Cheryl L Hodgson

Cheryl L Hodgson

Founder at Hodgson Legal and Brandaide
  • Entertainment & Sports Law, Trademarks, Communications & Internet Law...
  • California, New York, Tennessee
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Summary

Cheryl Hodgson offers a unique combination of legal expertise and practical business experience based upon years of experience in the music industry at a manager, agent, and music publisher. Expert in litigation of matters pertaining to contractual disputes, artist rights, trademarks, copyrights, Cheryl uses her courtroom expertise not only as a litigator but as a mediator in cases involving trademarks copyrights and entertainment related matters. Years in the courtroom provide her clients with strong advocacy for in business transactions, calculated to seal the deal, while minimizing future risks. Hodgson has been certified for arbitration and mediation of Intellectual Property Disputes and Advanced Workshops for the Uniform Resolution of Domain Disputes at the World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. She is licensed in California, New York, and Tennessee and has served as Professor of Music Law at Loyola University School of Law. Cheryl Hodgson is the founder of Hodgson Legal and an entrepreneur in her own right, founding the successful online publication BrandAide.com, focused on providing brand owners with expert insights and advice in brand building. She is the author of the book Brandaide and has been a featured speaker in many professional groups including the California Copyright Conference, eMarketing Association, the ABA Sports & Entertainment Forum, and the Beverly Hills Bar Association. Cheryl is a certified yoga instructor and practitioner.

Education
Louisiana Tech University
B.A. | English and Business
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University of Santa Monica
M.A. (2013) | Spiritual Psychology
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The University of Denver Sturm College of Law
J.D. (1976) | Law
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Professional Experience
Founder
Brandaide
- Current
Founder
Canto Novo Music
- Current
Founder
Hodgson Legal
- Current
General Counsel
Probstein Weiner & Hodgson
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Publications
Speaking Engagements
Protecting & Sustaining the Wine Brand, Trademarks for Wineries
Royalty Divide, Dividing copyrights in Divorce
And the Brand Played On, Branded Entertainment
Awards
Super Lawyer
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Top 100 Los Angeles Attorneys
Los Angeles Magazine
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Professional Associations
California Copyright Conference
Past President and Board Member
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International Trademark Association (INTA)
Member
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Los Angeles Copyright Society
Member
Current
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State Bar of California
Intellectual Property Section Member
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Loyola University School of Law
Former Professor of Music Law
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State Bar of California # 141275
Member
Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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New York
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Tennessee
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Practice Areas
  • Entertainment & Sports Law
  • Trademarks
  • Communications & Internet Law
  • Business Law
Languages
  • English
  • French
Websites & Blogs
Website
Hodgon Legal
Blog
Brandaide
Contact & Map
Hodgson Legal
100 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 940
Santa Monica, CA 90401
USA
Telephone: (310) 623-3515 Ext. 101