As a nextgen boutique law practice specializing in Entertainment Law & Intellectual Property Law, we put the protection of the creative and innovative classes at the heart of our work.

Protect Your Passion.

Welcome to your

Peace Of Mind

A Law Firm for People Who Aren’t Crazy About Lawyers.

So you need a great Entertainment Lawyer but just the thought of seeking one out has you reaching for the aspirin bottle. We totally get it. Between the lack of parking downtown, the tepid reception, all the legalese, and the six-minute increments, finding good legal help can sometimes be a real drag. But rest easy, you landed in the right place.

At Kernen Law, we work closely with creative, entrepreneurial, and innovative clients to protect and leverage their life’s work. And we do it in a way that puts their comfort first. From developing sound business strategies and negotiating agreements, to maximizing creative opportunities and collaborative relationships, we provide our clients peace of mind so that they can focus on what is most important, their own creativity.

practice areas


Our mainstay, we were built to service the music, film/TV, photo, literary, and fashion industries.

Intellectual Property Law

We will assist you in protecting your creative output through copyrights, trademarks, and more.

New Media

From idea to app and everything in between, we will ensure your ingenuity is protected in all aspects.

Small Business

We will guide you through the many considerations when turning your creativity into a business.


Whether your an individual creator, emerging start-up, or established company, we offer the same personable, cost-effective, and competent counsel in order to achieve your immediate goals while keeping an eye towards your future growth, sustainability, and success. We call it the Nextgen difference and it’s what sets us apart…

Symbiotic Industry Experience
We're not only lawyers, but like you, we are artists and entrepreneurs as well. So unlike many lawyers whose only industry exposure is academic, we know the important nuances of the industries you work in because we've often done the same.
Law Firm In The Cloud
We offer cloud-based electronic document storage and retrieval, instant account balance access, and online payments to make life easier on you. Not to mention, we're big fans of trees. Let's save a few.
Flex office space, state-of-the-art firm management software, cloud-computing, and online payments all lead to improved efficiency and cost-savings for clients.
Solutions Unique To You
There are no one-size-fits all solutions around here. Rather, we believe in evolving and responsive, custom-tailored strategies based on your individual needs. If things change, so will we.

Ash Kernen

Founder. Lawyer. Advocate. (Bashful Musician.)

Ash is the founder and principal attorney of Kernen Law. Building upon his years of experience as an entrepreneur and musician, Ash started Kernen Law to serve the unmet needs of Philadelphia’s creative and innovative communities – needs that are best understood by having lived and breathed them. Personable but candid, witty yet respected, Ash is a fierce advocate for his clients who brings his lifetime of client-oriented service to bear on the representation. Learn more about Ash in his own words.

…I know what it is to sink your soul into your creativity, because I’ve done it myself. I also know what it is to rely on others to protect that creativity, because I’ve done that too. So rest assured that when you trust me to protect your creative efforts, you are trusting it to someone who knows exactly how you feel.
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1627 N. 2nd Street
Suite 123
Philadelphia, PA 19122


Office: +1 215-399-0404
Fax: +1 215-399-0404 (same)

Working hours:

Monday- Saturday: 10:00am – 9:00PM

Sunday: Even Lawyers Need a Break

Get In Touch. We Don’t Bite.