Free Consultation: (651) 789-0550Tap to Call This Lawyer
Walter George Lehmann

Walter George Lehmann

Managing Partner, Lehmann PLC
  • Entertainment & Sports Law, Intellectual Property, Trademarks
  • Maryland, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media

Walter G. Lehmann is managing partner of the art, entertainment and museum law firm LEHMANN PLC (formerly Lehmann Strobel PC). An attorney and business consultant for over 25 years, he has focused on helping individuals, businesses and nonprofit organizations manage their intellectual property assets.

He has represented independent producers, artists, writers, as well as museums and nonprofit arts and cultural organizations on a wide range of legal and business matters including business organization, financing, intellectual property management, board governance, nonprofit administration, and museum collections management, policies and ethics.

Lehmann’s education includes a BA in English (Williams College) and Juris Doctor cum laude (Wm. Mitchell College of Law). He has also completed a Masters in Museum Studies (George Washington University) and the Appraisers Association of America's Comprehensive Appraisal Study Program.

He is a frequent contributor to scholarly and industry publications and has participated in numerous industry conferences. He co-authored Rights and Reproductions: The Handbook for Cultural Organizations, 2nd Edition (Rowman & Littlefield, 2019) and is the author of Museum Administration: Law and Practice, 2nd Edition (Rowman & Littlefield, 2022).

Lehmann has served on the board of directors of numerous nonprofit organizations including the Minnesota Museum of American Art and the Friends of The M. Lehmann has also served on the Collections Committee of the Walters Art Museum.

He has taught courses on art and museum law at Johns Hopkins University and George Washington University and is an adjunct professor at Mitchell Hamline laws school and Case Western Reserve law school. He has been on the faculty of the annual ALI Legal Issues in Museum Administration CLE course, and was Chair and Vice Chair of the ABA-IPL Copyright Policy Committee. Lehmann is currently licensed in Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Ohio.

Practice Areas
Entertainment & Sports Law
Intellectual Property
Trademark Litigation, Trademark Registration
Additional Practice Areas
  • Art Law
  • Museum Law
  • Non Profit Organizations
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Maryland Court of Appeals
Placeholder image for jurisdictions.
Minnesota Supreme Court
ID Number: 0233419
Placeholder image for jurisdictions.
Supreme Court of Ohio Office of Attorney Services
Placeholder image for jurisdictions.
Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
Placeholder image for jurisdictions.
Professional Experience
Adjunct Professor
Mitchell Hamline School of Law
- Current
Adjunct Professor
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Adjunct Professor
George Washington University - Mount Vernon campus
ABA-IPL Committee on Copyright Policy
Adjunct Professor
Johns Hopkins University
ALI-ABA Legal Issues in Museum Administration
Appraisers Association of America Comprehensive Appraisal Study Program
Candidate for Associate Membership (2021)
Placeholder image for education.
The George Washington University Law School
M.A. | Museum Studies
The George Washington University Law School Logo
William Mitchell College of Law
J.D. | Law
Honors: Cum Laude
Activities: Law Review Student Bar Association
William Mitchell College of Law Logo
Williams College
B.A. | English
Placeholder image for education.
Articles & Publications
Museum Administration: Law and Practice (2nd Edition)
Rowman & Littlefield
Rights and Reproductions: The Handbook for Cultural Organizations (2nd Edition) (co-author)
Rowman & Littlefield
USPAP Compliant, January 2021
Appraisers Association of America Comprehensive Appraisal Study Program
Websites & Blogs
Contact & Map
Lehmann PLC
1397 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
Telephone: (651) 789-0550