Friday, December 4, 2009

Maine Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts Host Successful Workshop

Three financial experts donated their valuable time to artists Thursday, December 3, as they helped to shed light on monetary issues that affect artists the most.
Maine Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts were able to bring together Peter Dufour, from Macdonald Page & Co., LLC, who talked about hobby loss rules and business expenses; Nathaniel Hull, from Verrill Dana, LLP, who was on hand to demystify copyright taxation issues, and Shannara Gillman, from the Institute of Financial Literacy, who offered insight into managing one’s income.

The three presenters spoke individually, taking the time to field countless questions from audience members. Then the presenters rounded out the evening by forming a panel that took further questions from the audience.

From the attendance and mood in the room, this event, which was the MaineVLA’s first solely produced event, was a huge success.

It is reassuring for Maine to have an organization like MaineVLA available to assist artists with legal issues, and to provide expert presenters for workshops that provide such valuable content. If you wish to find out more about the Maine Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, visit their website at

The Maine Arts Commission was on hand to capture this event on video for a wider audience, and highlights will be made available in the coming months. News of the release will feature on this blog.

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