For Creatives + Artists: Fast-Response Business + Law-Related Guidance

 Adam Wilson provides serious + sophisticated rapid-response art-law-business guidance + advice for creatives + artists. 

US + international.

(207) 699-9957 (mobile) — call or text — email

Instagram @adamwilsonartlaw — IG chat

Based in Portland Maine near the Portland Museum of Art.


I’m a Stanford lawyer.  I’m also a visual + conceptual artist. 

I help visual artists, musicians, writers, designers — all kinds of creatives — with their questions about art-law-business.

I respond to any art-business-law question directly, with fast, clear answers.  My usual response time is just a few hours.  If you need a faster response, tell me it’s a rush.

You reach me by phone, email, text, or chat.  I respond by phone (this is sophisticated, serious advice; it’s not for text or SMS).  

You can be at any stage of your career.  You can be anywhere in the world.  And you can contact me any time, 24/7/365.

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I give you fast access to clear guidance when you need answers — before problems and disputes develop.

Some of the areas where I help are here.  

Some 2018 examples included answering:

  • A visual artist’s questions about pros and cons of incorporating;
  • A curator/artist’s questions about protecting other artists’ rights;
  • A visual artist’s questions about protecting her IP online;
  • A designer’s questions about protecting her IP rights;
  • A fashion model’s questions about rights to her images;
  • A visual artist’s questions about moral rights.

I understand artists — I’m an artist, too.  Some of my work is here.

I also understand art-law-business issues — I’ve worked a total of +/- 20 years as a lawyer, mediator, and artist in areas like intellectual property (IP), copyright, trade secrets, business litigation, business mediation, pricing, and markets.   More here.

Simple consultations can take just 15 to 30 minutes — $25 to $50.

Payment is easy — Venmo, Paypal, Google, or Apple Pay.  

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My values and approach:

  • If you decide I didn’t provide value, I don’t charge;
  • If you need a specialist, I help you find someone;
  • I believe in honesty, integrity, and trust;
  • I believe in tolerance, inclusion, diversity, equality, and respect for all.
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Some questions creatives and artists often ask me:

  • What If I have just one small issue / question?  That’s perfect; just reach out and we handle it on a quick call;
  •  What if my creative work is specialized?  Let’s discuss for free; I refer you to an expert if your issue is specialized.
  • Do you handle controversial art?  Yes; I have experience in censorship / freedom of expression, as well as fair use and appropriation issues.
  • How do you charge?  For emerging artists, it’s $25 for every 15 minutes of time.  You pay right after, by Venmo, Paypal, Google, or Apple.  I have a sliding scale so everyone can afford this.   Full details here.
  • Do you give legal advice?  I am a lawyer, but in this service I do not give legal advice.  If you seek my art law services, please visit my separate site here.

Examples of creatives that I serve:

  • Visual — painters, sculptors, photographers, painting, fine art, graffiti, street art, installations, photography, conceptual art, sculpting, metal artists, video art;
  • Musical — musicians, singers, songwriters, composers, music videos, sound art;
  • Writers — prose writers, poets, playwrights, literary artists, song lyrics writers, literature, poetry, plays, screenplays, fiction, non-fiction;
  • Performing artists — actors, dancers, speakers, television, movies, theater, New Genres;
  • Designers — graphic designers, interior designers, filmmakers, film + video editors, multimedia artists, animators, art directors, advertising, fashion designers, gaming designers.
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My credentials as a business lawyer and mediator are here.

My credentials as an artist / creative are here.

Adam Daley Wilson is a Stanford Lawyer and an Emerging Conceptual Text Based Artist and Painter based in Portland Maine

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Adam Wilson

(207) 699-9957

Arts District / Art Museum Area

180 High St #14, Portland Maine 04101

Instagram @adamwilsonartlaw

A block from the Westin Harborview Hotel in downtown Portland Maine and two blocks from the Portland Museum of Art.

Disclaimer:  This is a general consulting service.  I do not provide legal opinions or represent in a legal capacity.  This site is attorney advertising in jurisdictions where it must be so designated.  I do not consult in jurisdictions where it is prohibited by professional responsibility rules or otherwise.  Contact an attorney if you have a particular legal issue or case.  This site and its content do not create an attorney client relationship.  Use of this site constitutes agreement with the Terms of Use.

(c) 2018 Adam Wilson