Jackson Walker attorney Emilio Nicolas has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts (TALA). Mr. Nicolas previously served as a member of the advisory board for TALA.
TALA recently announced the move of its headquarters from Houston to Austin. As a member of the board, Mr. Nicolas will work with other directors to support the cultural community in Texas by providing volunteer legal and accounting services, educational programs, and publications to artists, nonprofit arts organizations, and other art constituents.
Mr. Nicolas represents and counsels a variety of domestic and international clients on matters involving entertainment, media, and intellectual property. His practice includes intellectual property and general commercial litigation, entertainment and media transactions, and intellectual property rights management. Mr. Nicolas has litigated civil claims in state and federal courts involving copyright, trademark, right of publicity, defamation, and restraint of trade. He has also handled inter-party and ex parte trademark proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Mr. Nicolas received his B.S. in Business Administration (Finance and Marketing concentrations) from Trinity University, his M.S. in Media Management from Syracuse University, and his J.D., magna cum laude, from Syracuse University College of Law. Mr. Nicolas has been named a “Rising Star” by Thomson Reuters and is a frequent author and speaker on such topics as copyright law, trademark law, and the right of publicity.