November 8, 2016

2016 CFAWL Judicial Reception 

The Draves Law Firm, P.A. was once again a sponsor of the CFAWL Judicial Reception held this year at the Old Courthouse at the Downtown History Center, located in beautiful downtown Orlando. This annual event honors Judges from Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Brevard, Lake and Volusia counties, as well as Judges from the Fifth District Court of Appeals, Federal Judges from the Middle District of Florida, Bankruptcy Judges, Social Security Judges, and Workers’ Compensation Judges in Central Florida. Another successful CFAWL Judicial Reception!

 

 

November 4th, 2015

FAMU College of Law, Power Hour with Davey Jay, Esq. 

Attorney Davey Jay was the guest speaker for FAMU College of Law’s Power Hour series hosted by EASLS. Ms. Jay spoke to law students who are interested in practicing entertainment law, and gave them tips about how to effectively represent clients and navigate the entertainment industry.

 

 

October 17, 2015

Florida Writer’s Association 14th Annual Conference Welcomes Davey Jay, Esq. 

Attorney Davey Jay was an invited speaker for the Contract Negotiations panel at the 14th Annual Writers Conference hosted by the Florida Writers Association. Joined by a literary agent and an acquisitions editor from Random House, they discussed the common concerns pertaining to literary agreements for the writers in attendance.

 

 

September 18, 2015

“State of the Scene” on 91.5 WPRK with Davey Jay, Esq. 

Jessica Pawli, the host of State of the Scene on 91.5 WPRK, interviewed Attorney Davey Jay on the air. They discussed advice for musicians, common misconceptions about music law, and Attorney Jay answered questions submitted by listeners. This is going to be a reoccurring event, so follow “State of the Scene on WPRK” on Facebook to learn the dates for Attorney Jay’s next time on the air.

 

 

July 30, 2015

CLE Hosted by Davey Jay, Esq.: A Medley of Civil Issues

Davey Jay, Esq. hosted a Continuing Legal Education class worth 2.0 hours of general credits for attorneys in various states. Her discussion included practice tips for working with clients in the entertainment industry, consultation checklists for various types of clients, and how to set clients up for success in their endeavors.

 

 

July 22, 2015

Davey Jay, Esq. has been elected to serve on the Executive Council for the Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law (EASL) section of the Florida Bar.

Davey Jay, Esq. has been elected to serve on the Executive Council for the Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law (EASL) section of the Florida Bar. EASL establishes standards and sets goals to improve the practice of entertainment, arts and sports law by Florida lawyers, and is responsible for presenting continuing education classes, seminars and conferences on the evolving state of the law in order to keep practitioners current and informed.

 

 

February 19, 2015

Please join us as we congratulate Davey Spicciati on her recent marriage. She will now be known professionally as Davey Jay. We wish her and her new husband, Chris, many years of happiness!

 

 

November 08, 2014

58th Congress of the Union Internationale des Avocats in Florence, Italy

Donna L. Draves participated as a panelist on the subject of Alternative Dispute Resolution at the 58th Congress of the Union Internationale des Avocats (International Association of Lawyers) in Florence, Italy. Her committee was awarded the UIA Commission of the Year Award for their presentation.

 

 

September 17, 2014

Davey Spicciati hosted a free music law seminar, entitled Music Law 101, for local musicians, producers, and members of the music industry in the Orlando area. The event drew a large audience, and attendees learned how to protect their work as well as methods of generating revenue through song licensing.

More information can be found at the link to the Orlando Weekly article about the event: http://m.orlandoweekly.com/Blogs/archives/2014/09/09/free-music-law-lesson-arms-musicians-at-wills-pub

 

 

April 10, 2014

Florida A&M University College of Law’s 7th Annual Symposium on Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law.

Davey Spicciati was a panelist at the Florida A&M University College of Law’s 7th Annual Symposium on Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law. She spoke on the topic of advising clients about potential intellectual property law concerns.

 

 

November 9, 2012

Donna L. Draves has been named as one of the “Top Lawyers of Central Florida”

Donna L. Draves has been named as one of the “Top Lawyers of Central Florida” in the October 2012 issue of Orlando Home and Leisure Magazine.  Donna is listed as one of top five lawyers under Entertainment Law.  The magazine created the top lawyer list in conjunction with LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, a company that is a worldwide resource for information about the legal profession.  Martindale-Hubbell has a database of more than a million lawyers and law firms in more than 160 countries.  Through a peer-review rating system, the company established a list of local lawyers who have reached high levels of professional excellence and exceptional ethical standards.  Donna was also named as a “Top Lawyer” in last year’s issue of “Top Lawyers of Central Florida” under Business Law.  In both 2011 and 2012, Donna was listed in the “Top Women Lawyers of Central Florida” feature of the magazine.

 

 

April 4, 2011

Davey Spicciati, attorney for The Draves Law Firm, helps raise $3000 in Orlando’s first “Critter Crawl”

Davey Spicciati, Chris Jay of Rusted Can Records, and Jillian Schumm of jilliansays!,  organized, promoted and presented “Critter Crawl,” an Orlando muscial event/benefit that featured over 15 bands in three venues on April 3, 2011.  The event brought in over $3000 for the local, non-profit, Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge.  Critter Crawl went from idea to inception in less than three weeks in order to raise awareness of the wildlife refuge’s dire financial situation and prevent its closing due to lack of funding.

http://blogs.orlandoweekly.com/index.php/2011/04/critter-crawl-to-benefit-back-to-nature-refuge-this-weekend/

http://www.btn-wildlife.org/

 

 

March 27, 2011

Davey Spicciati, attorney for The Draves Law Firm,  speaks at UF Music Law Conference 2011

Davey Spicciati was invited back for a second year to speak to UF law students, entertainment attorneys, and music industry professionals at the University of Florida Levin College of Law 9th annual Music Law Conference held on March 26, 2011.  Davey spoke about the pitfalls of record deals and addressed key points in the negotiation process.  Other panelists included entertainment law attorneys from across the country and industry professionals from independent and major record labels, and music publishers.

http://www.law.ufl.edu/musiclawconf/

 

 

February 28, 2011

Donna Draves, attorney at The Draves Law Firm, was honored with the 2011 Gold Heart Award by Variety Florida, The Children’s Charity

Donna Draves received the 2011 Gold Heart Award for all her years of service for “special needs children” through her work with Variety Florida, the Children’s Charity.  She was presented with a beautiful plaque at the Oscar Night America party on February 27, 2011.  Variety Florida, the Children’s Charity sponsors the only official Academy Awards party for Orlando every year.  Donna and Connie Ginakes founded the Orlando chapter of the Variety Club in 1989.

www.varietyflorida.org/about.html

 

 

March 5, 2011

“Orlando is cheapest place to open business, report says.”

A recent article in the Orlando Sentinel states that Orlando ranks as one of the cheapest places to start a business, according to a report by BizCosts.com, a New Jersey-based company.  Florida appeared five times in the rankings.  Besides Orlando with the highest-ranking for the survey, Jacksonville, Tampa, Broward County and Palm Beach County also ranked in the top 20.

http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2011-01-19/business/os-florida-business-friendly-20110119_1_florida-cities-tax-burden-cheapest-cities

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