Legal Intersections #4: Setting up a Professional Practice

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Have your legal questions answered about setting up a professional practice.

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Legal Intersections is a four-part series addressing legal issues of importance to artists, designers, and cultural workers. The series is presented in collaboration with the Artists’ Legal Advice Services, the Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers at OCAD University, and the Edward P. Taylor Library & Archives at the Art Gallery of Ontario.

This last instalment in the Legal Intersections series will focus on how to set up a professional practice. Topics will include:

· Legal Structures - Advantages & Disadvantages

· Setting Up Your Business Considerations

· Definition of Artwork in the Copyright Act

· Tax and accounting considerations

· How to enforce invoices from clients that don’t pay your invoices

· + More!

For this installment in the Legal Intersections series we recognize the generous support of the Neighbourhood Arts Network; a strategic initiative of Toronto Arts Foundation.

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Vandana Taxali is a legal professional and business lawyer (media, technology, software and entertainment) with over a decade of experience in intellectual property (copyright, trademark), licensing, contracts and entertainment law practising at Entcounsel (http://www.entcounsel.com). She is also the founder of Artcryption, a platform that protects intellectual property on the blockchain, namely art and creative assets.

Vandana Taxali (B.A.Sc., J.D., LL.B) is a lawyer licensed in the Province of Ontario. She is a graduate of the Faculty of Law University of Windsor and University of Detroit Mercy Law School. She has a B.A.Sc. from McMaster University.

Vandana has mentored various start-ups including at OCAD University incubator, George Brown's digiFest and The Community Innovation Lab in Oshawa. She teaches intellectual property law at OCAD University's continuing studies. She is also active in the arts and sits on the Board of the Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mural Routes and has served on the committees for The Power Plant, ONEXONE, Toronto Art Fair and Canadian Art.

Twitter: @medialegal

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vandana-taxali-37596b5

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Artists' Legal Advice Services (ALAS) is a non-profit that, for over 30 years, has provided free legal advice to artists living in Ontario. ALAS and its volunteers run a free legal clinic, workshops and provide resources for artists to help them better understand their legal questions. Find out more at www.alasontario.ca.

Established in 2013, the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers (CEAD) is committed to supporting the early-career advancement of all students and recent alumni at OCAD University. Our team delivers specialized programs and services that connect individuals to meaningful opportunities, communities of practitioners, skill-building resources and facilitated learning experiences. www.ocadu.ca/cead

The Edward P. Taylor Library & Archives is a leading Canadian Centre for Research in art, and is free and open to the public. Learn more at http://ago.ca/research/library-and-archives

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