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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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COLOR – A Spring Curated Exhibition

Join Maddrey PLLC for our third art exhibition, COLOR – A Spring curated exhibition and event in the heart of Dallas.

Maddrey PLLC is proud to announce that this year our art exhibition will be curated by Jennifer Kloss, art advisor and founder of Collector House.

This reception requires an RSVP.

Creative Lunch + Learn :: Your Legal Toolbox (or How I Learned to Love the Contract)

Most people, and maybe artists especially, think contracts are awful and want to avoid them at all costs. But as we will explain, this is a mistake based on a misunderstanding. Contracts are everywhere and they’re unavoidable. Indeed, virtually every agreement you make with someone is a contract, even if it’s not in writing. Sometimes it’s okay if the agreement is simply a handshake, but not always. In this presentation, we will talk about when and why certain agreements should be written and explain that they don’t have to be written in gobbledy-gook legalese.

Selling Your Work – How to Work with Galleries and Online Platforms

During this seminar, Tom Maddrey will be speaking to the Fort Worth Community Arts Center regarding Creatives selling their work.

To learn more about the Fort Worth Community Arts Center click HERE.

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.

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

What Artists Need to Know About Law & Business

January 15, 2019

If you are a working or aspiring artist, there is a core set of knowledge you must have to achieve your goals.

In this seminar, art attorney and former artist and gallery owner Thomas Maddrey will walk you through two main areas that are of importance to all artists: Business Formation + Basics and Copyright + Legal Issues for Artists.


Small Business Expo

February 6, 2019

Join Maddrey PLLC at the Small Business Expo in Dallas on Wednesday, February 6!

The Maddrey PLLC team will be assisting small business owners and answering questions while founder and managing partner, Thomas Maddrey, hosts a workshop on copyrights and trademarks, “Copyrights and Trademarks – Why Your Most Important Assets Are Intangible”.

Creative Lunch + Learn :: 2019 Kick-Off // Three Questions

February 13, 2019

2019 Kick-Off // Three Questions

Arts Counsel Texas is proud to launch the 2019 season of Lunch + Learn programs! On the 2nd Wednesday of each month, we will focus on a new issue that bridges the chasms between art, law, and business.

To kick-off this year, we are going to have a program that acts as a summary of the events to follow, PLUS we will be answering the three most popular questions that Tom and Michael get from artists throughout the year. While we are keeping the exact questions a surprise, the topics will include copyright, LLC’s, and artist/gallery relationships.

Each of these topics will be covered in-depth later in the year, but this will be a chance to get some of your questions answered and have a party on us! Look forward to seeing you there!


Copyright and Trademarks for Entrepreneurs

February 27, 2019

Copyright and trademarks are at the heart of any business, big or small.

In this hour-long presentation, founder and lead attorney Thomas Maddrey of Maddrey PLLC will guide you through the basics and principals of copyrights and trademarks, what can be protected, how to register, and so much more.

* This presentation will be given to the members of Venture X – North Dallas. Click HERE to learn more about Venture X – North Dallas


Sprint From the Starting Line :: A Photographer’s Legal Guide

March 25, 2019

In March, Thomas Maddrey will be joining the members of the Trinity Arts Photo Club to speak about copyrights, contracts, and business entities.

If you are a member of TAPC this is an event you won’t want to miss! 

** Learn more about the Trinity Arts Photography Club HERE.

Get In Touch

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Our clients are our passion, so never feel shy about reaching out.

Our Office Bank of America Plaza
901 Main St #6530
Dallas, TX 75202
Office: 214.702.9862
Fax: 972.559.0930