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Daniel Abraham

Daniel Abrahamis an attorney with over 20 years of private practice, specializing in copyrights, trademarks and licensing. He handles registrations, negotiates agreements, and litigates as necessary for clients including illustrators, designers, photographers, writers and other creative professionals.

Before establishing his legal practice full-time, Daniel worked 25 years as an illustrator for newspapers, magazines, and advertising agencies. As Vice-President for Public Affairs of the Graphic Artists Guild, where he served 15 years on the national board, he directed responses to legal and legislative issues facing the graphic arts industry. In 1988, Daniel was key to the drafting of legislation to exempt artists and photographers from the tax capitalization provisions imposed by the 1986 Tax Reform Act.

In addition, as a co-founder of Artists for Tax Equity, he successfully lobbied this exemption through Congress. In the mid-1990s, he was instrumental in ending the State of California's taxation of illustration licensing. In addition to managing his caseload, Daniel lectures on intellectual property issues before professional groups and at art schools, and is currently an adjunct professor at FIT.