Sharon Fjordbak
Owner
Owner
sfjordbak@sbcglobal.net
214-288-8669 (Cell)


Areas of Experience
Entrepreneurial Transactions and Planning;
Non-Profit Formation, Management & Fundraising;
Copyright & Trademark Development and Protection;
Entertainment Contracts.

Sharon Fjordbak brings many life experiences to her services as a legal and business advisor, including over 31 years as an entrepreneurial, non-profit and entertainment lawyer, as a senior financial advisor at Merrill Lynch, and CEO for a local cosmeceutical company.

 

Sharon is licensed in Texas and New Mexico and represents clients in both states, with particular concentration in Dallas and Santa Fe.  Her legal practice draws clients from the business, non-profit, television, film, music and publishing sectors, with a focus on tax-exempt recognition and fundraising issues, contractual negotiations and business development.

 

She was published in the SMU Dedman School of Law Journal of Air Law and Commerce for her law review article entitled “The International Direct Broadcast Satellite Controversy.”

 

She has written and published several series of newsletters entitled “The Law of Intellectual Property”, “Entertainment and Intellectual Property Law”, and “The Spirit of Merrill Lynch”(showcasing client philanthropy in Dallas).

 

Her past non-profit executive services include the following:

 

Development Co-Chair, SMU-in-Taos Executive Board

President, Board of Trustees, Callier Foundation

Chairman, SMU Meadows School of Arts Executive Board

Chairman, Advanced Electronic Imaging Committee, North Dallas Chamber of Commerce

Chairman of Family Place Trailblazer Awards Luncheon

President, Dallas Knife & Fork Club

Honorary Chair, Autistic Treatment Center Gala

Advisory Board Member, Attitudes & Attire

Sharon is the Lecturer of Business Law in the School of Business at the University of North Texas at Dallas.  Formerly she was an adjunct law professor at SMU Dedman School of Law, teaching Entrepreneurship Law.  She was also an adjunct and visiting law professor at the University of North Texas at Dallas and Denton, teaching Business Law, Intellectual Property Law and Media Entrepreneurship.  She was also an Entrepreneur-in-Residence for the UNT Murphy Center for Entrepreneurship.
Previously, she has presented business, intellectual property and entertainment law lectures at the University of North Texas, University of Texas at Dallas and the College of Santa Fe.

 

Education  
J.D. Southern Methodist University
Dedman School of Law 1989                                                  
      

B.B.A.  Southern Methodist University            

Cox School of Business  1986                         
(Cum Laude)    
                                                  

Memberships
State Bar of Texas
State Bar of New Mexico
Dallas Bar Association