eddie L. key, esquire

Business & Entertainment Lawyer, Writer, Mentor, Motivational Speaker

Eddie Key is the founder of E.L. Key Law Group, a Business and Entertainment firm located in downtown Atlanta.  Eddie is a well established Business and Entertainment Attorney having practiced in the city for over ten years.  Key focuses primarily on transactional work associated within the fields of Business and Entertainment Law.  Mr. Key has worked with numerous small and mid-sized businesses to assist in building their Company’s success.  He has negotiated contracts that have assisted in building million-dollar Companies and he has assisted start-ups helping them establish legally sound Companies.  Some of his current clients consist of well-established companies where he assists in building their brands and helps expand their opportunities.  Mr. Key has also worked with well-known Entertainment clients in the fields of Television, Film, and Music as well as numerous Artist and Record Labels around the United States, assisting them with obtaining recording, publishing, and distribution contracts.   He has used his expertise to negotiate deals that have lead to major recoding and film contracts throughout the nation.  

Community Involvement

Eddie  is well known his community for volunteering with programs such as Hosea Feed the Hungry, Atlanta Community Food Bank, and Meals on Wheels to name a few.  The E.L. Key Law Group was a lead sponsor and host of the National Bar Association’s Talent Showcase that featured some of the top Talent in the Atlanta area.  The showcase allowed talent to perform in front of some of the top entertainment attorney’s in the nation and they were judged by experts in the field of entertainment allowing participants to receive a true critique to assist them in honing their craft.

Accomplishments

Mr. Key graduated magna cum laude from Southern Arkansas University with a degree in Criminal Justice.  While attending Southern Arkansas Mr. Key played football and received numerous awards including: First Team All Conference, First Team All Region, First Team All-American, First Team Academic All-American, Auburn Smith Award (Most Outstanding Student-Athlete At the University), The Commissioner’s Trophy (Most Outstanding Student-Athlete in the Conference) and Academic Athlete of the Year.  Mr. Key was also inducted into the National College Football Hall of Fame and the Southern Arkansas University Hall of Fame.  During his tenure at SAU Mr. Key joined Kappa Alpha Phi Fraternity Inc. where he received the award for Greek Male Highest G.P.A. in 2000, 2001, and 2002 and served as President of his fraternity. In addition, he had the pleasure of receiving the Bill Gates Millennium Scholarship and was inducted into the prestigious Greek honor society of Phi Alpha Delta.  Mr. Key received his juris doctorate at the University of Arkansas where he finished fourth in the Nation in the Thurgood Marshall Trial Competition and 1st in the University of Arkansas’s Negotiations Competition.  Mr. Key Graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2005 and began his legal career at King & Spalding where he specialized in discovery in the practice areas of Torts & Litigation.  After leaving King & Spalding in 2009 he started his own firm where currently represents some of the most well known Entertainment and Business clients in the city. 

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