Cole Law adds music industry legal veteran Halper

Cole Law Group has announced the addition of music industry attorney Wayne R. Halper as senior attorney and head of the firm’s Entertainment Law Practice Group.

Halper will maintain an office on Music Row and at the Brentwood office of CLG, reports.

According to the CLG website, Halper was the first in-house attorney at a major record label in Nashville. He eventually served as general manager for DreamWorks Records.

Cole Law Group also has offices in Minneapolis and in Tallahassee, Florida.

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