Maximilian T Hass

Maximilian T Hass

Business, IP & Entertainment Law in Denver, CO
  • Entertainment & Sports Law, Intellectual Property, Trademarks ...
  • Colorado, Louisiana, New York
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Client Reviews
Reviewed by Brian-Michael H. April 22, 2020
Max is a highly effective entertainment attorney
Max Hass is an amazing attorney who has dedicated himself to providing affordable entertainment law resources to the New Orleans Cultural and Musical communities. He is extremely responsive to the needs of the community in a proactive manner such as offering pro bono informational sessions to the cultural community on issues such as copyright, music and image licensing, and contract negotiation. Additionally, in my other profession as a filmmaker, Max has done an efficient and effective job helping me negotiate, secure funding, and he has put me in touch with other movie industry professionals as an effort to advance my career through networking and film festival exposure. I would recommend Max as a full service entertainment attorney.
Reviewed by Brock L. April 9, 2020
A Smart, Competent, Attentive Lawyer
When a film that I produced was being sold and exhibited in an illegal manner, Max helped me pursue the guilty party in a timely fashion and at a fair price. He patiently answered any questions or concerns that I or my production partners had throughout the entire process, and we are 100% satisfied with the protection that he helped provide for our project. I highly recommend Max and his services. He's a swell guy.
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Summary

Max is an entertainment and business attorney, musician, and the founder of Hass Law LLC. He has worked with dozens of musicians, artists, filmmakers, and small businesses in the creative sector, beginning his career in the vibrant Southeast Louisiana region before relocating to Denver in 2019.

Max received his law degree from Tulane University in 2015, where he focused on intellectual property and entertainment law. While a student at Tulane, Max was an editor of the Tulane Law Review and president of the Tulane Entertainment & Art Law Society. He earned a Pro Bono Service Award for serving over 200 hours as an intern with The ELLA Project, and was a student attorney at the Tulane Civil Litigation Clinic, where he participated in the settlement of a long-running housing discrimination lawsuit. Max also worked as a summer associate at Chadbourne & Parke (now Norton Rose Fulbright) in New York City, and was an intern at the New Orleans BioInnovation Center, where he gained experience in patent and trademark law.

After graduation, Max began working as an artist manager and booking agent, representing some of New Orleans’ most exciting funk, jazz, and rock artists. He also worked as an independent concert promoter, putting on successful shows across a wide range of genres in many of the city's best venues. During this time, Max was also the bassist and manager for a New Orleans-based funk and blues band.

At the end of 2017, Max transitioned away from management and booking and launched Action Potential Entertainment, a full-service entertainment law firm, to provide entertainment law services that had not been widely available to New Orleans' creative community. Since that time, he was fortunate enough to work with some of Louisiana's most talented creative individuals. In 2019, Max and his partner moved to Denver, and he decided to expand the firm into new regions and serve a wider base of clients.

Practice Areas
  • Entertainment & Sports Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Trademarks
  • Business Law
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    Only for copyright or trademark infringement matters. Not offered in all cases; please contact me for a consultation to discuss further.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    I accept payment by PayPal, cash, and check. Initial consultations are $50 for the first hour. Standard hourly rate is $150/hour. I do offer flat fees for certain kinds of work - please contact me for more details.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Colorado
Colorado Supreme Court
ID Number: 53766
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Louisiana
Louisiana State Bar Association
ID Number: 36869
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New York
New York State Office of Court Administration
ID Number: 5709787
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • French: Written
Professional Experience
Founder & Managing Attorney
Hass Law, LLC
- Current
Expanded the entertainment and IP offerings of Action Potential Entertainment to cover a broader scope of business and intellectual property law for individuals and businesses. Maintaining an active arts/entertainment law practice.
Associate Attorney
Egenberg Trial Lawyers, APLC
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Handled personal injury matters from pre-litigation through pre-trial and trial preparation. Answered written discovery, interfaced with clients, negotiated settlements, prepared depositions, drafted motions and memoranda in opposition for court filings.
Founder & Managing Attorney
Action Potential Entertainment, LLC
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In December 2017, I converted the business to a law firm, focused on entertainment and intellectual property matters for independent artists.
Principal, Artist Manager and Booking Agent
Action Potential Entertainment
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Before converting the firm to a law firm, the business named Action Potential Entertainment was an artist management firm and booking agency.
Contract Attorney
Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert
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Document review for a large environmental lawsuit
Contract Attorney
Napper Law
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Worked as assistant to production counsel for the pre-production legal work needed for an independent film
Intern
Entertainment Law Legal Assistance Project
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Summer Associate
Chadbourne & Parke LLP
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Intellectual Property Law Intern
New Orleans BioInnovation Center
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Education
Tulane University School of Law
J.D. (2015) | Entertainment Law, Copyright Law, Trademark Law
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Honors: CALI Excellence Award
Activities: Tulane Law Review, Tulane Entertainment and Arts Law Society, Entertainment Law Legal Assistance (ELLA) Project
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University of Pennsylvania
B.A. (2011) | Cognitive Science, Music
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Awards
CALI Excellence for the Future Award
The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction
Given out to the student in each law school course who obtains the highest grade in that course for that semester. I received this award for the course "Comparative Law in Practice."
Professional Associations
Colorado Bar Association
Member
- Current
Activities: Member, IP Section & Cannabis Section
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Denver Bar Association
Member
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First Judicial District Bar Association
Member
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New York State Bar Association  # 974351
Member
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Activities: Member of the Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law (EASL) Section
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Federal Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Louisiana State Bar Association  # 36869
Member
- Current
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Speaking Engagements
Copyright Basics for New Orleans Creative Community , World IP Day , New Orleans, LA
Copyright Alliance
Sponsored by the Copyright Alliance and the ELLA Project
Copyright & Contract Basics for Musicians , Songs on the Bayou Festival , Morgan City, LA
Road to 3rd Street Productions
Copyright & Contract Basics for Visual Artists , NOVAC Creative Freelancer Workshop , Baton Rouge, LA
New Orleans Video Access Center
Copyright & Contract Basics for Visual Artists , New Orleans, LA
Where Y'Art
Websites & Blogs
Website
Hass Law LLC
Contact & Map
Hass Law LLC
PO Box 151085
Denver, CO 80215
Telephone: (504) 613-4208
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