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Navigating Contract Redflags

  • Wednesday, September 28, 2022
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Zoom-Online


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Navigating Contract Redflags

Featuring A BETTER Professional Corporation

Join California Lawyers for the Arts and our guests Sam Mazzeo and Olivia Casellini of A BETTER Professional Corporation for a workshop and conversation on contracting practices and navigating red flags. The workshop will overview differing perspectives on Intellectual Property between employers and artists, Ab5 classification, and the differences between a license and ownership or assignment. They will also provide some tips for artists and independent contractors for self advocacy an negotiating IP. 

About Our Speakers:

Sam Mazzeo

Sam is a Renaissance man, but like, an approachable one. Here are some things he can help you better understand: trademark, business formation & securities, contracts, Halloween party planning, how to do a standing backflip, and the proper pronunciation of the word “GIF.” But he can’t help you if your questions are related to birds. He isn't a big fan of birds.

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Olivia Casellini 

Liv is a Jane of all trades, working on mastering them all. Here are some things she can help you better understand: labor & employment, contracts, copyright, the secret to a great guacamole, why SPF is important, and how to approach dogs you’ve never met before. There’s an etiquette to that last one, and as a dog mom, she feels very strongly about it.

She's also an independently certified HR professional (SHRM-CP).

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