Stacey received her J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York, New York, and received her LL.M. in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. Stacey has been a member of New York and Tennessee bars since 2003. Stacey practices in the areas of Tax, Estate Planning, Entertainment, and Intellectual Property law.
After receiving her LL.M. in Taxation from Georgetown, Stacey worked for KPMG and Deloitte & Touche, LLP. Stacey was an associate at Drescher & Sharp, PC before founding SchlitzLAW in 2010. Today, Stacey represents some of the world’s most renowned entertainers, composers, and music publishers in the areas of tax, estate planning, intellectual property, corporate planning, contract negotiations, and litigation. She also represents sports agents, trade groups, and municipalities in her litigation practice.
Stacey has conducted seminars for Continuing Legal Education, including “A Matter of Life and Death: the Current State of Right of Publicity Law in Entertainment and Sports” for the Nashville Bar Association’s Annual Entertainment, Sports, & Media Law Seminar, December 2016; “New Media Transmissions: Am I Covered Under My Radio License?” for the Country Radio Seminar in February 2016; “Estate Planning for Artists: Protecting Your Creativity” for the Tennessee Lawyers and Professionals for the Arts, October 2009; and “When You Say Nothing At All: What Lawyers Can Learn from Songwriters,” developed in conjunction with Judge Thomas Marten of the United States District of Kansas, December 2008. Stacey was the editor of the Tennessee Bar Association’s Entertainment and Sports Newsletter in 2008-2009.
Stacey serves on the Board of Directors of the Country Music Association, serving as Chair of the Compensation and Personnel Committee in 2013 and 2017, and chair of the Governance Committee in 2016. Stacey enjoys running, baking southern desserts, playing the piano, sipping chardonnay, and singing backup for her husband, songwriter Don Schlitz, at the Bluebird Café in Nashville, Tennessee.