I have dedicated my career to helping creative entrepreneurs like you protect their businesses and thrive. I am a trademark, copyright and entertainment attorney licensed in California and practicing in the greater Los Angeles area.
In my legal practice, I have represented a broad variety of clients including internationally known photographers, illustrators, film production companies, musicians, and technology firms. I also frequently lecture on issues in copyright, trademark and entertainment law for academic institutions such as UC Irvine Extension and the renowned Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California.
Why Focus on Serving Creative Entrepreneurs?
Because I was one of you. Prior to practicing law, I was a session musician and composer. I performed on a multitude of high-profile projects including Emmy award-winning soundtracks, internationally broadcasted live performances seen by tens of millions, and film and television productions under the direction of industry juggernauts such as Steven Spielberg and Jerry Bruckheimer. My performance credits also include award-winning video game titles and new media projects for renowned technology luminaries such as Apple.
My years of experience in the entertainment business extend well beyond the studio and stage. In 2007 I launched a boutique music library company, LA Studio Tracks, LLC, representing over fifty composers from seven different countries in an array of music licensing deals for major network, cable, and new media productions.
My continued passion for the arts is evidenced by my involvement with ISM: A Community Project as a founding member of the Board of Directors. ISM is a non-profit organization dedicated to the artistic enrichment of our community through publishing an internationally distributed magazine, hosting creative installations and lectures, and through its interactive web presence. During my tenure with ISM, I have advised the organization in both fine art and digital media licensing and publishing matters.
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