Meet the team
PRACTICAL. STRATEGIC. EFFECTIVE.
Chris Chow is the founder and Managing Partner of Creative Lawyers. He specialises in advising clients on contractual, commercial and intellectual property matters in the entertainment and creative industries.
Chris has spent his entire career working with clients involved in music, film, TV, games/software, content and otherwise creative endeavours, helping them achieve practical solutions, protect their rights and assist in dispute resolution.
Chris founded the firm in 2012, and it has since become a one-stop-shop for clients in the entertainment and creative industries.
Having once been an opera singer and musician himself, Chris gets creatives and they get him.
Chris likes to think of it this way: he works in the entertainment & creative industries as a lawyer, rather than being a lawyer who has clients in the entertainment and creative industries – it’s a subtle, but important distinction.
Sam Berry is a Partner at Creative Lawyers. He is a commercial lawyer who advises a broad range of clients with an emphasis on the entertainment, communications, media and technology industries.
Sam has worked in private practice at leading law firms and in-house at a prominent international production company, a large sports media company and Screen Australia.
Sam’s clients include production companies, advertising and marketing agencies, media companies, video game publishers and technology companies.
Recent experience includes acting for clients on content development, production and distribution, marketing campaigns and activations, IP protection and commercialisation, mergers and acquisitions, major disputes, corporate governance, commercial contracting, competition and consumer law issues, privacy and data security.
Kelly Tomasich is a Senior Laywer at Creative Lawyers, with vast experience acting for clients in the media, technology and entertainment industries. She has represented commercial and corporate clients with a focus on intellectual property, privacy and operational matters. Kelly also has significant litigation and dispute resolution experience.
She regularly advises creators on the commercialisation of their intangible assets, and helps clients to manage and protect their reputations and brands. Kelly is experienced in copyright law and the protection of registrable forms of IP, including trade marks, and on domain name arbitrations.
Kelly's pragmatic approach stems from her 15 years of working on various productions behind the camera and co-founding production company, Neon Jane. Her approach and experience is an asset to the firm and the clients she assists. Kelly also co-founded The Australian Women's Film Festival (AWFF), a film festival created by women, for women - established to demonstrate the talent of female filmmakers.
Kelly has co-lectured at the Australian Institute of Music, presented on a variety of IP and commercial topics and dedicated her time as a pro bono lawyer in support of the creative industries.
If you can't already tell, Kelly particularly loves the film, TV and content production industries and her experience as both a lawyer and a producer has culminated in the perfect position to advise clients in the creative industries.
Mandy Chapman is an Entertainment Lawyer specialising in media, entertainment, Intellectual Property and IT law.
She has extensive experience advising some of Australia’s most reputable independent producers of original film, television, and digital content
Alexandra Jones is an Entertainment Lawyer who brings her background in the arts and media industry to assist clients with intellectual property advice, contract drafting and document review.
Alex is also a television news producer at ABC and a classically trained cellist.
Luke is a final year Law and Computer Science student at UNSW. He plays guitar in Sydney Band "Gully Days" and in his spare time enjoys surfing and being down the beach.
REGISTERED MIGRATION AGENT
Joshua Calligeros is a former lawyer and current Registered Migration Agent (MARN: 1460844) with seven years experience in migration law.
He specialises in visas for artists, entertainers and athletes.
Alec holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Distinction) from UNSW and is currently completing a Bachelor of Laws at UNSW. He is a keen screen printer, gallery exhibitionist and all round enthusiast of the arts.
PARALEGAL & MARKETING
Grace has undergraduate degrees in Economics and Laws (Honours) from the University of Queensland with exchange stints at Sciences Po Paris, Korea University and Trinity College Dublin, and a Master of Fine Arts in Writing for Performance from the National Institute of Dramatic Art. She is currently balancing writing her little heart out with completing her Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice.
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