Partner

Beverly Green

Beverly Green is a highly experienced entertainment and music lawyer and a founding partner of Green & Green, where she currently leads the firm’s entertainment practice. In her more than 38 years of practicing entertainment law, Beverly has come to represent GRAMMY award-winning talent, including artists, songwriters, and composers in major recording, publishing and film/tv deals. Beverly also works with and represents top producers, studios and filmmakers, in negotiating deals worldwide, involving virtually every major record label (including EMI, Sony, Universal, and Warner Bros.) and major film studio (including Sony, TriStar, Universal, Paramount, Warner Bros., Disney-Pixar, Lucasfilm, and Coppola), as well as independent studios and labels. ​Beverly has licensed music for just about everything, from major motion pictures and television, including Mad Men (2015) and Big Little Lies (2017), to commercials for Dior, Xbox, and Levis, to video games, internet, theatre, books, and even toys, the Olympics, and Major League Baseball.

Industries
  • Entertainment Industry Expert
  • Music Law
  • Copyright
  • Contract Disputes 
  • Mediation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
Contact
bev@greenandgreen.com

San Rafael: (415) 459-2000
Los Angeles: (310) 295-1135

Certifications

  • AV Preeminent Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards, Martindale-Hubbell, LexisNexis, Peer Rated
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell, LexisNexis, Peer Rated
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell, LexisNexis, Peer Rated
  • Who’s Who in Entertainment, Marquis Who’s Who
  • AV Preeminent Judicial Edition, Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability & Ethical StandardsMartindale-Hubbell, LexisNexis, Reflecting the confidential opinions of members of the Bar & Judiciary.
  • Certified Mediator
Background

Beverly received her Juris  Doctorate as the Valedictorian  of her law school class of 1979, and has since been awarded the Top Martindale-Hubbell “AV” Rating as an Entertainment Attorney, and is in the Bar Register of Preeminent Women  Lawyers, and “Who’s Who in Entertainment”.  In addition, Beverly has been an associate professor at San Francisco State University, where she originated and taught “The Legal  Aspects of the Music/Recording Industry”, and has served four two-year  terms as a Governor on the Board of Governors, and also as Legal Counsel, and  on the Membership, Nominating, and Advocacy Committees, for the San Francisco  Chapter of  NARAS (the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences), and has been a sought after guest speaker on the topics of Music Law, Copyright, Publishing and Licensing for CLA (California Lawyers for the Arts), the State Bar of California, Intellectual Property Law Section, the ABA (American Bar  Association), Entertainment and Sports Law Section, the SFIPLA (San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association), and NARAS, and  has been a guest speaker at UC Hastings and the USF Law School, Entertainment Law Society.  Beverly has also published articles  regarding music business and legal issues in the NARAS-GRAMMY®  Journal, the Entertainment Law Reporter, the Entertainment, Publishing and the Arts Handbook, and in OnStage Magazine and Electronic Musician. 

Experience

Beverly has worked with the music and recordings of artists such as Big Brother & the Holding Co. w/Janis Joplin, The Doobie Brothers, Huey Lewis, Jefferson Airplane and Starship, Grace Slick, Craig Chaquico, Pete Sears, The Grateful Dead, Merl Saunders, Destiny’s Child, Alan Jackson, Will Smith, Holly Near, Robert Geddins, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Bola Sete, Vince Guaraldi, Retina, HardNox, Grammy winners  Zakir Hussain, Charles Michael Brotman, Leslie Ann Jones, Lily Tomlin, and  Narada Michael Walden, and other  composers, performers and producers.