About Hodgson Legal



Hodgson Legal, headquartered in the Los Angeles area, provides legal services to individuals and companies in the global marketplace. The firm serves clients in the United States and helps many of those clients grow their business in overseas markets through our network of international legal affiliates, covering markets such as China, Canada, Japan, Mexico, Europe and Latin America. Our firm serves as a trusted advisor to foreign business owners, entertainment companies and individuals with U.S. operations.

Guided by attorney Cheryl Hodgson, Hodgson Legal serves as General Counsel and trusted advisor, guiding a wide variety of clients committed to increasing business value by growing and protecting strong, well-managed intangible assets.  The core value of the firm is providing thought leadership necessary to drive relevant, ethical, expert counsel for clients in an ever changing business environment.  Our mission is to inform and educate, while leading entrepreneurs and brand owners proactively into the world of ecommerce with a bottom line, results oriented approach.  

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Cheryl Hodgson offers a unique combination of legal expertise and practical business experience based upon years of experience in the music industry at a manager, agent, and music publisher. An expert in litigation of matters pertaining to contractual disputes, artist rights, trademarks, copyrights, Cheryl uses her courtroom expertise not only as a litigator but as a mediator in cases involving trademarks copyrights and entertainment related matters. Years in the courtroom provide her clients with strong advocacy for in business transactions, calculated to seal the deal, while minimizing future risks.

Hodgson has been certified for arbitration and mediation of Intellectual Property Disputes and Advanced Workshops for the Uniform Resolution of Domain Disputes at the World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. She is licensed in California, New York, and Tennessee and has served as Professor of Music Law at Loyola University School of Law.

Cheryl serves on the Board and is Past President of the California Copyright Conference. Cheryl is a member of the International Trademark Association (INTA), Los Angeles Copyright Society, and the Intellectual Property Section of the California State Bar.

Cheryl Hodgson is the founder of Hodgson Legal and an entrepreneur in her own right, founding the successful online publication BrandAide.com, focused on providing brand owners with expert insights and advice in brand building.  She is the author of the book Brandaide and has been a featured speaker in many professional groups including the California Copyright Conference, eMarketing Association, the ABA Sports & Entertainment Forum, and the Beverly Hills Bar Association.   Cheryl is a certified yoga instructor and practitioner.