Serving the arts and entertainment industry

Mike Tolleson & Associates 

Offers a full-service entertainment law practice with emphasis on music, film, television, digital media, trademarks, copyrights, electronic games and business startups.

We also sponsor a free Arts and Entertainment Legal Clinic held every Wednesday from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Click here for Legal Clinic Information

We provide a wide variety of business consulting and legal services to individuals and companies engaged in all aspects of the entertainment industries including music, film, television, electronic games, visual arts, literary works, the Internet, and related transactions.

Mike Tolleson & Associates serve as consultants for clients in connection with business structuring, financing, industry contacts, marketing, networking, product placement and business development. We also provide legal services with regard to all types of transactions and disputes including contract negotiations, document production, dispute resolution, licensing of rights, copyright and trademark issues, acquisition of rights, formation and financing of business entities, and litigation.

We associate with other attorneys and non-attorney experts as needed on a case-by-case basis so as to bring the best match of experience and expertise to bear on a given problem, with consideration to time, place and cost. This allows us to move quickly to handle a client’s business anywhere in the world regardless of the nature of the work involved.

film – music- television – literary works – electronic games –  book publishing

Entertainment Law
Copyright Law & Trademarks
Digital Rights Management
Company Formation
Publishing Administration
International Law
Music Clearance

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Mike Tolleson & Associates 


Reviewed and advised regarding film distribution agreement
Set up LLC for film production company and drafted production agreements
Organized the 25th annual Entertainment Law Institute 2015  Austin, Texas
Mentor at Capital Factory for technology startups
Negotiated exclusive songwriter agreement with BMG, Nashville
Prepared producer agreements for rap artist recording project
Band LLC and documented five years of recording history with appropriate contracts
Negotiated producer agreement for record label
Speaker at Captivate Conference, Austin, Texas
Secured music license for independent feature film soundtrack
Advised negotiations of a marketing agreement with a film production company
Prepared video production agreement for client’s Internet project
Consultant in connection with music litigation settlement agreement
Reviewed and advised regarding negotiations of book publishing agreement
Advised author client regarding book publishing agreement
Advised talent regarding reality television production agreement
Organized LLC for music business client
Filed trademark registrations for various clients
Fled copyright registrations for various clients
Licensed film footage to major television networks for newscast
Advised screen writer regarding management agreement
Negotiated film crew IATSE employment agreements
Drafted record production agreement between band and production company