July 22, 2010

Two VLA events in NYC

Forming Your For-Profit Arts Business, New York City

When: Thursday, August 12, 2010, 4 - 6 p.m.
Where: VLA, 1 East 53rd Street, NY, NY 10022 (Auditorium)

This class provides valuable information about starting an arts-related business. Covered issues also include: For vs. Non-Profit incorporation, fiscal sponsorship, selecting and protecting business names; the legal and tax characteristics of LLCs an publication requirements, partnerships, and type C and S corporations; choice of jurisdiction; financing your business; employees and independent contracts; and insurance.

This class will be taught by Elena M. Paul, Esq., VLA's Executive Director.

To register and for more information, please visit our website at http://www.vlany.org/education/workshops.php#profit


Career Opportunities in Art Law & Entertainment Law

When: Thursday, July 29, 2010: 1:00pm-3:00pm & 3:30pm-5:30pm
Where: Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, 919 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10022

VLA is proud to host this panel of distinguished art and entertainment attorneys to speak about their personal career trajectories and what got them there. This panel is intended for young lawyers, law students, and individuals interested in careers in art, intellectual property, and entertainment law - fields that span the full range from copyright, trademark, licensing, and television programming, to visual art, literature, music, theater, dance, and nonprofit corporations.

This career panel allows young attorneys to take advantage of VLA's Young Associates Membership (YAM). YAM is VLA's membership category exclusively for lawyers in their 1st - 4th years of practice. VLA hosts a variety of events for YAMs designed to encourage members' understanding of the representation of artists and arts organizations as well as to foster an appreciation for contemporary art and promote members' involvement in philanthropic activities. For more information on the YAM program, please visit: http://www.vlany.org/index.php#career

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