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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November 30, 2022

New Required EEOC “Know Your Rights” Poster

On October 19, 2022, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission released a new "Know Your Rights" poster that employers are required to post on their premises (the very next day, the

November 18, 2022

New Minnesota Minimum Wage To Take Effect on January 1, 2023

On January 1 of each year, Minnesota’s minimum wage increases to account for inflation.   For 2023, the following Minnesota minimum wage rates are in effect: $10.59 per hour for

November 11, 2022

Leonard Segal is the New President of the Douglas K. Amdahl American Inn of Court for 2022-2023

Leonard Segal is honored to serve as President of the Douglas K. Amdahl American Inn of Court for 2022-2023.  The Amdahl Inn of Court is an association of Judges and lawyers located in Hennepin