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Ellen M. Kozak

Communications and media Attorney at Milwaukee, WI

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 54 years
    State WI
    Acquired 1969
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Ellen

Learn Ellen’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Communications and media
    35%
    Media law (book, art, music, and mixed media contracts), publishing law, copyrights and trademarks and related licensing agreements.

    48 years, 300 cases

  2. Contracts and agreements
    35%
    Publishing law and other writing and media contracts, copyright assignments and licenses.

    54 years, 300 cases

  3. Intellectual property
    30%
    Copyrights, publishing contracts, media law and related licensing agreements.

    48 years, 300 cases

Ellen M. Kozak has represented writers for over 35 years. She herself is the prize-winning author of hundreds of articles, a series of pseudonymous science fiction articles, and two books from Henry Holt & Co., From Pen to Print: The Secrets of Getting Published Successfully and Every Writer's Guide to Copyright and Publishing Law. She is also the author of The Everything U.S. Constitution Book, published by Adams Media. 

Location

Ellen M. Kozak
Po Box 380
Milwaukee, WI, 53201-0380

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | July 22, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding for tricky issues
Ellen has helped negotiate an agreement in a very complicated (to me) situation of not only copyrighting, but also controlling publication of a jointly-authored play script developed by 18 incarcerated men, a college senior, and an emerita professor. She has helped me with every detail, educating me with wit and acuity, humor and expertise about all legal, but also practical matters. I recommend her highly!
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Posted by Richard | July 22, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Thorough and knowledgable
Ellen is my go to advisor on everything to do with book publishing. I have used her for all of my publishing contracts and have never had an issue with any contract she crafted for me. She goes above and beyond with a complete knowledge of the publishing industry. If you are breaking into the publishing business you cannot do better than having Ellen on your team.
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Posted by June Kane | July 21, 2016
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Brilliant!
Attorney Kozak has clearly and comprehensively answered every publishing and copyright question I have ever had. She has been so helpful to me, to other writers and composers I have referred to her, and to many colleagues via her excellent lectures. She is up to date and I wouldn't think of signing a publishing contract without her.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-750 per hour

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.8 (Very Good)

Education

  • University of Wisconsin Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1969
  • Barnard College
  • AB
  • 1966

Associations

  • Wisconsin Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Sports & Entertainment Law Section
  • Chair
  • 1997 - 1999
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Intellectual Property Section
  • Chair
  • 1987 - 1988

Publications

  • Every Writer's Guide to Copyright and Publishing Law
  • Every Writer's Guide to Copyright and Publishing Law
  • 1997
  • From Pen to Print: The Secrets of Getting Published Successfully
  • From Pen to Print: The Secrets of Getting Published Successfully
  • 1990

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Ellen M. Kozak
Communications and media Attorney
Milwaukee, WI
Licensed for 54 years