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Nelson Mullins COVID-19 Resources

Nelson Mullins is continuing to monitor developments related to COVID-19, including guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and various federal, state, and local government authorities. The firm is taking appropriate precautionary actions and has implemented plans to ensure the continuation of all firm services to clients from both in office and remote work arrangements across our 25 offices. 

In addition, click the link below to access extensive resources to address a wide variety of topics resulting from the virus, in general and by industry,  including topics such as essential businesses, force majeure, business interruption insurance, CARES Act and FFCRA, and others. 

Nelson Mullins COVID-19 Resources

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Hospitality, Entertainment Attorney Art Sims Joins Nelson Mullins in Orlando

ORLANDO – Nelson Mullins Broad and Cassel announced today that Arthur D. “Art” Sims, II has joined the firm in Orlando as a partner. He joins from his own solo practice, The Sims Legal Group.

Sims has diverse legal and business experience in the areas of general corporate, sports and entertainment, hospitality, and gaming, as well as intellectual property law and real estate development transactions. He has negotiated domestic and international multimillion-dollar licensing, distribution, production, and multimedia agreements for renowned entertainers as well as music, film, and television entities; museums; and publishing companies.

He has also represented a wide variety of Fortune 500 corporations, resort developers, cruise lines, casino owners, and gaming equipment manufacturers and owners in structuring and negotiating venture capital transactions, strategic alliances, franchise agreements, membership agreements, mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures.

“We welcome Art and his impressive background in the hospitality, sports, and entertainment industries,” said Orlando Managing Partner Doug Starcher. “His corporate experience in a wide range of industries will certainly be an asset to our team and our firm.”

Sims also serves as an adjunct professor and lecturer at the University of Central Florida Rosen School of Hospitality, Hospitality Law, Entertainment Law, and Entertainment Business. He earned a B.A. in English, magna cum laude, from Morehouse College in 1990 and his JD from Cornell University Law School in 1994. 

Established in 1897, Nelson Mullins has more than 800 attorneys and government relations professionals with offices in 11 states and Washington, D.C. Nelson Mullins and Broad and Cassel LLP combined effective August 1, 2018 and does business in Florida as Nelson Mullins Broad and Cassel. For more information on the firm, go to www.nelsonmullins.com.

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