About Us

Finding the right fit for your business needs.

What do we do?

Our Goal: Realizing
Your Intellectual Property
Into Your Opportunity.℠
Over the past twenty years, networking technology has allowed consumers unparalleled access to services and products from enterprising businesses and manufacturers without need of traditional channels of advertising and distribution. However, driven by newfound profitability, the rapid growth of online business systems effectively created a vacuum within the legal framework which had for decades protected the expression of - and right to profit from - our own intellectual property.

While the practice of law has always struggled to keep pace with human innovation, in no areas of the profession has this been more true than that of Intellectual Property, Entertainment Law, and the regulation of New Media. The Harger Law Office is dedicated to addressing the unique problems created by the intersection of existing intellectual property laws and the emergence of new technologies and media. Our goal is singular - providing you and your company tech-savvy legal expertise with an eye to the future of your industry.

Who are we?

Max E. Harger is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and the Texas Tech University School of Law. Originally from Lubbock, Texas, he has made his home in Austin since 1999.

Mr. Harger provides transactional and litigation counsel to entrepreneurial individuals and corporate clients within the Technology, Mass Media and Entertainment industries, and currently sits on the State Bar of Texas U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Practice Committee.

He is a participating member of the following professional organizations:
State Bar of Texas
State Bar of Texas Intellectual Property Law Section
State Bar of Texas Entertainment and Sports Law Section
State Bar of Texas U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Practice Committee Member
Texas Young Lawyers' Association
Austin Bar Association
Austin Intellectual Property Law Association
Austin Young Lawyers' Association

Gary D. Harger is a graduate of Texas Tech University and the Texas Tech University School of Law.

A recent arrival to Austin, Mr. Harger is a former judge who maintains an active Mediation, Arbitration and Special Judging practice while sitting as an assigned, visiting judge throughout the 3rd Administrative Region. He is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Among his accolades, he is a past President of the Texas Association of County Court at Law Judges Association, as
well as having been appointed by the Texas Supreme Court
to serve on the Judicial Committee for Information Technology and the Shared Solutions Summit Faculty. He has served as
a legislative resource attorney and as an advisor to the Texas Legislature, the Supreme Court’s Judicial Council, the Task Force on Indigent Defense, the Access to Justice Education Subcommittee on Self-Represented litigants and the Texas Remote Interpreter’s Project.

Mr. Harger is an active member of the Austin and Williamson County Bar Associations and volunteers through those organizations' Mentoring, Bench-Bar Conference and the
Lawyers Build/Habitat for Humanity program.

Mr. Harger is a participating member of the following professional organizations:
State Bar of Texas
State Bar of Texas Judicial Section
Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists

What do people think about us?

A Professional, Intelligent and Responsive Attorney with Integrity! In seeking help, Max's staff was very professional in providing me responsive help from Max himself. When I spoke with Max on the phone for the first time, Max was already familiar and knowledgable about how to help me. Max even went out of his way to meet me in person to provide me that free consultation and Max was spot on about my situation. During that consultation, he gave the pros and cons of the situation and advised me of all possible options available to me. I was willing to hire him on the spot but he recommended that I evaluate my other options before I hire him. I whole-heartedly, without a doubt, recommend Max Harger for legal assistance.

Wayne, a Copyright Infringement Defense Client

A sharp, modern lawyer! Mr. Harger has provided my company with fantastic legal counsel regarding small business formation and copyright law over the last 5 months. His ability to draft complicated terms of service and compensation schemes is exceptional. He projects a knowledgeable, friendly exuberant attitude and is fair in his billing time. I could not be happier with Mr. Harger's services and will certainly continue to seek his legal counsel on all fronts regarding my business!

Scott, a Business Client

Ethical, Sharp, Timely. I've hired Mr. Harger to both draft and review entertainment contracts, specifically documents dealing with the Music Industry. I've been very pleased with both the quality of his work and character. Even though Mr. Harger has a lot of clients, time and time again he has responded to my inquiries via email almost immediately and answered every one of my phone calls the first time I've tried him. I would and do recommend him to any and all clients seeking a tenacious, bright and candid lawyer.

Will, an Entertainment Business Client