Photo of Greg Kanaan speaking at a podium.
Dec 2019

Connecticut Bar Association

Greg Kanaan was recently appointed to be the Chair of the Media and the Law Section of the Connecticut Bar Association.

The goal of the section is to provide a forum for bar association members to discuss and take action on legal issues related to the media, reporting and entertainment industries. The section covers a wide variety of topics, from First Amendment and FOIA issues, to the protection of journalists, to digital media, privacy and social media. The first meeting under Greg's chairmanship was held on Tuesday, December 10th where numerous proposals were discussed, including a proposal to advance legislation protecting student journalists. The section also discussed planning trainings for attorneys on interacting with reporters and a FOIA boot camp.

Greg Kanaan is a New England-based attorney who focuses on intellectual property, business law, and contract issues for artists, filmmakers, and creative entrepreneurs. On top of providing legal services and counsel to a wide variety of creative people, Greg regularly speak at colleges, non-profit arts organizations and professional associations about how the law affects their artistic endeavors. Greg writes for a variety of publications including a two-year stint at MovieMaker Magazine and is the founder of the blog The [Legal] Artist® which was chosen in 2015 by the ABA Journal as one of its top 100 legal blogs. Before earning his J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law in Boston, Greg received his BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and was a documentary television producer for seven years, working for Discovery Channel, TLC, Court TV and A&E. Greg is licensed to practice law in New York, Massachusetts, and Connecticut.