LAYING A SOLID FOUNDATION: BUSINESS LAW FUNDAMENTALS FOR ARTISTS
Panel & Networking Opportunity!
1.5 CLE credits requested
Garvey Schubert Barer, 18th Floor, Second & Seneca Bldg, 1191 Second Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Drinks & light hors d'oeuvres provided!
Whether you are thinking about starting your first business or a seasoned, serial entrepreneur, having a thorough understanding of how to setup and structure your business will maximize the potential of your venture. In Laying a Solid Foundation: Business Law Fundamentals for Artists, business attorneys Theresa Simpson and Gary Swearingen will take you through a whirlwind seminar of legal issues in setting up and operating your business. They will discuss business entities, license requirements, having employees, and working with your advisors (lawyers, accountants, psychotherapists). Overarching the discussion will be protecting your intellectual property and using the IP of others. If you are an artist, creative entrepreneur or an attorney who represents them as clients, this Workshop is not to be missed as it will provide an excellent fundamental framework for understanding how to recognize and resolve the legal issues involved with setting up and operating a business.
Gary Swearingen is an in-house attorney with Motricity, Inc. where he handles the company's intellectual property and contracting matters. Prior to Motricity he was in the contracts and intellectual property group at Washington Mutual and was a partner at Garvey Schubert Barer where he represented artists and other creative entrepreneurs as well as companies who buy creative works. Gary has been a lawyer for 17 years, is a past president of the Washington Lawyers for the Arts, and frequent speaker on arts-related legal topics. Gary received his J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law, and his B.S. from Willamette University.
Theresa Simpson represents both Internet and brick and mortar businesses with respect to licensing and other business matters, especially those involving protection of intellectual property rights, e-commerce and media issues. Ms. Simpson advises publishers, producers, musicians and other performers, athletes, labels, artists, writers, trademark owners, software developers and other creative clients in drafting and negotiating licensing, distribution and other agreements; asserting and defending copyright and trademark claims; resolution of business disputes and other entertainment and media issues. Ms. Simpson is an adjunct lecturer in the Master of Communication in Digital Media program at the University of Washington, and has taught "Digital Media Law and Policy" since 2009. Theresa received her J.D. from the University of California Hastings College of the Law, and her B.A. from the University of California Berkeley.
Garvey Schubert Barer (View)
Second & Seneca Building 1191 2nd Avenue, 18th Floor
Seattle, WA 98101
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