Tuesday, August 30, 2011

WLA Legal Arts Workshop: Financing and Securities Compliance for Artists and Creative Entrepreneurs


So you’ve got it. That great idea that you know is going to be a hit: an incredible book, a brilliant screenplay, a website that is going to fundamentally alter the way people interact with media, or even just a new neighborhood theater group. Whatever it is, you’re ready to put it into action. The one thing you need to launch it is other people’s money, or in professional terms, investors. Persuading investors to provide the necessary financing to launch your idea can be very challenging and is full of legal pitfalls. In Getting the Green Light: Financing and Securities Compliance for Artists and Creative Entrepreneurs, Foster Pepper Arts, Entertainment and Business attorneys Matt Hooper, Vin Ricci and Vandana Harris will offer practical advice and review the legal fundamentals that you’ll need to successfully raise money, protect yourself from personal liability, and comply with Securities and Exchange Commission regulations in order to put your big idea to work. They will also answer any questions you may have on how to structure deals in a manner that allows for you to retain ownership and creative control over your ideas to the greatest extent possible.
If you are an artist, creative entrepreneur or an attorney who represents them, 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 financing and securities compliance.

sday, Sept 8, from 12-1:30 p.m. (registration begins at 11:45 a.m., lunches welcome)

Foster Pepper PLLC
30th Floor Conference Center
1111 Third Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

In advance: $35 Attorneys (includes CLE credit); $10 Artists, Students and Others
At the door: $40 Attorneys (includes CLE credit); $15 Artists, Students and Others

To register, visit Brown Paper Tickets, or phone 24/7 at 800.838.3006. To pay at the door, RSVP to Washington Lawyers for the Arts at 206.328.7053. Please note that the event is subject to cancellation; visit WLA's website or call 206.328.7053 for more information.

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