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Fundamentals of NFTs for the Arts (CLE)

August 9, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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Location: Zoom Webinar

In this session, Perkins Coie attorneys will provide you with a primer on NFTs; topics to be covered include:

  • What are NFTs and how are they created (we’ll even show how one is minted!)
  • How NFTs may transform the Arts industry
  • An overview of the current NFT eco-system
  • Key legal and regulatory issues surrounding NFTs
  • Intellectual property considerations raised by NFTs

This program provides 1.5 Professional Practice Continuing Legal Education Credit for attorneys (Approved for Non-Transitional and Transitional Attorneys).

Membership Discount Code: Are you a VLA Member trying to register for this class? E-mail to get your membership discount code:


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

$25 Full-Time Student (must present proof of full-time status with registration)
$25 Artists Over Sixty
$35 Arts Professional VLA Member
$55 Arts Professional Non-Member
$150 Legal Professional VLA Member
$200 Legal Professional Non-Member
$120 Young Associate Members (YAM’s)

Please note that if you wish to receive CLE credit, you must purchase an attorney ticket (Legal Professional Non-Member or Legal Professional Member).

Please note you are not registered until full payment is received.

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.


Valerie Dahiya, Partner, Perkins Coie LLP
Practicing at the intersection of financial regulation and technological innovation, Valerie Dahiya advises financial services clients on complex compliance, regulatory, and transactional matters arising under U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Financial Institution Regulatory Authority (FINRA) jurisdiction. The managing partner of Perkins Coie’s Washington, D.C., office, she is also the firmwide chair of the Securities Trading and Markets practice. For more, click here.

John Delaney, Partner, Perkins Coie LLP
Partner John Delaney advises clients ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies on licensing, intellectual property and technology-related matters. John’s experience includes negotiating complex IT and business process outsourcing contracts and service level agreements, joint ventures, software and content development agreements and licenses, and similar transactions. (仮想通貨の次に流行るもの) John routinely advises clients on matters relating to social media, mobile apps, cloud computing, AI, big data analytics, smart contracts, blockchain, and other emerging technologies. For more, click here.

Sarah Shtylman, Partner, Perkins Coie LLP
Sarah Shtylman advises innovators in the fintech and blockchain industries, and her clients range from entrepreneurs and startups to big tech and regulated financial institutions. With experience in both financial services regulatory issues and in transactional matters, Sarah counsels on a variety of regulatory, commercial, compliance, and product development projects—including non-fungible tokens (NFTs), regulated digital asset platforms, in-game currencies, and payment services integrations. She provides actionable regulatory assessments that drive product development, marketing, and regulatory licensing strategies. Sarah also drafts and negotiates the commercial agreements, vendor contracts, and terms of service that support her clients’ product launches. For more, click here.

Divya Taneja, Associate, Perkins Coie LLP
Divya Taneja focuses her practice on technology, media, and intellectual property transactions and product counseling across a variety of industries. Her experience includes negotiating complex outsourcing contracts, technology and content development agreements and licenses, and similar transactions. Divya also has extensive experience in the media industry, and has worked on drafting and negotiating agreements for major content owners and platforms for the licensing of music, TV, film, and other content for transmitting, streaming, or downloading through traditional and emerging distribution methods. In addition, she has also managed all intellectual property-related legal aspects of corporate transactions, including drafting merger and purchase agreements and analyses of intellectual property and privacy issues. She represents emerging growth and established companies in the gaming, entertainment, software, music, social media, e-commerce, and sports industries. For more, click here.


August 9, 2022
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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