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Ivan Jose Parron Esq.

Ivan Jose Parron Esq.

Entertainment and Sports Attorneys
  • Entertainment & Sports Law, Intellectual Property, Business Law
  • District of Columbia, Florida, New York
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Summary

Mr. Parron has over 20+ years of executive and legal experience in the television, music and motion picture industries. He is the immediate past-chair of the Florida Bar Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law section, a board member of the Miami-Dade County Film & Entertainment Advisory Board and an elected Grammy Governor of the Recording Academy. Prior to opening his law firm and his tenure at Universal Music Group as in-house attorney, Mr. Parron served as CEO & founder of Ritmoteca.com, Inc., the worlds first legal source for downloadable Latin music via the Internet and mobile networks. Mr. Parron is often credited as being the inventor of the online music store as the company was an early predecessor to the now highly successful Apple iTunes business model. Mr. Parron helped pioneer the deal structure for digital distribution of music, signing digital distribution agreements with over 60 top independent record labels and aggregating exclusive digital rights to over 600,000 music tracks and videos including exclusive digital distribution rights to catalogs of artists like Tito Puente, Marc Anthony and Celia Cruz. His vision and business savy also led his company to become the first Latin music venture to sign digital music distribution deals with the major record labels including Sony Music, BMG Music, Warner Music Group and Universal Music Group, securing his position as a dealmaker. Under his leadership, Ritmoteca forged strategic alliances with companies including Microsoft, AOL, Real Networks, Nokia, Motorola, MusicNet and Napster. Mr. Parron built the company up to 200 employees with satellite offices in Europe backed by private and institutional investors including Bain Capital in Boston. Prior to Ritmoteca, Mr. Parron founded Internet Marketing Consultants in 1994. He consulted for international media brands including MTV, Nickelodeon & Discovery Channel.

Education
Florida International University
J.D. (2005) | Entertainment & Sports Law; Business Law; Intellectual Property; Antitrust
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Florida International University
B.B.A. (1994) | Marketing & International Business
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Honors: Recipient of Charles E. Perry Visionary Torch Award; Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame Nominee
Florida State University College of Law
A.A. (1989) | Computer Science
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Professional Experience
Principal Attorney
PARRON LAW | Entertainment & Sports
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Entertainment, Media & Sports Law Firm
In-house Counsel
Universal Music Group
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Safekeeping: Protecting Your TV Show Idea
American Bar Association
Kim Kardashian's Face-Off with Old Navy
The Huffington Post
How Private Are Anthony Weiner's Privates?
The Huffington Post
Certifications
NFL Player Agent & Contract Advisor
NFLPA
NBA Player Agent & Contract Advisor
NBPA
Real Estate Salesman
Florida DBPR
Sports Agent
Florida DBPR
Talent Agent
Florida DBPR
Awards
Top 50 Music Industry Attorneys
Billboard Magazine
Professional Associations
Miami-Dade County, Florida
Miami-Dade County Film & Entertainment Advisory Board Member
Current
Activities: Appointed by County Commissioner to the Miami-Dade County Film & Entertainment Advisory Board
City of Miami Beach, Florida
City of Miami Beach Production Industry Council Member
Current
Activities: Appointed by City Commissioner as member of the City of Miami Beach Entertainment Production Industry Council.
Television Academy
Active Member / Emmys Voter
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National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences
Grammy Governor/ Executive Board Member
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Activities: Elected as Grammy Governor/ Executive Board Member 2011-2012 by his peers at the Recording Academy, purveyor of the Grammy Awards.
The Florida Bar Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law Section
Executive Board Member/ Treasurer
- Current
Activities: Elected by peers as executive board member and treasurer in 2010-2011 and again in 2011-2012.
Florida State Bar # 21203
Member
- Current
Dade County Bar Association
Member
- Current
American Bar Association
Member
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
Florida
New York
2nd Circuit
11th Circuit
Florida Southern District Bankruptcy Court
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Tax Court
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
  • Entertainment & Sports Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Business Law
Additional Practice Area
  • Media
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • French: Spoken
  • Italian: Spoken
  • Portuguese: Spoken
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Website
Law Firm Website
Blog
The Huffington Post: Contributing Writer Page
Contact & Map
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