Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts (WALA)’s Creative Entrepreneurs Series is a series for creatives of all kinds who want to take the next step in their professional career by creating their own business. Explore the basics of forming a business for your creative endeavors, from deciding whether to incorporate as a non-profit or for-profit entity, to understanding copyrights and trademarks, to contract and negotiation skills, and finally to taxes and understanding the grants process. Each interactive workshop is facilitated by an expert WALA volunteer, and includes livestream access, supporting materials, and ample time for audience Q&A.

This presentation and Q & A with Cynthia Gayton will cover Overview of Business Entities, Types and Organization, Management and Control, Liability Protection, Tax-Related Issues, etc. 

Cynthia M. Gayton, Esq. holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Affairs from The George Washington University and a Juris Doctor degree from George Mason University in Arlington. Cynthia is a member of both the State Bar of Virginia and the District of Columbia Bar. In addition, Ms. Gayton is an adjunct professor of engineering law at The George Washington University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. She has been a volunteer attorney for the Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts since 1996. She worked as an associate at Morgan Lewis & Bockius, concentrating in complex antitrust litigation. At the American Institute of Architects, she was associate counsel.

Attention Arlington Artists: To help you manage the impacts of the pandemic, Arlington Arts will underwrite the workshop fee for Arlington-based artists and performers (free tickets subject to availability). To register, click here.

This event is offered in partnership with Arlington Arts. 

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
11:00am - 12:30pm
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Arlington Public Library
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