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Amy Oraefo
Amy Oraefo is a native of Raleigh, NC. Amy received her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and thereafter attended North Carolina Central University School of Law where she received her Juris Doctor degree. Currently, Amy is the Owner and Managing Attorney at Amy Oraefo, P.C. in Atlanta, GA. Amy Oraefo, P.C. specializes in Business Law, Trademark and Copyright Law, and Business Immigration Law. In addition to serving as legal counsel for various individuals and companies, Amy also serves as the Managing Director of Lavish Affairs, LLC, an event planning company.

Amy is a member of the National Association of Professional Women, the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Georgia, and the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys. She enjoys volunteering in her community, mentoring young students, traveling, dancing, and music. Amy may be contacted on Twitter @AmyOraefo, by email at, or at

Entries by Amy Oraefo

The Business of Music: Understanding 4 Distinct Revenue Streams for Songwriters

(0) Comments | Posted September 3, 2014 | 1:50 PM

Your gift will make room for you. I believe this saying is true. Songwriters and producers have the gift of creating music that inspires and shapes our culture. I often meet independent songwriters and producers and I am inspired by their God-given talent to create content that the world has...

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Artist Education: Understanding the Importance of Copyright Ownership

(2) Comments | Posted July 28, 2014 | 6:01 PM

As an attorney and advocate for the protection of intellectual property, understanding the power of copyright ownership is essential. If you are a songwriter, an artist that draws cartoon images, a dance choreographer, or an independent film maker, you must educate yourself and obtain adequate knowledge of the basics of...

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The Importance of Brand Building

(1) Comments | Posted June 25, 2014 | 5:18 PM

What is a brand? Why is it important? Simply put, a brand is your unique fingerprint -- how you are identified in your community. Whether we know it or not, we all have a brand, both personal and professional. Our personal brand is how we are identified as an individual...

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When Your Back Is Against the Wall... Push!

(0) Comments | Posted May 12, 2014 | 3:44 PM

You have two choices... quit or move forward. Since quitting is not an option, you must push forward. Sure, the uncertainties of life can overwhelm you, but you are equipped for the task! It is important to stand in your reality. Whatever issue or obstacle that has currently reared its...

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Never Enough

(0) Comments | Posted March 31, 2014 | 6:50 PM

The finish line is imminent. Don't give up now! You have planted the right seeds and now you are waiting for the harvest. Now all there is left to do is wait... that's the most difficult part.

While waiting for your plans to come to fruition, it is never...

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Know Your Worth

(0) Comments | Posted February 27, 2014 | 10:51 AM

What do you want your legacy to be? Loaded question... I know. What mark have you left on your family or within your community? What beneficial relationships -- personal or professional -- have you established? What do you have to offer this world?

The answers to the previously mentioned questions...

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The Creative Mind

(4) Comments | Posted January 16, 2014 | 2:33 PM

We are not one dimensional beings -- so why do we often live our lives in this manner? It is a new year. We have new goals, new dreams, a new perspective on life. Why not conquer all of our fears and indulge in our true desires?

In our society,...

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Navigating Through Immigration: How to Avoid Detours and Delays

(0) Comments | Posted December 5, 2013 | 1:54 PM

As the holiday season approaches us, we all are grateful for another year and we are also looking forward to sharing time with our family and friends. As you are expecting your loved ones to arrive during the holidays, you can help them avoid travel frustration and excessive delays when...

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Roadblocks: A Blessing in Disguise

(6) Comments | Posted October 20, 2013 | 9:27 AM

Defeat? Frustration? Sadness? Are these some of the initial feelings that you experience when you are unable to accomplish a goal? What if you could turn these negative emotions into something positive in your life?

As a society, we are programmed to create a mental and/or physical checklist of goals...

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Protect Your Treasure

(0) Comments | Posted September 19, 2013 | 3:15 PM

As an attorney who focuses on intellectual property law matters, I encounter many individuals who generally have the same question: "When should I register my copyright, trademark, or patent?" The answer is now! It is never too soon to engage in the necessary steps to protect your creative works. As...

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Victory in Numbers

(0) Comments | Posted August 12, 2013 | 1:04 PM

Quick... what is the first thought that crosses your mind when you think of networking? Maybe the thought of meeting new people comes to mind or attending an event to build up your contacts. The truth is there is no formula to networking -- you just have to get out...

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You Want What You Want... So That's What You Should Get!

(0) Comments | Posted July 10, 2013 | 10:45 AM

What drives you to get out of bed in the morning? What is your deepest desire? No, really... what do you want out of life? Is it something intangible like peace of mind -- or maybe something materialistic like your first exotic vacation? The underlying problem is we spend so...

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Hit and Run

(0) Comments | Posted June 4, 2013 | 6:14 PM

It happens so fast that you barely have time to react. How is it possible that something that only takes a matter of seconds to transpire can have such a lasting effect? I'm talking about a hit and run. Have you ever been involved in one? Whether you have been...

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You're Scared... Get Over It!

(4) Comments | Posted May 8, 2013 | 10:10 AM

We often hear the phrase, "life is trial and error", but how many of us take the time to understand what it really means?

I presented this challenge to myself and it caused me to reflect on many choices that I have made in my life. I'm not saying...

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