B. Lerae Funderburg, Esq. is the Managing Partner of Funderburg Law, LLC. Lerae has received extensive drafting and negotiating training, particularly in the areas of music and film, from top-notch industry professionals. Lerae also has IMDB credits for her legal production work on various motion picture films, which work included everything from setting up the business entity to drafting all of the necessary contracts for the above the line and below the line players. Some of the actors in the films in which she received IMDB credit include Kevin Hart, Big Boy, Jameel Saleem, Deitrick Haddon, Robert Ri’chard, Barry Floyd, Golden Brooks, Lesley-Ann Brandt, Vanessa Bell Calloway, to name a few. Her current client roster includes recording artist and heartthrob “Sammie”, mid-level producers with top hits, and small independent labels. Due to her down to earth personality, hard work and dedication, Lerae often develops long-term professional and personal relationships with many of her clients.
Lerae graduated from Clark Atlanta University Magna Cum Laude, with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and a minor in Spanish. Prior to receiving her undergraduate degree, she completed a Paralegal Certification course at Northeastern University. Upon graduating from Clark Atlanta, Lerae attended Mesoamerica: Institute for Central American Studies in San Juan, Costa Rica, where she took coursework in Afro-Hispanic Literature and Culture. Later, Lerae received her Juris Doctorate degree from Howard University School of Law where she received Merit Honors and graduated in the top 15% of her class in 2009. She also received awards in Copyright, Corporations, and Wills, Trusts, and Estates. Later, Lerae received an LL.M in Entertainment & Media Law at Chapman University School of Law in 2011, where she also graduated with honors.
Lerae brings excellence, professionalism, integrity, and humility to every issue presented. Her philosophy for success is individual attention coupled with high-quality work product, completed on time and always with the client’s overall vision in mind. She is very passionate about everything she does and brings that same passion in assisting her clients to achieve their goals within the bounds of the law. Lerae is presently an active member of the State Bar of California and Georgia.