Welcome to the
Alderman Law Office

Located in the heart of the Washington, DC business district, The Alderman Law Office is a trusted advisor to clients in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia, as well as nationally and throughout the world. Most of our business is based upon referrals and we welcome the opportunity to assist new and returning clients. The firm provides practical, high-quality, cost-effective legal services for sophisticated intellectual property and technology clients, particularly sports teams and entertainment venues, and successful creatives.

With more than 35 years of intellectual property experience, we help clients develop, license, maintain, protect and enforce their intellectual property rights, whether the client is a software company, content creator or technology company, or involved in information technology, entertainment or the arts.

The Alderman Law Office works with large institutions, as well as start-ups and individuals, across the U.S. and around the globe, to build value for clients by leveraging technology and intellectual property. For many creators, the value of their brand lies in enforcing the exclusivity of their intellectual property. This property may also be monetized through licensing or sale, and the very asset value of many companies, particularly entertainment and technology companies, is in their intangible property.

We pride ourselves on providing extraordinary client service and are the proud recipient of Martindale-Hubbell's top Platinum Client Champion award, which recognizes those attorneys who have received ten or more client reviews with an average score of 4.5 (out of 5), or higher. Fewer than one percent of attorneys qualify for this award.

The firm is also highly regarded by its peers. Firm principal, Elliott Alderman, is rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell. The "A" ability rating refers to "very high to preeminent" legal skills, while the "V" ethical standards rating means that an attorney practices with "very high" ethical standards. The AV rating is a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the very highest level of professional excellence. Fewer than ten percent of attorneys are rated at this level.

The firm represents software, multimedia, technology and internet companies, as well as songwriters, musicians, writers, publishers and artists. We conduct intellectual property audits, analyzing both client content and the clearance of third-party materials, and get the proper protections and licenses in place. The firm is frequently consulted by other law firms and colleagues for assistance with complex intellectual property, content, technology licensing and media matters.

Our clients’ businesses and livelihoods depend on ensuring that their trademarks, copyrights and related rights are protected, and that all rights to content – whether created by them or by third parties – are properly licensed and cleared.

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Our Services

At The Alderman Law Office, we offer domestic and international clients transactional, prosecution, and advisory services in the following practice areas: 

  • Copyrights
  • Trademarks
  • Venue Consulting
  • Intellectual Property and Tech Audits
  • Brand Strategy
  • Name, Image and Likeness Licensing
  • Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs)
  • Privacy
  • Licensing and Rights Clearance
  • Computer, Technology and Outsourcing 
  • Tech Licensing and Transfer
  • Internet, Multimedia  and E-commerce
  • Entertainment, Publishing and Art
  • Art Escrow Services
  • Outside General Counsel Services and Business Consulting
  • Entity Formation 


An art client
I have known Elliott Alderman since 1991 and he has helped me throughout my career on personal and professional business matters. I completely respect and rely on Elliott for many important business matters from intellectual property issues to legal business transactions and practices.
A publishing client
Elliott always listens carefully to what I need and explains the issues clearly, answering all my questions. He has worked with me in a supportive manner to find good solutions to complex and somewhat unusual problems. I am very pleased to recommend his services.