AMY ORAEFO, ESQ.

AmyOraefo_headshotAttorney Amy Oraefo is a native of Raleigh, North Carolina and now resides in Atlanta, Georgia.  Ms. Oraefo has experience in various business and transactional law matters.  Prior to opening Amy Oraefo, P.C., Ms. Oraefo worked in-house in the Legal Division of the world headquarters of SAS Institute, Inc. – a Fortune 100 company in Cary, North Carolina.  During her time at SAS, Ms. Oraefo was involved in the areas of corporate and intellectual property law.

As Owner and Managing Attorney, Ms. Oraefo serves as legal counsel for new and existing businesses, independent musicians, producers, songwriters, independent film directors, and athletes. In addition to serving as counsel for a variety of business and entertainment law matters, Ms. Oraefo files and maintains federal trademark and copyright applications for her clients.

Furthermore, Ms. Oraefo drafts, reviews, negotiates, and advises clients on various agreements, including, but not limited to recording agreements, publishing agreements, licensing agreements, management agreements, producer agreements, talent option agreements, consulting agreements, operating agreements, and joint venture agreements. She also has experience in the formation of business entities such as professional corporations, limited liability companies, and partnerships. 

Ms. Oraefo has a passion for community service and her desire to encourage and motivate individuals to pursue their dreams proves to be her driving force.  Ms. Oraefo has served as a writer and contributor for The Huffington Post and Huff Post Live where she provided both personal and professional insight to a national and international audience.  Currently, she serves as the board chair on the Board of Directors of the Mary Parker Foundation and she is a member of The Recording Academy, the Sports and Entertainment Law and Intellectual Property Law sections of the State Bar of Georgia, and the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys.  Ms. Oraefo’s commitment to help others accomplish their goals serves as her motivation to produce effective results for her clients and her community.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Juris Doctor, North Carolina Central University School of Law

Bar Admissions

  • State Courts of Georgia
  • Court of Appeals of Georgia
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

Publications

  • Writer and Contributor for The Huffington Post and Huff Post Live

Certifications

  • Amy Oraefo, P.C. is certified as an African American Business Enterprise (AABE), Female Business Enterprise (FBE), and Small Business Enterprise (SBE) with the City of Atlanta’s Equal Business Opportunity Program.   The firm is also certified as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) with the Georgia Department of Transportation.