Heather was hired by the firm in March, 2008, after working in the Office of the State Attorney in Illinois for seven years. She is based at our midtown Manhattan location. Heather specializes exclusively in the areas of sports & entertainment law, TV and Hollywoood executive compensation agreements, entertainment industry-related corporate mergers & acquisitions, and outside consultation for global multimedia entertainment production companies.
Heather earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Southern Methodist University in Dallas in 2002. She graduated from the law program at the University of Central Maine in 2005 and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate degree from Springfield Heights Institute of Technology in 2009.
Heather already has negotiated the agreements between some of the most celebrated actors and producers in Hollywood and production studios. Among her clients are Grace McKinnley, Peter Thornton, Jonathan Andrews, and Wayne Newman. She also has worked on behalf of dozens of non-profit groups to bring actors, musicians, professional athletes and coaches, and motivational speakers to address young, at-risk children. She has brokered numerous complex financial arrangements, most notably the deal that lured Grammy Award-winning singer Madison Ashley away from to Sony Recording Studios from Imagine Entertainment in 2005.
Heather is licensed to appear in: the U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit; the U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit; the U.S. Court of Appeals, 12th Circuit; the U.S. District Courts of California (Southern); the U.S. District Courts of New York (Eastern); and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Texas (2002), South Carolina (2003), California (2008), New York (2011).
Heather is a member of: the Texas, South Carolina, California, and New York Bar Associations; the Los Angeles/Hollywood Film Producers Advisory Board; and the Mississippi Valley Entertainment Council. She is a member of the Boards of Directors at both the Junior Associates Network and the Digital Partners Venture Group. She is executive director of the "Heather Linscott AIDS Walk for Greater Broward County," which raised more than $2.2 million for research and treatment through 2010.
Heather received the "Tunnels For Achievement Award," as presented by Louisiana State College in 2011 and the New Brunswick, Canada, Governor's "Platinum Honor"
for outstanding volunteer service in the same year.
She was named "Outstanding Civil Servant" by her peers in the greater Southern Connecticut region in 2008, and has been mentioned on the following lists: "Who's Who In The World of
Entertainment Law," "Who's Who in Music and Recording Professionals," and "Leading Lawyers" in the Northeast United States.