Thomas Ingram Law Group works with arts organizations that promote, encourage, preserve, and present arts, artists, and artistic productions. Arts organizations can be nonprofit or for-profit, operated by executives, boards of directors or trustees, or owners, members, or shareholders. T I attorneys work with that organizations that are newly stood up organizations to those that have reached maturity in order to secure the impacts to and made by the arts.

T I + Arts Organization Leaders

Arts organizations may be led by a founder, executive director, business owner, C-Suite, or other. Whatever the case, they all are charged with bringing the artistic vision to life. That road can be full of exciting times and unexpected events. Whether being granted financial awards, doing business cross-border, developing new COVID theatre protocols, or working with government officials of public-facing deals, T I works closely with leaders to identify necessary actions, potential issues, and strategic decisions to meet desired milestones.

T I + Arts Organization Boards

For arts entities that maintain nonprofit corporate structures, T I attorneys partner with boards to balance corporate, art, and legal interests. Boards are known for ensuring missions are realized and operations and finance are legally managed. But some boards that enter at the start-up or stand-up phase are needed for business functions, while others are needed for organizational oversight to sustain or sunset an organization. T I attorneys support boards across the entire lifecycle of the organization. Whether involved in million-dollar real estate acquisitions or preparing for the first hire, T I gladly joins with boards to efficiently use the board members’ prowess and limited time in order to meet the needs of the organization.

Supporting the Arts Org


T I attorneys have supported executives with…

  • Personnel matters
  • Contractor matters
  • Artistic agreements
  • Fiscal sponsorships
  • Multi-jurisdictional matters
  • Copyright + trademark matters
  • Business operations
  • Funding mechanisms
  • Real estate matters


T I attorneys have supported boards with…

  • Board agreements
  • Board policies
  • Bylaws
  • Fiduciary responsibilities
  • Conflicts of interests
  • Workforce considerations
  • Funding oversight
  • Real estate matters
Progress is our motivator

We strive to see our clients progress beyond current standing to aspiring goal-states. We recognize that each client comes with its own unique circumstances, so we approach each client with a custom strategy. While each client is unique, each client gets the same care.

A unique legal practice

A practice where being a lawyer and being oneself are not mutually exclusive.

Creative Arts Attorneys in Columbus, OH

T I is a certified minority-owned law firm focusing on transactional law. T I attorneys practice in the areas of arts + entertainment, business, commercial real estate, education, estate planning, mergers + acquisitions, probate, residential real estate, and tax. T I supports for-profit entities, non-profit entities, and individuals from around the United States. One of few Black-owned law firms in Columbus, Ohio, an awarded senior attorney describes T I as an “aggressive, innovative and talented firm” with attorneys who “bring a new energy to the practice of law.”

Friendship and shared core values serve as the foundation. Columbus, Ohio natives Stefan T. E. Thomas and Ashley S. Ingram met while pursuing their legal education at Capital University Law School. After becoming learned in law and business through their respective career pursuits, Thomas and Ingram came together to create T I Law Group.