Services for creative professionals, including architects, musicians, writers, photographers, designers, and dancers.
From concept to concrete...for-profit and not-for-profit.
Starting a business to launch your creative venture? The lOSA can assist with the visioning and start-up phase of for-profit or not-for-profit creative companies and ventures. Partnership agreements, LLC's, corporations, 501(c)3, Charities Bureau registration, bylaws, policies, and not-for-profit board training.
Trademark, Marketing & Branding
Whether during start-up or as part of business as usual, we work on all aspects of trademark and brand development for creative professionals.
Protecting your work (Copyright and Intellectual Property)
If you or your organization creates original works, a plan for routine registration and asset management can be critical. Sallie Randolph focuses her practice on advising and representing writers and other creators of intellectual property.
Whether it's a collaboration agreement or a service template, we work with clients on contract development, review, and disputes. Sallie Randolph brings an array of experience negotiating publishing and other copyright-related contracts.
Employment issues, premises liability, risk assessment, compliance; as a general counsel, Stephanie Adams has routinely worked on the day-to-day legal matters affecting businesses, and may be able to assist with your unique concerns.
Trade Secrets & Non-disclosure Agreements
Do you have a special collection of information that gives your business an edge? We can talk about how to boost your ability to protect your information.
Publishing & Licensing
If you are entering or offering a publishing contract, or considering licensing intellectual property, we can help. Sallie Randolph brings an array of experience negotiating publishing and other copyright-related contracts.
Performance, Installation & Public Art
Artists working in public space or creating physically distinct art can find insurance, risk, and other challenges to exhibition. Stephanie Adams' experience with insurance carriers, museums and artists can help you explore a way forward.
In New York, there are precise requirements for being and using an independent contractor, and serious concerns when it's not done right. We can help identify when this arrangement can work for you, and develop contracts to suit your needs.
Not-for-profit, Charitable corporations & 501(c)(3)
The formation phase of a not-for-profit is critical. The LOSA can assist with preparing the coordinated filings, with trustee orientation (including ethics and fiscal expectations), and with developing necessary policies and related operations.
Is your company buying an old business? Are you ready to wind your own down? For not-for-profits, this process requires participation by certain state agencies. For any company, the collateral considerations are broad. I can help you identify your goals and develop the best path forward.
Estate planning for those with Intellectual Property
Planning for how your copyrights, trademarks, and other IP will live on.
Grants (public and private)
Stephanie Adams spent over a decade working on grants in the higher education environment, on subjects ranging from emerging technologies, to fighting gun violence, to STEM camp operations. The topics are the fun part--but compliance in budgeting, employment, sub-contracting, insurance, and post-award reporting were my part of the game.
Part of our work is "the law of how people communicate." If someone is attacking your reputation, our experience with both face-to-face and social media issues can help.
Professional license issues
For licensed professionals, your license is your (professional) life. The LOSA can help you address licensure concerns based on criminal charges, paperwork/processing errors, and/or regulatory issues.
The rules ensuring free speech in civil society have never been more critical. We can help you navigate a free speech concern.
Religious Corporations and Affiliates
Religiously-affiliated not-for-profits often have additional layers of diplomacy and policy, with critical stakeholders to consider. With over 10 years daily experience working at a religiously-affiliated institution, Stephanie Adams' experience takes these considerations in stride.
Yes, we can notarize your document! Please don't sign it before I check your ID.