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Securing Your Artistic Future: Estate Planning Essentials with Q&A (CLE)

April 2 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

We invite you to join VLA for a special opportunity to hear from Estate Planning attorney, Pamela L. Grutman at Law Office of Pamela L. Grutman, PLLC, who will discuss the essentials of estate planning for artists. Discover strategies and tools to protect your intellectual property rights, preserve your artistic assets, and ensure your vision endures for generations to come. Attendees can submit questions ahead of time for discussion (send to registrations@vlany.org), or pose questions at the end of the presentation. Don’t miss this opportunity to protect your creative legacy.

Continuing Legal Education: This program offers 1.5 Professional Practice CLE Credit (Approved for Non-Transitional and Transitional Attorneys).


Pamela L. Grutman, Law Office of Pamela L. Grutman, PLLC

Pamela L. Grutman advises high net-worth individuals, small businesses, and fiduciaries in the arts community on sophisticated trust and estate planning, estate administration, and succession planning for the long-term preservation of artistic and philanthropic legacies utilizing trusts, family partnerships, and nonprofit organizations. She counsels artworld clients on all types of art transactions, with a focus on sales and income tax consequences. She has worked with living artists and collectors to form nonprofit organizations as part of ongoing estate planning processes, including filing the necessary tax-exempt paperwork with the Internal Revenue Services and appropriate state agencies and advising executors and boards of directors on changes in corporate structure, board composition, and governance issues. Pamela is admitted to practice law in New York, New Jersey, and Florida, with a LL.M. in Taxation from NYU School of Law and a J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.



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 (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).

For attorneys, there are various scholarships available. To view our Financial Aid Policy Guidelines and for more information on how to apply, click here.

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.

Webinar Access: Participants will receive an email in advance with instructions to access the Zoom webinar. Please make sure that you have regular access to the email you use to register. For more information on this program, please contact VLA at registrations@vlany.org.


April 2
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm


Event type
CLE Class
Event Cate
CLE Class