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Wedding Lawyer Q & A

We here at weddingindustrylaw.com like to occasionally reach into the email bucket and answer the burning questions. Why are they burning? Ask your Doctor. Only she knows. So seriously, get that checked out.

 

What is a “Wedding Lawyer”?

“Yo, I’m happy for you and I’m gonna let you finish. But I just wanted to say that R.B. Photography has the best Client Contract of all time!!”

As the wedding industry continues to expand, businesses become increasingly open to unique legal liabilities. How about, when a wedding photographer forgets to capture a first kiss or when a planner bails? Or, on the flip side, when a bride defames a wedding venue, cancels the wedding AND wants that deposit back, or the wedding party breaks a bunch of stuff. Often times, the fallout from these pitfalls can be reduced by proper legal counsel and an attorney-drafted contract. That’s where a “Wedding Lawyer”  (AKA “Wedding Business Lawyer” AKA “Da Bridezilla Killa'”) comes in. A wedding lawyer is an attorney with not just a business law background, but a concentration on representing those vendors in the wedding and event industry. This type of lawyer understands the particulars of non-refundable deposits, non-disparagement clauses and negative online reviews, event insurance, trademarks, and copyrights.

More directly, a wedding lawyer specializes in providing legal protection for the wedding business professional. I loved the television show A-Team. You may recall that Mr. T played the character B.A. Baracus, the team’s muscle and mechanical genius. You may even recall that B.A. (aka “Bosco Albert” aka “Bad Attitude”) had a few catch phrases, like “I pity the fool,” “I ain’t getting on no plane,” and simply “Sucka.” I particularly liked his catchphrase, “If it’s got wheels, I can fix it.” This is kind of like the wedding lawyer. If the issue concerns the law and a wedding business, I can fix it.

 

 Why is there a ‘Samuel L. Jackson’ blog category on weddingindustrylaw.com?

Because he, like I, carry a wallet that has Bad MF on it. Also, because he’s had it with these snakes on a plane.

 

About 

Rob Schenk is one of the country’s most prominent “Wedding Lawyers,” a special designation for trial lawyers representing wedding and event industry professionals involved in business disputes and in transactional matters.
Rob was awarded Rising Star of 2015, 2016, and 2017 by Super Lawyers, an honor bestowed on only 2.5% of attorneys. Rob has previously been recognized by his colleagues with a Martindale-Hubbell’s AV Preeminent Rating. Rob is licensed to practice law in Georgia, Tennessee, Florida, California, and New York.

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