For far too long, lawyers have earned the reputation of being too stuffy and out of touch with the needs of their clients. In response, we created Bowen Schmidt to break the mold. Our entertainment lawyers, Bo and Ryan, are lifelong entrepreneurs, creatives, board members, musicians, and thought leaders. Simply put, we have been where you are and know what it takes to get to where you want to be. As a result, Bowen Schmidt is in a unique position to apply our skills and experiences in providing you with tailor-made, unrivaled representation.
We do things differently because we believe that freedom from the rigid organizational structure of a typical law firm allows us to focus on giving clients the full attention they deserve, and we have found that our clients value the personal dedication they receive as a result. We have developed close relationships with clients that last for years, as we believe no law firm can be successful without a relationship of trust with its clients. For that reason, we offer fair and transparent hourly rates, flat fee business formation services, and do not bill for the typical ticky-tack things lawyers get a bad rap for (postage, copies, consultations, or quick emails and phone calls). We never want you to be afraid of reaching out to us in fear of racking up a huge bill. Gone are the days of leaving a message with a receptionist and hoping for a call back. With us, you’ll always have a direct line of communication with your lawyer via phone, email, and text — whichever you prefer.
But don’t just take our word for it. Ask the countless film and television productions and record labels that have turned to Bowen Schmidt in their hour of need. Ask the hundreds of local and national businesses and entrepreneurs, big and small, that have benefited from our counsel. To us, every case is an important one.
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We offer specialized legal services to professionals in the film and television industry, including production legal, labor union negotiation, intellectual property protection, maximizing state film and television tax incentives, and distribution and licensing. Led by founding partner Charles “Bo” Bowen, the team provides personalized and responsive representation to help clients achieve their goals while minimizing risk and maximizing value.
Bowen Schmidt provides a full range of legal services tailored to the unique needs of artists, producers, songwriters, and label owners at every stage of their music career. Led by attorney and lifelong musician, Ryan Schmidt, the Music law practice includes contract negotiation and drafting, intellectual property protection, royalties and revenue streams, music licensing and clearances, and litigation and dispute resolution.
The entertainment industry is vast, constantly evolving, and an important part of global culture. As entertainment lawyers, our team provides legal services for the entire industry, including sports, gaming, online influencers, theater, and media, with a commitment to helping clients achieve their goals through tailored legal advice and representation.
We help new small business owners just like you get started! We’ll help you select your business entity and register your business with the state of Georgia. Our team provides strategic and comprehensive small business legal services that will meet your needs now and into the future.