James M. Marovich is a litigation and transactional attorney who, before solo practice and forming his own firm, worked for two multi-state law firms in Phoenix and Scottsdale. 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.
Mr. Marovich's business and intellectual property practice consists of copyright, trademarks and trade names, and defamation and rights of publicity. 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.
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, artist groups, 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 member of the Executive Council of the Intellectual Property Section of the State Bar of Arizona.
Mr. Marovich interacts 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, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University. In addition, he is a former executive staff member of the Phoenix Film Festival and former associate board member of Jazz In Arizona.