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Find an Attorney

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.

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.

All attorneys are listed in alphabetical order.


Browning-Smith, P.C.*
Tammy L. Browning-Smith
1126 Meadowbrook Dr.
Amherst, OH 44001
(440) 398-0098
FAX (734) 418-2756
Email: tammy@browning-smith.com

Sarah Feingold, Esq.*
www.SarahFeingold.com
www.Twitter.com/sarahfeingold
Email: attorneysarah@gmail.comAuthor of Copyrights for Artists*

Gordon P. Firemark
Attorney at LawTheatre, Film, Television, New Media
10940 Wilshire Blvd. 16th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Telephone: 310-443-4185
Fax: 310-477-7676
email: gfiremark@firemark.com
Web: http://firemark.com

Kyle-Beth Hilfer, P.C.*
Attorney at Law
www.KBHilferLaw.com
Email: kbhilfer@kbhilferlaw.com
www.Twitter.com/#!/kbhilferlaw
www.LinkedIn.com/in/kylebethhilfer

Cheryl Hodgson
Attorney at Law
www.HodgsonLegal.com
www/BrandAide.com
Email: cheryl@hodgsonlegal.com

David W. Koehser, Attorney at Law*
10 South Fifth Street #700
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Phone (612) 204-4567
www.dklex.com

Attorney - Angie Avard Turner Angie Avard Turner, Esq.
Angie Avard Turner Law, LLC
229.234.0713
www.AngieAvardTurnerLaw.com