Legal Intersections #4: Setting up a Professional Practice

Legal Intersections setting up professional practice
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Legal Intersections #4: Setting up a Professional Practice

Monday November 4, 6 - 8 pm

Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, OCADU, 3rd Floor, Rosalie Sharp Pavilion, 115 McCaul

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 installment in the Legal Intersections series will feature lawyer Vandana Taxali 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.

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 practicing at Entcounsel. She is also the founder of Artcryption, a platform that protects intellectual property on the blockchain, namely art and creative assets. 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.

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

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.

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