How to Protect Your Creative Work & More

 

How to Protect Your Creative Work & More

Next Instructor Led Program Starts: 10/14/2021

Instructor: Ben Thompson

  • Protect your creative work
  • Become an active participant in the legal side of your business
  • Discover the best legal entity for your business
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Why should you care about the legal side of your creative business?

As a creative, the legal side of starting and running a business can feel overwhelming, confusing, and intimidating. But, a solid understanding of this nuanced topic can be the difference between a well-organized and successful business, and a business that never makes it off the ground. 

Building a business in compliance with the law comes with a series of complexities. Whether filing taxes or hiring, entrepreneurs must understand various laws to avoid major bottlenecks and potential penalties. This course will help you better understand the laws that apply to your creative work and business and how to prepare for the legal decisions in business.

You will learn the key, foundational topics that will come up in your business, so you can confidently direct your company, employees, and business relationships. 

You will learn how to protect your art and intellectual property to define your brand and secure your spot in the industry.

Together, we will cover important aspects of starting or running a creative business, including how to set up companies, how to create essential contracts for your business, and how to legally hire and employ a team.

At a Glance

Instructor Led

$897

Program Start: October 14, 2021

  • Weekly live sessions with course authors and practitioners 
  • 8 hours of on-demand video lectures
  • A private online community to network with peers
  • Supplementary resources, articles, and downloads
  • 8 weeks of access to course materials
  • Digital certificate of completion
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$297

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  • 8 hours of on-demand video lectures
  • Supplementary resources
  • 8 weeks of access to course materials
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What you'll learn

  • Learn how to protect your creative work under the law so you can monetize your ideas and carve out your place in the industry
  • Build your confidence so you can actively participate in legal discussions and better direct your business
  • Explore all the business entity options and discover what type of company is best for your creative business 
  • Understand the ins and outs of brining on employees so you can confidently grow your team
  • Explore contracts, how they work, and the many ways your business will use contracts
  • Understand lawsuits, liability, and fraud, and how to protect yourself and your business

What you'll learn

  • Learn how to protect your creative work under the law so you can monetize your ideas and carve out your place in the industry
  • Build your confidence so you can actively participate in legal discussions and better direct your business
  • Explore all the business entity options and discover what type of company is best for your creative business 
  • Understand the ins and outs of brining on employees so you can confidently grow your team
  • Explore contracts, how they work, and the many ways your business will use contracts
  • Understand lawsuits, liability, and fraud, and how to protect yourself and your business

Oliver P.

Great opportunity to get an overview of legal issues and organizational structures. Online modules are clear, and live sessions allow for Q and A.  Thank you for this opportunity - I'm a Mannes alum and there was NOTHING like this back in the day (the early 80s!).

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Meet your instructors

Your course author  Ben Thompson

Ben Thompson represents public and private companies in a variety of corporate matters. He focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and general transactional matters, often based in or involving complex intellectual property issues. He has represented buyers, sellers, and other interested parties in acquisitions, divestitures, investments, and strategic alliances. Ben also serves as outside general counsel to multiple private companies, advising on a broad range of operational and governance matters. 

He has been recognized as a Rising Star in the 2018 edition of New York Metro Super Lawyers. Ben has also served as an adjunct professor of law, teaching Negotiation Strategy at Cardozo School of Law, and coached the school’s mediation and negotiation competition teams. He recently joined the adjunct faculty at Parsons School of Design at The New School where he teaches Business Regulations and Practices to Strategic Design and Management students.

Ben earned his J.D. from Cardozo School of Law. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Texas A&M University.

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