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Get the Money: Contracts and Collections for Graphic Artists and Designers

Presented By Greg Victoroff, Esq.

Originally aired in 2012.

Whether full-time employees or independent designers, graphic artists encounter a wide variety of written, oral and implied contracts. Without a strategic plan for collecting money, getting paid can be slow and frustrating, even catastrophic for a small business chasing a large receivable.

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More About This Webinar or Presenter

Join trial lawyer and arts-attorney, Greg Victoroff, Esq. to learn how to write short and easy, pro-artist contracts and collect debts and receivables.

  • Contract tips and tricks to mitigate collection problems and get paid faster
  • How to write your own bulletproof contracts
  • Spotting and rejecting unfair terms before it’s too late
  • Essential terms for every licensing agreement
  • Employee vs. independent contractor contracts
  • Non-disclosure and non-competition contracts
  • Collaboration, partnership contracts
  • Copyright, trademark and trade secret contracts
  • Pro-artist “boilerplate” terms to demand in every contract
  • Works made for hire contracts
  • Agent and Rep contracts
  • Model and Property releases
  • Artists’ right to recapture copyrights sold or licensed after 1977
  • Artist’s debt collection crash-course: demand letters, small claims court, avoiding legal fees, writs of attachment, self-help

About Our Presenter

Greg Victoroff is a partner in the Los Angeles law firm of Rohde & Victoroff negotiating music and visual art contracts and handling trials and appeals in state and Federal courts. Certified by the State Bar of California as an MCLE provider, Mr. Victoroff frequently lectures to lawyers and artists across the US and Canada and Europe. Among other books and articles he has written, he is the editor and co-author of The Visual Artists Business and Legal Guide (Prentice Hall 1995) and a contributor to the Graphic Artists Guild Handbook: Pricing & Ethical Guidelines” (13th edition).

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