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Legal Basics for Creative Businesses

  • Wednesday, May 11, 2016
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • ESMoA 208 Main St, El Segundo, CA 90245


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Legal Basics for Creative Businesses

with Scott Hervey, Esq.

Program description:

Join CLA and attorney Scott Hervey to learn about some of the basic legal issues involved in starting and operating a small business. Topics to be discussed include:

  • Selecting an appropriate business structure, including pitfalls to avoid in connection with each type of entity;

  • Employees and independent contractors;

  • Intellectual property issues involved in forming a new entity, including naming the business and protecting its copyrights; and

  • Protecting yourself with enforceable contracts.


Scott Hervey, Esq. is an entertainment, intellectual property and business attorney who works with companies in a variety of different industries.  He represents traditional entertainment and digital media companies, technology companies, restaurateurs, wine and spirit companies and all varieties of brand driven enterprises, in licensing, mergers and acquisitions, financings, and other general business transactions.  Scott is a professor of entertainment law at UC Davis School of Law (King Hall) and serves on the board of directors of the Hollywood Radio and Television Society (HRTS).


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These workshops are made possible, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and The City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs.  Additional support provided by the California Arts Council.



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