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Coe W. Ramsey

Wells Fargo Capitol Center, Suite 1700, 150 Fayetteville Street, P.O. Box 1800 Raleigh, North Carolina 27602
Firm: Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP
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Overview
Firm

Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP


Years In Practice


Phone Number (919) 839-0300

Coe Ramsey is an entertainment lawyer with an emphasis in music, broadcast, communications, and media law. A former disc jockey, Coe represents radio and television stations, music-related businesses, musicians, artists, new media companies, and others in nearly every area of entertainment law. 

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business for Intellectual Property Law (2016-2018)
  • Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for Entertainment Law - Music and Litigation - Intellectual Property (2019)
  • Recognized in North Carolina Super Lawyers as a "Rising Star" in Entertainment and Sports Law (2011-2012) and Communications Law (2009)

Professional & Community Activities

  • Adjunct Professor, Wake Forest University School of Law (2013-present)
  • Board of Advisors Member, Journal of Business & Intellectual Property Law, Wake Forest University School of Law (2011-present)
  • Chair, Sports and Entertainment Law Section, North Carolina Bar Association (2010-2011)
  • Council Member, Sports and Entertainment Law Section, North Carolina Bar Association (2008-present)
  • Music and Film Co-Chair, Sports and Entertainment Law Section, North Carolina Bar Association (2007)
  • Technology Chair, Sports and Entertainment Law Section, North Carolina Bar Association (2007)
  • Contributing Writer, DJ Times Magazine (2009-present)
  • Member, Forum on Entertainment and Sports Industries, American Bar Association (1998-present)
  • Member, Federal Communications Bar Association (1998-present)
  • Member, North Carolina Bar Association (1998-present)
  • Cooperating Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina Legal Foundation, Inc. (2003-2004)

Presentations & Publications

  • Panelist, legal concerns in music industry, "ANGLES: A Music Business Panel Discussion Series," Raleigh, NC, February 2018
  • Author, "Music Licensing Databases?  The Transparency in Music Licensing Ownership Act and ASCAP/BMI," The Licensing Journal, September 2017
  • Co-presenter, "Legal Obligations When Broadcasting Live Performances," International Bluegrass Music Association's Business Conference, Raleigh, NC, September 2017
  • Co-presenter, music law basics and band formation, Bobbit Inn of Court Meeting, Charlotte, NC, January 2017
  • Presenter, "Give the People What They Want: Playing Covers with Dignity," DIY Musician's Conference, Chicago, IL, October 2016
  • Presenter, "Current Music Licensing Issues Created by Streaming Services," 2016 World of Bluegrass Business Conference, International Bluegrass Music Association, Raleigh, NC, September 2016
  • Presenter, "Band 101: Basics of Starting a Band," UNC School of Law Festival of Legal Learning, Chapel Hill, NC, February 2016
  • Presenter, "Band 101: So You Want to Start a Band," 2015 World of Bluegrass Business Conference, International Bluegrass Music Association, Raleigh, NC, September 2015
  • Presenter, "Legal Q&As for DJs," 2015 DJ Expo, Atlantic City, NJ, August 2015
  • Panelist, "License It and Collect!" Winter Music Conference, Miami, FL, March 2015
  • Entertainment Law, CLE presentation for the UNC School of Law Annual Festival of Legal Learning, February 2015 
  • Panelist, “Royalties in the Modern Music Industry,” Fifth Annual Sports & Entertainment Law Symposium, Duke University Law School, January 2015
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Awards
  • Recognized in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business for Intellectual Property Law (2016-2018)
  • Recognized in North Carolina Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) as a “Rising Star” in Entertainment & Sports Law (2011-2012) and Communications Law (2009)
Education
Wake Forest University, J.D.
Graduated 1998
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, B.A.
Graduated 1994
Contact Details and Office Locations
Wells Fargo Capitol Center, Suite 1700, 150 Fayetteville Street, P.O. Box 1800
Raleigh, North Carolina 27602
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