Corey D. Boddie is an attorney and founding partner of the law firm Boddie & Associates, P.C. with offices in New York City, Los Angeles and Atlanta. His client roster includes musical artists, producers, record labels, graphic artists and many in the Film and Television industries for both entertainment and immigration matters. The law firm also represents individuals and businesses in regards to U.S. immigration and finance matters. Corey is known throughout the U.S. immigration industry as the “O visa specialist”.
The highlights of his legal career include his 2001 appointment to the General Counsel for the Manhattan Short Film Festival-considered to be one of the largest short film festivals in the world. His law firm handles all immigration matters for the Manhattan Short Film Festival. In 2003, Corey was profiled on “Celebrity Justice” and “Entertainment Tonight” with regards to a highly publicized multimillion-dollar copyright/trademark infringement case against the “Osbourne Family” and Sony Music Entertainment. In 2006, he was a part of the legal team regarding copyright infringement against Beyonce Knowles. In 2007, he represented Ginuwine in a multimillion dollar breach of contract case profiled by AP. In 2010 and 2011, Corey also appeared on the hit reality TV Show “Basketball Wives”. Corey has also been retained by Princess Basmah Bint Saud of Saudi Arabia. In addition, Corey has been a panelist at a number of entertainment conferences as well as a specialist in the field of immigration law.
Corey is a frequent speaker at media and entertainment industry events, including the Florida Music Festival & Conference (2006-2008); Texas Summer Music Conference (2005, 2006); Winter Music Conference (2008, 2009, 2013), Producers Conference (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007), Hedge Fund World Asia Managers Showcase in Singapore (2008, 2010) and is an avid speaker for the Practising Law Institute (PLI).
Corey is a member of a number of organizations including: Admitted to the prestigious U.S. Supreme Court, New York, California and Georgia State and Federal Courts, Board Member of The Soleil Global, The Council of Urban Professionals, The Entertainment Law Committee of the New York Bar Association-Board Member, Beverly Hills Bar Association, The Entertainment and Sports Law Forum of the American Bar Association-Officer, and the Recording Academy (Grammy Organization).
U. S. Supreme Court
New York State Court
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
Georgia State Superior Court
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
California State Court
U.S. District Court, Central Division of California
Southern University Law Center, Juris Doctor, 1999
University of Virginia, Bachelor of Arts with Honors, 1994
Soleil Global, Board Member
Council of Urban Professionals
Entertainment Law Committee of the New York Bar Association, Board Member
Entertainment and Sports Law Forum of the American Bar Association, Officer
The Recording Academy (Grammy Organization)
Beverly Hills Bar Association
American Immigration Lawyers Association