Cassandra E. Willard
Cassandra is a partner at the law firm of Franklin & Willard in
Orlando where she focuses her practice on intellectual property and
entertainment law. She has worked with web designers, graphic
artists, venues, artists, actors, performers, filmmakers, special
effects/make-up artists, promotions companies, labels, managers and
DJ’s to negotiate contracts, safeguard intellectual property rights
and limit potential risk/liability.
Before joining her firm, she worked in various aspects of the
entertainment law industry, including Planet Hollywood's corporate
legal department and working for a boutique firm specializing in
technology law. Through these positions, she gained practical
experience with licensing, merchandising, business liability and
diverse technology and intellectual property issues. These
experiences also afforded her experience with issues that
international companies and solo artists face in the industry.
In addition to her current practice, she is a course director,
teaching Advanced Entertainment Law, at Full Sail Real World
Education in the Entertainment Business Masters Program. Her broad
experience in teaching includes not only Full Sail but also various
other colleges and universities in Florida. She has taught classes
including Business Law, Intellectual Property Law, Final
Project/Business Plan Development and Internet Law at various
Cassandra graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in Business
Administration, focusing on Finance, Hospitality and Accounting,
from the University of Central Florida. She then earned her J.D.,
with honors, from the University of Florida's College of Law, with a
focus in Intellectual Property.
You can reach her
directly at (407) 252-1394.