• I think they have a tremendous opportunity. Melinda is very, very good at what they do. I would, any day of the week, give them an opportunity.” Tera Black, COO of the Charlotte Checkers, an American Hockey League club.

    Tera Black, President
    COO Charlotte Checkers

  • Commercial for Novant Health, Inc.

    Melinda - I wanted to thank you for all of your expert and extremely timely advice. We were able to negotiate much better terms thanks to your help. It was also a lot of fun working with you!

    Betsy J. Walsh
    Deputy General Counsel for Novant Health, Inc.

  • Lauri is one of the most intelligent people I know. And she has the ability to apply those smarts in a way that produces real and creative outcomes. She has the ability to do outstanding creative work and to execute in a way that gets results and achieves objectives. I find that combination of strategic AND execution ability to be rare. She has a natural ability and highly effective commercial sense - she can build and maximize business relationships and has an outstanding ability to work with diverse organizations. She is driven to achieve success for the organization of which she is representing.

    Cathy Bessant, President
    Global Product Solutions at Bank America

  • Lauri is one of the most knowledgeable people I know when it comes to advising businesses. She has the unusual combination of intelligence, creativity and personality to solve any business problem. She was amazing at assisting us to get Speedway Benefits off the ground. She did the legal work, provided strategic direction, wrote business plans, and provided marketing insights. You will love working with her.

    H.A. "Humpy" Wheeler
    Former President & COO of Speedway Motorsports
    President of Charlotte Motor Speedway

  • “Words cannot describe how grateful I am for Melinda and such an outstanding & caring legal team of people that work relentlessly to better my career & the world around me!”

    Nash Grier, Digital Media Influencer with over 40 million followers

  • During my time working with Melinda, the communication was terrific. She's certainly "Clever, Creative and Connected", true to the brand of Apollo Law Group. In retrospect, it's evident as to why she's keyed into major players of the entertainment and sports industry: she meets the high standards of excellence that A-listers demand.

    In every industry, the most innovative thought leaders take an interdisciplinary approach to their services. Apollo Law Group does this in combining business and law expertise. In this way, Melinda is able to embody the minds of two separate, high caliber professionals, in one person. This allows her to be the critical go-to person to solve an array of challenges and problems that may arise on the fly.

    Moreover, every business person wants an attorney who will figure out creative ways to accomplish goals, legally, rather than shut down potential ideas with red tape. In industries as creative as the entertainment industry, such a "can do" legal perspective is vital and makes Apollo stand about the other few firms that occupy the sports and entertainment law space.

    David Reynaldo
    College Zoom, Inc

  • We hired Melinda and her team at Apollo to handle the contract for our book deal with a major publisher. We were very impressed with their knowledge, expertise and the way they handled all of the communications with the publisher - and with us. Our contract did a virtual 180 and ended up significantly more in our favor. They negotiated things we would never have even thought of. We were recommended to Melinda by a colleague who said she was the best in the business... and in our experience, she most certainly is. We have no hesitation in recommending Apollo Sports & Entertainment and we will definitely use their services again in the future, as needed

    Julie & Marc Bennett
    RV Love

  • Melinda at Apollo has always gone above and beyond with my family and me. Her attention to detail makes me feel safe and I completely trust her. I couldn't be happier with my representation and love visiting their offices here in Charlotte whenever I ever need anything!

    Will Grier, Quarterback
    Carolina Panthers

  • Just a short note to convey how much we appreciated your counsel on our recent production. Thanks for being so organized and for all your hard work! Your excitement for what you do made us look great. You were so fun and such a pleasure to work with…We look forward to doing more deals!

    Dave Ross, Executive Producer
    Dean River Productions
    Los Angeles, CA

  • Whether you are working in North Carolina, North America or even the North Pole, you need to hire Melinda Morris Zanoni. She gets the job done. She does not over lawyer deals yet always gets better terms than I expect. She is smart, tough, and always has your back.

    Kevin Reidy, Producer & UPM
    Beverly Hills, CA

  • Melinda's legal expertise and leadership make her the best in the business. We are fortunate to have her on our side.

    Miller Gaffney & Carol Lee Brosseau
    "Art Breakers" on Ovation TV

  • Melinda and her team are unique in that they combine real life entertainment and business experience with legal know how. They are quick to understand the nuances of a situation and respond with practical and executable tactics. We've worked with Melinda on domestic and international strategies, business structure and IP.

    Toni Steedman Zelickson, CEO
    Blue Socks Media

  • Melinda is a great source of connective mentoring and strategy. I have known Melinda since 2006 and she was coming out of a multi-billion dollar transaction. She has leveraged her network in entertainment to grow a couple of powerful companies, always with a mind to show the power of a woman-led business. She has an unbelievable network, deeper than most in many ways.

    Doyal Bryan, Managing Director
    SparkPlug Corp

  • I love working with Melinda Zanoni and her team! They are a great resource to filmmakers.

    Joanne Hock
    Grey Hawk Films

  • I’ve been a client of Apollo Sports & Entertainment Law Group for just over four years. I cannot speak more highly of the team who have helped me with multiple businesses. From basic NDAs and lease agreements to international acquisitions, my team at Apollo handles it all. When I need to speak with one of my lawyers I never have to wait and I am always a top priority. I’ve worked with multiple firms over the years and I just cannot compare another law firm to the quality of work these folks produce - it’s a godsend for any business owner. I highly recommend Apollo for any serious business owner or those in the sports and entertainment industry.

    Colt Parsons, CEO
    Millenial Retail Partners

  • From the day I was introduced to Melinda it's been nothing but the very best of experiences relationally and professionally alike. She is a true pro, and anyone who has had the pleasure of working with her has most likely experienced someone with an authentic passion for her work and for the people she serves…

    Steve Martinez, President & CEO
    Stonewood Entertainment

  • Melinda and team have been my corporate attorneys for 20+ years. Responsive competent advisors who are proactive and always delivering great value.

    Susan Clapham, CEO
    Clapham Consulting

  • HiTech Stages LTD

    It's a pleasure working with an attorney who responds quickly, charges reasonable rates, and takes a practical approach to issues while still ensuring that we are well protected.

    David Rebak, President
    West Vancouver, BC

  • Charlotte Motor Speedway has had the pleasure of working with Melinda Morris Zanoni for the past few years. Melinda has a wonderful demeanor and is easy to work with. She is detail oriented and diligent and is always looking for the win-win situation.

    The wonderful aspect of working with and getting to know both Melinda and her team is the fact that they are real people. They genuinely care about their client’s business and have consistently demonstrated the commitment to go above and beyond expectations to make sure everything is perfect. They are a sincere joy to work with!

    David MacDonald, Advertising Director
    Charlotte Motor Speedway

  • Melinda and her group went out of their way to make sure we got everything we needed—they were very accommodating and easy to work with--- and we can't wait to do more with them!

    Baron Miller, Producer

  • So thankful to have Melinda and her team behind me every step of the way! Professional and supportive. Thank you, Apollo!

    Jennifer Hurvitz Weintraub, Author
    "Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda: A Divorce
    Coach's Guide to Staying Married"

  • The Apollo Law Group can best be described as thorough, meticulous, and expedient; consistently ensuring that their client's best interest is priority number one while working collaboratively with all parties.

    Tom Shaheen, Executive Director
    North Carolina Education Lottery

  • Prompt, results-oriented, business approach to the practice of law. Nothing gets by them. They go above and beyond, always act with integrity, and somehow make dealing with legal matters fun.

    Michael D. Pruitt, CEO and President
    Chanticleer Holdings Inc.
    (Owner Hooters of America Inc.)

  • I have worked with Melinda for some time now and it is rare you find an attorney that can provide strong knowledge of the law; expert guidance about the entertainment industry, and still work with you one-on-one to make sure the solutions are specifically tailored for your personal situation. As a matter of fact, I have found only one - and that is why I cannot give any higher recommendation. In addition, her proactive thinking advises you on avoiding issues before you even see them coming, saving you quite a bit of money in the long run."

    Ralph Boral
    Rising Star Studios

  • To use a few sports metaphors: Melinda Morris Zanoni is a triple threat. I find her advice in legal issues, business and life, in general, to be invaluable. She is an All-Star!!

    Terry Hanson
    Hanson Enterprises
    Sports Management, Radio, TV, and Movie Development

  • I have worked with Melinda and her team on several projects over the past few years. She is an expert in sports and entertainment law and I highly recommend her.

    Marc Hardgrove, CEO
    Next Net Media

  • Working with the Apollo team was both enjoyable and seamlessly smooth. Absolutely on time professionals. Exceeded all of our expectations and lived up to their reputation!

    Davis W. Smith
    The Gorilla Law Firm