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J. Maples & Associates has provided legal services for several high profile entertainers, athletes, non-profit organizations and real estate enterprises including: the most recent business undertakings for Harlem's Fashion Row, Egami Group, The Dream Project, Januarie 1stThe Grant Access, Last Dragon PizzaKinderJam, The Great Girlfriends, DC Media Connection, Lord Cultural Resources, White Rose Marketing, ARIDORich Dollaz (Dollaz Unlimited Management) NFL Superstar Ray Lewis (Lewis Diversified Enterprises), Maples Media Group, Jaguar Therapeutics, and super producers Needlz (Pieces of Hoboken), entertainment ventures for R&B Artists Bilal and Olivia, Rap Artist Skyzoo, cinematographer Tee Smif (The Kings County Cinema Company, LLC) and Mixtape Princess Syncity (Tha Epydemik, LLC), 1st and 15th Recording Artist Shayla G, and producers Christian Rich, non-profit endeavors for G. Next, Inc. and TrueStar Magazine in Chicago, IL and also served as of-counsel to New York real estate developer Elie Hirschfeld of Hirschfeld Properties, LLC and Denver based law firm Van Remortel, LLC
Corporate, Small Business & Start-Ups


Entity Incorporation and Organization

Contract Drafting, Negotiating and Litigation

Deceptive Trade Practices Claims

UCC Priority Protection 

Trade Secrets, Corporate and Partnership and Unfair Competition Disputes

Small Business Acquisitions and Mergers

Investment and Lending Agreements

Corporate Litigation


Real Estate 


Contracts Reviewing, Drafting and Negotiation

Commercial and Residential Purchase Agreements and Closings

Commercial and Residential Violation Representation

Landlord/Tenant Disputes

Entertainment & Fashion 


Entity Incorporation and Organization 

Copyright and Trademark Searches and Registration, Licensing and Assignments

Sample clearances

Contracts Drafting, Negotiating and Litigation




Internet Licensing

Soundtrack Agreements

Merchandising, Endorsements and Sponsorships

Performing Rights and Mechanical Rights Society Registration

Per Diem Appearances


Court Appearances

Motion Hearings

Real Estate Closings


Agency Hearings

Wills, Trusts, and Estates


Will, Health Care Proxy, Power of Attorney Drafting and Executions

Probate and Administration Matters

Trustee and Beneficiary Representation 

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