John Seay

John Seay

The Seay Firm
  • Entertainment & Sports Law
  • Georgia
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We represent musicians, producers, record labels, filmmakers, and artists. Our founder, John Seay, is an artist with a decade of experience in the entertainment industry as a musician, writer, and former tour manager. John is formerly Of Counsel in the entertainment practice group at Loeb & Loeb's Nashville, Tennessee office, one of the largest and most comprehensive such practice groups in the world.

John is a 2016-2018 Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Star in Entertainment & Sports Law, a distinction awarded to only 2.5% of attorneys in Georgia. In 2017, he was named a Legal Elite in Entertainment Law by Georgia Trend Magazine. John has published extensively in the field of entertainment law, specifically within the music law niche. He speaks often on the subject of entertainment law and music law, including most recently at the South by Southwest Music Festival (SXSW) Music Festival in Austin Texas and the Americana Festiva in Nashville, Tennessee. He is on the Board of Directors of #weloveatl and is “Member at Large, Entertainment” for the State Bar of Georgia Entertainment & Sports Law Section. He is also a member of the Recording Academy and the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS), and is a member attorney at Georgia Lawyers for the Arts.

The Seay Firm is located at 750 Piedmont Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30308

The University of Georgia School of Law
J.D. (2010)
Honors: Scholarships Alabama Law Foundation Cabaniss, Johnston Scholarship (“Runner-Up”) (2008) Equal Justice Foundation Summer Fellowship for Summer Non-Profit Work (2008) Law School Foundation Three-Year Academic Scholarship (2007-2010) Awards/Presentations Distinguished Senior Contributor to Hilltop News Award (2003) Patricia Finley Watkins Award for Creative Writing (2002) “I Don’t Move At All” selected for presentation at 20th Century Literature Conference (2003)
Activities: Executive Articles Editor, The Journal of Intellectual Property Law President, Sports and Entertainment Law Association Equal Justice Foundation; member; Student Bar Association; member Volunteer Future of Music Coalition Policy Summit, Washington, D.C. (Fall 2009) Volunteer Designated Poll Watcher, 2008 Elections, Athens, Clarke County (Fall 2008) Volunteer Counselor at Camp Amped, a summer music camp for youths (Summer 2008) Attended CLEs associated with South by Southwest Music Conference and Festival (2006-2009)
Birmingham-Southern College
B.A. (2003) | English, Philosophy
Honors: Honors Program Scholar (obtained Honors Degree) Sigma Tau Delta, International English Honor Society; member
Activities: Editor of literary magazine, Quad; Editor for campus newspaper, Hilltop News
Professional Experience
The Seay Firm
- Current
Of Counsel
Loeb & Loeb
Speaking Engagements
Speaker, Decatur Book Festival, Decatur, Georgia
Decatur Book Festival
Speaker, Americanafest, Nashville, Tennessee
Panelist, South by Southwest Music Festival (SXSW), Austin, Texas
South by Southwest Music Festival (SXSW)
Professional Associations
State Bar of Georgia # 386622
Board Member
State Bar of Georgia Entertainment & Sports Law Section
Chair, Entertainment
Recording Academy
National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS)
Georgia Lawyers for the Arts
Member Attorney
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    Contingent fees are accepted on a case-by-case basis.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Billing is a mix of hourly and flat fees
Practice Area
  • Entertainment & Sports Law
  • English: Spoken, Written
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Websites & Blogs
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Contact & Map
1200 Foster St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
Telephone: (404) 913-4232
Mailing Address
541 10th Street NW
Suite 303
Atlanta , GA 30318