Join Luke Blackadar, Deputy Director of Legal Services at Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston, Inc. for a Q&A on business entities.
Whether you choose to remain a sole proprietorship or file as a different business entity, liabilities, taxes, costs, ongoing obligations, longevity, revenue generation, and management structure should all play a role in your decision. It’s complicated! In his videos, attorney Luke Blackadar gives a bird’s eye view of the pros and cons of sole proprietorships, partnerships, several types of corporations, and limited liability companies.
Come to this Q&A with specific questions about different business structures and why you might want to choose one over the other. This will not be legal advice, but rather concrete information based on his experience working with designers and hundreds of artists of all genres. It is also a great opportunity to ask about access to free and low-cost legal advice
ABOUT THE TEACHER:
Luke Blackadar is an attorney and the Deputy Director of Legal Services at the Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston, Inc (A&BC). An artist himself, he helps artists, creative start-ups, and arts nonprofits manage legal issues involving copyright, trademark, contracts, entity formation, and corporate governance. Blackadar also enjoys talking to groups of law students and artists and has recently spoken on art legal issues to the Americans for the Arts, the City of Boston, and students at Brown University, RISD, MassArt, and Lesley University. In addition to managing the A&BC’s legal interns, he teaches at the Boston University Metropolitan College and the Roger Williams University School of Law, and mentors students through the Northeastern University and Northeast Regional Black Law Student Associations. Blackadar is a graduate of Clark University and Northeastern University School of Law. In his spare time, he enjoys drawing, running, reading, and playing video games. artsandbusinesscouncil.org / @lukeblackadar