The firm’s founding partner, Charles “Bo” Bowen, comes from a long line of entertainers, singers, and performers ranging from Broadway actors to silent film stars. Growing up in a theatre environment (and being a veteran of the stage himself) inspired a deep love of all things artistic and creative that has shaped and guided Bo’s career and his unique approach to the practice of law.
Upon graduating from Georgetown University Law Center in 1995, Bo moved to Savannah and established what quickly became one of Georgia’s most respected corporate and entertainment law practices. Dissatisfied with the inefficiencies and lack of personal connection that often plague large law firms, Bo set out to completely change the way law is practiced. The result was The Bowen Law Group: a firm where intellect trumps size and every client’s needs are personally serviced by skilled attorneys.
Originally hailing from New Hampshire, Georgia transplant Ryan Schmidt is an Attorney at The Bowen Law Group. A lawyer passionate about protecting the rights of creatives and business owners, Ryan’s law practice focuses on entertainment and music law, business formation, contract disputes, non-compete litigation, and creditor’s rights.
Ryan, who toured extensively as a singer/songwriter prior to law school has been featured on the NBC’s “The Voice” and Apple iTunes’ “New Music Page” and was named “Critics’ Choice” at the Starbucks Music Makers Competition. As a professional musician, he experienced firsthand the cutthroat nature of the business and the restrictive contracts creatives are too often asked to sign. Answering the call to be a fighter for his fellow artists, content creators, and influencers, Ryan knew he needed to pursue a career in law. And so, Ryan attended Belmont University College of Law in Nashville, where he graduated at the top of his class, summa cum laude, after serving as Executive Officer for both Belmont’s Law Review and Federalist Society.
Before moving to Savannah, Ryan clerked for a Nashville-based law firm representing clients in the music industry, fine arts, and digital media. Since joining The Bowen Law Group in 2018, he has represented countless clients in various business and entertainment matters.