About our Team

The Firm…

Shrum Disney & Associates is Nashville’s premier entertainment law firm, a specialized boutique of experienced entertainment lawyers who collectively have 80 years of experience in the music, entertainment & legal professions.  The firm is dedicated to protecting the intellectual property rights of creators, inventors, and entrepreneurs.

The Lawyers…

The lawyers of Shrum Disney & Associates are creators and musicians at heart.  Like most brothers in the 70’s, our founding partner, Mr. Shrum, and his two older brothers formed Southwind, a band in which he was the drummer.  Both Messrs. Shrum & Disney either teach, or have taught, at the prestigious Curb College for Music & Entertainment Business at Nashville’s Belmont University for over 15 years.  They have dedicated their careers to defending creators and songwriters and helping them license, monetize, and exploit their intellectual creations.

Every one of our clients brings a unique experience to our resume.  Our diverse clients, both past and present, weave a tapestry of personal experiences that make the firm what it is.  Not only have we represented some of the most recognizable names in the entertainment industry, business, and angel investing, but we have represented those who are just starting out and those in between.  At Shrum Disney & Associates, we believe it is our job to help our clients succeed at whatever it is they do, whether they are venture capitalists, angel investors, entrepreneurs, music publishers, television and movie producers, authors, sculptures, songwriters, or business people.  Each client comes to us with unique and diverse legal needs.  It is our goal to treat each one as if they were our only client.   That’s why most of our clients have been with us for decades.

We’re located in the Heart of Music City!

Shrum Disney & Associates is located on Music Row in the heart of “Music City” because of its prominent role in the entertainment business. What most people do not realize, however, is that Middle Tennessee is also home to other creative and innovative businesses and is one of the fasting growing regions in the country in terms of business dynamics, technology, innovation, and diversity.  In fact, Middle Tennessee offers opportunities arising in the varied fields of tech, computer, healthcare, education, real estate development, film, television and, of course, sports by virtue of the fact that is home to the Tennessee Titans!  The creative environment in Middle Tennessee makes it an ideal location for starting new business ventures and creating new innovations.  All of this combines to make Music City one of the top ten fastest-growing cities in the U.S. according to CNN Money.

More about our lawyers

Entertainment Law has always been our primary focus.

Yet while we may be entertainment lawyers first and foremost, our collection of skills and experience qualify us as intellectual property lawyers, technology lawyers, corporate lawyers, business lawyers, trademark lawyers, patent attorneys and copyright lawyers.