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Welcome! The Wenzlau Law Group focuses on a number of practices that hold great value for its clients' needs, including music, film, television, and other entertainment arenas.

Arizona Offices:
10575 North 114th Street, #103
Scottsdale, Arizona 85259
Tel: (480) 286-7144
Fax: (480) 659-2987

Email:
info@arizonamusiclaw.com

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Matthew Wenzlau

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Senior Attorney:

Matthew B. Wenzlau (JD, MBA) is the founder of The Wenzlau Law Group, PLLC. For over 15 years, he has concentrated in entertainment law. Matthew’s body of work includes securitization, funding, and distribution for multi-million dollar motion pictures, production counsel and producer for feature-length films and television, and general counsel for various music artists, stars, and celebrities.

From a business perspective, Matthew frequently handles multiple vendor, distributor, and supply-chain arrangements, which businesses can leverage into their daily operations. He represents clients in private disputes, arbitrations, and negotiations involving entertainment-related matters. His practice also includes legal and branding matters involving federal, state, and local regulatory agencies, including trademarks, patents, copyrights and the SEC.

Matthew serves on numerous entertainment committees on topics relating to Motion Pictures, Television, Broadcasting, E-Commerce and Music, and is a long-time member of the Recording Academy and the Country Music Association. He graduated from Baylor University with his BA, from Regent University School of Law with his JD and from Arizona State University with his MBA. He is a member of the Arizona Bar and the Tennessee Bar, as well as being admitted to practice before the Federal District Court of Arizona and the United States Tax Court.

Areas of Practice:
Motion Picture Law
Television Law
Music Law
Copyright Law/Copyright Litigation
Trademark Law/Trademark Litigation
Securities Law
Business Planning
Intellectual Property Law
Internet -- Cyberspace
Rights of Privacy

Bar Admissions:
Arizona, 2002
U.S. District Court District of Arizona, 2002

Tennessee, 2007
Supreme Court of Tennessee, 2007

United States Tax Court, 2011

Education:
Regent University School of Law, Virginia Beach, Virginia, 1999
J.D.

Berklee College of Music, Specialist in the Music Business, Boston, Massachusetts, 2005

University of California Los Angeles, Entertainment/Motion Picture Studies, Specialist in Business and Legal Affairs, Los Angeles, California, 2006

Arizona State University, W.P. Carey School of Business, M.B.A., 2009

Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, 2011
B.S.
Major: Mathematics (Statistics)

Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, 2012
B.S.
Certificate: Symbolic, Cognitive, and Linguistic Systems

Baylor University, Waco, Texas, 1996
B.A.
Major: Religion

Birth Information:
1974

Author:

"Deal Points for Recording Artists in Personal Services Contracts: Successful Rejection of Record Contracts Through Bankruptcy." -Matthew Wenzlau, Wenzlau Law Group, PLLC/Editor Todd Roles.

"Motion Picture Delivery Requirements - A Six Sigma Approach to Solving Problems with Motion Picture Production Employee Time Requirements." -Matthew Wenzlau, Wenzlau Law Group, PLLC.

"Independent Record Companies - A Lean Approach to Department Organization & Product Distribution Channels." -Matthew Wenzlau, Wenzlau Law Group, PLLC

"Arizona Motion Picture Tax Incentives Plan - Informational Pamphlet" - Assembled by Matthew Wenzlau, Wenzlau Law Group, PLLC.

Member:

  • The Recording Academy (Grammy)
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association (Executive Council Member)
  • Society of Composers & Lyricists (SCL)
  • Los Angeles Venture Association (LAVA)
  • Arizona State Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section
  • Arizona State Bar Association, Employment Law Section
  • Scottsdale Bar Associations
  • American Bar Association, Section of Intellectual Property Law
  • American Bar Association, Committe on Broadcasting, Sound Recordings, and Performing Artists
  • Certified Specialist in Music Business, Berklee College of Music
  • Country Music Association

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What is Entertainment Law:

Entertainment Law is a specialty of law that deals with the services and products of entertainment-related professionals. Entertainment Law involves more than just actors, recording contracts, and films ... It actively involves the assessment and prediction of all types of entertainers as they daily carry out their business practices.

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