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How to Form a California Corporation for Your Creative Arts Business

  • Tuesday, May 24, 2016
  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • San Diego Art Institute 439 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
  • 15


  • For current members of C.L.A.
  • For current Senior Citizen and Student members of C.L.A.
  • For non-members of C.L.A.

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How to Form a California Corporation for Your Creative Arts Business

With Adam Shipley, Esq. 

This workshop is a step-by-step guide to setting-up a California corporate entity for your creative arts business. 

Find out whether a corporate entity would benefit your creative arts business. Learn the differences between: 
  • Sole Proprietorship
  • LLCs
  • C-Corps
  • S-Corps
  • B-Corps
  • Partnerships
  • Cooperatives
  • Etc.

Also, learn how to reduce liabilities, raise capital, and build your own successful creative arts business.

Adam Shipley, Esq. 

Honored by Super Lawyers as a San Diego Rising Star in 2016, Adam Shipley is an expert in representing clients in their most significant business transactions. Adam represents buyers and sellers in sale of the business transactions, in particular in the healthcare, medical device and technology sectors. In the last six months, Adam represented Nipro Corporation (Japanese medical device manufacturer) in its acquisition of Infraredx, Inc. and March Vision Care (vision benefits provider) to UnitedHealth Group. Adam also has significant experience representing Chinese companies (including Fosun Group and Shanghai Pharmaceuticals) make investments in American companies. Adam is part of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP’s corporate and securities practice group (150+ lawyers across 15 offices in the USA, Asia and Europe), healthcare industry team (100+ lawyers; top rated by Law360, Chambers, U.S. News & World Report, Modern Healthcare and M&A Atlas Awards) and venture capital and emerging growth company team (ranked #13 among national law firms for deal volume in 2015 by PitchBook). Adam earned his bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University in 2003 and his law degree from Notre Dame Law School in 2006. Adam clerked for the Honorable Federico A. Moreno, chief United States District Judge of the Southern District of Florida, which provided Adam an appreciation of how litigation works—an excellent perspective for strategizing how to mitigate litigation risks in transactional and corporate governance matters.



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