ART LAW INSTITUTE 2017 | December 4, 2017

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 REGISTER HERE!  WLA’s Art Law Institute returns, our biggest and most popular education program of the year. We invite lawyers, artists and artist organizations the opportunity to participate in a full day legal education seminar involving training on topics of trademark, copyright and publicity rights, as well as ethics in representing artists and art institutes. Attorney’s who provide […]

WLA’s Raise the Bar for Art Fall Mixer! | Thursday, October 26th, 2017  6:30-8:30pm

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WLA’s Raise the Bar for Art Fall Mixer!  Thursday, October 26th, 2017  6:30-8:30pm KEXP Gathering Space 472 1st Ave N. Seattle, WA 98109 This is one of our favorite times of year: the chance to connect with our members, artist and attorney friends, and meet some new faces too! Join us for an evening of engagement and […]

Work-Made-For-Hire Agreements: What They Are, When You Need Them, and Why | Tuesday, May 23rd

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From video games, to Broadway shows, to commercial websites, creative projects often involve multiple people working together. This presentation will discuss an essential tool for collaborative projects: the work-made-for-hire agreement. The presentation will address: – Who owns rights in the absence of a work-made-for-hire agreements – Who benefits from work-made-for-hire agreements – What attributes are […]

Federal Taxes with Neil Sussman-Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

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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 2016 tax return. Designed specifically […]

WA State Tax Fundamentals-Monday, January 23, 2017

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With the new year coming, taxes are always just around the corner! Be ready and reduce your anxiety by attending our State Tax workshop! In this workshop, we’ll review Washington State business taxes including Business & Occupations (B&O), Sales, Use, Personal Property, and a few others that artists should be aware of. We’ll highlight filing methods and record-keeping […]


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On October 6th, 2016, we welcomed over 100 supporters, colleagues, volunteers and friends to the Columbia Tower Club to help us ring in our 40th year! We want to thank everyone for coming out and supporting one of the only non-profit organizations in Washington dedicated to bridging the gap between the Washington arts and legal communities. Thank […]