Chandler Fogden Lyman Law Corporation Announces Name Change and Promotion of Nathaniel Lyman to Partner

July 6, 2023

VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA—Chandler Fogden Lyman Law Corporation is proud to announce it has changed its name in recognition of the contributions of long-time associate and entertainment lawyer Nathaniel Lyman, who has been with the firm since 2015. With an array of practical experience in film production and a commitment to the Indigenous production sector, Lyman has worked with a variety of producers, filmmakers, production companies, animation studios, writers, directors, performers, and many others in the creative fields during his time at CFL Law Corporation.

“It’s an amazing feeling to be named as a partner,” says Lyman. “I’m really lucky to have been mentored by Doran Chandler and Kyle Fogden. But mostly, I’m thankful for the clients who have entrusted me with their incredible projects over the past decade.”

Founded as Chandler Fogden Law Corporation in 2012, the firm has worked with clients at all levels of the entertainment industry, advising on corporate and commercial matters, talent and rights negotiations, licensing and distribution, interim financing, union and guild contracts, insurance, IP, privacy law, tax
credits, and more. In the past few years, they have continued to expand their team with the addition of two new associates, Lydia Guo and Dipo Ziwa.

Of Lyman’s induction to partner, co-founder Doran Chandler says, “We are truly impressed with Nathaniel’s growth and integration within our team as well as his eagerness to step into a leadership role. With his broad knowledge of entertainment law, he brings a depth of experience that will greatly benefit the firm and our clients. We look forward to continuing to work together with Nathaniel and to continue to deliver exceptional legal services to our clients.”

The law firm also announces the departure of partner Patrick Aldous, who is leaving private practice to work full-time with his long-term client, Nettwerk Music Group, as Senior Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs. Founded in 1984, Nettwerk is a record label, music publisher, and artist management company with offices in Vancouver, Los Angeles, London, and Hamburg.

“I am very proud of the firm we have built, and the work we have done together over the years”, says Patrick. “As I start this new chapter of my career as Senior Vice President of Nettwerk, I am so thankful for the opportunity I had to work with such excellent lawyers and such great people. I have learned so much from each of them. With Nathaniel becoming a partner alongside Doran and Kyle, I know I leave the firm in excellent hands.”

The team at Chandler Fogden Lyman looks forward to continuing its upward trajectory, while maintaining its commitment to providing excellent legal services to creatives in the BC film industry. More information about their services and expertise can be found at

About Chandler Fogden Lyman Law

Chandler Fogden Lyman is a leading entertainment law firm based in Vancouver, BC. Their team holds extensive legal and business experience in all areas of film, television, and digital media, providing cost-effective solutions to some of the most talented and creative people in the entertainment industry. CFL Law’s in-depth knowledge and effective legal skills are complemented by their practical hands-on experience in film and television, as well as expertise to face the unique legal challenges of an ever-evolving business landscape. Clients’ productions released in 2023 include Yellowjackets (Showtime), Sweet Magnolias (Netflix), Bones of Crows (CBC), and many more feature films, documentaries, animated productions, and episodic TV series.

About Nathaniel Lyman, B.A., J.D.

Nathaniel Lyman is a partner at Chandler Fogden Lyman Law Corporation in Vancouver, British Columbia, where he provides legal services in the areas of film, television, and digital media. His clients include producers and production companies, animation studios, writers, directors, performers, and others in the creative fields. He is a supporter of the Indigenous production sector and an advocate for narrative sovereignty in the Canadian film industry. He was admitted to the British Columbia bar in 2013 after graduating from the Peter A. Allard School of Law.

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