Aesthetic Legal is a preeminent creative business law firm, 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
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.
Adjunct Professor, University of California Irvine, School of Law
California Lawyer magazine
Los Angeles Lawyer magazine
Marijuana Venture magazine
Berke Farah LLP, Washington D.C.
Chairman of the Board, LAX Coastal Education Foundation
Board of Directors, LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce
Board of Directors, WISH Charter Schools
Board of Directors (former), UCLA Bruin Professionals
Board of Directors (former), California Lawyers for the Arts
Arts Commissioner (former), City of Santa Monica
UCLA, B.A. English, cum laude
Loyola Law School, J.D.
Los Angeles Business Journal, Leaders in Law, 2020
Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2008, 2009