt has carried his passion for serving the arts and entertainment community in Alabama one-step further. In 2005, Hunt founded Alabama Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts (ALAARTS). This nonprofit organization was established to provide both pro-bono and reduced-fee legal and accounting services to artists and arts organizations across the state. Along with the goal of providing legal and accounting services, ALAARTS provides education resources and presents arts-related workshops throughout Alabama. In 2007, Hunt and ALAARTS presented a copyright and trademark seminar for artists and arts organizations in the Huntsville area. "Although Alabama Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts is still in its infancy, we are excited about the potential impact an organization like this can have on the arts community in Alabama," explains Hunt.
As the entertainment and arts community continues to grow in Alabama, Duell Law Firm hopes to be at the forefront of serving the needs of artists and arts organizations. With offices in Birmingham and frequent events in the Huntsville area, Duell Law Firm is always looking to build relationships with those involved in arts and entertainment. The firm also represents clients in such unique practice areas as trademark and copyright law and franchise law. "Our goal is to develop long-term relationships with clients as they become successful artists or businesses," Hunt concludes.
No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.
Duell Law Firm, LLC
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Posted by Gina Hurst, Art Consultant at 8:39 AM