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James M. Marovich is a 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.