Orlando Music Lawyer Nick Nanton, Esq. Named Legal Counsel For Fuel Records Co-Founded By GRAMMY® Winning Producer RockWilder and Business Mastermind Dave Drazen

Posted by Lindsay Dicks on Nov 21st, 2008

Nick Nanton, Esq., Orlando Music Lawyer, has recently been named as legal counsel for independent record label, Fuel Records, co-founded by Grammy® winning producer RockWilder and business mastermind, Dave Drazen.

Orlando, Fla. – November 21, 2008- Nick Nanton, Esq., Orlando based music lawyer, was recently tapped as chief legal counsel for independent record label, Fuel Records.  Fuel Records was co-founded by business mastermind Dave Drazen and two-time Grammy® award winning producer, RockWilder.  Fuel Records is an independent record label that is distributed via Warner Music Group | ADA.  The label has offices in Orlando, Fla., New York City and Los Angeles.

RockWilder has worked with a virtual “who’s who” list of artists across the pop music spectrum including Jay-Z’s “Do It Again” (1999), Busta Rhymes and Erykah Badu’s “One” (1998), Xzibit’s Front 2 Back (2000), and De La Soul’s “I.C. Y’all” (2000). He also went on to work with Janet Jackson (several album tracks on All for You) and Destiny’s Child (the “Rockwilder Remix” of “Bootylicious” as well as “If” and “Free” from Destiny Fulfilled), and was the co-producer, with Missy Elliott, of the 2001 Christina Aguilera/Lil’ Kim/Mya/Pink cover of Labelle’s “Lady Marmalade” for the film Moulin Rouge! for which he received a Grammy Award. He also produced the song “Dirrty” for Aguilera featuring Redman using the original beat he produced for Redman’s song “Let’s Get Dirty (I Can’t Get in da Club)”. In the ’00s, Rockwilder produced several tracks on Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes’ Supernova (2001). The songs include “Hot” and “Rags 2 Riches”. Later in 2003, he made the collaboration between couple Kelis and Nas, “In Public”, being released from Kelis’ Tasty.

Nick Nanton, Esq. said, “I am thrilled to be working with Dave and RockWilder at Fuel Records.  Music has led me down many exciting paths throughout the years, and there is no doubt that this is going to be a very exciting journey.  I am excited to work with such respected and prolific players in the music industry.  RockWilder has been a pioneer in his field and his success shows that and with Dave’s business mind, you have an unstoppable combination.  I have no doubt that Fuel Records will be a major force in the music industry, and I’m excited to be a part of that history.”

Dave Drazen, CEO of Fuel Records stated, “ Mr. Nanton’s knowledge of the music industry coupled with his strong law and business skills is a great fit for fuel records.”  Drazen further stated, “Mr. Nanton is a very accomplished professional who has an excellent reputation in this industry and we look forward to working with him as he helps to guide our Label and Fuel’s artists.”

About Nick Nanton, Esq.:

Nick Nanton, Esq. is a music attorney with more than a decade of experience in the entertainment industry. He is an award-winning songwriter and producer, and spent much of his career as an artist manager. Nanton has been a member of The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences since 2001 and casts a vote on the Annual GRAMMY® Awards. Nanton is the managing partner of the law firm Dicks & Nanton, PA. For more information about Nanton visit http://www.DicksNantonLaw.com or http://www.NickNanton.com.

About Fuel Records:

Orlando, Florida based Fuel Records has offices in NYC and Los Angeles. Co-Founded by Grammy winning producer RockWilder, we are an independent record label that is distributed via Warner Music Group | ADA and Embraces all genres of music offering the artist and producer creative freedom in order to maximize their ability to write and record music. Fuel also focuses on identifying market trends within the music industry and specifically recognizes the musician’s need to compete in the digital age, Fuel utilizes cutting edge 3D viral marketing campaigns and digital album cards distributed to big box retailers along with traditional distribution of CD’s, marketing, radio promotion, internet retail distribution, including iTunes and tour support.

Fuel provides high-octane music from high-octane artists. 

Fuel Records also operates an action sports music division of our label. Top athletes from around the world in action sports come into the studio to help write and co-produce their own music, which inspires them to perform in their sport. This is accomplished in the best studios and alongside 2x Grammy winning producer Rockwilder. The music from the athlete is then offered for purchase. Many Athletes use the song to help promote themselves, their sport, their sponsors and their favorite charities. Digital album cards are also used by the athlete to attach to apparel or other athlete endorsed products and offered at venues where they perform, online retailers and in stores. Fuel is building an impressive track record completing projects with over 30 different athletes ranging from the UFC to Skateboarding and many other types of action sports and the number keeps growing. Fuel provides high-octane music for high-octane athletes.

Mercantile Commercial Capital, LLC CEO, Chris Hurn, Writes Popular Blog For Small Business Owners

Posted by Lindsay Dicks on Nov 21st, 2008

Chris Hurn, CEO of Inc. 500 Company Mercantile Commercial Capital, LLC, writes recurring blog on the economy, focusing on small businesses and SBA 504 Loans. 

Altamonte Springs, Fla. – November 21, 2008 – Chris Hurn, CEO of Mercantile Commercial Capital, LLC, which specializes in U.S. Small Business Association (SBA) 504 loans for small business owners who want to acquire or develop their own facilities, has been writing a popular blog aimed at small business owners.  The blog covers a range of topics from the current U.S. economy to SBA 504 Loans, to Small Business Success Strategies®.

 The popular blog, which can be found at http://www.504experts.com or http://www.504blog.com, is a peek inside the mind of Chris Hurn, one of the nation’s foremost experts on commercial loans for small businesses.  Chris often offers his insights on the current state of the economy and how that translates to the small business owner.  Hurn offers a positive alternative to other media outlets.  With cautious optimism, Hurn focuses on the American entrepreneurial spirit and the fortitude of the small business owner.  The blog has gained enormous popularity throughout the business community.  

 About Mercantile Commercial Capital: 

Recently named to the Inc. 500 list of America’s Fastest Growing Companies, Mercantile Commercial Capital has been called the “Fastest Growing Commercial Lender in America,” the “most unique and entrepreneurial bankers around,” and the “fun bankers.” From its start in 2003, MCC has focused on providing SBA 504 loans for small business owners to acquire or enhance their own facilities.  The company was named “Best Place to Work” by the Orlando Business Journal in 2005, 2006 and 2007.

 Additional information on MCC and its loan offerings is available at www.504Experts.com

Orlando Cosmetic Dentist, Dr. Chuck Reinertsen Of Tavares Dental Excellence, Named to America’s PremierExperts™ Class of 2008-2009

Posted by Lindsay Dicks on Nov 21st, 2008

Dr. Chuck Reinertsen, Smile Doctor and author of “The Power of a Really Great Smile,” has recently been named to America’s PremierExperts™ Class of 2008-2009 and will participate in The Ultimate Celebrity Branding Experience™.

Orlando, Fla. – November 21, 2008 – America’s PremierExperts™ LLC is an organization that honors an exclusive group of Celebrity Experts who are dedicated to spreading knowledge and awareness in their field of expertise and making significant contributions to their industry and the marketplace as a whole.  Upon acceptance into America’s PremiereExperts™, members are invited to apply to participate in a 12-month innovative and extremely exclusive program, The Ultimate Celebrity Branding Experience™, for highly motivated entrepreneurs and professionals, launched by Nick Nanton, Esq., The Celebrity Lawyer and J.W. Dicks, Esq., The Business Growth Lawyer, authors of the book, “Celebrity Branding You™.” 

Dr. Chuck Reinertsen, Orlando dental specialist and owner of Tavares Dental Excellence, is one of only a handful of participants selected for America’s PremierExperts™ class of 2008-2009 and participating in The Ultimate Celebrity Branding Experience™.  Dr. Chuck is dedicated to bringing awareness to the “Power of a Really Great Smile – What’s Your Smile Costing You In Opportunities, Relationships and Money? – 3 Steps To A Really Great Smile.” which is the title and subtitle of his forthcoming, highly anticipated book.  Reinertsen will be participating with other selected celebrity experts across multiple industries that will participate in multiple initiatives over the course of the year and will be weighing in on key subjects to consumers and businesses alike. 

The participants selected to participate in this year’s program are forward-thinking business owners, entrepreneurs and corporate CEOs looking to separate their brand, increase revenues, lock out their competition and capture a distinct advantage over competitors in their market. 

About his participation in America’s PremierExperts™, Dr. Chuck Reinertsen said, “The Ultimate Celebrity Branding Experience™ will be a wonderful opportunity for helping me help people understand not only the importance and value of their smile, but show them the way to experience The Phenomenon of A Really Great Smile.  It will be an exciting adventure.” 

“We are proud to honor Dr. Reinertsen as one of America’s PremierExperts™.  He does a great job of providing education and awareness on the power of a great smile and the role it plays in not only self-esteem and image but also success in both the personal and professional arenas.  Dr. Reinertsen’s message is profound and needs to be heard by people all across the world and we look forward to helping him spread the word to transform lives. We know he will be a great addition to America’s PremierExperts™ Class of 2008-2009,” Nick Nanton, Esq. co-founder of the organization said.

 About Dr. Chuck Reinertsen:

 ”The Power of A Really Great Smile” has evolved as a continuation of the philosophy of Dr. Chuck Reinertsen’s dental practice, Tavares Dental Excellence.  He graduated from the University of Florida, College of Dentistry in 1979 and has seen firsthand the evolution of Cosmetic Dentistry.  He has received training from the Pankey Institute, The Nash Institute, Lumineers, Invisalign, TekScan, as well as many additional courses.

Dr. Chuck Reinertsen’s biggest thrill is not only in helping people attain their own great smiles, but the seeing their changed lives.   In this “Quick to Judge” world we live in, your smile is the first thing most people notice, and Dr. Chuck wants to make people acutely aware of this fact, and show them how they can improve their own self confidence and esteem as well as the way they are perceived by others.

Following graduation from UFCD, Dr. Chuck Reinertsen moved directly to Central Florida (Eustis/Tavares), and has been there ever since.  His office, Tavares Dental Excellence, is located at 215 E. Burleigh Blvd. (Hwy 441), Tavares, FL  32778 and the phone number is 352-253-6400.

 About America’s PremierExperts™ LLC: 

America’s PremierExperts™ is an organization that recognizes celebrity experts in their field of business and offers entrepreneurs and professionals exclusive, invitation-only, opportunities for further exposure and growth in the marketplace.  JW Dicks, Esq. & Nick Nanton, Esq., attorneys by trade and entrepreneurs by choice, founded America’s PremierExperts™ and The Ultimate Celebrity Branding Experience™ to honor entrepreneurs and business people who are dedicated to spreading knowledge and awareness in their field of expertise and making significant contributions to their industry and the marketplace as a whole.  For more information about America’s PremierExperts™ LLC visit www.AmericasPremierExperts.com.

 

Mercantile Commercial Capital Provides Commercial Real Estate Loan To Martial Arts Center in Monroe, NY Worth More Than $1.9 Million

Posted by Lindsay Dicks on Nov 21st, 2008

Altamonte Springs, Fla.  - November 19, 2008 Mercantile Commercial Capital, LLC, which ranks as one of the nation’s leading providers of U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 504 loans for small business owners who want to acquire or develop their own facilities, closed a commercial loan for Monroe United Martial Arts Center (UMAC), Inc. on October 30th for $1,920,000 in total project costs.

 The UMAC franchise, based in Monroe, New York, offers an after-school program and summer camp, as well as year-round Tae Kwon Do classes.  Monroe UMAC has been in operation for six years.  Mercantile Commercial Capital provided long-term financing for the 10,400 square-foot martial arts center with a 25-year, fully amortizing term and a very attractive 5-year fixed interest rate, with only 10% down. 

“There were many challenges along the way to getting my SMARTChoice Loan, but Mercantile was always there to help,” said Joseph Preira, owner of Monroe UMAC.  “This was my first commercial real estate acquisition, and I consider myself lucky to have Mercantile backing me up.”  To learn more about Monroe UMAC, Inc. visit www.umacenters.com.

 By utilizing Mercantile Commercial Capital’s SMARTChoice loan, small to mid-sized business owners, like Mr. Preira, can own their property with less money down, longer terms, and better interest rates than they can get with ordinary commercial banks.  Mercantile’s borrowers are able to get the highest cash-on-cash return available in the marketplace for their investments. 

 For more information, visit www.504Experts.com and www.504Blog.com.

Contacts:

Chris Hurn, Mercantile Commercial Capital, LLC 407-786-5040

Robin Lashley, Mercantile Commercial Capital, LLC 407-786-5040

Larry Vershel or Beth Payan, LV Communications, 407-644-4142

Emergency Preparedness Expert Larry Frank a.k.a Mr. Prepared™ Unveils eBook on Survival Strategies

Posted by Lindsay Dicks on Nov 18th, 2008

Mr. Prepared™ recently released an eBook about strategies to help families survive any natural disaster.

 Orlando, Fla. – November 18, 2008 – In addition to an ongoing series of special reports, emergency preparedness expert Larry Frank, a.k.a. Mr. Prepared™, is now offering an eBook on his website, http://www.MrPrepared.com, called “Top 50 Ultimate Survival Secrets: The Ultimate Survival Guide for You and Your Family to Survive ANY Natural Disaster.” 

 This comprehensive emergency survival guide covers topics such as earthquake survival, flood survival, hurricane survival, tornado survival and wildfire survival.  The eBook also includes a chapter about Mr. Prepared himself.  The eBook is valued at $49.95, but is currently being offered on the website for $19.95.

 Mr. Prepared™ is one of the country’s most outspoken advocates of preparedness for all forms of disasters and unexpected emergencies.  Mr. Prepared™ urges families and individuals to be prepared for any and all emergency situations through planning, communication and stocking the necessary survival kits, including food, water and generators. 

 Larry Frank, a.k.a. Mr. Prepared, said, “Having my new eBook is an act of preparation in itself.  Having this comprehensive survival guide in one place and easily available for reference is the first step in preparing your family for dealing with disasters or emergencies.  My hope is that families will read this together, and start preparing their household for anything that can come along!”

 Also on his website, Mr. Prepared™ presents preparedness education, gives advice and offers a variety of emergency, disaster and survival kits.  The website acts as an online hub for information regarding emergency and disaster preparedness.  Families visiting the website will learn how to better prepare themselves and their home to withstand any disaster or emergency by learning from Mr. Prepared™.   Mr. Prepared™ also rates products on his “3P” system so families can know what they need to stay prepared.

 For more information about Mr. Prepared™, and to order a copy of his Ultimate Survival Guide, please visit http://www.MrPrepared.com.

 About Mr. Prepared™: 

Mr. Prepared™ is the alter ego of Larry Frank, a self-described, “preparedness junkie.” After creating My Emergency Card® and spending many years as Chief Preparedness Officer (CPO) educating friends and family about the principles of preparedness, Larry realized that his message could ultimately help many if he were to take it to the internet.  Thus, MrPrepared.com was born.  MrPrepared.com is a website dedicated to teaching people of all ages how to be better prepared and serves as a central outlet where visitors can get all of the supplies they need to stay safe and prepared.  For more information and to purchase a copy of Mr. Prepared’s Ultimate Survival Guide eBook, visit http://www.MrPrepared.com

 

Barber Shop Franchise CEO, Chris Hurn, Purchases Heathrow Location of Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club™

Posted by Lindsay Dicks on Nov 17th, 2008

Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club™ CEO, Chris Hurn, purchases Lake Mary Fla./Heathrow location.

Lake Mary, Fla. – November 17, 2008 – Chris Hurn, CEO of Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club™, a new barber shop franchise concept that uses a patent-pending membership-based system to add recurring revenue opportunities for its franchisees, recently purchased his own individual franchise location in Heathrow, Fla.  This location, like all Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club™ locations, involves an exclusive grooming experience for discerning gentlemen of all ages. Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club™ is a reinvention of an old-world concept, the traditional barber shop business, with a new “affordable luxury” twist.

Kennedy’s CEO Chris Hurn said, “I always believe it’s best to ‘put your money where your mouth is’ so I am excited to announce my purchase of the Heathrow location of Kennedy’s.  I am completely confident in our concept, that of the old-fashioned barber shop with modern amenities, and I wanted to be a part of the franchise from the ‘ground level’ as well as helping to oversee the growth of Kennedy’s clubs across the country.”

Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club™ is a member of the International Franchise Association (IFA) as well as VetFran.  Along with offering franchises to the general public, VetFran allows Kennedy’s to give special franchising opportunities to American Veterans who have been honorably discharged.

The Heathrow location of Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club™ is located at 1120 Townpark Ave.
Lake Mary, FL 32746.  You can contact this location at (407) 333-9411 or at the website below.

Learn more about Kennedy’s by visiting www.KennedysBarberClub.com

About Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club™:

Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club™ is a Franchise Concept for discerning gentlemen who are looking for an experience that is the polar opposite of your everyday haircut from the “big chains.” Like most gentlemen, we felt out of place at the salons frequented by our wives and the local strip-mall walk-in “chop shops,” so we decided to create a place where we would ENJOY getting the grooming services we need . . . rather than dreading it. While most hair salons cater to women and children, Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club™ caters to discerning gentlemen looking for a fine grooming experience with the old-world charm of your father’s barber shop. Offering the finest in haircuts for men, the lost art of straight-razor shaves, and a modern selection of grooming products, Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club™ is sure to be your favorite sanctuary to relax and enjoy The Best Haircut and Straight-Razor Shave You’ve Ever Had, or it’s Free™! Learn more about Kennedy’s by visiting www.KennedysBarberClub.com

 

Barber Shop Franchise, Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club™, Celebrates Veterans Day With Veteran Programs

Posted by Lindsay Dicks on Nov 12th, 2008

Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club™, a groundbreaking new barber shop franchise, celebrates Veteran’s Day by highlighting its special Veteran Initiatives

Orlando, Fla. – November 12, 2008 – This Veteran’s Day, Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club™, is highlighting its dedication to our country’s Veterans.  Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club™ has recently been selected to take part in “The Veterans Transition Franchise Initiative” (VetFran), a voluntary effort of International Franchise Association (IFA) member-companies that is designed to encourage franchise ownership among honorably discharged veterans by offering financial incentives.  Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club™ has received the honor of being a “Featured Franchisor” in the program.

To help encourage our veterans to become franchise owners, Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club™ is offering special discounts to those who have been honorably discharged from our military.  Soon Kennedy’s will also be launching a charity to support our veterans.  More specifics on the charity will be announced in the near future.

Chris Hurn, Tony Zara, JW Dicks, Esq. and Nick Nanton, Esq. recently launched Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club™ along with its corresponding website, http://www.KennedysBarberClub.com.  Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club™ is the reinvention of an old-world concept, the traditional barber shop business, with a new “affordable luxury” twist offering services for discerning gentlemen. Kennedy’s uses a patent-pending, membership-based process and involves an exclusive grooming experience for discerning gentlemen of all ages.

 “We’re humbled and honored to celebrate this great holiday by helping our nation’s veterans in any and every way we can.” Kennedy’s CEO, Chris Hurn, said. “They have sacrificed for us more than we can imagine, and it’s the least we can do to help them get started as business owners once their service to our country has come to an end.” Hurn continued.

For more information about VetFran, visit http://franchise.org/Veteran-Franchise.aspx

Learn more about Kennedy’s by visiting www.KennedysBarberClub.com

About Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club™:

Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club™ is a Franchise Concept for discerning gentlemen who are looking for an experience that is the polar opposite of your everyday haircut from the “big chains.” Like most gentlemen, we felt out of place at the salons frequented by our wives and the local strip-mall walk-in “chop shops,” so we decided to create a place where we would ENJOY getting the grooming services we need . . . rather than dreading it. While most hair salons cater to women and children, Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club™ caters to discerning gentlemen looking for a fine grooming experience with the old-world charm of your father’s barber shop. Offering the finest in haircuts for men, the lost art of straight-razor shaves, and a modern selection of grooming products, Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club™ is sure to be your favorite sanctuary to relax and enjoy The Best Haircut and Straight-Razor Shave You’ve Ever Had, or it’s Free™! Learn more about Kennedy’s by visiting www.KennedysBarberClub.com

 

Florida Firm Continues to Provide Commercial Real Estate Loans for Small Business Owners

Posted by Lindsay Dicks on Nov 10th, 2008

Mercantile Commercial Capital, a Florida-based firm specializing in U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 504 loans, announced today that despite the reluctance of many banks to lend money it continues to fund commercial real estate projects for owners of small and mid-sized businesses.

Altamonte Springs, FL / November 10, 2008 – As banks across the country turn down small business owners for their commercial real estate loans, Mercantile Commercial Capital has announced their intention, and ability, to continue lending.  “The ‘freeze’ that some banks are experiencing is unfortunately giving the banking industry a black eye, and it’s contributing to more fear in the marketplace,” said Christopher Hurn, President/CEO/Cofounder of Mercantile Commercial Capital.  “Now is a great time for business owners to increase their net worth by having the courage to purchase discounted commercial property.  We’re able to make viable 504 loans, or what we call ‘SmartChoice Commercial Loans,’ out of what big banks are turning down and help our clients own their commercial property.” 

Mercantile Commercial Capital ranks as one of the nation’s leading providers of SBA 504 loans for small business owners who want to acquire or develop their own facilities.  Headquartered in Altamonte Springs, Florida, the firm provides financing for projects nationwide and has correspondents located in: Chicago, Illinois; Park Ridge, Illinois; Westminster, Colorado; Larkspur, Colorado; and Sebastopol, California.  

For more information, visit www.TheSmartChoiceLoan.com or www.504Blog.com. 

 Media Contacts:

Chris Hurn, Mercantile Commercial Capital, LLC 407-786-5040

Robin Lashley, Mercantile Commercial Capital, LLC 407-786-5040

 

Mercantile Commercial Capital, LLC, Closes on Four New Commercial Loans that Total $4.5 Million

Posted by Lindsay Dicks on Nov 7th, 2008

Altamonte Springs, Fla. -November 7, 2008- Mercantile Commercial Capital, LLC, which specializes in U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 504 loans for small business owners who want to acquire or develop their own facilities, reported it closed on four commercial loans in September that total $4.5 million.

Christopher G. Hurn, co-founder and president of Mercantile Commercial Capital, said the largest loan—$2.35 million—went to a California landscaping company.

In September Mercantile Commercial Capital closed on two loans to Arizona companies and one to a Florida-based firm.

Since January, Mercantile Commercial Capital has closed on 33 loans to clients in 18 states that total $57.5 million.

Altogether, the loans helped to create 401 new jobs.

For more information contact

Chris Hurn, Mercantile Commercial Capital, LLC 407-786-5040

Robin Lashley, Mercantile Commercial Capital, LLC 407-786-5040

Larry Vershel or Beth Payan, Larry Vershel Communications, 407-644-4142  

Business Marketing and Branding Book, “Celebrity Branding You™”, Officially Launches and Becomes #1 Bestseller on www.Amazon.com

Posted by Lindsay Dicks on Nov 4th, 2008

Celebrity branding experts and authors, J.W. Dicks, Esq., and Nick Nanton, Esq., launch their book, “Celebrity Branding You™” to immediate best-seller status on Amazon.com

Orlando, Fla. – November 4, 2008 – Founders of Dicks, Nanton & Glass Celebrity Branding Agency™, J.W. Dicks, Esq. and Nick Nanton, Esq. officially launched their book “Celebrity Branding You™” on October 31, 2008 and it immediately became a #1 Bestseller on www.Amazon.com. The book hit the number one spot on three different bestseller lists, Entrepreneurship, Communications, and Expert Systems.

Celebrity Branding You™ laser focuses on one of the most profound, yet simple, business concepts that will revolutionize your business. The book reveals the step-by-step process of Celebrity Branding™ to help readers understand the elements required in order to Celebrity Brand your business.

“The book discusses how to brand yourself as a celebrity in your own business niche,” says co-author, Nick Nanton, Esq. “As the market and the economy changes, one thing is always consistent – people buy people. The book discusses that fact and teaches you how to make the most out of your business, become a celebrity in your industry and eliminate your competition.”

About J.W. Dicks, Esq.:
JW Dicks, Esq. is an attorney, best-selling author, entrepreneur and business strategist. He has spent his entire 35-year career building successful businesses for himself and his clients bringing his golden touch to the marketing and sales of over $500 million of products and services. His professional versatility affords him a unique insight into the opportunities available for today’s business owners along with the knowledge of how to structure and position a business to take advantage of them.

He is the Senior Counsel at Dicks & Nanton P.A.: The Business Growth Lawyers®, representing clients in the growth of their business using franchises, area exclusive licensing, coaching, idea licensing, info-marketing, joint ventures, syndications and explosion marketing to accomplish their goals. Jack has worked with a diverse set of clients ranging from an Inc. 500 fastest growing company with sales over $250 Million, public companies, down to a small start up that made fishing lures. He loves the challenge and excitement of them all.

In addition to coaching and consulting with clients nationwide, Jack is also a successful entrepreneur. He has built his own businesses, with annual sales over $35 Million, developed real estate in excess of $200 Million and both created, and sold intellectual property rights for as much as $1.8 Million.

Jack has led national conferences and conventions and has spoken to over 150,000 business leaders on venture capital formation, syndication, investing, and business growth strategies. He is the best-selling author of numerous legal and financial books including the 50 Volume set, How to Start a Corporation and Operate in Any State, Moonlight Investing, The Florida Investor, Mutual Fund Investing Strategies, The Small Business Legal Kit, The 100 best Investments For Your Retirement, Financial CPR, Operation Financial Freedom, and How to Buy and Sell Real Estate .

In addition to his Juris Doctorate degree, Jack holds securities licenses, 22, 7, 65, and 24. He is also a registered securities principal, registered investment advisor, and real estate broker. Although technically proficient in several professions, his clients consider his greatest attributes to be his innate creativity, visionary focus and ability to design and implement multi-layered profit centers for companies and individuals seeking long-term financial growth and protection.

Jack is a graduate of the University of Florida and George Mason College of Law. He is a member of the American Bar Association, NASD, National Association of Realtors, the Florida Bar and the Virginia Bar.

About Nick Nanton, Esq.:
Nick Nanton, Esq. is a best-selling author, has been named “Best of the Bar” and has been referred to as “One of Orlando’s Top 10 Young and Powerful,” but prior to becoming an Attorney, Nick spent more than a decade immersing himself in the entertainment industry, as an award winning songwriter and television producer, and surrounding himself with celebrities. He has worked on projects and negotiated deals, from large scale events to reality television shows, involving celebrities from many genres including: President George H.W. Bush, Comedian Bill Cosby, Coach Don Shula (The Miami Dolphins), Bobby Knight (Legendary College Basketball Coach), Roy Firestone (Emmy Award Winning Host of ESPN’s “Up Close” and “Up Close Prime Time”), Stan Lynch (Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Famer, Multi-Platinum Recording Artist, #1 Hit Songwriter and Drummer for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers), and many, many more. Nick has taken his years of experience with Celebrities and has “Cracked the Celebrity Code” and now teaches business owners to become celebrities in their business niche to lock out their competition.

An energetic speaker and author of the books Celebrity Branding You™, and the Dicks & Nanton Business Law Library as well as the educational courses “7 Secrets to Making Real Money With Your Music” (co-authored with Bob Baker, author of the Guerilla Music Guide to Music & Marketing), “Celebrity Franchising You™” and “Blueprint to Millions,” Nick is known as a taste-maker and has been featured in The New York Times, Entrepreneur®’s Start Up Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Sun Times, The Arizona Republic, The Dallas Morning News and many other national publications on subjects ranging from branding, marketing and law to American Idol.

Nick is a Managing Director at the Law Firm of Dicks & Nanton P.A., is a member of the Florida Bar and holds a JD from the University of Florida Levin College of Law as well as a BSBA in Finance from the University of Florida’s prestigious Warrington College of Business. Prior to founding Dicks & Nanton P.A., Nick served as CEO of Cinemark Music Group LLC a subsidiary of Cinemark USA, Inc., one of the largest motion picture exhibitors in North America with 3,288 screens in 33 States and Internationally, as well as CEO of Loud Entertainment LLC and Director of Business Development and Assistant Corporate Counsel for PremiereTrade LLC.

Nick is a currently a member of The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (Also Known as NARAS, Home to The GRAMMYs) and casts a vote on the annual GRAMMY® Awards, is the past Chairman of the Orange County Bar Association’s Entertainment Law Committee, serves on the Executive Council of the Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section of the Florida Bar, the Board of the Florida Hospital Foundation and is a member of Florida Blue Key – “Florida’s Oldest and Most Prestigious Leadership Honorary.”
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Lindsay@dngmediagroup.com

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