Kendall Minter death, renowned GA attorney dies after battling cancer

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Attorney Kendall Minter passed away


With heavy hearts, we are sharing the tragic news of the untimely loss of attorney Kendall Minter. His sudden demise has saddened the whole entertainment industry as well as legal industry. Read on to learn more about his passing in detail.

Kendall Minter passed away:

Kendall Minter, a member of Greenspoon Marder LLP’s Entertainment & Sports practice group passed away on December 6, 2023. 

This sad news was announced by Darwin Hobbs in the following social media statement that reads,

I am so saddened by the news of such a great human being having passed away Kendall Minter was one of the most capable entertainment attorneys I ever worked with down thru the years!!!! Shocked by this news! Rest well my friend and counselor! #attorney

Who was Kendall Minter?

Kendall was an Music and entertainment Attorney of Atlanta, GA. With more than 40 years of experience, he was a well-known entertainment lawyer across the globe.

Mr. Minter provided advice on a variety of entertainment-related topics, media, and intellectual property to clients in the creative executive and entrepreneurial talent sectors. These clients include actors, musicians, record labels, publishing houses, managers, investors, industry executives, radio announcers, concert promoters, evangelists, producers (music, film, and television), filmmakers, and other creative executives.

Mr. Minter used his passion for global business, education, and law to empower his clients. He was driven by the idea that music is a universal language that unites all people.

He had a wealth of knowledge representing every facet of the entertainment business, including developing and negotiating agreements, agreements for music publishing, record label distribution, 360-degree deals, endorsements, content licensing, corporate formations, touring, endorsement agreements, and operating agreements.

Minter’s career:

Born and raised in New York, Kendall A. Minter finished his six-year combined arts/law program at Cornell University, where he majored in political science and earned a B.A. in 1974. In 1976, he went on to earn a J.D. from Cornell Law School.

Minter was also the senior class president of Flushing High School. Kendall founded Minter & Associates, L.L.C. in Atlanta, Georgia in 2004. He then became an Of Counsel with the local legal firm Gibson & Behman, P.C. Minter & Associates, L.L.C. represents a wide range of foreign clients in matters pertaining to entertainment, corporations, intellectual property, sports, and new media.

Founded in 1987, Gibson & Behman is a mid-sized regional law firm that specializes in representing clients in litigation, employment law, trademark issues, insurance disputes, company creation and dissolution, bankruptcy, and partnership issues. The firm has offices all over the Northeast, as well as in Florida, California, and the US Virgin Islands. 

Law career:

Kendall was a co-founder of the Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association and serves as its co-chairman. He was BESLA’s first Executive Director, holding that position from 1979 until about 1986.

In addition, he was the Chairman of the Rhythm & Blues Foundation Board of Directors, a member of the Living Legends Foundation Board, and a director of Sound Exchange, Inc. Additionally, Kendall has held long-term positions as a director for the 100 Black Men and the American Youth Hostels.

At Georgia State University, Kendall worked as an assistant. professor at the School of Music, and taught various subjects including copyright, music publishing, and the music industry.

Kendall Minter cause of death:

Kendall Minter passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. He passed away suddenly on December 06, 2023. This sad news has made his friends and family members in a deep sorrow.

Our hearts and prayers go out to his family as they navigate this heartbreaking loss. Let us join in collective prayer and thoughts for them during this difficult period.

Many people have expressed shock and sadness as they reflect on his vibrant career and the impact he created in everyone’s lives.


Tee Foxx posted,

Take your rest, my dear friend Kendall Minter. I send love that your soul is at peace. Prayers up for comfort & healing to come down. Condolences to your sweet family

ank Ski wrote,

Super Sad News
Rest Easy my Friend!
The world has lost a Great One!
Music Business Attorney Kendall Minter.

Derrick D-Nice Jones posted,

A heart heavy with sorrow as I receive the news of the passing of Kendall Minter, a dear friend, mentor, and brother. He was my first attorney and always showed me so much love. From the age of 18, his guidance and wisdom helped to shape my journey. My deepest condolences to his family and loved ones. Grateful to @mattmiddletonesq for sharing this sad news.

Frank Ski wrote,

Super Sad News
I will miss our Italian Wine Talks.
Rest Easy my Friend!
The world has lost a Great One!
Music Business Attorney Kendall Minter.

Paul Anthony posted,

To My Dear Life- Brother Now Angel In Heaven, Kendall Minter, the pride of Atlanta Law Passed Away today. May Father God Hold Him and his family.
Love & Appreciate You K.M~


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2 thoughts on “Kendall Minter death, renowned GA attorney dies after battling cancer”

  1. I am deeply saddened with the passing of my Entertainment Attorney Kendall Minter.You have always had my back and helped me immensely in my music career!May God comfort his family in this time of loss🙏🏾💔

  2. Kendall Minter will always be the epitome of class, knowledge, compassion and strength. He displayed so much loyalty towards his many clients and friends. We will forever miss our frozen times and his contributions to our lives. Forever in our hearts, K. Minter
    Author, T. Younger & Music Producer, Patrick Guitarboy
    PS. I know that Guy Moot is deeply distraught, simply because they had an unbreakable bond over a span of decades. Fly high with your new wings of Valor 🙂


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