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Saturday, December 10, 2005

L. Londell McMillan: A Profile of Success


Attorney and Entrepreneur Age: 37
Passion drives McMillan to the halls of justice everyday, "advocating for change within an industry that has made $65 billion, largely off the backs of our talent," says the negotiator and litigator, who co-founded the Artist Empowerment Coalition to promote artists' rights. McMillan's high-profile clients, such as Stevie Wonder and Roberta Flack, represent a billion client brand value. He negotiated the $120 million deal when Prince changed his name to a symbol. Instrumental in the formation of the WNBA, he lobbied the NBA on behalf of star athletes to create the franchise and handles intellectual property issues for The New York Times. Currently in expansion, The McMillan Firm & NorthStar Business Enterprises Inc. is a full service enterprise, where business and law meet politics and media.

L. Londell McMillan President and C.E.O, L. Londell McMillan, P.C. and NorthStar Business Enterprises L. Londell McMillan is President and C.E.O. of L. Londell McMillan, P.C. and NorthStar Business Enterprises, Inc. where he specializes in business, entertainment, and sports law and business operations. Mr. McMillan was the recipient of the prestigious MBBA Haywood W. Burns, Lawyer of the Year Award 2001.

Before founding his own businesses on January 15, 1997, Mr. McMillan established himself as a leading entertainment lawyer with the law firm of Gold, Farrell & Marks. During Mr. McMillan's earlier years as an attorney, he practiced corporate law at the law firm of LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae, L.L.P., where he counseled multi-media communication companies (i.e., Time-Warner Cable and The Discovery Channel) as well as private and publicly-held corporations and financial institutions. Prior to that he worked with Athletes and Artists, Inc. as a sports agent, while attending college and law school.

Mr. McMillan was born in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn; he is a graduate of Brooklyn Technical high school (Class of 1983), the School for Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University (B.S. 1987) and New York University School of Law (J.D. 1990). Mr. McMillan is an honors graduate and Academic All American mentioned student-athlete who played for four years on the Cornell University football team. While in law school, Mr. McMillan was the Northeast Regional Director of the National Black Law Students Association. He is admitted to practice law in the States of New York and Connecticut. Mr. McMillan serves on the Alumni Counsel of Cornell Board of Trustees at Cornell University. In December 1989, Mr. McMillan was one of the founders of the New York City Minority Roundtable for large, corporate law firms.

A champion of human and artists' rights, Mr. McMillan is General Counsel and co-founder for the Artist Empowerment Coalition (AEC) a non-profit coalition of artists, musicians, performers, songwriters, consumers and community advocates formed to utilize the gift and creation of music, art and culture to make the world a better place, as well as promote changes in the relationships between artists and the companies that exploit, market and distribute their creative work. Mr. McMillan has appeared on television and radio programs as well as participated in numerous forums and government hearings regarding business and economic development, juvenile justice and the business of sports and entertainment. Mr. McMillan is also the author of "An Overview of the Wide World of Entertainment & Sports Law" and co-author of "Transactions and Aggregation of Capitol Resources for Financial Empowerment and Self- Determination," published in National Bar Association Magazine. ...L. Londell McMillan Attorney, L. Londell McMillan PC

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