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VLA offers a variety of programs and workshops, which are listed below. We also offer a selection of on-demand, online recordings of previously held education programs for those unable to attend or want a refresher. Click here to access and view these presentations.

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Forming a Corporation and Selecting an Entity for Artists

August 16, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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Understanding and deciding on a business structure can be an overwhelming process, especially when faced with legal issues surrounding the different for-profit entities. This class will provide you with an overview of for-profit business structures and associated legal day-to-day considerations that entrepreneurs (specifically in artistic fields) should know about. If you’ve ever wondered what is the difference between an LLC and a corporation, when to create an “operating agreement,” or how to pick a business name, this class is for you!

You will learn:

1. Various types of corporate entities (and their similarities and differences)
2. Contractual issues in structuring a business
3. Tips on picking a business name and purpose

Instructor: Amy A. Lehman, Esq., VLA Director of Legal Services.


For members, please email registrations@vlany.org to receive your special discount code, which will allow you to access and purchase your discounted ticket.

  • $25 Full-Time Student (student must present proof of full-time status with registration)
  • $25 Artists Over Sixty
  • $35 Arts Professional VLA Member
  • $55 Arts Professional Non-Member
  • $85 Legal Professional VLA Member
  • $110 Legal Professional Non-Member
  • $55 Young Associate Members (YAM’s) and Associate Board Members

Refund Policy: All registration fees are non-refundable. Instructors are subject to change and no refunds will be given in the event that there is a substitution of the instructor.

Zoom Access: Participants will receive an email in advance with instructions to access the webinar. Please note that this is a live webinar. We are unable to distribute a recording of this presentation.


August 16, 2023
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Event Category:


NY United States


Event type
CLE Class
Event Cate
CLE Class