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Ryan Schmidt

Ryan Schmidt

The Bowen Law Group
  • Business Law
  • Georgia
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Recent Georgia transplant, Ryan Schmidt is an Attorney at The Bowen Law Group, greater Savannah's preeminent Corporate and Entertainment Law Firm. A lawyer passionate about protecting the rights of creatives, Schmidt heads up the firm's Music Law division.

Schmidt, who toured extensively as a musician prior to law school, appeared on NBC’s “The Voice” and his music has been featured on the Apple iTunes’ “New Music Page.” He also won “Critics’ Choice” at the Starbucks Music Makers Competition and served as community manager for Redstar Media, a two-time Emmy winning multimedia and production firm in Boston.

Schmidt attended Belmont University College of Law in Nashville, where he graduated summa cum laude and served on the Law Review Executive Board. He also clerked for a Nashville-based law firm representing clients in the music industry, fine arts, and digital media.

Schmidt's corporate practice in Savannah also focuses on business contract disputes, non-compete and non-solicitation litigation, and corporate creditor's rights.
Schmidt, a native of Atkinson, NH, is married to Hillary Schmidt, a Savannah College of Art and Design graduate who works with the Savannah-based museum and exhibit design firm DMDG2.

Practice Area
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Additional Practice Areas
  • Entertainment Law
  • Music Law
  • Creditor's Rights
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State Bar of Georgia
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  • English
Professional Experience
The Bowen Law Group
- Current
Belmont University College of Law
Honors: Summa Cum Laude
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Professional Associations
State Bar of Georgia  # 114091
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Speaking Engagements
Legal Summit, Savannah, GA
Chapter 13 Creditor's Rights for Consumer Bankruptcy
Websites & Blogs
The Bowen Law Group Official Website
Legal Answers
2 Questions Answered
Q. My landlord emailed me my lease on 10/15/20 but there is not dates on the lease. it states it’s a 12 month lease. valid?
A: Generally speaking, if both parties signed it and there is other evidence available of when it was signed and returned (emails, metadata, etc.) it is likely valid for 12 months from the date of signing. Alternatively, if there is a date block on the signature line, that date may be used. Lease and contract issues however are very fact-specific and it is recommended that you have this lease reviewed by a licensed attorney.
Q. I write and produce songs. One of the songs contains dialogue from a movie, but I speak. Is that a copyright violation ?
A: Generally speaking, any time copyrighted material is incorporated into a new work you will need permission from the original author. This may be obtained by getting a license to create a derivative work. Copyright issues are complex and each matter is different. It is recommended that you consult a lawyer to help with your specific situation.
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The Bowen Law Group
7 E Congress St, Suite 1001
Savannah, GA 31401
Telephone: (912) 544-2050
Monday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 8 PM (Today)
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed