Our Team

John Taylor “Ike” Williams

Ike is listed in The Best Lawyers in America (in every edition since 1991); the Top 100 Massachusetts Super lawyers from 2004 - 2016 for either entertainment, First Amendment, or media law; Fortune Magazine’s Top-Rated Lawyer in Intellectual Property Law (2010-2016);  a “2016 Top Rated Lawyer in Intellectual Property Law” by American Lawyer Media, and has been a Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent™ rated attorney for over 35 years.
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Paul Sennott

Paul began his legal career in 2007 as an associate at Fish & Richardson, P.C. and has advised creative and innovative clients in the areas of copyright, trademark, publishing, software, licensing, and general transactional matters.
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Elaine Rogers

Elaine  counsels clients in all aspects of the entertainment, sports and new media industries including publishing, branded entertainment, licensing, promotion, advertising, interactive media, theater, motion pictures and television.  
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Patricia A. Jones, M.M.E.

Patti Jones’ distinguished legal career melds her extensive background in music, the arts and education with her passion for guiding and supporting those in entertainment and the performing arts. 
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Sydney Lima, Of Counsel

Sydney Lima is a commercial lawyer with over 20 years' negotiation experience specializing in Commercial Real Estate, Corporate Contracts, and Government Relations.  Sydney has worked and lived abroad, bringing an international perspective along with both in-house and law firm expertise. 
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Matthew Valentinas, Of Counsel

Matthew Valentinas advises an array of clients covering all transactional entertainment matters including authors, screenwriters, directors, producers, production companies, publishers, life-story rights, estate rights, comedians, broadcasters, actors, podcasters, and radio and television personalities.
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Hope Denekamp

Hope manages the day-to-day operations of the firm.  She regularly works with a diverse group of partners, attorneys, staff and high profile clients.  She brings 30+ years of high level client services working with authors and publishers alike on all aspects of publishing...
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