Josh Kaplan 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 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. Josh is also a co-founder and director of the not-for-profit organization Range of Motion Project (www.rompglobal.org) which aides amputees in developing nations.