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Maddrey PLLC focuses on the following areas of law: Art Law (for artists, galleries, collectors, and museums), Entrepreneur and Startup Law, Copyright Law and Litigation, Estate Planning, and General Business Law and Litigation. Even if your specific matter is not covered in the areas above, please don’t hesitate to call us! Oftentimes we can point you in the right direction.

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Upcoming Events



Open Office :: Legal Clinics at The Cedars Union

11/18/2019 6:30 pm

Open Office :: Legal Clinics at The Cedars Union

Free Support from Art Law Expert

Receive face-to-face, one-on-one support from an art law expert from Arts Counsel Texas,  free of cost. Please arrive with questions and any relevant documents. Registration required. Please register tickets according to the timeframe in which you plan on arriving.

To register, please click here.

Roundtable Discussion with Whitney Levandusky, Attorney-Advisor to the U.S. Copyright Office

11/20/2019 10:00 am

Roundtable Discussion with Special Guest, Whitney Levandusky, Attorney-Advisor to the Copyright Office

 

Co-Moderated by Thomas Maddrey and Michael Heinlen

Join us for a local one on one experience event at the Dallas Law offices of Thompson and Knight.  The discussion will be a copyright roundtable with Whitney Levandusky, Attorney-Advisor to the U.S. Copyright Office, on November 20th at 10 am.

Creative Lunch + Learn :: First Amendments + Rights of Privacy and Publicity

12/11/2019 12:00 am

For our last session of 2019, we will be taking a look at two different but related areas; how does the First Amendment protect artwork and artists, and what rights do people have when examining privacy and publicity?

Is artwork considered protected free speech under the First Amendment? Can the government censor obscene art? What about indecent art? Can eBay remove images it finds politically offensive? What about lies–can you publish a picture that supposedly shows Donald Trump french kissing the pope? We will answer these questions and many more in our presentation on art and the First Amendment.

Everyone has a right to privacy.  You can’t hide a camera in someone’s bedroom and broadcast the video on the internet. Everyone also has a right to publicity. You can’t use someone’s image to promote your product without their permission. Of course, these are extreme examples. This presentation will cover some the gray areas in between. When and where can you publish images of celebrities? What about “regular” people? And how do the rights to privacy and publicity conflict with your First Amendment right to free speech?

Creative Lunch + Learns are held at The Cedars Union, 1219 S Ervay St, Dallas, TX 75215, from 12:00 – 1:30 pm and an RSVP is REQUIRED for this event.

The RSVP function will open soon!

Past Events



Art Aid Expo 2019

The Fort Worth Community Arts Center and in conjunction with Art Tooth are proud to present the second annual Art Aid Expo 2019 for artists and arts organizations. Demonstrations and seminars in 9,000 square feet of contemporary galleries will be geared towards artists, art non-profits and other creative professionals highlighting the diverse support services available. Featured organizations and professionals will present their expertise through a variety of workshops and seminars helping artists to learn how to sustain a living in the arts.

Plus, Tom will be presenting “Working with Creative Commons, Licensing, and Attribution ” at 1 pm during this event!

Learn more about Art Aid Expo and register for tickets HERE.

World of Art

World of Art is a festival that brings together all forms of art and culture from all over the world, in a one-night event of discovery. Guests will be given a passport to travel the world through visiting a curated experience made up of art, performances, and presentations all from local artists and presenters. This is a new multi-sensory experience unlike anything DFW has ever experienced before and will debut at the newly built Texas Live!

This event is all ages.
***KIDS 5 AND UNDER GET IN FREE***

Tickets available now!

Bottles and Beats

It has been a busy year at Maddrey PLLC and we are ready to celebrate at the Zaza Art House with DJ Snack!

Happy Hour with Maddrey PLLC

Join Maddrey PLLC for a Happy Hour event at the lovely and inspiring Mary Tomas Gallery on Dragon Street.

During this event, Mary Tomas Gallery will be showcasing works by the Creative Arts Center Juried Membership Exhibition featuring a selection of emerging and professional artists and craftsman.

Parking can be found in front of the gallery and along Dragon Street.

Light bites and drinks will be provided.

Creative Lunch + Learn :: Taxes and Accounting for Artists

For this critically important topic, Michael and Tom will be bringing in a heavy-hitter tax preparer and consultant to many artists to help explain the ins-and-outs of what artists and creatives need to know about taxes.

Creative Lunch + Learns are held at The Cedars Union, 1219 S Ervay St, Dallas, TX 75215, from 12:00 – 1:30 pm and an RSVP is REQUIRED for this event.

Creative Lunch + Learn :: Who Are You, Who Are They? Marketing for Artist

Every artist and creative needs to know the basics of marketing because without that, you are just creating in a cave. Starting with your vision and mission, and moving to how to present yourself to the world through social media, websites, and more, in this session Tom Maddrey will be walking you through what you need to know to make your creative business successful.

Creative Lunch + Learns are held at The Cedars Union, 1219 S Ervay St, Dallas, TX 75215, from 12:00 – 1:30 pm and an RSVP is REQUIRED for this event.

Copyrights and Trademarks for Artist

Copyright and trademarks are at the heart of any business, big or small. In this two hour session, founder and lead attorney Thomas Maddrey of Maddrey PLLC will guide the members of the Visual Art League of Lewisville, TX through the basics and principals of copyrights and trademarks, what can be protected, how to register, and so much more.

This event is reserved for members of the Visual Art League of Lewisville, TX.

Learn more about the Visual Art League of Lewisville, TX HERE.

Creative Lunch + Learn :: Copyright (Part 1) :: Your Rights, Fundamentals, and Registration

In October and November, we will be taking a deep dive into Copyright in two SUPERSIZED sessions. For October we will be setting the stage by learning all we can about copyright, its origins, what is eligible for protection, how to register, how long copyrights last, and so much more. This session will run an extra 30 minutes with discussion continuing until 2:00 pm!

Creative Lunch + Learns are held at The Cedars Union, 1219 S Ervay St, Dallas, TX 75215, from 12:00 – 1:30 pm and an RSVP is REQUIRED for this event.

The RSVP function will open soon!

Law Goes to the Opera – Get Your Tickets Now!

Law Goes to The Opera

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Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to get CLE hours and see Mozart’s stunning opera The Magic Flute!

Reception starts at 5:30p followed by the discussion of specific legal challenges by speakers Ian Derrer and Thomas Maddrey.  Afterwards, sit back and relax as the show kicks off at 7:30p!

 

 

 

American Society of Media Photographers :: ASMP Legal Clinic: What Photographers Need to Know About Copyright

ASMP Legal Clinic: What Photographers Need to Know About Copyright

About the ASMP Legal Clinic

ASMP is well aware that legal services can be a very expensive line item in a photographer’s budget, especially if legal counsel is required to enforce contracts and licensing agreements that may have been breached by clients or third parties. To assist members with broadening their legal knowledge, ASMP is launching a new member benefit – the ASMP Legal Clinic – to provide members with legal knowledge to assist them in navigating those issues that may arise in their day to day work. Instead of the hundreds of dollars an hour it costs to consult an attorney directly, these series of webinars will be a cost-effective way to get critical legal information. ASMP believes that the legal knowledge that will be conveyed in the clinics will assist members in adopting best practices in negotiations and agreements that may be able to help members avoid costly legal expenses in the future.

Creative Lunch + Learn :: Copyright (Part 2) :: Fair Use, Infringements, and Remedies

Following up on the foundation of our October session, we will be tackling one of the most popular sessions of the year when we take a look at fair use; what does it mean, when does it protect you, and what are the latest developments in the law? Additionally, in November we will be talking about the practical effects of owning a copyright. What do you do when you are infringed? When do lawyers need to get involved? All these questions and more will be answered! This session will run an extra 30 minutes with discussion continuing until 2:00 pm!

Creative Lunch + Learns are held at The Cedars Union, 1219 S Ervay St, Dallas, TX 75215, from 12:00 – 1:30 pm and an RSVP is REQUIRED for this event.

The RSVP function will open soon!

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