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Matthew Swanlund

Matthew Swanlund

Aesthetic Legal
  • Intellectual Property, Entertainment & Sports, Trademarks...
  • California
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Summary

Based in Los Angeles, I assist individuals and businesses throughout Southern California and the nation with a diverse range of entertainment law matters, from contract negotiations to intellectual property protection. My clients comprise celebrities, artists, sports figures and performers, along with businesses and government entities. I am committed to offering each of these clients tailored, effective solutions by applying my 15 years of experience at a large law firm to every case. I regularly help my clients negotiate the production, distribution and licensing of their art, motion pictures, software and other products. I also assist creative artists in registering copyrights, conducting due diligence on trademarks and legally enforcing intellectual property rights. I additionally work with larger entities, including museums and art galleries, to negotiate agreements for art installations or sales. I regularly guide start-ups and established businesses through various complex processes, from selecting the optimal business structure to navigating joint ventures and mergers. I also assist clients who are buying, leasing, managing or investing in real estate. When drafting contracts to govern any of these actions, I pay meticulous attention to detail to ensure that each client’s interests are thoroughly protected.

Practice Areas
  • Intellectual Property
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • Trademarks
  • Business Law
  • Real Estate Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Adjunct Professor of Law
UC Irvine School of Law
- Current
Founder & Principal
Aesthetic Legal
- Current
We believe in the power of creativity to improve the world - to make it more beautiful, more meaningful, more joyful. We represent individuals and companies with vision to create. We specialize in intellectual property, real estate and business law. We serve clients in the arts, entertainment, real estate, publishing, design, advertising and technology industries.
Counsel
McGuireWoods LLP
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Intellectual property and real estate attorney.
Associate
Van Etten Suzumoto & Becket LLP
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Real estate and intellectual property attorney.
Associate
Freeman, Freeman & Smiley LLP
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Real estate attorney.
Education
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
J.D. / Law (1999)
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University of California - Los Angeles
B.A. / English Literature (1996)
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Honors: cum laude, Dean's List, Chancellor's Service Award, Sigma Tau Delta Honor Society, Golden Key National Honor Society,
Awards
Outstanding New Member
LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce
Rising Star
Southern California Super Lawyers
Rising Star
Southern California Super Lawyers
Professional Associations
LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce
Board Member
- Current
UCLA Bruin Professionals
Board Member
- Current
LAX Coastal Education Foundation
Board Member
- Current
The Esquire Network
Member
- Current
California Lawyers for the Arts
Pro Bono Panel Attorney
- Current
LA County Bar Association
Member
- Current
State Bar of California # 204542
Member
- Current
California Lawyers for the Arts
Board Member
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City of Santa Monica Arts Commission
Arts Commissioner
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Work Made For Hiring
Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine
Branding Your Law Firm
California Lawyer Magazine
Speaking Engagements
Legal Issues for Creative and Technology Start-Ups, Los Angeles
LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce
Certifications
Licensed Real Estate Broker
California Department of Real Estate
Social Media
Contact & Map
Aesthetic Legal
12777 W Jefferson Blvd
Building D, Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90066
USA
Telephone: (310) 486-6958