Thursday, April 27
7:00 to 8:30 pm
Workshop 3 (3rd Floor)
Shared Spaces & Entity Formation
This panel will discuss legal issues for artists in shared spaces, relevant contracts, how to join one, rights ownership, and business entity formation for how to form a shared space.
Presented by Laura Possessky and Hardeep Grover
Laura Possessky is a Senior Business Affairs Attorney with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Prior to her current position, Laura was a partner of Gura & Possessky, PLLC, where she represented creative entrepreneurs and nonprofit organizations on a range of legal matters relating to content development and project management. During her two terms as Board President of Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts she developed and implemented programs on legal aspects of the creative economy and continues to be actively engaged in advocacy for creative entrepreneurship with the Center for the Creative Economy. At present, she is Board Chair of Docs In Progress, a nonprofit supporting documentary filmmakers and a member of the Women in Film & Video Advisory Board. She is currently producing a digital documentary project about the Women’s Bar Association, reflecting on a century of women in the legal profession. She may be reached at email@example.com or @DCBarista.
Hardeep Grover is an attorney with Tresquire, a solo practice where he focuses on helping start-ups and small businesses navigate legal hurdles. Hardeep began his practice immersed in the start-up culture of San Francisco, and developed his expertise as counsel to restaurants, theater, and film production companies in New York. Having returned to his hometown of Washington, DC, Hardeep now works with creative entrepreneurs in the technology, entertainment, and food & beverage industries. Barred in CA, NY and DC, he works with clients in all three jurisdictions, striving to help people bring their visions to fruition. In addition to his role on the education committee of the Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts, Hardeep is also President-Elect of the South Asian Bar Association of Washington, DC. Hardeep received his BA in Economics from George Mason University, and his JD from The George Washington University Law School. In his spare time he enjoys playing with wild yeast fermentation, and he dreams of one day owning a Rotovap and a cheese cave.
Artomatic returns to Crystal City for its signature art event! This year features over 600 artists, performers, musicians, and creatives of all stripes showcasing their talents on 7 floors.
WALA is proud to once again join forces with Artomatic to present the “Artists in the Reframed Space” Legal Education Series. This 6-part series explores relevant historical legal issues for artists in the reframed context of the present.