California Art & Copyright LawProtect your creative legacy with Gallagher Krich, APC.
In the vibrant landscape of California’s art scene, creativity knows no bounds. But what about the legal protections that ensure your art remains your own?
At Gallagher Krich, APC, we specialize in art law – offering comprehensive services to artists, galleries and collectors. One of our key areas of focus is helping artists copyright their work and enforce copyright infringement.
We can help with cases involving:
- Copyright registration and enforcement
- Trademark consultation for artists and galleries
- Licensing agreements
Contracts and Transactions
- Drafting and reviewing artist-gallery agreements
- Art purchase and sale agreements
- Consignment agreements
- Artwork authenticity disputes
- Copyright infringement litigation
- Art-related insurance claims
Estate Planning for Art Assets
- Artwork valuation
- Estate tax planning for art collections
- Art trusts and foundations
Why Choose Us?
Expertise: Our team has extensive experience in commercial litigation, including art law.
Local Presence: Based in California, we understand the unique needs of artists in this region.
Client-Centric: We tailor our services to meet your specific needs, ensuring personalized legal solutions.
Thomas F. Gallagher
Troy B. Krich
Why Copyright Matters
Copyright is not just a legal term; it’s your right as an artist. It protects your original work from unauthorized reproductions, ensuring that you—and only you—have the right to distribute, display, or modify your art. While copyright is automatically granted upon the creation of your work, registering it provides substantial legal advantages, including the ability to sue for statutory damages.
Your art is not just a product; it’s a representation of your vision, skill, and emotional investment. At Gallagher Krich, APC, we’re committed to safeguarding your creative legacy. Contact us today to learn how we can help you secure and enforce your copyrights.
For more information, reach out to us at (858) 926-5797 or by email at: tom [at] tomgallagherlaw.com
If you believe that someone is infringing upon your work online, please send us a link at tom [at] tomgallagherlaw.com to the offending website or google search and we can assist you with removing the infringing material.
ART & COPYRIGHT ATTORNEY FAQs
1. WHAT IS ART LAW?
Art Law encompasses legal issues related to the creation, protection, and transaction of artistic works. This includes copyright, trademark, contracts, and dispute resolution among other legal matters.
2. WHY DO I NEED TO COPYRIGHT MY ARTWORK?
3. WHAT SERVICES DO YOU OFFER IN THE REALM OF ART LAW?
4. HOW DO YOU ASSIST WITH COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT?
5. WHAT IS INVOLVED IN ESTATE PLANNING FOR ART ASSETS?
6. DO YOU OFFER CONSULTATION FOR ARTISTS AND GALLERIES?
7. HOW DO YOU HANDLE ART-RELATED DISPUTES?
8. WHAT IS YOUR EXPERIENCE IN ART LAW?
9. HOW CAN I CONTACT YOU?
10. WHAT SETS YOU APART FROM OTHER LAW FIRMS?
Are you ready to take the next step?Our contract attorneys are ready to help. Get started by giving us some information below.
Contact Gallagher Krich, APC
Jonas Y., Google
If you need a “ Closer”, go see Troy. Troy has been one of the best attorneys I have ever worked with. I don’t typically give reviews but after the last case Troy helped me settle out of court, I won’t hesitate to use Troy again! Thanks for all you do Troy !
Daniel E., Google
I left a voicemail for Tom late Sunday evening and received a phone call first thing the next morning.
Tom was very quick to reply to any questions I had, and if he was caught up in a meeting, he was sure to return my call promptly.
Tom provided sound and logical advice, during a very stressful and uncertain time. At times I asked him to be more aggressive and was often met with the pros and cons of that decision, allowing me to understand the approach and thought process behind his strategy.
Ultimately he provided options for several paths for us to take, worked swiftly, and got us where we needed to be.
He reached out several times to check on my sanity and make sure I was good.
As someone with very high expectations, I would highly recommend his services. He provided expertise that proved to be successful, and also took the time to make sure I was emotionally solid.
Tom assisted with me with a 50% / 50% ownership conflict.
i liked that a lawyer, and not a staff member, called me to get the details and he gave me his opinion of what his initial thoughts are about my case.
Bob W., Google
What was thought to be a simple breach of contract turned into a nightmare. Through their tenacity and their deep knowledge of the law, we were successful. There is no reason to look any further as you will not get any better representation than this firm. I highly recommend them and strongly suggest that if you are considering starting a business or are already managing one, this firm will guide you, avoiding the troubled waters businesses sometimes find themselves in.
Rasmita M., Google
Johnny Nitti helped us with our estate plan. He was very meticulous while drafting the plan and spent enough time to explain the details to us. He filed the deed with county recorder and paid for the fees himself. Overall, Johnny did a great job and we definitely plan to work with him in the future for any updates to our EP.
George A., Google
Johnny Nitti helped me with my estate planning (will, living trust, etc.) and made the process smooth. He is very responsive and organized. I highly recommend contacting Johnny.
Ashley C., Google
Tom Gallagher is very knowledgeable and helpful when it comes to business law. I reached out to him reguarding the Pandemic and my salon and I’m so glad I did. Many times stress and hard times can fog clarity and he really helped me understand the laws.
Evan D., Google
Thank you Troy for everything! Professional, prompt, and smooth handling of my case. I will be recommending to anyone that is in need of a lawyer.