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 […]


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We’re pleased to present the Intellectual Property Fundamentals workshop with attorneys Aaron Hendelman and Mark S. Warnick. Whether you’re an artist or an attorney serving clients in creative professions, you’ll leave this 90-minute workshop with a better understanding of IP law and how to protect creative works.  Key points will include: Basics of trademark, copyright […]

YOU’RE INVITED: WLA Celebrates 40th Anniversary!

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  [button link=”″ size=”medium” variation=”red”]RSVP HERE- WLA MEMBERS ARE FREE![/button] This year, we are proud to celebrate 40 years of fulfilling our mission! As the only non-profit organization in Washington dedicated to bridging the gap between the Washington arts and legal communities, the WLA provides tools and resources so artists and art organizations are better […]