Shannon Jamieson

Biz Dev, Legal, Management, Strategy / Planning
United States
Legal, Media, Entertainment & Arts, Business Development, Movie Production, Theaters, Arts and Crafts, Consulting, Music Production, Non-Profit Organizations
Top Needs
Starting Up, Legal, Selling a Business

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Shannon is a classically-trained flutist who "crossed to the dark side" to become an entertainment attorney. She specializes in IP licensing, mainly in the music and video game industries. Her goal as an attorney is to act as a conduit between creatives and the "business" side of their industries, helping musicians, game developers and other creatives make good business decisions and practice their craft. She is currently licensed to practice law in Massachusetts.

Her practical experience started early in college, where she was VP of Business Administration at 'Cane Records, University of Miami's completely student-run label ( As a legal professional, she has worked at Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, a nonprofit organization which matches artists with competent and experienced entertainment attorneys to help them with their legal needs on a pro bono basis.

After her time in the nonprofit world, Shannon joined Exemplar Law Partners as an attorney, where she worked with musicians, gamers, filmmakers and other creatives and entrepreneurs on corporate and contractual matters, trademark matters, and copyright licensing, among other things. Basically she did anything she could to help entertainers or entrepreneurs (in or out of entertainment) develop their careers and business in the most effective, efficient and rewarding way possible.

Two and a half years later, Shannon struck out on her own with the help of two amazing business partners, Steven Shapiro and Jessica Manganello, to form New Leaf Legal. New Leaf serves solely emerging businesses and creatives, addressing a variety of legal needs from corporate law to entertainment and licensing. When you are an entrepreneur, it's only natural that you should serve other entrepreneurs!

contract negotiation, copyright, trademark, intellectual property licensing, branding, marketing, employment law, cyber law, e-commerce, Massachusetts Bar, entrepreneurs, geek, nerd, gaming, business plans, business development, law practice,

Attorney Member, Arts and Business Council (a pro bono network); Member, Boston Bar Association; Member, Arts and Entertainment Law Forum, Boston Bar Association;


New Leaf Legal, LLC

Expertise Legal - Law Firms
Country United States
Industries Legal
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Title Company Responsibilities Date Start Date Depart
Entertainment Attorney & Managing Member New Leaf Legal, LLC My favorite colleagues (Steven Shapiro, Esq. and Jessica Manganello, Esq.) went rogue like mavericks and started our own firm! Specializing in entrepreneurial ventures, we roll with complex corporate and business law, entertainment law and copyright, trademarks and brand licensing. More details to come.... drop us a line a say hi! 11/01/2009 current
Vice President Exemplar Law Partners, LLC A value-based pricing law firm in downtown Boston, specializing in corporate and IP Law. I headed up the Entertainment practice! 05/01/2009 11/01/2009
Guest Lecturer, Experimental College Tufts University I teach a class entitled The Music Business: A 21st Century Approach. 01/01/2009 05/01/2009
Principal Revolve Law A value-based pricing law firm and business consulting firm for entrepreneurs. 09/01/2008 11/01/2009
Principal Exemplar Law Partners, LLC Assist artists from all areas of entertainment with their legal needs, including contract negotiation, professional development, branding, and marketing and business plan development . 09/01/2007 05/01/2009
Coordinator of Legal Services Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts Assisted artists in finding qualified, pro bono attorney to handle their legal matters. 05/01/2007 09/01/2007


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