Jon M. Garon

Of Counsel

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Jon Garon is an attorney and professor of informatics, entertainment, intellectual property, and business law. He has extensive experience in the areas of entertainment law (including film, music, theatre, and publishing), data privacy and security, business planning, copyright, trademark, and software licensing. He works closely with entertainment and business clients providing financing, production and distribution counseling for independent filmmakers, musicians, artists and entrepreneurs.

Jon is the inaugural director of the Northern Kentucky University Chase Law + Informatics Institute (Highland Heights, KY), dedicated to promoting thoughtful public discourse on the regulation and use of information systems. He was a professor of law at Hamline University Law School (St. Paul, Minnesota) from 2003-2011 and served as dean from 2003-2008. He was previously professor of law at Franklin Pierce Law Center (Concord, NH) and professor of law and associate dean for academic affairs at Western State University College of Law (Fullerton, California).

Jon has written numerous books and articles, including:

Jon is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and Columbia University School of Law. He is admitted to practice law in New Hampshire, California and Minnesota.


Recent articles by Jon M. Garon:

Digital Hollywood 2.0: Reimagining Film, Music, Television and Publishing Distribution as a Global Artist Collaborative
April 2013

The Heart of the Deal: Intellectual Property Aspects in the Law and Business of Entertainment
Journal of Intellectual Property Rights
June 2012

Music as a Business: How To Make a Career Out of It
April 2009

Copyright Basics for Musicians
March 2009

Filmmaking 2.0
A monthly column updated starting in August 2009

Start-ups 101
A monthly column starting in November 2007

Attorney Garon

Practice Areas:
Corporate & Securities
Entertainment Law
Intellectual Property



Administrative assistant:
Rhonda Davignon

Admitted in:
New Hampshire

Related links:
Jon's Books and Resources
Law + Informatics Blog

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