Areas of Practice


Austin Law Group attorneys have over 40 years of combined experience handling the analysis, investigation and litigation of civil rights claims. Our cases are often at the cutting edge of the rights for women, people of color, and the LGBTQ community. 

• Civil Rights

• Discrimination

• Employment

• Disability


Austin Law Group represents both companies and individuals in all aspects of the entertainment industry. 

We advise and represent our clients' interests in all aspects of business formation, contract negotiation, permitting, Entertainment Commission issues and all forms of dispute resolution.

• music

• film

• literary

• television

• theater

• dance

• performance  


Austin Law Group advises and drafts all documents for business formation and operation of sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, and limited liability companies. We counsel clients as to business structures, fundraising, investor agreements, and required filings. 

• Incorporation, LLC, Partnership and Non-Profit formation

• business licenses and business name trademarks

• lease and real estate 

• partnership agreements, disputes and dissolutions

• employee manuals, contracts and disputes

• independent contractor agreements

• required filings with state and federal agencies


Austin Law Group has expertise in issues specific to Non-Profit Organizations. We represent non-profits in every phase of development, taking your idea from conception to fruition. We advise and counsel existing Non-Profits in all legal aspects of operation.

• business licenses and business name trademarks

• partnership agreements, disputes and dissolutions

• employee manuals, contracts and disputes

• independent contractor agreements

• required filings with state and federal agencies

• lease and real estate


Austin Law Group provides comprehensive and experienced legal counsel to adult-use and medical cannabis businesses from formation to operation. We are zealous advocates on behalf of our clients in permitting and liscensure in State, County and City government. We also have a deep knowledge of the fast-changing laws and regulations surrounding the cannabis industry, as well as expertise in the intellectual property issues that are unique to your business.

  • Business Formation

  • Intellectual Property

  • Permitting

  • Liscensure

  • Disputes

  • Litigation


Our arts clients come from a variety of fields, including visual arts, photography, sculpture, graphic arts, cartoon arts, outsider art, folk art, multimedia, literary arts, and collectors of arts and antiquities. We represent artists in negotiations of commissions, both public and private. We counsel clients in the arts as to contracts, trademarks, copyrights, licensing, and business formation.

• gallery, agency and museum contracts and disputes

• shipping, handling and insurance issues

• artist collaboration agreements

• resale royalty negotiations

• domestic and international licenses

• authenticity and provenance disputes


We work with property owners and developers on matters involving land use and zoning. We also represent property owners, developers, community organizations, and neighborhood associations before the Planning Commission, The Board of Supervisors and The Boards of Appeals. We assist clients in a wide range of matters such as: 

• Historic Properties

• Discretionary Review

• Environmental review 

• Environmental Impact Reports and Environmental Impact Statements

• California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Compliance

• Special Use Permit

• Area Variance

• Use Variance

• Building Permit

• Environmental Permits


Austin Law Group counsels clients in the music industry on recording and distribution contracts, trademarks, copyrights, licensing, distribution and business formation. 

• Copyright: compositions, music, lyrics, band name

• Protection of band name and domain name

• Contracts: bands, managers, producer, and performance venues

• Licensing music for film and television

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: Copyright and Trademark

Austin Law Group advises our clients in the creation and protection of copyrights and trademarks, including domain names. Our services encompass copyright and trademark registration, licensing, domain name disputes, service marks, and trademark and copyright infringement. 


• Copyright registration

• Copyright clearances and licensing

• Copyright sales and transfers

• Proof of creation and ownership

• Copyright infringement and disputes


• Trademark searches, registration, and licensing

• Internet domain name trademark registration

• Trademark co-branding agreements

• Trademark infringement and disputes

• Trademark – Domain Name conflicts

• simple patents


Austin Law Group counsels clients in film, video, or digital media industries on contracts, trademarks, copyrights, licensing, distribution, and business formation. 

• Financing

• Distribution agreements

• Rights clearances

• Trademark and Copyright issues

• Insurance

• Employment contracts

• Business formation

• Investor agreements


Austin Law Group drafts, reviews and revises contracts for businesses and individuals in all areas of our practice. We advocate and negotiate on our client’s’ behalf as well as counsel clients on how to negotiate a contract on their own behalf. For more details in a specific field, please see that section of our website, or feel free to contact us.


Austin Law Group has expertise in areas of law of particular interest to the LGBTQ community. Among our services, we advise on relationship agreements and dissolutions, wills and trusts, and durable powers of attorney for healthcare, finance and real estate transactions. We offer full gender revision services, including legal name changes, gender changes and birth certificate changes. 

• relationship agreements and dissolutions

• wills and trusts

• durable powers of attorney: healthcare, finance and real estate 

• Gender Revision: name, gender, and birth certificate changes


Austin Law Group represents adult-oriented film companies, retail and wholesale businesses, websites and performers. We provide our clients with comprehensive legal counsel for running an adult-oriented business while remaining in full compliance with state and federal laws. 

• business formation

• contract drafting and negotiation

• dispute resolution

• Title 18 compliance

• mail order regulations and compliance

• model and performer releases

• website content

• film

• live theater

• performer/talent

• obscenity