Professional Biography 

 

Bryan Tuk’s legal practice is focused on business & banking lawnonprofit organizations, faith based organizations and arts & entertainment law.  In Bryan’s transactional practice, he has closed hundreds of deals with an aggregate deal volume in excess of $3 Billion.

Bryan advises clients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey on the acquisition of finance and credit, corporate law issues, banking and commercial lending law, and the sale and acquisition of businesses and commercial properties. He has significant experience in representing national, regional and community lenders and borrowers in commercial loan transactions. Bryan has advised clients on hundreds of transactions with an aggregate deal value of over $3B.  In addition, Bryan represents startup companies and special purpose entities in all matters including the private placement of securities. 

The Firm also provides a broad range of legal services to clients involved in the creation, production and management of creative works. He understands the specific needs of the arts and entertainment industries, including copyright law, music publishing and media matters. He has advised actors, record labels, recording artists, recording studios, songwriters, producers, professional symphonic performers and music industry entrepreneurs. Mr. Tuk is a voting member of The Recording Academy, which is internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards.

In 2017, Lehigh Valley Magazine named Bryan a Local Legal Leader in the areas of Arts & Entertainment Law, Nonprofit Organization Law and Commercial Transactions Law. 

Bryan was selected by peers for inclusion in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers magazine as a Rising Star, 2010 and 2012, which is an honor extended to the top 2.5% of attorneys in Pennsylvania. 

Bryan was also named a Select Lawyer in Business/Commercial Law by Lehigh Valley Style magazine 2014. 

Arts and Social Entrepreneurship

As an arts entrepreneur, Bryan is the Founder and CEO of Performing Arts Live!, a Pennsylvania non-profit, 501c3 organization dedicated to creating and supporting live performance opportunities for jazz artists.  Performing Arts Live! is the presenter of the Allentown JazzFest.

In 2017, Bryan launched KSQJazz, a concert series in an alliance with the Kennett Flash in Kennett Square, PA. 

As a complement to the law practice, Bryan hosts a podcast, Creative Confidential, which invites listeners into conversations with filmmakers, artists, musicians and non-profit CEOs about their professional and artistic journeys, their influences and the challenges they have faced along the way.  A key message of the podcast is that with some imagination you can build the professional life you want for yourself.  You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes here

Bryan has been an Adjunct Professor at Cedar Crest College, lecturing about innovation and entrepreneurship. 

In May 2015, the Allentown Arts Commission named Bryan a recipient of the 2015 Ovation Award as an Emerging Artist for his work in founding Performing Arts Live! and the Allentown JazzFest.

In 2014, Bryan was a TEDx speaker at TEDx Lehigh River in Allentown.  That talk, entitled "Of Two Minds" focused on embracing one's artistic or creative tendencies and applying them directly to professional life.  

Bryan is a voting member of The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, which is internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards. 

Board and Volunteer Service

Currently, Bryan is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh ValleyArtsQuest, and is a former board member of the Boards of Directors of the Allentown Symphony Association, Inc.,  The Princeton Singers and Youth Education in the Arts!

Education

In 2000, Bryan received his J.D. from Temple University School of Law, where he was a Senior Note/Comment Editor for the Temple Political and Civil Rights Law Review.  He received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from West Chester University in 1996.