New York City has been the home of some of the world’s greatest artists. Photographers, dancers, musicians and visual artists have contributed to one of the world’s most vibrant art cultures. From downtown theater to the artisanal craftsmen in the Brooklyn and Queens, there is no question New York City would be a different place to live without this artistic heartbeat. However, the pressures of surviving in New York City can make it difficult for artists to focus on the creative process of their art while growing their product. The daily tasks of paying rent and eating are enough of a struggle, but combined with the intrusion of law and economics the challenge of maintaining your vision can be daunting.
Ben Flavin Law works with artists to navigate the pressures of the business of art. If you are looking for a studio, let us take a look at the lease. Publishing your work? We can protect your interests with a license agreement. Maybe you have a great idea but need help putting it into action? Ben Flavin Law will work on a business plan with you. A few of the things Ben Flavin has worked on with artists are:
- advice on business associations
- partnership agreements
- incorporating not-for-profits
- applications for federal tax exemption
- LLC operating agreements
- strategic and business planning
- licensing agreements
- housing issues
We feel strongly that New York’s artists should be supported by high quality legal services that can provide the individual care and attention that larger firms, not-for-profits and management companies do not have the capacity to provide. Whether you are just starting out or are well established, we can help you.