Patrice N. Perkins is the Creative ESQ. behind Creative Genius Law, a law firm serving as the strategic legal partner exclusively for creative entrepreneurs, innovators and change agents. Her clients are all game-changers looking to impact the world in creative ways. She develops legal strategies and provides counsel in the areas of business start-ups, transactional law, intellectual property (trademarks and copyrights), social media, advertising, and marketing law. Recognized by the American Bar Association as a “Legal Rebel”, she encourages clients to tap into the unrealized revenue potential of their intellectual property and abandon the starving artist mentality. She uses the law to protect and nurture creativity rather than stifle it. Patrice is committed to empowering creative minds with legal know how.
She’s previously spoken at Chicago Creative Expo, Lake FX, Chicago Urban League, Chicago Artists Coalition, Blogging While Brown, Alt Design Summit, BlogHer, Eat Write Retreat, and AVVO Lawyernomics to name a few. She's appeared in popular media and blogs including FORTUNE, NBC, Design Sponge, Young, Fabulous & Self-Employed and Carol Roth. She’s also a dedicated member of the Board of Directors for the Chicago Artists Coalition. Patrice publishes Creative Genius Society, a business and law blog, and is the creator of The Quit Kit, a strategic planning system to help creative entrepreneurs ditch their 9 to 5 for full-time entrepreneurship.
Creative Genius Law® works exclusively as the strategic legal partner for creative entrepreneurs, innovators + change agents. We develop legal strategies and provide counsel in the areas of business start-ups, transactional law, intellectual property (trademarks and copyrights) social media, advertising, and marketing law. We support our clients as their legal partner from start-up through the expansion and growth of their creative businesses and brands. We help them tap into the unrealized revenue potential of their intellectual property and build thriving, sustainable businesses. Our overall mission is to help our clients leverage their creativity for cash, impact and legacy at each state of their business. We use the law to protect and nurture creativity rather than stifle it.