Melbourne creative industries legal firm Creative Legal has opened an office in Perth.
Melbourne-based arts and entertainment legal firm Creative Legal has opened in Perth, making it the city’s first legal firm dedicated to providing expert legal advice to Western Australia’s expanding creative industries.
Creative Legal’s services focus exclusively on the arts and entertainment industries including music, film, web and digital media, visual arts and photography, design, architecture, new business and start-ups.
Company founder and lawyer, Michael Tucak has worked in the creative industries for fifteen years and one of his career goals has been to bring dedicated creative legal services to Western Australia.
“Perth has for a long time produced a high quantity and quality of creative work, notably in music, film and fashion, but has not always had the necessary legal support for these industries. As legal rights become increasingly complex, and global opportunities for successful Perth-based work continue to grow, we’re pleased to be able to offer our services directly to Western Australian creatives.” he said.
Tucak has recently been integral in launching the careers of Western Australian filmmakers Henry Inglis and Aaron McCann, who were signed to Creative Artists Agency last month, and has been involved in a range of other creative successes from WA.
His clients include visual artists, writers, musicians, record labels, filmmakers, digital media producers, web developers, designers and start up entrepreneurs who need expert legal advice on setting up a creative business or project, in financing and partnering, licensing and distribution and rights protection.
Having himself grown up in WA, and moved east to build his legal experience, Tucak has spent his time between Perth and Melbourne with the goal of assisting clients to access opportunities in both cities, including to connect Perth clients to creative industries that remain centred on the east coast.
Creative Legal’s services, and its fees, are both specifically tailored to the creative sector, allowing clients to obtain effective legal outcomes at any stage of project development.
The firm has various fee structures, which aim to be competitive with other sources of legal advice or assistance, and fit its goal of supporting Western Australian creatives to achieve career goals and creative objectives.
Filmmaker clients Henry & Aaron have today released a tongue-in-cheek digital short to celebrate the launch of Creative Legal’s Perth office, which can be seen at www.creativelegal.com.au.