Title: KKTlaw - Description: The Law Office of Kelly Kocinski Trager, P.C. Law Office of Kelly Kocinski Trager, P.C.

Corporate Law for Artists, Arts-based Businesses and Non-Profits

About KKT






About KKT

Title: Kelly Kocinski TragerKelly Kocinski Trager is a transactional entertainment, business, and intellectual property lawyer assisting artists, performers and arts-based businesses. In addition to her legal practice, Kelly is a dancer and choreographer, art gallery owner, speaker, writer, and teacher.  For more than a decade, she has been a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Design Management and Arts and Cultural Management graduate programs at Pratt Institute in New York and more recently, founded and co-owns of Trager Contemporary, a fine art gallery in Charleston; serves as the Secretary of the Charleston Gallery Association; and project manager for the artist Olek’s Love Across the USA, a public art project bringing together community, crochet and installation.


In her transactional legal practice, Kelly specializes in Intellectual Property as well as all aspects of business formation, acquisition and maintenance, including:

Ÿ Business Formation (drafting and filing of your corporate legal entity formation documents)

Ÿ Agreement Review (Have a lawyer on your side review any agreement – production agreements; employment; leases; partnership/joint venture; non-disclosure/compete)

Ÿ Agreement Drafting (including negotiations on your behalf)

Ÿ Dispute Analysis (While we don’t typically handle litigation, we can certainly discuss your options regarding a business dispute)

Ÿ Trademark/Copyright searches and Filings


Kelly teaches and gives talks and seminars in the areas of Starting and Growing a Business, Intellectual Property Law, Business Strategy, Nonprofit Corporate, Entertainment Law, Legal Issues in the Arts, Arts Management, Dispute Resolution, and International Law and the Arts. She has served on the boards of numerous nonprofit art organizations; worked in fundraising and development, company and stage management; and served as a grant reviewer for state art funding organizations and art reviewer for many publications. In addition to her current teaching roles at College of Charleston and Pratt Institute, she has also taught at New York Film Academy, University of Texas, Arlington and Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Kelly still dances on occasion with Racoco Productions and is in the process of creating new choreographic work. She is also a certified yoga and gyrotonic instructor, and a runner.




Every Client’s needs are different and every business formation or transaction comes with its own unique aspects and challenges.  The best way to discuss what KKTlaw can do for you is a free confidential consultation.

Contact us and we can set up a call to discuss your situation.


Typical Client Projects include:

Ÿ Review/Negotiate/Draft contracts;

Ÿ Draft/File Business Formation documents (including shareholders’/partners’ agreements);

Ÿ Transfer of Intellectual Property;

Ÿ Draft and Negotiate Asset Purchase Agreements;

Ÿ Lease Negotiation and Review.

1.  Contact

Kelly Kocinski Trager is admitted to practice in New York, Illinois and Texas.  Even if you or your transactions aren’t located in one of those states, you can Contact us and set up a free confidential consultation


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