Prior to practicing law, Mike Ambroziak managed operations in a number of premier film and video post-production facilities serving Northern California’s Silicon Valley, advertising and film production communities. In addition, he has over a decade of production experience ranging from corporate and independent production to live event production and recording.

He remains active in the arts and over the years has worked with Chicago’s Lawyers for the Creative Arts, the Mass Media Bureau of the Federal Communications Commissions, and the legal department of Chicago’s PBS Affiliate (WTTW Channel 11). He recently served for three years as board member and secretary for Colorado Lawyers for the Arts (COLA). Mr. Ambroziak remains involved in the Colorado Film and Video Association (CFVA) and has presented legal lectures to various arts and entertainment related groups such as the National Association of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS), the Aspen Institute and various universities and arts colleges.

In his law practice, Mr. Ambroziak has counseled artists, writers, investors and numerous independent producers in the commercialization of their intellectual property rights and other business interests. He offers unique insight and legal counsel on various media-related business and legal issues ranging from:

  • Business formation & operation
  • Production investment
  • Literary acquisition agreements
  • Production contracts & distribution agreements
  • Trademark searches & copyright clearances
  • Right of publicity counsel
  • Invasion of privacy counsel
  • Production waivers & production releases
  • Location agreements
  • Media consulting & development agreements
  • Screenwriter, actor & director agreements
  • Work-Made-for-Hire & other crew contracts
  • Other intellectual property counsel
  • Intellectual property litigation