L4M are…

Lawyer 4 Musicians are actually two bright attorneys  from the firm of Troglia Kaplan, LLC located in Chicago, Illinois.  Both of us are dedicated attorneys that have a connection to music.  We use our unique experience and legal knowledge to help musicians, music based businesses and creative types navigate their way through an ever changing industry.  Here’s a little bit of info on each of the L4M’s.

Josh Kaplan is the founder of L4M.  Josh often acts as a left brain guide to right brain thinkers in his effort to get the struggling artist to stop struggling quite so much and to treat his/her art as a business.

Josh is a business lawyer at TKHlaw.com who focuses on music, entertainment and intellectual property law. Josh regularly works with musicians, producers, djs, artists, film makers, writers and designers to protect their work product through entity formation, contract negotiations, license agreements, and copyright and trademark registration. Josh has negotiated on behalf of his clients to place their music in movies, television shows, video games, commercials, webcasts and compilations with other artists. In addition, Josh has extensive experience assisting film makers and musicians in their quest for private funding for their film and music projects. Josh regularly negotiates and drafts private placement offerings and all corresponding documents including operating agreements and subscription agreements.

Josh is a Minneapolis, Minnesota native, a 1998 graduate of University of Wisconsin-Madison and a 2002 graduate of the Chicago-Kent College of Law where he received a J.D. and a certificate in Intellectual Property Law. While Josh played a mean recorder and a decent chop sticks as a kid, his musical prowess now rests with his guitar hero skills and excellent robot dance.

Here’s a really nice interview/article that sums up this site and Josh:  AmLaw Daily.

Contact Josh at:  jkaplan@tkhlaw.com


Lauren Schulz is an associate at Troglia Kaplan LLC and contributor to L4M, focusing on corporate and entertainment law. She received her J.D. from Washburn University School of Law with concentrations in transactional and business law, as well as international law. She began focusing on copyright and trademark law after studying international intellectual property at Maastricht University in the Netherlands, and interning for Music Dealers.com where she gained experience preparing license agreements, conducting clearance requests and assisting with rights administration for clients such as Coca Cola. Additionally, Lauren participated in activities such as Washburn’s Moot Court Council, International Law Society, Phi Alpha Delta Fraternity, and was an editor for the Family Law Quarterly. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas in Journalism in 2008.

Contact Lauren at:  lschulz@tkhlaw.com



  1. Carlin

    Nice new site man! Keep it up, it looks great. I’ll have to drag you out for a beer after work soon so you can explain how all of this works.


  2. Debbie

    You hit the nail right on the head – this is exactly what musicians need. I am in Austin researching shows for today and tomorrow and found your site – I am also a Chicago-based attorney with a lot of musician friends. Let’s network.

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