Attorney Jacob Janzen is devoted to the representation of Artists and Creative Professionals at the many intersections of the Art and Legal worlds.
As a former member of the California Lawyers for the Arts Modest Means Incubator Program, Janzen created Start Art Legal, a law practice where he provided affordable, discounted, and pro-bono legal counsel to Artists and Creative Professionals throughout in the Bay Area and Los Angeles.
As a staff attorney for Art Law Access, Janzen works with, represents, and advises Nonprofit Organizations, Visual Artists, Musicians, Performing Artists, Galleries, Owners of Art related Businesses, and Creative Entrepreneurs throughout the state of California.
Janzen is a licensed CA attorney. He holds an MA in Art Business from the Sotheby’s Institute of Art, Los Angeles, and a JD from DePaul University College of Law in Chicago.
As co-founder of Art Law Access, Matt works directly with artists and entertainers to help them realize their projects.
A graduate of the UC Santa Clara School of Law, Matt served as the first staff attorney for California Lawyers for the Arts, where he established the organization's pro bono clinic program.
In addition to his work with Art Law Access, Matt serves as the Secretary of the Art Law Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco, and as a Vice-Chair for the Licensing Technology & Transactions Interest Group of the California Lawyers Association.