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Tennessee Offices:
6339 Charlotte Pike #592
Nashville, Tennessee 37209
T:(615) 686-0286
F: (615) 807-4877
Email Usm@wsefirm.com

Arizona Offices:
P.O. Box 4593
Scottsdale, Arizona 85261-4593
T: (480) 286-7144
F: (615) 807-4877
Email Usm@wsefirm.com

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Senior Attorney:

Matthew B. Wenzlau (JD, MBA, CIPP/US) is the founder of The WSE Firm, PLLC (formerly of the Wenzlau Law Group, PLLC). For over 20 years, he has worked in the music, film and entertainment industries. Matthew’s body of work includes securitization, funding, and distribution for multi-million dollar motion pictures (imdb link here), production counsel/producer for feature-length films and television shows, and general counsel for grammy award winning music artists, film stars, and a diverse array of celebrities.

From a business perspective, Matthew frequently handles multiple vendor, distributor, and supply-chain arrangements, which businesses can leverage into their daily operations. He represents clients in private disputes, arbitrations, and negotiations involving entertainment-related matters. His practice also includes legal and branding matters involving federal, state, and local regulatory agencies, including trademarks, patents, copyrights and the SEC. Matthew serves on numerous entertainment committees on topics relating to Motion Pictures, Television, Broadcasting, E-Commerce and Music, and is a long-time member of the Recording Academy and the Country Music Association.

Areas of Practice:
Motion Picture Law
Television Law
Music Law
Copyright Law/Copyright Litigation
Trademark Law/Trademark Litigation
Securities Law
Business Planning
Intellectual Property Law
Internet -- Cyberspace
Rights of Privacy

Bar Admissions:
Arizona, 2002
U.S. District Court District of Arizona, 2002

Tennessee, 2007
Supreme Court of Tennessee, 2007

United States Tax Court, 2011

Regent University School of Law, Virginia Beach, Virginia, 1999

Arizona State University, W.P. Carey School of Business, M.B.A., 2009

Baylor University, Waco, Texas, 1996, B.A.

Berklee College of Music, Specialist in the Music Business, Boston, Massachusetts, 2005

University of California Los Angeles, Entertainment/Motion Picture Studies, Specialist in Business and Legal Affairs, Los Angeles, California, 2006

Birth Information:


"Motion Picture Delivery Requirements - A Six Sigma Approach to Solving Problems with Motion Picture Production Employee Time Requirements." -Matthew Wenzlau, Wenzlau Law Group, PLLC.

"Independent Record Companies - A Lean Approach to Department Organization & Product Distribution Channels." -Matthew Wenzlau, Wenzlau Law Group, PLLC

"Arizona Motion Picture Tax Incentives Plan - Informational Pamphlet" - Assembled by Matthew Wenzlau, Wenzlau Law Group, PLLC.

CLE Speaking/Presentations:

  • 2020 NBI Seminars – “Music Festival Law” - Full-Day CLE Presenter, online webcast
  • 2013 NBI Seminars – “Entertainment Law 101” – Full-Day CLE Presenter, held at the Music Instrument Museum
  • 2012 NAMM – Moses Avalon’s – The Future of the Music Business (H.O.T. Zone) (Lecturer)
  • Arizona State Bar – “Factoring Intellectual Property Assets Into Business Formation Decisions for ‘Artist’ Entrepreneurs” (Lecturer)
  • Mesa Community College – Music Business Program; “Merchandising & The Law” (Adjunct Professor; 2002-Present)
  • Mesa Community College – Music Business Program; “Industry Leadership & E-Commerce” (Adjunct Professor; 2002-Present)
  • 4th Wall Productions – “Independent Film Finance” (Lecturer)
  • Bronk’s Park Productions – “Independent Film Pre-Production” (Lecturer)
  • Good Faith Casting – “Legal Concerns for Union and Non-Union Casting” (Lecturer)
  • State Bar of Arizona – “Music Piracy & Intellectual Property” (Lecturer)
  • Paradise Valley Community College – “Music Business Design and Implementation” (Guest Lecturer)


  • The Recording Academy (Grammy)
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association (Executive Council Member)
  • Los Angeles Venture Association (LAVA)
  • Gospel Music Association
  • Scottsdale Bar Associations
  • Certified Specialist in Music Business, Berklee College of Music
  • Country Music Association



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