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Lehmann PLC Legal protection for creative professionals and cultural organizations Lehmann PLC provides experienced legal and business affairs services to creative and cultural professionals and organizations around the world.

Our clients create, distribute and exhibit creative and cultural content. They include independent film, television, radio and multimedia producers; visual and graphic artists, authors, screenwriters and musicians; media distributors including public, cable and network television and radio stations, publishers and internet companies; and cultural organizations including foundations, arts organizations and museums.

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I am pleased to announce that I have completed the classroom portion of the Comprehensive Appraisal Studies Program (CAS...
04/23/2021
Appraisers Association of America | WELCOME!

I am pleased to announce that I have completed the classroom portion of the Comprehensive Appraisal Studies Program (CASP) presented by the Appraisal Institute of America. CASP provides critical knowledge and competencies to evaluate and appraise fine and decorative arts and other personal property. We studied the theory and methodology of appraising, learned to perform valuations, and gained the knowledge and experience needed to produce appraisals that comply with industry standards. I am looking forward to incorporating my new appraisal skills in my art, entertainment, and museum law practice. More information about CASP and the AIA can be found here: https://www.appraisersassociation.org/

Appraisers Association of America

Let's make some movies Up North!https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_bZzUyC2DSUuzk6Rq04Ibjw
01/27/2021
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: First Friday Toolkit: St. Louis County Rebate Incentive. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Let's make some movies Up North!

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_bZzUyC2DSUuzk6Rq04Ibjw

Riki McManus and Shari Marshik of the Upper Midwest Film & TV office join MN Film & TV executive director Melodie Bahan and incentive administrator Jill Johansen to discuss the newly created St. Louis County rebate incentive program.

For those of you who are interested in the Introduction to Museum Law course I will be teaching at Mitchell Hamline law ...
12/16/2020
Museum Law J-Term Course 2021 – Intellectual Property Institute

For those of you who are interested in the Introduction to Museum Law course I will be teaching at Mitchell Hamline law school in January, the Registration Link is:
https://mitchellhamline.edu/intellectual-property-institute/museum-law-registration/

Mitchell Hamline School of Law, located in St. Paul, Minnesota offers a rigorous, practice-based experience, preparing graduates to serve clients and communities. Our motivated students study full time or part time, on-campus or partially online in the way that fits their lives.

11/27/2020

I will be teaching a short online course on Museum Law and Ethics at Michell Hamline law school in January. It will be geared towards law students, museum studies graduate students, and museum professionals. Please contact Mitchell Hamline law school for more information.

Course Description: Museum Law and Ethics

Museums must comply with a myriad of laws regulating virtually every aspect of their organization and operation. While some of these laws apply to businesses in general. Some apply to nonprofit charitable organizations of all kinds and others are unique to the museum community. This course will provide an overview of museum law. Including a discussion of issues relating to museum organization and governance. Museum personnel and facilities. Museum intellectual and cultural property, and funding for museums. Students will also gain a working knowledge of how a variety of basic legal concepts arise in the museum setting. This course will provide a foundation on which to pursue a career working for and with museums.


AUDIENCE:
Suitable for law students. lawyers, and museum studies and arts administration graduate students

NUMBER OF CREDITS:
1 credit for law students (750 minutes)

ADJUNCT PROFESSOR:
Museum law attorney, Author and Mitchell Hamline alum Walter Lehmann

NON-JD PRICING:
$600 for attorneys; $200 for museum professionals and students


PROPOSED DATES:
Eight Zoom Meetings between 12/28/2020-1/20/2021

Walter Lehmann is a practicing museum attorney with extensive experience teaching art and museum law courses to undergraduate and graduate students at major American universities and law schools. A graduate of Williams College and William Mitchell College of Law, Walter received his Masters in Museum Studies from George Washington University.

The definitive guide to museum administration is now available on Amazon in both paperback and eBook formats.  Order you...
11/17/2020

The definitive guide to museum administration is now available on Amazon in both paperback and eBook formats. Order your copy today!

I am very pleased to announce that my museum law textbook -- Museum Administration: Law and Practice -- is now available...
09/04/2020

I am very pleased to announce that my museum law textbook -- Museum Administration: Law and Practice -- is now available on Amazon (see link below).

I started this project over 10 years ago, and while it took a pandemic to finish it, I owe a great deal to my many museum colleagues who have shared their knowledge and inspiration over the years. Thank you!

If you know of anyone who is or may be teaching a museum law or museum studies course, please let me know. I would be happy to send a complementary copy.

https://www.amazon.com/Museum-Administration-Walter-George-Lehmann/dp/B08HBBKKD1/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=museum+administration+law+and+practice&qid=1599237469&s=books&sr=1-4

Court rejects USPTO policy on "generic.com" trademarks — LEHMANNplc
07/06/2020
Court rejects USPTO policy on "generic.com" trademarks — LEHMANNplc

Court rejects USPTO policy on "generic.com" trademarks — LEHMANNplc

In an important case regarding trademark registrations, the US Supreme Court has rejected the US Patent and Trademark Office’s long-standing policy on registration of “generic.com” trademarks. The decision opens the door to obtaining federal trademark registration for domain names that use a g...

MINNESOTA MUSIC SUMMIT -- THIS WEEKEND — LEHMANNplc
06/15/2020
MINNESOTA MUSIC SUMMIT -- THIS WEEKEND — LEHMANNplc

MINNESOTA MUSIC SUMMIT -- THIS WEEKEND — LEHMANNplc

The tenth annual Minnesota Music Summit will be held online June 20-21. Walter G. Lehmann, managing partner at the art, entertainment and museum law firm Lehmann PLC will be among the many entertainment industry professionals participating in this much anticipated gathering of musicians from throug

Museum Law and Ethics Course — LEHMANNplc
01/24/2020
Museum Law and Ethics Course — LEHMANNplc

Museum Law and Ethics Course — LEHMANNplc

Lehmann PLC managing partner Walter Lehmann is teaching a course entitled “Museum Law and Ethics” at Case Western Reserve University Law School during the spring 2020 semester. The course will cover all aspects of museum law including museum organization and governance, personnel, facilities, co...

Lehmann to be Admitted to Ohio Bar — LEHMANNplc
11/12/2019
Lehmann to be Admitted to Ohio Bar — LEHMANNplc

Lehmann to be Admitted to Ohio Bar — LEHMANNplc

It’s official. On Friday November 8, Walter G. Lehmann, managing partner of Lehmann PLC, was sworn into the Ohio Bar by the Honorable Judge David T. David T. Matia of the Court of Common Pleas, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Lehmann is also licensed in Minnesota, Pennsylvania and Maryland. Lehmann PLC is

Bar Association Presentation: Hot Topics in Museum Law — LEHMANNplc
10/05/2019
Bar Association Presentation: Hot Topics in Museum Law — LEHMANNplc

Bar Association Presentation: Hot Topics in Museum Law — LEHMANNplc

The Art and Entertainment Section of the Minnesota Bar Association will host a presentation on museum law as part of the section’s monthly continuing legal education programming. The presentation — “Hot Topics in Museum Law” — will be given by Walter G. Lehmann, managing partner of Lehmann...

Looking forward to CATALYST -- hope to see you there!
10/02/2019
See the List: 100+ Executives, Agents & Speakers at Catalyst

Looking forward to CATALYST -- hope to see you there!

We're honored to bring together this powerful group of industry minds to speak at the festival, meet over 500+ creators, and watch the best new indie shows from around the world Oct 9-13 in Duluth!

See you on October 4th!
09/24/2019
Are you ready for the RAC Summit?

See you on October 4th!

🎨 "Beyond Borders" Gallery Viewing & curator talk MacRostie Art Center Gallery open to the public 2 – 5 pm Gallery Talk with co-curators Kayla Aubid and Colleena Bibeau at 5 pm 🍄 Fungi Bridge Project Installation by Nicole Camene Pedesterian Bridge over the Mississippi River 2 – 4pm 🏞.....

Legal Consultations at Catalyst Content Festival 2019 — LEHMANNplc
09/19/2019
Legal Consultations at Catalyst Content Festival 2019 — LEHMANNplc

Legal Consultations at Catalyst Content Festival 2019 — LEHMANNplc

The Catalyst Story Institute/Content Festival (formerly ITVfest) will be held in Duluth Minnesota October 9 to October 13. The Festival will feature numerous workshops, presentations and screenings. Walter G. Lehmann, managing partner of Lehmann PLC (formerly Lehmann Strobel PLC), will be particip

Legal Consultations at the Rural Arts and Cultural Summit — LEHMANNplc
08/23/2019
Legal Consultations at the Rural Arts and Cultural Summit — LEHMANNplc

Legal Consultations at the Rural Arts and Cultural Summit — LEHMANNplc

The 2019 Rural Arts and Cultural Summit will be held October 3 to 5 at the Reif Center in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. Hosted by Springboard for the Arts, the RAC Summit brings together rural artists, arts organizations, and community and economic development leaders from the Upper Midwest and beyond.

VOCES Season 5 to air as part of Hispanic Hertiage Month on PBS — LEHMANNplc
08/23/2019
VOCES Season 5 to air as part of Hispanic Hertiage Month on PBS — LEHMANNplc

VOCES Season 5 to air as part of Hispanic Hertiage Month on PBS — LEHMANNplc

Latino Public Broadcasting’s VOCES strand launches its fifth season of programming by, about and for Latino Americans as part of Hispanic Heritage Month on PBS. The series premieres with Raul Julia: The World’s a Stage on September 13, followed by The Pushouts on September 20, Adios Amor: The

Walter Lehmann, Managing Partner of Lehmann PLC, will be teaching an exciting new course next year at @CWRULaw!  Entitle...
06/24/2019
Lehmann to teach at Case Western Reserve Law School

Walter Lehmann, Managing Partner of Lehmann PLC, will be teaching an exciting new course next year at @CWRULaw! Entitled “Museum Law and Ethics,” the course will provide a legal foundation for students seeking careers working with and for museums, cultural organizations and arts communities. https://www.lehmannplc.com/blog/case-western-reserve-post

In Spring 2020, Lehmann PLC's managing partner, Walter Lehmann, will teach a new course at Case Western Reserve University School of Law.  “Museum Law and Ethics” will explore the laws, ethical codes and best practices that regulate the museum field. From funding to governance, intellectual

Lehmann PLC’s managing partner, Walter Lehmann, recently published an article on copyright infringement in Landslide, th...
06/21/2019
Article on Copyright Small Claims Court published in ABA Magazine

Lehmann PLC’s managing partner, Walter Lehmann, recently published an article on copyright infringement in Landslide, the @AmericanBarAssociation's bimonthly intellectual property law magazine. Check it out here: https://www.lehmannplc.com/blog/consolation-prize-barcroft-media-and-the-case-for-a-copyright-small-claims-court

An article by Lehmann PLC's managing partner, Walter Lehmann, was published in the May/June 2019 issue of Landslide , the American Bar Association's bimonthly intellectual property law magazine.  In the article, Lehmann explains that the cost of litigating a copyright infringement claim ca

Lehmann PLC has just launched a new website — complete with an art law blog! Please explore the new site and stay tuned ...
06/18/2019
LEHMANNplc

Lehmann PLC has just launched a new website — complete with an art law blog! Please explore the new site and stay tuned for more exciting updates. @lehmannplc https://www.lehmannplc.com/

Legal and business affairs services for creative professionals and cultural organizations.

Here's an interesting article about "access" in documentary film from RealScreen -- and if you need an access agreement,...
05/02/2019
Difficult subjects: The costs of access in documentary filmmaking

Here's an interesting article about "access" in documentary film from RealScreen -- and if you need an access agreement, give Lehmann PLC a call.
http://realscreen.com/2019/05/02/difficult-subjects-the-costs-of-access-in-documentary-filmmaking/

Beacons of power across culture, media, politics and business keep the news cycle buzzing with intrigue and scandal and, in turn, foster a public desire to know more about the ...

An excellent brief history of the Copyright Office -- thanks Josh Simmons!
05/02/2019
On the Road to a Modern Copyright System

An excellent brief history of the Copyright Office -- thanks Josh Simmons!

This narrative traces the evolution of the copyright system from 1783 to the early days of the Copyright Office, considering the development of copyright policy.

Looking forward to seeing you at the 2019 MINNESOTA MUSIC SUMMIT -- https://www.mnmusiccoalition.org/event/2019-mn-music...
04/11/2019
2019 MN Music Summit: Building Creative Communities - MN Music Coalition

Looking forward to seeing you at the 2019 MINNESOTA MUSIC SUMMIT -- https://www.mnmusiccoalition.org/event/2019-mn-music-summit-building-creative-communities/

2019 MN Music Summit: Building Creative Communities April 10 – 14   |   St. Paul / Minneapolis Summit Wristbands & Premium Badges Available at All Events! This year the annual music conference and festival expands to 5 days, bringing a taste of SXSW to the Twin Cities with keynote conversation...

A Seat In The Front Row: Recollections of a Foreign Service Officer in the Cold War
02/26/2019
A Seat In The Front Row: Recollections of a Foreign Service Officer in the Cold War

A Seat In The Front Row: Recollections of a Foreign Service Officer in the Cold War

From the Anzio beachhead to the roof top of the US Embassy in Saigon, this expansive memoir recounts the wide-ranging life of a US foreign service officer who quite literally had a front row seat in the Cold War. The eldest son of an émigré from N**i Germany, Wolfgang J. Lehmann joined the US Arm....

A Seat In The Front Row: Recollections of a Foreign Service Officer in the Cold War
02/23/2019
A Seat In The Front Row: Recollections of a Foreign Service Officer in the Cold War

A Seat In The Front Row: Recollections of a Foreign Service Officer in the Cold War

From the Anzio beachhead to the roof top of the US Embassy in Saigon, this expansive memoir recounts the wide-ranging life of a US foreign service officer who quite literally had a front row seat in the Cold War. The eldest son of an émigré from N**i Germany, Wolfgang J. Lehmann joined the US Arm....

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