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Steering Clear of Legal Risks for Graphic Artists

Presenter: Michele Berdinis

Originally aired on September 18, 2019.

Graphic artists face legal risks that are specific to their business as well as risks that are shared by businesses of all kinds. This workshop will help you protect your money, time, reputation, and opportunities by steering clear of the most common risks that graphic artists face.



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More About This Webinar or Presenter

You’ll learn how to avoid:

  • Risks relating to unclear or incomplete client contracts
  • Risks relating to ownership of intellectual property right
  • Risks relating to being and using an independent contractor
  • Risks relating to jointly starting a business or adding another owner
  • Risks relating to taking money from friends and family to start or grow your business
  • Risks relating to disagreements among the owners of a business


Michele has spent more than twenty years representing business from formation through their growth and finishing up with their mergers and acquisitions. She worked with businesses in plenty of industries, saw the challenges they faced, and worked with clients to avoid problems and keep them on track to their dreams.

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