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Many artists have appreciated the list of art licensing agents that was added when I wrote How to Find an Art Licensing Agent so I decided we should do the same thing for Attorneys.
I receive many questions about attorneys – when do I need one, who should I call, etc. Just like with agents, I can’t tell you which attorney is going to be a fit for your business but I have decided to create a resource list to help artists get started. This is meant to be a starting point in your search for legal help – no formal recommendation, implied guarantee or official “thumbs up” is applied. No attorney is added without specific permission from that individual or company.
A few important things to remember when choosing an attorney to help you with your art licensing business:
– Choose an attorney with experience in art licensing. Without actual art licensing experience, an attorney will not know the nuances and
standards of art licensing agreements. They won’t have the experience to know the “why”
behind things like short term agreements, sell-off periods and “get out” clauses.
– The location of the attorney doesn’t matter – their experience and your ability to communicate with them does.
– Referrals are a great way to find professional help.
To the best of my knowledge, the attorneys on this page all work within the art licensing industry. Those with an asterisk next to their name contributed to the eBook, How to Understand Art Licensing Contracts. Others have been recommended by artists in the industry.
SO… if you find yourself in need of legal help, this is a resource for you to get started talking to people who are working in the industry.
Here’s to your creative success!
– Tara Reed
P.S. If you are an attorney who works in the art licensing industry and would like to be added to the list, email me with your contact information and a logo or photo if you don’t want the blue legal dude.