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Adventures In and Out of the Courtroom

When Dick Ellis isn’t guiding clients through the complex legal system, he’s often navigating equally rough waters outside the courtroom. Ellis, a senior partner with Ellis & Winters in Raleigh, loves white-water and flat-water canoeing. A favorite spot to indulge in his hobby is the Middle Fork of the Salmon River in Idaho. Several years ago, Ellis took a three-month sabbatical so he, his wife Evelyn and their two sons could work at an outdoor center, where Ellis served as raft …

When Entertainers Become Targets

That's where entertainment and IP attorneys come in

LL Cool J hit it big with his first album, but some other guy claimed his was the voice on the album. It’s the kind of thing that can land a fledgling artist in Milli Vanilli territory. Fortunately, LL Cool J hired a good entertainment lawyer, Charles Ortner, a partner with Proskauer Rose and National Legal Counsel to the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. “As soon as an artist starts to become successful,” he says, “they are a target.” Entertainment lawyers are …

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