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Kahn Publishes Eleventh Book in Rachel Gold Mystery Series

Capes Sokol is pleased to announce that Michael A. Kahn, senior counsel and chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property practice group, has published his 16th book, “Bad Trust.”

Kahn is the award-winning author of: eleven Rachel Gold novels; three standalone novels: Played!, The Sirena Quest, and, under the pen name Michael Baron, The Mourning Sexton, and several short stories. In March 2019, Mike co-authored, “The Art of Conflict: Tales from the Courtroom,” with Alan C. Kohn, a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a veteran of over 100 trials.

The Book to Beat the COVID-19 Blues

The most recent edition in the Rachel Gold mystery series, “Bad Trust” is chronicles how

An ugly trust fund dispute among siblings turns deadly when Isaiah, CEO of the family firm he stole from their father, is murdered in his office. St. Louis attorney Rachel Gold, hired to bring suit against Isaiah on behalf of his sisters, must now defend one against the charge of fratricide.

As Rachel and her team seek essential evidence, the widowed Rachel struggles with family issues of her own, including relationships with her young son Sam and her boyfriend Abe. The jury is still out on whether or not Rachel can create the work-life balance she is seeking.

For an in-depth review of Mike’s recent mystery: Lawyer-sleuth Rachel Gold is back fiercer than ever in pursuit of justice

On May 4, 2020, Mike will be interviewed about his book on St. Louis on the Air, a show produced by St. Louis Public Radio, a news organization and NPR member station.

Contract Clauses: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

In addition, Mike will be the featured speaker for a St. Louis Writers Guild Workshop on May 2, 2020. During the workshop entitled, “Contract Clauses: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly,” he will review several sample author contracts, provide negotiation tips, and answer questions. The free online workshop is hosted by the St. Louis Writers Guild, in cooperation with St. Louis Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts (VLAA).

For additional information about the workshop: Workshops for Writers – May 2: Attorney to share insights about contracts at May 2 writers’ workshop

About Michael A. Kahn

Mike concentrates his practice in copyright, trademark, First Amendment and media law, including libel and privacy rights. He is a nationally recognized trial lawyer in general commercial litigation and advises clients on a range of intellectual property matters.

Mike was recognized by Best Lawyers as the 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” for copyright law in the St. Louis area and as a 2020 Legal Champion by Missouri Lawyers Weekly. In addition to his active practice, Mike is an adjunct professor at the Washington University School of Law, where he teaches an upper level course on Censorship and Free Expression.

With over 30 years of experience, Mike has represented multiple high-profile clients, including S. Victor Whitmill, who filed a copyright-infringement lawsuit over the use of his facial tattoo artwork on another character in the motion picture The Hangover Part II. In addition, he has been counsel of record for the National Basketball Association, Oprah Winfrey, Lions Gate Entertainment, Mark McGwire, McFarlane Toys, Radio One, Emmis Communications, The St. Louis Business Journal, Eveready Battery Company, The New York Yankees, Paramount Pictures, and The Topps Company in various disputes.

For more information about Mike, please visit his profile.

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