How to Get Paid – November 19, 2014

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You’ve worked hard to get the project and do the work—but how do you make sure you actually get paid for your time and effort? Join us for a brown bag lunch presentation that offers valuable legal strategies to secure payment for your artwork or artistic services and explain the legal remedies available when you […]

Music Law 101 (CLE): April 28

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Here’s a great opportunity for attorneys to deepen their knowledge of music law: Music Law 101. This all-day continuing legal education (CLE) seminar features several WLA volunteer attorneys. While this is not a WLA-sponsored event, we think many of our attorney members would enjoy this session! Hit the Right Notes With Your Clients Music law […]

Musicians’ Legal Mixtape – April 16, 2014

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Being in a band can leave you with Sweet Emotions or stuck in Heartbreak Hotel. Come hear promoter-turned-entertainment lawyer Joleen Winther Hughes and Seattle-based talent manager Mackenzie McAninch talk about key legal and business issues You Oughta Know so you can create your own sweet tunes and rebound quickly when it’s time to Go Your […]

Federal Tax Workshop • March 12, 2014

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Depreciation, capital gains, deductions, W-2s, 1099s! Having trouble keeping track of it all? Neil Sussman’s popular tax workshop is back to guide artists and their attorneys through yet another season of gains, losses, formulas and forms. Learn all the basics you need, plus special tips and what’s new for your 2013 tax return.Designed specifically to […]

Gallery Law Workshop: January 29!

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You asked, we’re delivering! By popular demand, we’re bringing you Gallery Law, a lunchtime presentation on current legal issues that arise when working with art dealers and galleries. Presenter Alison Ivey will cover: consignment of artworks for sale through galleries (both artist to gallery and collector to gallery), fiduciary duties of dealers and gallerists, and […]

Laying a Solid Foundation: Business Law Fundamentals for Artists – Thursday, March 6, 2014

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Whether you are thinking about starting your first business or are a seasoned, serial entrepreneur, 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 […]

WLA Lands New Executive Director, Allison Durazzi

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Washington Lawyers for the Arts is thrilled to announce the hiring of Allison Durazzi as the new Executive Director of the organization. Allison has extensive experience in the non-profit sector, in both legal and arts organizations. Her work with the Washington State Access to Justice Board focused on developing and implementing statewide policies and initiatives […]