With a background in music and entertainment, Wm “Carl” Wilson understands the legal risks from the entertainer’s and employer’s standpoint. He is a summa cum laude graduate of South Texas College of Law and holds a Bachelor’s of Music from the Moore’s School of Music at the University of Houston.
He has been the operations manager for the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and music administrator for the Houston Grand Opera. In these positions he cleared intellectual property licenses for productions, managed commercial releases with labels such as Deutsche Gramophone and Virgin Classics, produced shows and festivals, and negotiated and managed single- and multi-employer collective bargaining agreements with the American Federation of Musicians, the American Guild of Musical Artists and the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees.
During law school, he held a federal judicial internship with the Honorable David Hittner, as well as internships at Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. He has received awards for excellence in copyright law; agency and partnership; wills, estates and trusts law; and federal income taxation. After graduation, he worked as a labor and employment associate with esteemed international firms Vinson & Elkins LLP and Locke Lord, LLP, where he defended wage and hour claims and discrimination claims for large, multi-national businesses and counseled his clients on federal, state, and international employment laws.
He is now principle of the Law Office of William C. Wilson.
He is licensed in all Texas state courts and the Southern District of Texas and is a member of the Texas Bar College.