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Heather Beverly, Esq.

“Mrs. Beverly’s ethics and service-oriented approach make her a good lawyer. She helps her clients understand the law, as opposed to simply giving them paperwork and telling them to sign it.”

–Rita Lee, CEO NuFace Entertainment, LLC

“Heather Beverly knows what she’s talking about. She has all the skills and she is also a good face to put on entertainment representation because she is competent and pleasant and she knows what things to battle over and what things not to battle over.”

–Peter Strand, Esq., Leavens, Strand and Glover, LLC

“She’s the best. She’s phenomenal!”

– Jonathan Nelson, Award Winning Gospel Singer, Songwriter


Heather M. Beverly, a native from Minneapolis, Minnesota, earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1993. After college, she went on to law school at Chicago-Kent College of Law in Chicago, Illinois where she earned her J.D. in just 2 ½ years in 1995. Ms. Beverly began her legal career as an Associate with Donald Hubert & Associates where she practiced in the areas of high profile, complex civil and criminal litigation and ethics work. Ms. Beverly established her boutique entertainment law practice in Chicago, Illinois in 1998.

In 2018, the Law Office of Heather Beverly, PC celebrated its 20th year of service. With an ever-growing and impressive roster of clients and significant dealmaking, its principal, Ms. Beverly is recognized for being a powerbroker who consistently provides quality, aggressive representation of her clients. Ms. Beverly’s goal for her practice is to exceed the expectations of her clients by providing them the highest level of service. In her words, “The entertainment clientele comes with a myriad of challenging issues, many of which require creative solutions while keeping in mind the time sensitivity involved. Our commitment to excellence ensures that we make each client a priority while utilizing our collective experience to efficiently problem solve. We pride ourselves on anticipating the needs of our clients and at all times providing the highest quality of legal services with integrity and professionalism.”

Ms. Beverly represents a variety of clientele including entertainment companies, entertainment executives, entrepreneurs, comedians, television personalities, television production companies, screenplay writers and Gold, Platinum and award-winning artists, producers and entertainers.

Her clients include some of the industries top pop and urban songwriters and producers such as Maejor, Monsters and Strangerz, David “d.a. got that dope” Doman, Xplicit, Elijah Blake, Frecklesthewriter, etc. who have created hit songs for artists such as: Zedd (#1 song “The Middle”), Justin Beiber, Eminem (“Godzilla” and more), Khelani, Meghan Trainor, Jennifer Lopez, Chris Brown, Maroon 5, Tyga (#1 hit “Taste” and more), Kodak Black (“ZeZe”), Jason Derulo, Pitbull, 5 Seconds of Summer, Nelly, Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, Usher, Beyoncé, Rhianna, Flo Rida, Ne-Yo, Selena Gomez, Trey Songz, Demi Lavato, Big Sean, Wiz Khalifa, Nikki Minaj, Kid Ink, R. Kelly, Ciara, Akon, Janet Jackson, Tank, 5th Harmony, Diddy and more!; recording artists Lute (Dreamville/Interscope), Keedron Bryant (Warner Records), Whitney Reign (Def Jam, The Four), Elijah Blake (Def Jam), Heaven Lee (American Idol), Joshua Welton (Sony), Frankie Beverly (Capitol), Keta Jo (Capitol), Howard Hewitt, Lud Foe (eOne), Raven Justice (Empire), Yahusha Kalev; 600 Breezy (Empire), Fredo Santana; several of gospel music’s top award winning artists, writers and producers (Pastor Charles Jenkins, Donald Lawrence, Hezekiah Walker, Kurt Carr, Jacky Clark-Chisolm, Twinkie Clark-Terrell, Jonathan Nelson, Jason Nelson, Isaac Carree, Anita Wilson, Earnest Pugh, Rick Robinson, Daniel Weatherspoon, Bishop William Murphy, Ted Winn, Darius Paulk, JJ Hairston, Willie Moore, Jr. and more); the Thomas Dorsey Estate (“father” of Gospel music) and the Edwin Hawkins Music & Arts Seminar; and entertainment companies and industry influencers: Mathew Knowles (Music World Entertainment (Beyoncé, Destiny’s Child, Solange, etc.)); “Star Clippers” (celebrity barbers for Will Smith, Eddie Murphy, Anthony Anderson, etc.); R8D Music Publishing, LLC (JV with BMG), Inspired People, LLC, NABFEME (National Association of Black Females in Music and Entertainment) and Peachez, Inc. (Tyler Perry’s Production Company).

Ms. Beverly served on the Board of Governors of the Recording Academy (Grammys) for eight years, frequently speaks on entertainment industry related panels, podcasts and television shows and has been featured in various publications and is an inaugural board member of the Black Women in Entertainment Law foundation (BWEL).

Ms. Beverly formed Brantera Music Group, Inc. in 2009 with former husband Anthony Beverly (drummer/producer). Honoring Anthony’s legendary father, their project, an “All-Star Tribute to Maze featuring Frankie Beverly” is a catalog gem featuring A-List artists performing Maze’s hits such as Mary J. Blige, Musiq Soulchild, Kem, Ledisi and Raheem DeVaughn.

The next chapter for Ms. Beverly includes the launch of her new lifestyle brand, “Soul Reciprocity®” featuring inspirational books, tools and treasures that provide guidance to others through a beautiful journey of self-discovery self-nurturing to identify one’s “Soul Needs”. The path to Soul Reciprocity leads to the ultimate discovery of one’s Soul Tribe: the people with whom the most connected and fulfilling relationships are realized. The people with whom we can create and experience our best lives.


  • B.B.A.-Marketing, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1993
  • J.D., IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, 1996

Professional Associations

  • National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, former Secretary, Board of Governors (Grammy Organization)
  • Chicago Bar Association (former co-Chair, Entertainment Law Committee, Nominating Committee)
  • American Bar Association (Entertainment Law Section)
  • Black Entertainment & Sports Lawyers’ Association (BESLA)
  • General Counsel: National Association of Black Female Executives in Music and Entertainment (NABFEME)
  • Founding Member: BWEL (Black Women in Entertainment Law)

Key Lectures and Seminar Participation

  • Soul Music By the Bay, Music Business Seminar
  • Grammy Urban Committee, One on One with Cynthia Johnson Columbia Records Sr. VP
  • NARIP, Legally Speaking with Heather Nelson-Beverly (Music Licensing)
  • BESLA, Launching Your Own Law Practice, Moderator
  • Grammy Career Day, Music Business Seminar, Moderator
  • Recording Academy, Making Money from Your Music, Moderator
  • California Lawyers for the Arts, Running an Independent Record Label
  • ABA Forum on Entertainment & Sports, Young Lawyers Orientation, Moderator
  • Minnesota CLE, Midwest Art & Entertainment Law Institute
  • NABFEME International Women’s Leadership Summit, Executive Director and Moderator-High Heels in High Places
  • BMI, Music Publishing Workshop
  • WGCI Music Seminar, Q&A with Monica, Syleena Johnson and Steve McKeever
  • The Recording Academy: A Look Inside of Gospel Music
  • DePaul Law School, Guest Lecturer, Music Licensing
  • WAMO Radio Today’s Woman Conference, Keynote Speaker
  • Midwest Radio and Music Association (MRMA), Entertainment Law, Music & You, Independent Labels vs. the Majors
  • Northwestern University School of Law, Sports and Entertainment Law Panel
  • BESLA, “Entertainment Lawyers: The New Power Brokers” and “Publishing and Music Licensing”
  • Harvard Law School, Entertainment Law Seminar
  • Chicago Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education Seminars in Entertainment Law

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