– Since 1996 –
Legal and business affairs services for creative professionals and cultural organizations.
Services We Provide
Experienced Legal Representation
For Creative Professionals
Lehmann PLC (formerly Lehmann Strobel PC) provides experienced legal and business affairs services to content creators of all kinds. Our clients create, use and protect creative and cultural content. They include independent film, television, radio and multimedia producers; media distributors including public, able and network television broadcasters and radio stations; on-air talent; screenwriters; musicians; authors and publishers; photographs; graphic, visual and fine artists; art collectors and dealers; and cultural institutions, including foundations, arts organizations and museums. Through the sound management of their creative and cultural assets, we help our clients achieve their goals.
Meet Walter G. Lehmann
An Entertainment Law Attorney
For Your Documentary And Feature Film Needs
The appetite for documentary and feature film content on traditional and new media platforms continues to grow at an incredible pace. We advise independent producers, production funders and service providers on all aspects of documentary and feature film production — from forming a production company, raising funds and securing rights and releases, to negotiating contracts, licenses and distribution deals, and preparing “fair use” legal opinions. If it has to do with entertainment law, we’ve done it.
What Our Clients Say
Posted by SUSAN MALONE, WIDE ANGLE YOUTH MEDIA
Lehmann PLC is an amazing firm that provides necessary and much-needed support to various clients including youth media non-profits. They helped me with student release forms, licensing agreements, and film distribution documents.
Posted by Andy Streitfeld, AMS Pictures
Lehmann PLC has helped me navigate the path to working with various cable networks. Walt’s knowledge of the various network agreements, contracts and guidelines has saved me time and heartache when negotiating with networks.
Posted by Lisa Radzak, Executive Director, WithAll
Walter is so responsive and efficient. We approached Walter as a mid-size nonprofit going through a large rebrand project. We needed legal services to help with navigating the intellectual property landscape agreed on the scope of work and our goals, and Walter delivered exactly as we requested with such professionalism. It was terrific to feel assured our intellectual property needs were taken care of by someone who knows both IP law and nonprofits so thoroughly.
Guidance You Can Trust
There was a time when copyrights were mainly an afterthought. Today they are everything. The internet has also increased the importance of clearing and registering trademarks. And the law of privacy and publicity rights continues to evolve. Helping our clients protect and exploit their intellectual property, and providing guidance on how to legally use the creative work of others, including clearing rights, licensing intellectual property and applying the law of “fair use,” summarize a large part of what we do every day at Lehmann PLC.