Bertrand Menon

Lawyer

After having spent ten years in a band and even more time in the entertainment industry, Bertrand Menon decided to launch a project specially dedicated to Art and Culture: an affordable legal service that empowers creatives and defends their rights.

Bertrand practices in Art and Entertainment law, focusing (but not exclusively) in the music industry and show production. He serves a wide range of clients: from artists to cultural entrepreneurs to behind-the-curtain players. Based in Montréal, he is regularly called to counsel clients in business matters outside of Quebec, particularly in English Canada, the United States, Asia and France.

Bertrand favours a personable and relaxed service tailored to the specific needs of each client. His approach is daring, innovative and accessible.

Bertrand Menon

Lawyer

After having spent ten years in a band and even more time in the entertainment industry, Bertrand Menon decided to launch a project specially dedicated to Art and Culture: an affordable legal service that empowers creatives and defends their rights.

Bertrand practices in Art and Entertainment law, focusing (but not exclusively) in the music industry and show production. He serves a wide range of clients: from artists to cultural entrepreneurs to behind-the-curtain players. Based in Montréal, he is regularly called to counsel clients in business matters outside of Quebec, particularly in English Canada, the United States, Asia and France.

Bertrand favours a personable and relaxed service tailored to the specific needs of each client. His approach is daring, innovative and accessible.

Drafting, reviewing and negotiating contracts
e.g. recording, management, band, distribution, production, shows, publishing, production, co-writing, partnership, sponsorship, co-production, promoter, synchronization, license, services, assignment/grant of rights, release, representation, confidentiality, non-disclosure, commitment, employment, etc.

 

Interpreting and applying collective agreements
ex. adisq, apasq, aptp, gmmq, spacq, uda, aqad, etc.

 

Copyright
e.g. copyright infringement, collecting societies, moral rights, fair dealing, public domain, remixing and sampling, etc.

 

Consultation and strategy
e.g. commenting contractual proposals, norms and standards in the music industry, legal advice, canvassing for strategic partners, etc.