Creative Vision Legal
Creative Vision Legal is a law firm offering legal services tailored to small business owners, film makers, and others in the creative arts looking for affordable yet reliable service and advice related to intellectual property rights, internet law, starting a business, or legal considerations in running your business. While services provided by many online legal websites are not performed by a licensed, practicing attorney, all services offered by Creative Vision Legal are performed by California lawyer Michael J. Thomas. The firm delivers online legal services via a secure client portal utilizing end-to-end encryption where you can have questions answered, pay for services, and view, download, or upload documents in a safe environment.
The firm also serves the greater San Francisco Bay Area from a conveniently located office in downtown San Francisco that is close to all major transportation routes, and is a legal service provider with the Lawyer Referral Service of California Lawyers for the Arts (CLA).
Creative Vision Legal is different from non-lawyer legal service websites because for a comparable price, every package offered includes a 30-minute consultation with a licensed, practicing attorney. Using information gathered from an interactive questionnaire in your secure, personalized client portal and from your initial consultation, the firm delivers a solution customized to your needs, whether it is a band partnership agreement, a licensing agreement for your photos or artwork, or bylaws or an operating agreement as part of a business formation package for those looking to incorporate a business or form an LLC.
COMMITTED TO YOUR SUCCESS
Creative Vision Legal is committed to your continued success, and shows it in a number of ways. For instance, the firm uses initial consultations not only to gather necessary information, but also to get the “big picture” vision you have for your small business, band, or artistic career. Some packages offered also include follow-up services such as:
- A 30-minute consultation approximately 1 year after your business formation to assess and address the legal needs of your company, and
- Notifications of critical filings due for maintenance of your trademark registration.
AFFORDABILITY AND EASY, SECURE PAYMENT
Creative Vision Legal also shows its commitment to your success by making its services affordable for artists, musicians, and small business owners via flat-fee, transparent pricing for legal service packages at rates comparable to other online legal service providers. For other types of legal help not listed, a reasonable hourly rate applies, and payment plans can be negotiated. Payments can be made in the firm’s secure client portal via a trusted 3rd party payment processing company. The firm can also accept checks, but this method of payment will delay initiation of services.
Co-Owner, Author, & PublisherDeadbase 50Petaluma, CA
We really enjoyed working with Mike. He is very knowledgeable, organized, and efficient. We didn’t know anything about creating or managing an LLC and Mike took us every step of the way and took care of all the legal and administrative issues for us. He showed us how to form the LLC and all the hoops to jump through. Mike took care of all the documents we needed to file with the various government offices and filed most of them for us. It was like having our own in-house lawyer as part of our team. I can’t recommend Mike and Creative Vision Legal enough.
Singer-songwriterBrother SpellbinderSan Francisco, CA
We chose Creative Vision Legal to represent our band because Mike Thomas is approachable and easy to work with. As a musician, audiophile, tech guy and artist himself, he knows the ins and outs of this business both professionally and personally. He knows how much your work means to you and is always willing to go above and beyond to make sure things are clear and done right the first time. He takes a keen interest in the success of all his artist clients and stays accessible. Super cool and funny too! (from Yelp review)
Performer & SongwriterPine Box BoysSan Francisco, CA
I have called upon Michael Thomas on several occasions. I am always confident in his advice. He has helped me shut down bands that were using our name, develop contracts for studio musicians, reviewed contracts and publishing agreements, helped us on copyright and trademark issues, and assisted us in licensing our music. After all of that, he still makes it out to a couple of gigs a year. Thanks for everything.
cease & desist letter client review from YelpOakland, CA
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.
President Cartel International LLC (a medical supply import-export company)San Francisco, California
Creative Vision Legal is an innovation in legal services! I was totally satisfied by the service offered by Michael Thomas as he helped me navigate through the maze of creating my LLC.
OwnerKiss My JerkyTampa, FL
My husband and I are starting a new company and needed to get a trademark. Not only was Mr. Thomas clear and precise at every step, but he kept us informed and aware when we needed to be. I look forward to working with him in the future and would highly recommend him for his expertise.
OwnerVertigo HomeLaguna Beach, CA
Mike advised us on forming an LLC. He explained the advantages of an LLC for our business, and then took care of everything. The whole process was effortless. He even called on several occasions after the set up to see if we had any problems switching everything over to the LLC (car title, bank accounts, etc.). He seems to really care about our business and our progress. Mike also helped us get our logo and business name trademarks registered.