How to Protect Your Creative Work & More
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Fully Online, 8 Weeks Access
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
At a Glance
Not currently enrolling
Great opportunity to get an overview of legal issues and organizational structures. Online modules are clear. Thank you for this opportunity - I'm a Mannes alum and there was NOTHING like this back in the day (the early 80s!).
On-Demand courses are fully online and self-paced with 8 weeks access to course materials.
Fit into ANY schedule
Creatives and entrepreneurs are BUSY people—and we get that! Traditional business training can be hard to fit in between meetings and launches, but with a Parsons Entrepreneur Academy On-Demand course, YOU set the schedule! Access course material on-the-go, on any device, and learn on your own time.
8 weeks access
Sometimes things just come up. Whether it's an unexpected opportunity (go you!) or a mad dash to get a big client project finished, one thing you DON'T need to worry about is your Parsons Entrepreneur Academy course. Because you get 8 weeks access and can go at your own pace, it’s easy to finish your lessons even when life gets busy.
The business knowledge you need WHEN you need it
Starting and running a business is an ever-shifting and evolving task. Self-directed courses give you the freedom to jump around the modules to lessons you need in your business NOW. And with 8 weeks access to course material, you can revisit lessons if you need a refresher or encounter new scenarios in your business.
Your full syllabus
Module 1: Legal Framework and Elements of Law
Module 2: Contracts
Module 3: Corporations
Module 4: Torts
Module 5: Intellectual Property
Module 6: Employment
Module 7: Bankruptcy
Module 8: Identification and Application
Meet your instructor
Your instructor 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.
lawyer | business and law professor
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