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Contract Basics for Artists.

  • Independent Publishing Resource Center (IPRC) 318 Southeast Main Street, #155 Portland, OR, 97214 United States (map)

Oregon Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (in partnership with the Regional Arts & Culture Council) presents this seminar about the basics of contracts for artists. This workshop will walk you through important contract clauses, how to negotiate those clauses effectively, and best practices to avoid finding yourself in contract litigation. Whether you are a painter, performer, or writer, this workshop will explore the elements of a succesful contract. 

Cost: $15. 

Click here to register for this event. 


Sean Clancy is an attorney whose practice focuses on business and intellectual property (“IP”).  As outside IP counsel for a variety of innovative industries including state-licensed cannabis, entertainment media, design, consumer products, food, beverages, professional services, software, and new technology, Sean advises on state and federal trademark rights, copyrights, publicity, privacy, trade secrets, non-disclosure agreements, and licensing.  As general business and corporate counsel, Sean negotiates, prepares legal documents, and advises on relationships spanning from entity formation and ordinary business to complex transactions and disputes.  Before becoming an attorney, Sean was a filmmaker in Seattle.

Tricia Juettemeyer is senior corporate counsel at a software company headquartered in Portland. Prior to this Tricia was an intellectual property and business attorney at a law firm in Portland. She took a winding path to the law, starting with art school, working in post-production, heading to library school, working for many years as an academic librarian, along the way learning about copyright, eventually leading her to law school. Tricia has advised clients in the area of copyright law, trademark law, contracts, and more, and currently advises broadly on business and intellectual property matters. An educator as well as an attorney, Tricia taught Business Associations as an adjunct professor for the University of Oregon law school, and will teach an intellectual property for business course to undergraduates at Lewis & Clark College next spring.  

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