Our Firm

Drawing on more than 40 years of continuous legal experience, the attorneys of Milom Horsnell Crow Kelley PLC build on the lessons of the past in assisting clients in preparing for the future. MHCK attorneys have long maintained a leading practice in music publishing, recorded music and copyright protection and have expanded their national and international practice to include the areas of media and technology.  Our members also provide complete trademark and brand protection services to our clients.

Individually or collectively, the members of MHCK have served in positions of leadership and/or board membership with the W.O. School of Music, and Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, and often serve as counsel to such organizations.  Their past service includes years of involvement with the International Bluegrass Music Association, the Country Music Association, the Country Music Foundation and the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum, the Copyright Society of the South, Country Radio Broadcasters, and numerous other prestigious organizations.  MHCK attorneys have long histories of teaching, both at the undergraduate and law school levels, and have served as adjunct professors at Belmont University’s Curb School of Entertainment and Music Business and Vanderbilt Law School.  MHCK attorneys are also in demand for speaking engagements at law schools, Continuing Legal Education programs and industry events across the country.

U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firm” rankings for 2018 recognized the firm, once again, as a Best Law Firm. The Firm was recognized as a Metropolitan Tier 1 firm in the areas of Copyright Law, Entertainment Law-Motion Pictures & Television, Entertainment Law-Music, Litigation-Intellectual Property, and Trademark Law. All four members of the firm were also recognized as The Best Lawyers in America. In the Chambers USA 2018 rankings. Milom Horsnell Crow Kelley PLC was recognized as the only Band 1 (highest ranking) Media & Entertainment law firm in Tennessee. In addition, all four partners of the firm, Mike Milom, Chris Horsnell, David Crow, and Page Kelley were ranked individually. MHCK lawyers have also been recognized as “Nashville Lawyer of the Year” in the areas of entertainment law, intellectual property law, copyright law and trademark law. MHCK attorneys have enriched their community by serving in leadership roles in professional organizations on the local, state and national levels and actively participating in local charities and community organizations.

Our Clients

MHCK clients have and continue to exemplify the highest standards of creativity and innovative business practice.  The firm’s roster of valued clients includes recording artists; screen and broadcast talent; composers and authors; music, book, magazine and on-line publishers; television and record producers; record labels; software developers, and entertainment industry executives and financiers.  As the success of our firm is inextricably linked to the success of our clients, MHCK attorneys endeavor to produce the best result for our clients in each transaction and to assist our clients in creating new business opportunities in the evolving entertainment, intellectual property, technology and media industries.

The firm’s clients include the following individuals and companies:

Entertainment:

  • Luke Bryan
  • Keith Urban
  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Brandy Clark
  • Easton Corbin
  • Dailey and Vincent
  • Brett Eldredge
  • Emmylou Harris
  • Maddie & Tae
  • Don McLean
  • The Band Perry
  • Rascal Flatts
  • Jake Shimabukuro
  • Ricky Skaggs
  • Hank Williams, Jr.
  • CMH Label Group
  • Compass Records Group, Inc.
  • Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum
  • Dualtone Music Group, Inc.
  • Fame Music Publishing
  • Plowboy Records
  • Skaggs Family Records
  • Wynwood Music Company, Inc.

Intellectual Property and Media:

  • Chet Atkins Professional Property Trust
  • Music Row Magazine
  • Estate of Hank Williams, Sr.