K. Denise Nichols, Esq.

Professional Background

In 2010 Nichols formed The Primacy Firm, PLLC, a boutique entertainment law firm catering to the Nashville creative community. Clients include songwriters, publishing companies, artists and industry executives. Prior to launching her firm, Nichols spent over ten years with Arista Records, a new company on the Nashville music landscape in the early 90’s led by industry icon Tim DuBois.  The label quickly made a name for itself, launching the careers of such greats as Alan Jackson, Brooks & Dunn and Brad Paisley. Following her tenure at Arista, Nichols moved to artist management, joining the firm representing Brooks & Dunn, along with Terri Clark, Pat Green and Jason Aldean.  She remained with the company while attending law school, leaving in the fall of 2009 to prepare for the bar exam.

Educational Background

Nichols earned her Juris Doctorate from the Nashville School of Law.  She is a graduate of Belmont University, holding a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies, with a minor in Sociology. She is licensed to practice law in the state of Tennessee.

Boards and Organizations

Association of Independent Music Publishers, Former Board Member

Country Radio Broadcasters, Counsel

SOURCE, Former Board Member

Academy of Country Music (ACM), Member

Country Music Association (CMA), Member

The Grammys (NARAS), Member

Leadership Music, Alumna

Nashville Bar Association (NBA), Member

Tennessee Bar Association (TBA), Member

Assistant Professor, Middle Tennessee State University, College of Media and Entertainment