Thursday, February 20, 2014

VLAA Workshops

Monday, Feb. 24 (7:00 to 9:30 p.m.)
Do you have pressing questions about copyright? Here’s your chance to learn the basics from Attorney Dan Cohn, Husch Blackwell. Then you’ll have an opportunity to spend 15 minutes talking to a volunteer lawyer. Consultations will be scheduled in person that evening and may not be available if you do not register in advance.

Business Edge workshops are held in the Regional Arts Commission’s building, 6128 Delmar. Free parking behind the Pageant or in the MetroLink lot.

Register by email. . Please send your name and phone number.

Tuition: $10 in advance; $15 at the door. If you need a scholarship, please contact us.

Monday, Mar. 10 (7:00 to 9:30 p.m.)
Want to legally protect your band name or logo? What is (and is not) protected by a trademark? How long does trademark last? What is trademark registration? What can you do if someone violates your trademark? How can you use someone else’s trademark? Attorney Morris Turek will answer these questions (and more).


Monday, Mar. 31 (7:00 to 9:30 p.m.)
Although many of us still prefer to conduct our business on a handshake, vague verbal agreements can result in ugly misunderstandings. In addition to covering contract basics, this interactive session will help you sharpen your negotiation skills. Instructor: Attorney Adam Shulenberger.

Monday, Apr. 7 (7:00 to 9:30 p.m.)
Are you looking for studio or live/work space? Don’t sign on the dotted line yet. Attorney Thomas B. Smallwood, Stinson Leonard Street, will walk you through our sample commercial lease with the assistance of an expert panel of property owners and leasing agents.

Download a registration form  here.

St. Louis Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts (VLAA) serves the arts community by making referrals to lawyers and accountants; mediating arts-related disputes; publishing concise how-to guides; sponsoring seminars and public forums; providing guest speakers; maintaining a content-rich website; collaborating on arts advocacy initiatives; and facilitating access to the national volunteer lawyers for the arts network.

St. Louis Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts
6128 Delmar
St. Louis, MO 63112


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