Beth is a legal AND legislative powerhouse. Having built her prestigious law career from paralegal to associate to thriving solo practitioner, representing clients across the music and entertainment industry, Beth was called to public service in 2018—and won. Now, she also represents Georgia’s House District 95 as the first Democrat and first woman to hold the office and the only Georgia legislator working in the state’s booming entertainment industry.
As Vivid IP Senior Counsel, Beth steadfastly and incisively guides our clients through the intricacies of the entertainment industry, from business formation and partnership agreements to due diligence and contract negotiations. Her unrivaled entertainment law expertise, exacting research, and undaunted counseling style, combined with highly tuned listening skills (she is a master of music law, after all), make her an ideal fit—and formidable brand champion—for Vivid IP.
Beth’s commitment to using her outstanding legal and leadership talents to build greater success for clients and communities doesn’t end there. She also serves on the board of the Bridges Peachtree Corners nonprofit, a community-building organization, and as co-founder of Tunewell, a music licensing company.
When she’s not making and enforcing laws across Georgia, Beth enjoys playing piano, attending concerts, hiking Stone Mountain, and biking Atlanta’s extensive trailway system.
What do you hope to achieve at Vivid IP over the next few years?
“My long-term goal is to expand my reach to clients who operate adjacent to the entertainment industry—like advertising agencies and brand marketing firms—and to form alliances with entirely new industries developing valuable IP: Blockchain developers, cannabis manufacturers, craft brewers, and e-sports athletes top my list.”
What’s one thing you really love about what you do?
“One of my greatest joys is helping hip hop producers and beatmakers realize they’re not just selling a one-time commodity; they’re composers with a permanent stake in the music they create. I’ve seen too many producers get hoodwinked on their fees, royalties, and songwriting credits, so anytime I can help expand a client’s understanding of their rights and open up new revenue streams for them is a good day. ”
What city most calls to you (besides Atlanta, of course)?
“New Orleans, where you can window-shop for live music, and arts and entertainment are literally paraded through the streets. It’s the perfect combination of Southern hospitality, historic preservation, and American innovation in music, food, and architecture. I could eat seafood every day, so add in some gumbo and a crawfish boil and I’m in heaven. ”
Any surprising hobbies?
“My husband Lorie and I are avid SCUBA divers. We’ve gone on some amazing dives in pretty exotic locations, including the Cayman Islands, Belize, Puerto Vallarta, and Maui.”
University of Georgia (2004)
Bachelor of Arts in German
Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Georgia State University College of Law (2011)
State of Georgia
Professional Activities & Honors
Member of the Georgia House of Representatives
Member of the Southwest Gwinnett Chamber
Member of The Recording Academy, Atlanta Chapter
Board Member of the National Association of Record Industry Professionals, Atlanta Chapter
Member of Georgia Production Partnership
Member of Atlanta Film Society
Member of the Sports & Entertainment Law Section of the Georgia Bar Association
Author of House Bill 379 to amend OCGA § 48-8-122 relating to county special purpose local option sales tax, signed into law by Gov. Kemp and made effective on May 7, 2019.
Author of House Bill 529 to provide for a referendum to amend the charter of the City of Norcross to provide for four-year terms for mayor and council members, signed into law by Gov. Kemp and made effective on May 7, 2019.
Vice President of Bridges Peachtree Corners, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization
Member of Lockridge Forest Civic Association