Meehle & Jay

Firm Overview

We focus on preparing businesses and entertainment industry professionals for success. We form corporations and LLCs. We negotiate and draft contracts, such as employment agreements, non-compete and confidentiality agreements, leases, licenses, and buy/sell agreements. Distribution, management, booking, and publishing agreements? We do those, too, and a whole lot more. We protect your intellectual property rights in trade names, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. And, we help you grow your business with consulting services to help you plan, prepare, and deal with problems. We know what businesses need to thrive, and are well-versed in the idiosyncrasies of the tech, film, music, literary, design, and creative industries.
We speak geek, know signal flow, and might even have a C-47 laying around.

You want a firm that meets your needs and helps you solve problems without burdening you with time away from your work or ridiculously high bills. We believe that you should never be afraid of calling your attorney because of the cost. Have questions? Ask. That's what we are here for.

Our Central Florida law firm has a "virtual" law office. That means we use technology to increase our availability to our clients while keeping overhead low and fees reasonable. You can utilize our services via the phone, the Internet and, yes, face to face. If you prefer, we will come to you.

We help you avoid problems by providing legal advice tailored to your unique situation and your industry. Call Meehle & Jay P.A. at 407-792-0790.
Main Office
Meehle & Jay P.A.
1215 E. Concord St.
Orlando  FL  32803
Phone
  • (407) 792-0790
Fax
  • (407) 792-4787
Websites

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?
No.
Services Offered For Fixed Fees?
We offer alternative fee arrangements, including flat fees, retainer arrangements, and financing. We provide a custom quote for each client based on the nature and complexity of their issues.
Hourly Rates
$350

Office Information

Office Hours
Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Emergency After Hours
No

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Suzanne Meehle

Suzanne D'Aunoy Meehle knows what it's like to build a business based on passion. To help pay for the costs of college in her hometown of Huntsville, Alabama, she turned her love of cooking into a side business, catering small weddings and parties throughout her hometown. It wouldn't be the last time she followed her passion to success.

After college, Suzanne started her career as a Software Systems Engineer and Database Administrator for healthcare and technology firms. She also built another small business for herself as an independent contractor and consultant, serving high profile clients such as OrlandoJobs.com, Office Depot and VeArd Computer Research.

After twelve years in the software industry, Suzanne decided to follow her true passion. She had always told herself that she would go to law school if she won the lottery. Rather than wait for fate to open the door, she took the initiative to open it herself. In 2003, Suzanne enrolled in Barry University School of Law in Orlando, Florida and graduated in the top 10 of her class in 2006.

Suzanne spent more than three years at a large Central Florida law firm before once again following her heart and starting her own firm in 2009. Suzanne's passion is helping small businesses, start-ups and entrepreneurs. Her history with her own small businesses has been the cornerstone for her work today. Her passion lies with helping others achieve what she has achieved: a small business that competes in a marketplace full of options.

Suzanne teaches courses on representing small businesses at Solo Practice University, as well as writing a monthly column for the site. She has been honored with the highest peer-review rating from Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent. She has also created a free seminar series called, "Your Business Toolbox," to help local business owners answer common questions about everything from forming and selecting business entities to business taxes and everything in between. She is a member of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando (HCCMO), The Greater Sanford Regional Chamber of Commerce, and Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce (Orlando Inc.). She is also a board member of several nonprofits including Hope and Help Center of Central Florida, Inc., Grown Ass Woman Brigade, Inc., and Retouch International Ministries Inc.
License
  • Bar Number: 26562
    Florida , 2006
Education
  • Barry University, Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 2006
    Orlando, FL
    • Moot Court, (trademarks team)
    • Women Lawyers Association
  • University of Alabama in Huntsville
    Bachelor's Degree , 1991
    Huntsville, AL
    • Sigma Tau Delta English Honors Society
    • Society for Ancient Languages (Latin)

Davey Jay

DAVEY JAY has been passionate about the arts for as long as she can remember. She attributes this, in part, to being named after her uncle, who was the Paintings Conservator for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and The Art Institute of Chicago. Davey spent 12 years as a ballet dancer, culminating in her final performance with the Hartford Ballet. Soon after, Davey left her hometown of Syracuse, New York and relocated to Florida.

While an undergraduate at the University of Central Florida, Davey worked in the hospitality industry, eventually being promoted to the Assistant Manager of The Cocoa Beach Pier, where she got her first opportunity to work with live music by booking bands and facilitating large-scale events and festivals drawing crowds in the thousands.

Davey may be one of the only people who decided to go to law school because she thought it would be fun. She enrolled in Barry University, Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law, in Orlando, Florida, where she flourished. Davey was on Law Review and a member of Moot Court, which gave her the opportunity to compete and place 9th in the National Entertainment Law Competition at Pepperdine University School of Law. Davey spent a semester a University College London in London, UK, during which time she had the opportunity to explore Europe and put to use of her knowledge of Spanish (ILR Level 3) and French (ILR Level 2). She then returned to Barry University to graduate 6th in her class.

Believing that immersion in an industry is the only way to master it, Davey has dedicated her career as an attorney to entertainment and intellectual property law concerns. She is frequently on set, in the studio, and backstage, so she knows the difference between a C-47 and signal flow. She has worked on deals with major enterprises such as HBO, Warner/Chappell, Discovery, and Sony/Columbia, to indies and startups, and has represented Oscar and Grammy winners along with artists and creatives who are just beginning to embark on their careers. No matter where a client falls on this spectrum, Davey is devoted to protecting their interests and helping them succeed.

In addition to practicing law, Davey educates others about the ins and outs of entertainment law. For over ten years, she has taught at Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida. Her courses have included Music Copyright and Publishing, Music Law and Contract Negotiations, and, currently, Entertainment and Communications Law for the Film Production MFA degree. In addition, she teaches Continuing Legal Education classes for attorneys who practice entertainment law and frequently is an invited speaker at conferences and events such as The Network Music Conference, The Florida Writer's Association Annual Conference, and Florida A&M University College of Law: 9th Annual Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law Symposium. On occasion, Davey holds free legal education events for members of the local arts and entertainment community, such as Music Law 101.

Davey is the Chair of the Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law (EASL) Section of the Florida Bar, a member of Women in Film and Television Florida (WIFT-FL), and is a past board member of Variety the Children's Charity of Florida and The Center for Contemporary Dance, both 501(c)(3) organizations. She loves coffee, Scrabble, indie rock, and crunchy leaves.

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