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Atty. Cheryl L Hodgson, Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, California, USA


Cheryl Hodgson offers a unique combination of legal expertise and practical business experience based upon years of experience in the music industry at a manager, agent, and music publisher. Expert in litigation of matters pertaining to contractual disputes, artist rights, trademarks, copyrights, Cheryl uses her courtroom expertise not only as a litigator but as a mediator in cases involving trademarks copyrights and entertainment related matters. Years in the courtroom provide her clients with strong advocacy for in business transactions, calculated to seal the deal, while minimizing future risks. Hodgson has been certified for arbitration and mediation of Intellectual Property Disputes and Advanced Workshops for the Uniform Resolution of Domain Disputes at the World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. She is licensed in California, New York, and Tennessee and has served as Professor of Music Law at Loyola University School of Law. Cheryl Hodgson is the founder of Hodgson Legal and an entrepreneur in her own right, founding the successful online publication BrandAide.com, focused on providing brand owners with expert insights and advice in brand building. She is the author of the book Brandaide and has been a featured speaker in many professional groups including the California Copyright Conference, eMarketing Association, the ABA Sports & Entertainment Forum, and the Beverly Hills Bar Association. Cheryl is a certified yoga instructor and practitioner. View More ?

Practice Areas

Business Law

Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes



Louisiana Tech University
B.A. | English and Business
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University of Santa Monica
M.A. (2013) | Spiritual Psychology
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The University of Denver Sturm College of Law
J.D. (1976) | Law
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44 years of experience


Hodgson Legal
100 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 940
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Telephone: (310) 623-3515 Ext. 101