Like the all-purpose family doctor of old, I have a "family lawyer" general practice, offering big city representation from a small town, community-based perspective.
I provide legal services to individuals and businesses with focus on (1) entertainment law, (2) residential real estate transactions, (3) small business advising, (4) landlord-tenant law, and (5) criminal defense.
Having spent 30+ years in the entertainment business, I offer a firsthand understanding of, and pragmatic solutions to, the situations of my creative clients. Services include advising on contracts, copyright, trademarks, litigation and licensing.
For people buying or selling a home, I offer personal service and quick response throughout the purchase and sale process. Your closing is handled personally by me.
For businesses, I assist in formation of entities, legal compliance, contract review, leasing, trademarks, and, when necessary, litigation.
For housing, I represent tenants or landlords in disputes. If you have an issue with a security deposit, I may be able to assist.
I also devote part of my time to criminal defense for indigent clients. The right to effective counsel is a fundamental Constitutional right and a vital part of the procedural checks and balances on government power. In Massachusetts, these services are provided by private attorneys through the Committee for Public Counsel Services.
From my office in the arts mecca of Northampton, I assist an international clientele. This small town in Western Massachusetts has a long history as a center of creative activity in all the arts.
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|Owner||Law Office of Peter Irvine||2002 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Hampshire County Bar Association||N/A||2003 - Present|
|Massachusetts Bar Association||N/A||2003 - Present|
|Massachusetts Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts||N/A||2003 - Present|
|NARAS||N/A||2003 - Present|
|Oregon State Bar||N/A||2002 - 2010|
|Landlord-Tenant Dispute||Tenant prevailed on all counts and was awarded treble damages and attorneys fees.|
|OUI defense||Not Guilty on all counts|
|Copyright Infringement||Favorable settlement reached.|
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|Oregon IP Newsletter||Multijurisdictional Practice||N/A|
|Oregon IP Newsletter||This Land Belongs to All of Us: JibJab controversy puts Woody Guthrie song on edge of public domain||N/A|
|Lewis & Clark Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2002|
|Amherst College||English||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1987|
|Copyright for video students||Copyright Law||2014|
|Mini Law School for Small Business||Trademark Basics for Small Businesses||2013|
|Creative Economy||Intellectual Property: How to protect inventions, literary and artistic works, and symbols, names, images, and designs used in business and arts.||2012|
|First Time Homebuyer's Workshop||First Time Homebuyer's Workshop||2011|
|Protecting Your Ideas and Prospering in Arts||Arts and Entertainment, Copyright||2010|
|First Time Homebuyer Workshop||First Time Homebuyer Workshop||2010|
|Protecting Your Ideas and Prospering||Protecting Your Ideas and Prospering||2009|
|Copyright, Fair Use, and Creative Commons in Community Media||Copyright, Fair Use, and Creative Commons in Community Media||2009|