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James M. Marovich is a litigation, transactional, and self-defense attorney who, before solo practice and forming his own firm, worked for two multi-state law firms in Phoenix and Scottsdale. Mr. Marovich’s business and intellectual property practice consists of copyright, trademarks, and trade names. He provides business, intellectual property, intellectual property licensing, and contract law services for all types of companies, including singers, songwriters, musicians, bands, independent film companies, actors, talent and modeling agencies, publicists, authors, artists, photographers, theatre companies, talent management, record sales and distribution services companies, physicians, and medical spas. He provides legal services to start-up companies, which includes assisting with choice of entity, agreements among persons desiring to do business together, organization of corporations and companies, ownership and licensing of intellectual property, risk assessment, end of business life decisions, helping clients to avoid disputes and, if necessary, to resolve disputes, and negotiating contracts and business deals. Prior to legal practice, Mr. Marovich had over twenty years of senior hospital administrative experience. He has served on numerous not-for-profit boards and is a frequent speaker for the Arizona Songwriters Association, local talent organizations, and community college performing arts classes. He is currently serving as general counsel for the Arizona Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame and is a former member of the Executive Council of the Intellectual Property Section of the State Bar of Arizona. Coming from a family of entertainers (he too has acted on stage and camera and has been represented by Signature Models and Talent), it’s not a stretch to say that the entertainment business is “in his blood,” which gives him familiarity with the unique needs and desires of people involved in the business of entertainment. In addition to biological connections, Mr. Marovich has interacted on a routine basis with several professional organizations, including the Phoenix Chapter of the National Association of Record Industry Professionals and the Phoenix Chapter of the Independent Feature Project. He provides pro bono services for Volunteer Legal Assistance for Artists at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University. In addition, he has been a former executive staff member of the Phoenix Film Festival. His is an NRA certified firearms instructor and represents clients seeking to have an attorney available in case of a defensive use of firearms.

Practice Areas
  • Limited Liability Company Law
  • Business Organization
  • Business Formation
  • Contracts
  • Contract Litigation
  • Breach of Contract
  • Entertainment Contracts
  • Entertainment Law
  • Music Law
  • Music Copyright
  • Video Law
  • Theater Law
  • Motion Picture Production and
  • Distribution
  • Music Licensing
  • Health Care Administration
  • Health Care Contracts
  • Medical Staff Contracts
  • Medical Staff Credentialing
  • Intellectual Property
  • Intellectual Property Licensing
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Protection of Personality
  • Probate
  • Probate Litigation
  • Wills
  • Inheritance
  • Contested Wills
  • Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Divorce
  • Matrimonial Law
  • Intellectual Property Identification
  • Provisional Intellectual Property Applications
  • Trademark Search and Analysis
  • Trademark Prosecution and Federal Registration
  • Copyrights
  • Trade Secrets
  • Licensing and Agreements
  • Domain Name Disputes
  • Wills and Trusts
  • Durable Power of Attorney
  • Healthcare Power of Attorney
  • Living Wills
  • Beneficiary Deeds
  • Deeds of Gift
  • Probate and Trust Administration
  • Loans of Valuable Memorabilia
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Defense
  • Weapons Charges
Admission Details
  • Admitted in 2001, Arizona and U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
Law School Attended
  • University of Arizona, Class of 2001, J.D.
University Attended
  • Indiana University, B.S.
  • University of Florida, M.B.A.
Associations & Memberships
  • State Bar of Arizona (Former Member: Intellectual Property Section, Executive Council). State Bar of Arizona (Member: Criminal Justice Section)
Representative Cases
  • League of Arizona V. Brewer, 213 Ariz. 557, 146 P.3d 58 (2006).