Los Angeles, CA (PressExposure) May 03, 2011 -- Valensi Rose, PLC Partner Michael Morris was recently interviewed on the Experts and Leaders Network on Big Media USA, an Internet broadcasting company. Mr. Morris has blended his tax law expertise and a passion for music and entertainment into a practice that is quite unique. His practice areas include tax controversy, transactional matters, estate planning, music, entertainment and general business law.
"Combining tax law and representing entertainers just seems natural to me," said Mr. Morris. "When I was in college at University of Pennsylvania, I worked at a jazz club and wrote many music reviews." Mr. Morris started his career as a trial lawyer for the IRS. When he entered private practice in 1983, the goal of helping successful artists and entertainers plan and protect their financial and legal interests became a natural part of his practice. Reflecting on his career, Mr. Morris can still say "I love what I do and enjoy going to work in the morning."
Although he has a variety of business and tax clients, the entertainment industry is a niche in which Mr. Morris has developed a strong loyal base. His interest in music and years of servicing clients in entertainment has allowed him to build a solid reputation for providing valuable and effective business solutions in such areas as tax planning, copyrights and contractual matters. His entertainment clients include production companies, post production houses, personal managers, talent agents, industry executives of major studios, and numerous recording artists, including Alice Cooper, Grammy winner Kurt Elling, Ministry and La Toya Jackson.
Mr. Morris has had the distinction of being named a "Super Lawyer" among Southern California lawyers for 2006-2011 by Law and Politics Magazine and Los Angeles Magazine. In addition, he was designated by the Los Angeles Business Journal as one of "L.A.'s Top 100 Lawyers" in 2009.
Mr. Morris received his J.D. from the University of Arizona College of Law, where he was awarded the prestigious Order of the Coif and wrote for the Arizona Law Review. He concurrently received his Masters and Bachelors degrees from The University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude.
To listen to the complete interview please visit: http://www.bmbc.tv/episodes/569