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About Creative Vision Legal

IDENTIFYING AND SOLVING THE PROBLEMS FACED BY ARTISTS, MUSICIANS, AND SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS LOOKING FOR LEGAL SERVICES

When Creative Vision Legal founder Michael J. Thomas envisioned starting a law practice focused on the delivery of legal services to his target clientele, namely artists, musicians, and small business entrepreneurs, he determined the practice would have to address three problems he identified in the current legal services market:

1. Traditional legal representation, when based on the billable hour, is too expensive.

2. Many artists, musicians, and small business people may be wary of lawyers for a variety of reasons.

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Artists, musicians, and small business people face a morass of legal issues, especially in the intellectual property field, which can be esoteric and hard to conceptualize for some.

After surveying existing non-lawyer online legal service providers, the firm's founder noticed that although they solve problem #1 as far as cost goes, and essentially avoid problem #2, they leave customers to fend for themselves on problem #3, many times with unfortunate consequences because of the lack of legal advice.

That’s why Creative Vision Legal was founded.  The firm solves problem #1 by offering transparent, flat-fee pricing for legal services comparable to those offered by non-lawyer online legal service providers.  By utilizing a secure client portal for client communications, document transfers, and payments, overhead is kept low while legal services get delivered in a cutting-edge yet safe environment.

PERSONALIZED SERVICE IS THE KEY TO A CUSTOMIZED SOLUTION

However, the firm's service delivery model departs from non-lawyer legal service websites because a one-to-one 30-minute consultation (in person, by phone, or by web cam/Skype) is offered to all clients with every legal service package. The firm uses this time to not only address your particular legal need, but also to get to know you and your business or creative enterprise personally.  The end result of this personalized approach is a solution customized to your specific needs based on information gathered from the consultation and crafted by a licensed, practicing attorney. The firm's founder finds nothing more motivating than the possibility that he and his clients might share a “eureka” moment while plotting a course to their success and taking care of their legal needs. Ultimately, regardless of what service you need, the firm wants you to feel like it is committed to your success, and feels confident this individualized attention takes care of problems #2 and #3.

EXPERIENCE COUNTS

The firm attacks problem #3 by using its founder's 10+ years of experience as a lawyer and the knowledge gained from a law degree and a master’s degree in IP law to meet your legal needs.  In addition, the firm's founder brings over 8 years of experience as the former owner of music recording studios and an independent record label to the table as well as being a musician himself, which hopefully helps solve problem #2.

A RICH RESOURCE FOR LEGAL PRACTITIONERS & THE DIY SET

The firm also hopes to solve problem #3 by offering a website rich with informative and reliable content.  The key problem faced by artists, musicians, and small business people looking for answers to legal problems by themselves is that they have to cut through the noise from the plethora of information sources available to consumers on the web, some less reliable than others.  To this end, the firm strives to make its website not only a method of delivering legal services, but also a reliable resource for consumers and legal practitioners alike.  The content on this website did not result from off-the-cuff “riffing”-wherever possible, links to the actual statutes, cases, and resources have been provided for visitors who want to dig deeper and educate themselves on their own time.

Michael J. Thomas,
Attorney At Law

  • Michael J. Thomas Bio

    Legal Background Received LLM (Master of Laws) in Intellectual Property Law, with Honors, from Golden Gate University School of Law,…

Testimonials

I had an excellent experience working with Creative Vision Legal. Mike was quick to respond and really put in the extra work needed to ensure that our case would succeed. He is not only friendly and easy to work with, but he is very thorough and really knows his stuff! I highly recommend contacting Creative Vision Legal for your legal needs.

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