The Law Firm for Creative Clients Who Want to Make Something New Happen

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Chuong Bui (left) and Jonathan Tobin of Counsel for Creators

Counsel for Creators is a next-generation law firm focused on the needs of creative businesses and individuals. Our experienced attorneys take an informed, tech-savvy approach to working with our clients on a wide range of legal matters. Our goal is to redesign the law firm experience from the ground up while helping our clients grow successful businesses. It’s really that simple.

We work with: freelancers, app developers, filmmakers, podcasters, consultants, authors, architects, designers, models, visual effects studios, restaurateurs, photographers, entrepreneurs and anyone else who wants to make something new happen.

Most of our services are offered on a flat-fee basis. Our offices are just north of Echo Park on Riverside Drive.

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Jon Tobin

A graduate of the UCLA School of Law, he studied intellectual property, business law and international law under the nation’s top-ranked practitioners. While at UCLA Law he served as one of two editors-in-chief of the UCLA Journal of International Law and Foreign Affairs. Before studying law he worked for years as a designer and software developer, so he knows what it means to work in creative industries and how things actually get done.

He deals with matters involving copyrights, trademarks, software, design, licensing, business, art law and contracts.

Jonathan speaks and writes regularly about legal issues facing technology and creative ventures and has given talks for the American Institute of Graphic Arts, the California Community Foundation, UCLA Law, and at a variety of design and technology conferences.

Admitted to practice in California and before the federal court of the Central District of California.

Chuong Bui

Chuong Bui is a seasoned entertainment attorney and partner at Counsel for Creators LLP based in Los Angeles, California. His practice includes entertainment and commercial transactions, copyright, trademark, and corporate law.

His years providing legal support on a broad range of entertainment, technology, and artistic ventures (including independent film production, post-production, digital content production, music, book publishing, multimedia art, illustrations, public art, and software development) make him a valuable ally for creative businesses. Over his career he has represented a wide range of creative clients – from filmmakers, musicians, fine artists, and book publishers to technology startups and serial entrepreneurs.

Prior to Counsel for Creators, Chuong successfully launched and managed his own practice, where he served as counsel on a number of independent films and new media projects both in the United States and Asia. He’s also served as an Of Counsel Attorney with TDL International Law Firm, where he managed the firm’s entertainment and media practice and advised on several international media productions.

Having honed his skills in one of the nation’s top entertainment law programs, he continues to mentor emerging artists, advise several media organizations and technology professionals, and he remains active in the Southern California arts community.
Chuong received his B.A. (Economics) from the University of California, Berkeley and his J.D. from Loyola Law School. Admitted to practice in California.

In his spare time Chuong enjoys running the hills of Northeast Los Angeles, digging for (and occasionally DJing) rare & independent dance music, and spending time with his awesome family. He is a meditation advocate and practitioner.

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