About the Service

Located in the Chicago area and licensed in Illinois, Charles Grippo has practiced law since 1978 in the areas of entertainment, estate planning, real estate, publishing, corporate/non profit, and copyright. Special emphasis on the legal and business needs of writers and other artists. 

"As a writer myself, I understand the  business and legal challenges my colleagues face in the current publishing/production environment. I can help with contracts, intellectual property rights, real estate matters, estate planning (especially literary trusts and literary representatives), incorporating, self production, self publishing. I am especially available to vet projects for potential risks of defamation, rights of privacy and rights of publicity." 



  • The Stage Producer's Business and Legal Guide (1st & 2nd Editions)
  • Business and Legal Forms For Theater (1st & 2nd Editions)
  • A Wife's Tale 


  • Sex Marks The Spot
  • Outrageous Mis-Fortune
  • When Angels Wept
  • A Wife's Tale
  • Santa's Children     

Founder/Artistic Director

  •  Grippo Stage Company, Inc. a 501 ( c) (3) public charity
  •  New Lincoln Theatre, Inc., a commercial theater company


  • Authors Guild
  • Dramatists Guild
  • Alliance for Jewish Theatres
  • International Federation of Journalists
  • Producer's Association of Chicago Theatres
  • League of Chicago Theaters
  • Chicago Writer's Bloc
  • Co-Ambassador - Authors Guild, Chicago


  • "New Opportunities for Financing Theater" Association of Jewish Theaters
  • "The Case Act" Authors Guild - Chicago  Legal Panel Participant
  • "Crafting Musical Theater"  Chicago Writer's Bloc
  • "Self Production for the Performing Arts" Mudcreek Players                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

  Contact me at:  773 -  704-2302       

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