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October 2016

Resource Night for Dance

October 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Atlas Performing Arts Center,
1333 H Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002 United States
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Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts is proud to be a Program Partner for Resource Night for Dance. Join Dance Metro DC for an evening of regional networking and information sharing about existing services, resources, training and funding opportunities for dance. The evening will also include an LOI (letter of inquiry) writing workshop with Suzanne Callahan of Callahan Consulting for the Arts! Join us to learn about: Dance Metro DC's upcoming initiatives Services available from The Washington Area Lawyers for the…

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$20

Fall CE Series – Copyright/Trademark Protection & Use

October 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Charles Sumner School Museum & Archives,
1201 17th Street NW
Washington, 20036 United States
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Every Wednesday from 7:00 – 9:00 pm, beginning October 5th and running through November 9th, WALA will present its acclaimed Creative Entrepreneurship Series at the Charles Sumner School Museum & Archives, 1201 17th St. NW, Washington, DC.  Participants can choose to attend as few or as many sessions as they like. The six-installment series addresses a different topic each week, each vital to the success of the creative entrepreneur. Session 1 - Copyright/Trademark Protection & Use Wednesday, October 5, 2016  Presentation and Q &…

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$20

Fall CE Series – Tax Strategies

October 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Charles Sumner School Museum & Archives,
1201 17th Street NW
Washington, 20036 United States
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Session 2 - Tax Strategies Wednesday, October 12, 2016 Presentation and Q & A with Ben Takis, Tax-Exempt Solutions, PLLC "Pursuing your art as a business can be daunting, and one of the biggest challenges is understanding the tax laws. Between the many types of federal and state taxes that apply to your business, it is easy to make a mistake that can set back your business for years. Ben Takis, founder and principal attorney at Tax-Exempt Solutions PLLC, and an…

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Patent Basics – Brown Bag Lunch

October 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Kirkland & Ellis LLP,
655 15th St NW
Washington , DC 20005 United States
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WALA Patent "Basics" Seminar   Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 12:00 PM (EST) Kirland & Ellis 655 15th St NW Washington, DC 20005  Register Today! Are you a maker, designer, or inventor?  Learn more about patents and how they can help you succeed!  This brown bag lunch program will cover the basics of patents and patent law.  Expected topics include: What is a patent? What are the different types of patents, and how are they different from copyrights and trademarks?…

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$20

Fall CE Series – Contracts & Licensing

October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Charles Sumner School Museum & Archives,
1201 17th Street NW
Washington, 20036 United States
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Session 3 - Contracts & Licensing       Wednesday, October 19, 2016    Contracts are the basis for your business dealings. Learn how to read and understand a contract, and when to seek professional advice. When is a deal a deal? - Offer - Acceptance - Consideration What can you license? - Ownership - Contract considerations - Royalties What Happens If Someone Fails? - Remedies - Deadlines - Indemnification - Governing Law - Limitations on Remedies Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-wala-creative-entrepreneurs-series-sumner-museum-contracts-licensing-3-of-6-tickets-26863953809?aff=es2 These workshops are…

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$20

Fall CE Series – Business Entity Formation

October 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Charles Sumner School Museum & Archives,
1201 17th Street NW
Washington, 20036 United States
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Session 4 - Business Entity Formation Wednesday, October 26, 2016  Presentation and Q & A with: Karl W. Means, Miles & Stockbridge, P.C.   This Session Covers: • Overview of Business Entities • Types and Organization • Management and Control • Liability Protection • Tax-Related Issues • Business Agreements • Shareholder and Membership Agreements • Employment and Independent Contractor Agreements • Non-Disclosure Agreements • Non-Profit Entities • Types • IRS Form 1023 for Tax-Exempt Status • Common Mistakes for Entrepreneurs Register…

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November 2016
$20

Fall CE Series – Negotiation Skills

November 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Charles Sumner School Museum & Archives,
1201 17th Street NW
Washington, 20036 United States
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Session 5 - Negotiation Skills  Wednesday, November 2, 2016  Presentation and Q & A w/ Presenter: Sandra Sellers , Technology Mediation Services   "In business and in our personal lives, we are constantly needing to negotiate and collaborate with other people - people whose interests differ from our own. Success in our lives therefore can hinge on how well we engage in these necessary interactions with others. This program offers attendees tips and tools for being a successful negotiator and collaborator." Learn:…

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$20

Fall CE Series – Grants & Leases

November 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Charles Sumner School Museum & Archives,
1201 17th Street NW
Washington, 20036 United States
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Session 6 - Grants & Leases       Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 This Session will cover all or in part: The basics of understanding/negotiating leases Common pitfalls of leases Ways to determine the best leasing situation for you The basics of understanding grants How to make the most of your grant How to properly manage your grant How to adjust to business changes and shifts that impact your lease and/or  grant Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-wala-creative-entrepreneurs-series-sumner-museum-grants-and-leases-6-of-6-tickets-26864228631?aff=es2 These workshops are free for current WALA members.…

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