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Dan Satorius' practice focuses principally on transactions, intellectual property, business structuring and financing in the entertainment business. His clients include Academy Award, Emmy Award, Independent Spirit Award, and Peabody Award winning independent producers, writers, and broadcasters in the film and television industry. He is a "Super Lawyer" in Entertainment Law as published in Super Lawyers®, (Thomson Reuters). He is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell (highest competency).

Dan Satorius

Please see Dan Satorius' listing on IMDb for a listing of some of the film and television projects in which he has been involved.

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Dan is also Of Counsel to the law firm of Lommen Abdo Cole King Stageberg, PA where he was a partner for many years.  Dan's colleagues in the Lommen Abdo law firm have extensive expertise in a broad range of legal fields including entertainment, business, financing, employment, personal injury and litigation.

After graduating from film school and law school, Dan produced award winning documentary and short dramatic films. His graduate thesis film was selected as a finalist for a student Academy Award. In addition to practicing entertainment law for more than 25 years, he has been an adjunct professor of law at William Mitchell School of Law where he taught Entertainment Law. He also produces independent documentaries and feature films. Dan's broad background and practical experience in the film and television industry give him a unique ability to help his clients and their projects.

He recently produced TWELVE THIRTY, a dramatic feature-length motion picture written and directed by Jeff Lipsky. The film was released in January 2011 to strong reviews in the NY Times and the LA Times.

Dan is a frequent speaker at national seminars on topics relating to the film and television industry. He has written many articles on topics of interest to producers and writers and to the lawyers who represent them. Dan is a nationally regarded attorney on clearance issues including Fair Use. Insurance companies will only accept and consider fair use opinion letters from a handful of lawyers. He is one of six attorneys listed on Chubb's list of approved attorneys.

He is an active member of the American Bar Association's Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries where he is an associate editor of THE ENTERTAINMENT AND SPORTS LAWYER, Co-Vice Chair of Film and Television Division, and a member of the Governing Committee.

Dan Satorius has a Peer Review Rating of “AV Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell.”Click this link to view details.


SuperLawyers
SuperLawyers® list in the area of Intellectual Property/Arts Entertainment, Advertising and Media in Minnesota's Journal of Law & Politics, 1994-2002, 2005-2009; and is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Click here to view our page!