About David Koehser

David Koehser represents and advises individuals and businesses on publishing, licensing, copyright, trademark and general business law matters. His clients include publishers, writers, artists, designers, agents and producers. He also works with business consultants and consulting firms, software developers and other retail and service businesses.

He is a past chair of the Minnesota State Bar Association Art & Entertainment Law Section, and the Hennepin County Bar Association Corporate & Business Law Section. He regularly speaks at continuing legal education programs and industry trade group meetings, and has taught publishing law seminars at the University of Minnesota Law School and Hamline University Law School.

Areas of Practice


Merchandise Licensing

Theatre and Performing Arts

Copyrights and Trademarks

Business Law


University of Minnesota Law School
J.D. cum laude 1981

University of Iowa
B.A. 1977
Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions

Minnesota 1981
Illinois 1982

Professional Memberships

Minnesota State Bar Association
Business Law Section
Art & Entertainment Law Section  (Chair, 1998-1999) 

Hennepin County Bar Association
Corporate and Business Law Section (Chair, 1998-1999)

Minnesota Book Publishers Roundtable

Twin Cities Licensing Group