Heather M. Beverly, a native from Minneapolis, Minnesota, earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1993. After college, she went on to law school at Chicago-Kent College of Law in Chicago, Illinois where she earned her J.D. in just 2 ½ years in 1995. Ms. Beverly began her legal career as an Associate with Donald Hubert & Associates where she practiced in the areas of high profile, complex civil and criminal litigation, and ethics work. Ms. Beverly established her boutique entertainment law practice in Chicago, Illinois in 1998.
In 2018, the Law Office of Heather Beverly, PC celebrated its 20th year of service. With an ever-growing and impressive roster of clients and significant dealmaking, its principal, Ms. Beverly is recognized for being a powerbroker who consistently provides quality, aggressive representation of her clients. Ms. Beverly’s goal for her practice is to exceed the expectations of her clients by providing them the highest level of service. In her words, “The entertainment clientele comes with a myriad of challenging issues, many of which require creative solutions while keeping in mind the time sensitivity involved. Our commitment to excellence ensures that we make each client a priority while utilizing our collective experience to efficiently problem solve. We pride ourselves on anticipating the needs of our clients and at all times providing the highest quality of legal services with integrity and professionalism.”Ms. Beverly represents a variety of clientele including entertainment companies, entertainment executives, entrepreneurs, comedians, television personalities, television production companies, screenplay writers and Gold, Platinum and award-winning artists, producers, and entertainers.
Her clients include some of the industries top pop and urban songwriters and producers such as Maejor, Monsters and Strangerz, David “d.a. got that dope” Doman, Xplicit, Elijah Blake, Frecklesthewriter, etc.who have created hit songs for artists such as: Zedd (#1 song “The Middle”), Justin Beiber, Eminem(“Godzilla” and more), Khelani, Meghan Trainor, Jennifer Lopez, Chris Brown, Maroon 5, Tyga(#1 hit “Taste” and more), Kodak Black (“ZeZe”), Jason Derulo, Pitbull, 5 Seconds of Summer, Nelly, Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, Usher, Beyoncé, Rhianna, Flo Rida, Ne-Yo, Selena Gomez, Trey Songz, Demi Lavato, Big Sean, Wiz Khalifa, Nikki Minaj, Kid Ink, R. Kelly, Ciara, Akon, Janet Jackson, Tank, 5th Harmony, Diddy and more!; recording artists Lute(Dreamville/Interscope), Keedron Bryant(Warner Records), WhitneyReign(Def Jam, The Four), Elijah Blake(Def Jam), Heaven Lee (American Idol), Joshua Welton(Sony), Frankie Beverly(Capitol), Keta Jo(Capitol), Howard Hewitt, Lud Foe(eOne), Raven Justice(Empire), Yahusha Kalev; 600 Breezy(Empire), Fredo Santana; several of gospel music’s top award winning artists, writersand producers(Pastor Charles Jenkins, Donald Lawrence, Hezekiah Walker, Kurt Carr, Jacky Clark-Chisolm, Twinkie Clark-Terrell, Jonathan Nelson, Jason Nelson, Isaac Carree, Anita Wilson, Earnest Pugh, Rick Robinson, Daniel Weatherspoon, Bishop William Murphy, Ted Winn, Darius Paulk, JJ Hairston, Willie Moore, Jr. and more); the Thomas Dorsey Estate(“father”of Gospel music) and the Edwin Hawkins Music & Arts Seminar;and entertainment companies and industry influencers: Mathew Knowles (Music World Entertainment (Beyoncé, Destiny’s Child, Solange,etc.)); “Star Clippers”(celebrity barbers for Will Smith, Eddie Murphy, Anthony Anderson, etc.); R8D Music Publishing, LLC (JV with BMG), Inspired People, LLC, NABFEME (National Association of Black Females in Music and Entertainment) and Peachez, Inc. (Tyler Perry’sProduction Company).
Ms. Beverly served on the Board of Governors of the Recording Academy (Grammys) for eight years, frequently speaks on entertainment industry-related panels, podcasts, and television shows and has been featured in various publications and is an inaugural board member of the Black Women in Entertainment Law foundation (BWEL).
Along with former husband Anthony Beverly (drummer/producer), Mrs. Beverly formed Brantera Music Group, Inc.in 2009. Honoring Anthony’s legendary father, their debut project, an “All-Star Tribute to Maze featuring Frankie Beverly” features A-List artists performing Maze’s hits such as Mary J. Blige, Musiq Soulchild, Kem, Ledisi, and Raheem DeVaughn.
Ms. Beverly’s next chapter includes the launch of her new lifestyle brand, “Soul Reciprocity” featuring inspirational books, tools, and treasures that provide guidance through a beautiful journey of self-discovery self-nurturing to identify “Soul Needs”. The path to Soul Reciprocity leads to the discovery of the Soul Tribe: the people with whom the most connected and fulfilling relationships are realized. The people with whom we can create our best lives.