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Third Thursday Salon- Legal Issues for Artists

Attorneys Lori Landew, Esq. and Laura Solomon, Esq.
They will highlight the most common legal issues for artist and provide useful
tools, using examples from their private practices.

Attendees will:
1. Understand the difference between being an employee an
independent contractor, and what it means for protecting your work
2. Learn how to find a “fiscal sponsor” for a project, to accept charitable
3. Explore artist legacy foundations;
4. Learn about protecting your art through copyright;
5. Know the costs and benefits of registering a trademark to protect
your brand.

Laura N. Solomon, Esq. is the founder of Laura Solomon & Associates. LS&A is a law
firm devoted to the representation of nonprofit, charitable, and other tax-exempt organizations and philanthropic planning for individuals. Ms. Solomon and her associates serve as outside, general counsel to hundreds of organizations, providing a full range of corporate and tax legal services that include representation for mergers, joint ventures, affiliations, and complex financings. LS&A clients include public charities and private foundations, community foundations, museums, hospitals, schools, religious groups, business environmental, animal welfare, amateur sports organizations, social clubs, and political action committees. These organizations range in size from small start-up organizations to large health systems and multi- national charities that conduct international grant making.
Ms. Solomon currently serves as a United States delegate to the Financial Action Task
Force, is a member of the Charity Working Group of the U.S. Treasury Department and the Tax- Exempt Organizations Subcommittee of the American Bar Association, is a member of the Charitable Organizations Committee of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, a Planner of
Endowment, Foundation, and Philanthropy Conference of the Philadelphia CFA Society and a
Faculty member of the Nonprofit Institute of the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. She is a Wexner
Heritage Program Fellow and is quoted frequently in the media and lectures often nationally and internationally for lawyers, accountants, and other professional and community groups on issues impacting the charitable sector and philanthropic individuals. Ms. Solomon also lectures at the LaSalle University Nonprofit Center, the University of Pennsylvania, and Villanova, Drexel, and Temple Universities.
Prior to starting her firm, Ms. Solomon was associated with Ballard Spahr Andrews &
Ingersoll, LLP. She is a member of the Bar Associations of New Jersey and Pennsylvania and
received her B.A., magna cum laude, from Tufts University and her J.D. from the University of
Pennsylvania. You can find more information about her practice along with links to helpful
information on nonprofits at her website:
A respected media and entertainment lawyer, Lori Landew has more than 25 years of
experience providing legal and consulting services to clients in the media, arts, culture, sports and entertainment industries nationwide. Lori draws upon her experience as a senior executive and in-house counsel to major media companies and as president of a consulting enterprise to assist clients with a wide array of business and legal needs relating to the creation, use and exploitation of creative content. She regularly negotiates and drafts complex agreements designed to support and advance her clients’ business objectives, and protect their intellectual property interests, in all facets of the arts and entertainment industries through all media distribution platforms. Lori works with multinational corporations, cultural institutions, museums, sports teams, universities, closely held businesses, individual artists and creators, as well as top entertainment and media executives, all with diverse interests and needs in the world of content creation and branded entertainment. Although Lori’s mix of clients is eclectic, there is a common thread that runs throughout her work: clients choose Lori to structure and negotiate complex agreements that protect and promote their professional and creative interests.
Lori was recently named to the Philadelphia Business Journal’s “Women of Distinction” list
(2017), and she was included among the “Women On the Move” recognized by Main Line Today (2016).Variety has named Lori to its “Dealmakers Impact Report” (2015), its “New York
Women’s Impact Report” (2016), and its “Dealmakers Elite New York” list (2017). Lori has also been included in “The Best Lawyers in America” for Entertainment (2015-2018).
Lori is co-founder and sits on the board of directors of LiveConnections, a non-profit organization that provides interactive music and arts programming for underserved students in the Greater Philadelphia region. Lori is also a member of the Greater Philadelphia Film Office Board of Directors dedicated to growing and supporting the film, television, and video industry in and around Philadelphia. And, Lori served 5 consecutive terms on the Board of Governors of the Philadelphia Chapter of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (i.e. the Recording Academy/Grammy Organization) where she acted as its Advocacy chair and co-chair. Lori is frequently quoted in Forbes, Law360 and other media outlets on topics relating to the arts and entertainment industries. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the Columbia University School of Law.

Earlier Event: November 14
Solid Universe Theory- Gallery Hours
Later Event: November 16
Members Pot Luck