Matt Cottingham joined Ritholz Levy Fields LLP in 2014 as an associate in the firm’s Entertainment Group in Nashville, specializing in entertainment, intellectual property and business law. Matt represents individuals and companies in the entertainment industry and provides experienced guidance to songwriters, recording artists, record producers, independent music publishers, new media companies and independent record labels. Before joining Ritholz Levy Fields, Matt practiced with Chip Petree at Petree Law after starting his career practicing at a boutique corporate firm in Franklin, TN.
Matt serves on the Board of Directors for the non-profit organization, Young Entertainment Professionals (YEP), a networking group whose members cover all facets of the entertainment industry.
Matt received a B.S. in Recording Industry Management from Middle Tennessee State University and received his law degree from the University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. He is a member of the Tennessee and Nashville Bar Associations and volunteers with Volunteer Lawyers & Professionals for the Arts (VLPA).