Aesthetic Legal is a preeminent creative business law firm in Los Angeles, driven by a belief in the power of creativity to improve the world. We are a leader in providing legal services to the creative communities, including:

  • Artists, entertainers and producers
  • New media talent and producers
  • Start-up companies and established businesses
  • Advertisers and brands
  • Retail and restaurants
  • Sports figures and celebrity endorsements
  • Art galleries and museums

Aesthetic Legal serves creative businesses, individual artists and creative entrepreneurs of all types, providing excellence and experience in copyright, trademark, business contracts, intellectual property licensing, business entity formation, and real estate matters.

We provide inimitable collaborative legal services to entrepreneurs, individual creators, start-ups and established businesses in the industries of art, entertainment, technology, design, cannabis, music, publishing, sports, commercial and residential real estate, advertising, endorsements, and telecommunications.

Matthew Swanlund
Founder & Principal

Matthew Swanlund assists creative businesses, entrepreneurs, and artistic individuals throughout California, the US and internationally with a diverse range of art and entertainment law matters, from business entity formation, intellectual property protection and enforcement, contract negotiations, and real estate.

Matthew Swanlund’s fundamental belief is that art, design and creativity improve the world and enhance technological advances, and the creative process needs to be protected and promoted.

Teaching:

Adjunct Professor, University of California Irvine, School of Law.

Publications:

California Lawyer magazine

Los Angeles Lawyer magazine

Marijuana Venture magazine

Affiliations:

Berke Farah LLP, Washington D.C.

Community Service:

Chairman of the Board, LAX Coastal Education Foundation

Board of Directors, LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce

Board of Directors, WISH Charter School

Board of Directors (former), UCLA Bruin Professionals

Board of Directors (former), California Lawyers for the Arts

Arts Commissioner (former), City of Santa Monica

Education:

UCLA, B.A. English, cum laude

Loyola Law School, J.D.

Awards:

Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2008, 2009