Creative Law Network



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— The Denver-based law firm will focus on small to mid-size businesses and artists —

DENVER — Intellectual property and entertainment lawyer David Ratner has formed Creative Law Network, a law firm dedicated to helping small to mid-size businesses and members of the creative arts community navigate complex legal issues. Mr. Ratner formerly was a partner at the Denver law firm Replin, Rhoades & Ratner LLC.

“I have had the privilege of representing some of the most interesting and entrepreneurial companies and individuals over the course of my law career, and I have formed Creative Law Network to meet their exacting needs,” said Mr. Ratner. “These companies desire excellent, relationship-based legal services delivered in a way that helps them truly understand their options. Creative Law Network is committed to delivering high-quality, reliable and timely results while maintaining a comfortable, friendly and personalized experience for clients.”

Mr. Ratner’s passion for helping clients protect their intellectual property rights began during his pre-law career in the music and entertainment management businesses as a tour manager, publicist, band manager and founder of his own management agency. In addition to representing corporations with complex business and intellectual property legal needs, Creative Law Network also represents clients in the creative arts community, including the music, film, visual arts, fashion, writing, publishing, and web design/development industries.

Mr. Ratner earned his undergraduate degree from Cornell University and his law degree from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. He is a published author in both the Denver University Law Review and the University of Denver Sports & Entertainment Law Journal and a frequent presenter for the University of Colorado, the Colorado Bar Association, the Colorado Small Business Development Center and several local organizations. 

Mr. Ratner also is an adjunct professor of Entertainment Law at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, co-chair of the Entertainment & Sports Section of the Colorado Bar Association and chairman of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Copyright Society of the USA. He also is actively involved in several nonprofits, including as a board member of the OneDrum Foundation, and a member of the Western States Arts Federation Music Task Force.


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