Beverly is a widely experienced Entertainment and Music Lawyer and a founding partner of the San Francisco Bay Area Entertainment Law Firm of Green & Green. For over 33 years, Beverly Green has represented songwriters, composers, music publishers, artists, producers, studios and filmmakers, in negotiating deals worldwide involving virtually every major film studio (including Sony, TriStar, Universal, Paramount, Warner Bros., Disney, Pixar, Lucasfilm, and Coppola) and major record label (incl. the former BMG labels, EMI, Sony, Universal, and Warner Bros.), and independent studios and labels, and ad agencies, licensing music for everything from motion pictures, television, and cable, to commercials for products from cars to Xbox to Levis, to games, to the Internet, to background use, theatre, books, and even toys, the Olympics, and the San Francisco Giants.
Beverly has worked with the music and recordings of artists such as Big Brother & the Holding Co. w/Janis Joplin, The Doobie Brothers, Huey Lewis, Jefferson Airplane and Starship, Grace Slick, Craig Chaquico, Pete Sears, The Grateful Dead, Merl Saunders, Destiny’s Child, Alan Jackson, Will Smith, Holly Near, Robert Geddins, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Bola Sete, Vince Guaraldi, Retina, HardNox, Grammy winners Zakir Hussain, Charles Michael Brotman, Leslie Ann Jones, Lily Tomlin, and Narada Michael Walden, and other composers, performers and producers.
Beverly received her Juris Doctorate as the Valedictorian of her law school class of 1979, and has since been awarded the Top Martindale-Hubbell “AV” Rating as an Entertainment Attorney, and is in the Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers, and “Who’s Who in Entertainment”. In addition, Beverly has been an associate professor at San Francisco State University, where she originated and taught “The Legal Aspects of the Music/Recording Industry”, and has served four two-year terms as a Governor on the Board of Governors, and also as Legal Counsel, and on the Membership, Nominating, and Advocacy Committees, for the San Francisco Chapter of NARAS (the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences), and has been a sought after guest speaker on the topics of Music Law, Copyright, Publishing and Licensing for CLA (California Lawyers for the Arts), the State Bar of California, Intellectual Property Law Section, the ABA (American Bar Association), Entertainment and Sports Law Section, the SFIPLA (San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association), and NARAS, and has been a guest speaker at UC Hastings and the USF Law School, Entertainment Law Society. Beverly has also published articles regarding music business and legal issues in the NARAS-GRAMMY® Journal, the Entertainment Law Reporter, the Entertainment, Publishing and the Arts Handbook, and in OnStage Magazine and Electronic Musician.