Firm Profile

Bogatin, Corman & Gold is a law firm unique for its variety of practice areas, breadth of perspective and depth of experience. We have established expertise in entertainment and intellectual property law, a wealth of experience in labor and employment law, and active practices in commercial litigation and personal injury. We provide legal counseling and litigation services to a diverse cross-section of clients including creative artists, persons involved in employment disputes, entrepreneurs and companies. While the three partners, M.J. Bogatin, William Corman and Andrew Gold, have different areas of emphasis, our distinctive combination of skills and backgrounds allows us to provide our clients with comprehensive service in a broad array of matters.

Before coming together as partners in 1995, we each practiced for many years in a variety of settings, honing our individual skills as attorneys. M.J. Bogatin has an outstanding reputation as a representative of hundreds of local and internationally recognized performers, artists and writers. William Corman is a nationally known labor and employment law advocate who has represented thousands of clients with employment-related claims in trial and appellate court proceedings. Andrew Gold combines his years of experience as a “big firm” commercial litigator with his arts and entertainment background to provide valuable counsel and advocacy for an eclectic mix of intellectual property and commercial clients.

Because of the diversity of our practice, we provide a broad array of counsel to our clients in a variety of matters. For example, a client having an employment contract problem may also have questions about intellectual property issues. A multi-media business client may want advice about its employee personnel policies. An artist client may have suffered bodily injuries as a result of a vehicle collision or other accident. BCG is experienced in providing counsel in all these areas.

As a firm, we are committed to remaining small in size and personally accessible to our clients. We know from experience that a direct “hands-on” approach with our clients allows us to best understand them and their needs. We pride ourselves on providing services that are sensitive to both our clients’ legal requirements and their economic circumstances.

In February 2001, after many years in San Francisco, we relocated our main office to downtown Oakland. We invite you to contact us to see if we can assist you with your legal needs.

Contact Bogatin, Corman & Gold

Contact Bogatin, Corman & Gold

Bogatin, Corman & Gold

1330 Broadway, Suite 1203

Oakland, CA 94612

Telephone: (510) 832-5005

Fax: (510) 832-5020


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Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts Organizations

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts Organizations

California: California Lawyers for the Arts (San Francisco) (Santa Monica) and (Sacramento)
Colorado: Colorado Lawyers for the Arts
District of Columbia: Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts
Florida: Legal Art (Miami Beach) and Florida Lawyers for the Arts (St. Petersburg)
Georgia: Georgia Lawyers for the Arts
Illinois: Lawyers for the Creative Arts
Indiana: Creative Arts Legal League
Iowa: Iowa Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
Kansas: Kansas City Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts
Louisiana: Louisiana Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
Maine: Maine Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
Maryland: Maryland Lawyers for the Arts
Massachusetts: Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts of Massachusetts
Michigan: ArtServe Michigan
Minnesota: Springboard for the Arts
Missouri: Kansas City Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts and St. Louis Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts
New Hampshire: New Hampshire Business Committee for the Arts
New Jersey: New Jersey Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
New York: Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
North Carolina: North Carolina Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
Ohio: Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts Program
Pennsylvania: Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts and Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council
Rhode Island: Ocean State Lawyers for the Arts
Tennessee: Tennessee Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
Texas: Texas Accountants & Lawyers for the Arts
Washington: Washington Lawyers for the Arts
Wisconsin: Arts Wisconsin

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