Matthew Swanlund

Founder and Principal, AESTHETIC LEGAL


Matthew Swanlund founded the boutique creative business law firm AESTHETIC LEGAL in 2015 upon his fundamental belief is that art, design and creativity improve the world and enhance technological advances, and that creators and the creative process need to be protected and promoted.

Matthew is a preeminent intellectual property lawyer for creative businesses, individual artists and creative entrepreneurs of all types, providing guidance in copyright, trademark, business contracts, intellectual property licensing, business entity formation, litigation, and real estate matters. His clients include Fortune 10 companies, start-up tech companies, renowned artists, entertainers, and bands. 

Matthew has been published in California Lawyer, Los Angeles Lawyer, and Marijuana Venture magazines, and has been a guest on national and local news programs discussing legal issues related to copyright issues. 

He has a B.A. in English, cum laude, from UCLA, and a J.D. from Loyola Law School.

(Log in to view full course descriptions in the UCI Law Course Catalog)