As a published author, I empathize with my clients both from the creative and legal/business aspects. Writing a book, no matter what context or topic, is a labor of love which takes painstaking commitment, organizational skills, and imagination. In the new media era, interactive rights present new issues and I’ve found my background in music and IP extremely helpful. It’s also amazing that clients can now self publish with ease and pursue independent opportunities with the exploitation of electronic publishing rights.
" Consulting and advising media companies often involves guiding those who seek to license and/or own intellectual properties of creators. The value I bring to this area is that I worked on both sides of these issues so am capable of seeing a complete picture. My visual artist clients, such as photographers and graphic designers, are particularly motivated to understand how their works are protected and “monetized” through the commercial exploitation of their copyright and trademarks. "