Ivan Parron, Esq.
Juris Doctor, Florida International University College of Law Miami, Florida||BBA, Florida International University College of Business, Miami, Florida||AA, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida||BAR ADMISSIONS:|Florida|New York|Washington, D.C.|US District Court, Southern District of Florida|US District Court, Southern District of New York|US District Court, Eastern District of New York|US Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Florida|United States Tax Court|United States Supreme Court
Mr. Parron has 20+ years of legal and executive experience in the entertainment and sports industries, serving as a private practice attorney, an in-house attorney, a CEO and a talent and sports agent. Mr. Parron has been voted one of the top 50 music industry attorneys in the country by Billboard Magazine, the music industry’s most prestigious publication. He is a certified NFL and NBA player agent and an adjunct sports law professor at Florida International University College of Law. His articles on entertainment and sports law have been published by the American Bar Association and he is a contributing writer to The Huffington Post in the areas of entertainment and sports law. Mr. Parron is past Chair of the Florida Bar Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law section, an appointed member of the Miami-Dade County Film & Entertainment Advisory Board, board member of Film Florida, a 2-term elected Grammy Governor and executive board member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and an active voting member of the Emmys at the Television Academy. Prior to opening his law firm and his tenure at Universal Music Group as in-house counsel, Mr. Parron served as CEO and founder of Ritmoteca.com, Inc., the world’s first legal source for downloadable Latin music via the Internet and mobile networks. The company was an early predecessor to the now highly successful Apple iTunes business model. Mr. Parron is often referred to as the inventor of the online music store and helped pioneer the deal structure for digital distribution of music, signing digital distribution agreements with over 60 top independent record labels and aggregating exclusive digital rights to over 600,000 music tracks and videos including exclusive digital distribution rights. His vision and business savvy also led his company to become the first music venture to sign digital music distribution deals with the major record labels including Sony Music, BMG Music, Warner Music Group and Universal Music Group, securing his position as a dealmaker. Under his leadership, Ritmoteca forged strategic alliances with companies including Microsoft, AOL, Real Networks, Nokia, Motorola, MusicNet and Napster. Mr. Parron built the company up to 200 employees with satellite offices in Europe backed by private and institutional investors including Bain Capital in Boston. Prior to Ritmoteca, Mr. Parron founded Internet Marketing Consultants in 1994. He consulted for international media brands including MTV, Nickelodeon & Discovery Channel.
JD – Western New England University|MBA – University of Massachusetts Amherst|BA – Keuka College
Licensed Attorney, Washington DC|NBPA Certification|FIBA Certification
James Peterson Jr.
University of Notre Dame, BA 2007|Notre Dame Law School, JD 2010
University of Phoenix – Atlanta, GA – May 2012|Masters of Business Administration ||Florida State University – Tallahassee, FL – May 2003|Bachelor of Science – Social Science|
Crotonville Leadership Program 2013|- Building Essential Leadership Skills|- Foundations of Leadership||Growth Academy 2011-2013|Created leadership program adopted as HR best practice across GE Capital|70% of enrollees promoted within 12 months||Innovation Award2011|Successfully creating and presenting new leadership program to Senior Leadership Team ||Florida State University1999-2003|Lettered in Football three years||