Arts and Entertainment

People don’t generally consider a song or documentary film in the same way as a pair of shoes or a bicycle sold in a store. At Schindel Segal Mendoza (SSM), we understand that the creations of artists require protection, like any other business asset/product. We know that the passion, power and business of art (aka, entertainment) demands tangible and effective legal counsel and representation. We help artists create business entities, draft and negotiate contracts, navigate licensing arrangements, protect copyright interests, and obtain and protect trademark registrations. In addition, we assist A&E clients in recognizing and maximizing the complex system of revenue stemming from copyright interests. And lastly, we approach this unique aspect of law from the rare perspective of having also been an artist in need of these very services.

Schindel Segal Mendoza

Artistic works, when sold for entertainment, are business assets and requires legal protection. We help organize your A&E business, negotiate contracts, and deal with copyrights, licensing and trademarks.

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January 27, 2023

Schindel and Moen Named to POWER 30: M&A List

SSM partners Jon Schindel and Kyle Moen have been recognized by Minnesota Lawyer as “POWER 30: Merger & Acquisition” honorees.  This list recognizes lawyers whose mere presence on a

January 14, 2023

Minnesota’s New Broadband Line Extension Program Will Help Close The Gap For Rural Minnesotans Without Broadband Service

Anyone whose worked on broadband issues at the Capitol has heard the stories – rural families who know there is a fiber line running down a main road near their home or farm, but because of the

December 13, 2022

Anthony Mendoza moderated the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Communications Law Section’s Annual Legislative Preview CLE

Last seek, Anthony Mendoza moderated the MSBA's Communications Law Section’s Annual Legislative Preview CLE featuring State Senator Tou Xiong (District 44 – Maplewood), Anna Boroff, Executive