Caroline J. Fox


Caroline J. Fox focuses her practice on intellectual property and business planning. She works to protect businesses’ brands, while providing a full range of business, intellectual property, and contract counseling services. Caroline’s background in the creative industry pushes her to find unique, forward-thinking solutions to fit her clients’ needs without compromising their creative vision.

As part of her business counseling practice, she has helped clients form limited liability companies and corporations and ensures they have appropriate operating agreements, licenses, and contracts in place.  She counsels businesses by addressing current needs while planning for future growth. Whether working with designers, food manufacturers, breweries, event planners, tech startups, or anything in between, Caroline helps navigate through the legal hurdles that can get in the way of a businesses’ success.

Caroline is most known for her work in the rapidly growing wedding industry, and frequently speaks on the subject in both CLEs and industry events.

Practice Areas: Business CounselingIntellectual PropertyRegulatory Compliance, Wedding Vendor Law

Attorney Experience

  • Regularly advises business clients on formation, business entity choice, and written operating agreements
  • Reviewed and drafted contracts concerning intellectual property licensing, commercial leasing, and other business issues
  • Drafted independent contractor agreements and advised on compliance with employment laws
  • Applied for and obtained federal trademark registrations
  • Drafted copyright licensing agreements and model releases for photographers
  • Counseled clients on copyright registration for literary, graphic, and musical works
  • Successfully halted copyright infringement through use of cease-and-desist and DMCA takedown measures
  • Counseled clients on licensing through Performance Rights Organizations like ASCAP and BMI
  • Advised clients on business entity formation, formed limited liability companies, and drafted operating agreements
  • Advised on TTB labeling requirements and regulations

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, 2014

University Of Richmond, J.D., 2013

  • Intellectual Property Certificate, with distinction
  • Auzville Jackson Award for Excellence in Intellectual Property
  • Journal of Law and Technology, Technology and PR Editor
  • Student Intellectual Property Association, President
  • Client Counseling and Negotiation Board

Elon University, B.A. Corporate Communications, 2010, cum laude

  • The Creekmore Law Firm PC, 2015  – Blacksburg, VA/ Richmond, VA
  • The Law Office of Caroline J. Fox, 2014-2015 – Richmond, VA
  • Sony Music Entertainment, 2014 – New York, NY
  • Sands Anderson, PC, 2013 – Richmond, VA
  • Federal Judicial Center, 2012 – Washington, DC
  • Future of Music Coalition, 2012 – Washington, DC
  • Crispin Porter+ Bogusky, 2011
  • The Booth Company, 2010

Ms. Fox has spoken on a variety of topics to entrepreneurs and business owners, including:

  • Rising Tide Society, Contract Law, October 2015
  • Virginia State Bar, Young Lawyer’s Division, September 2015: Carving Your Niche
  • MyLawCLE, July 2015: Wedding and Event Vendor Law (
  • National Association for Caterers and Event Vendors, April 2015: Wedding Vendor Law
  • Wedding Wire World, March 2015: Legalities of Small Business
  • Richmond Photography User’s Group Meetup Night February 2015: Law for Photographers
  • NBC 12: Washington man threatens legal action over Richmond club’s ‘White trash bash’ Copyright Infringement by Richmond Business Owner (November 2014)
  • CREO Corps, September 2014: Business 101 for Makers (attorney panelist)

Ms. Fox would be happy to speak to your organization.  Please contact us to inquire about her availability.

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