lightbulbSince 2001, Publishlawyer.com has been dedicated to providing reliable information to the publishing community.  Publishlawyer.com is provided as a service by the Law Offices of  Daniel N. Steven, LLC .  Mr. Steven is a  publishing attorney, author, editor, and former senior publishing executive.  He received his B.A. from the University of Rochester and his J.D. degree from Washington University in St. Louis, where he was Chief Comments Editor of Urban Law Annual (currently Washington University Journal of Law and Policy).  He is admitted to practice in Maryland and the District of Columbia.

Mr. Steven devotes a large part of his practice to publishing law, copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property matters.  His clients include book, magazine, newspaper, audio, video and electronic publishers, authors, agents,  designers, artists, and photographers, and any business with intellectual property assets and issues, including health care professionals and entities. He serves as Chair of the Contracts and Grievances Committee of the Mystery Writers of America, and is the organization’s monthly columnist.  He has been a newsletter and book editor, and is the former publisher of AlignMark Information Publishing, a division of Thomson Reuters.   He also served as publisher and Vice President of a venture capital funded Internet startup.  As a freelance writer, he has contributed to both Writer’s Digest and The Writer.  He is the author of four books:  Final Remedy (HarperCollins, 1996) (novel), Clinical Trials (HarperCollins, 1998) (novel), Health Care Practice Management (Warren Gorham Lamont, 1995) and The Street Smart Writer(Nomad Press, 2006) (co-author).