LLC, S-Corp, Nonprofit… Which to Choose?

As a working artist or creative professional, you are a small business, whether you realize it or not. But there are so many ways to structure your work and protect your business. Join Colorado Attorneys for the Arts (CAFTA) and the Pueblo Arts Alliance for this workshop to understand the various types of business entities for artists. This presentation will discuss the many kinds of business entities, from sole proprietors and partnerships to LLCs and S-Corporations, and their different benefits and drawbacks. There will also be tips for determining that entity structure is best for you and the steps to form and protect your arts business. This presentation will be led by Max Hass, a Partner with the Parlatore Law Group.

About the Speaker

Max Hass

Partner, Parlatore Law Group

Max Hass is a partner with Parlatore Law Group and brings significant experience in the areas of intellectual property and entertainment law, while additionally focusing on copyright & trademark law, business law, intellectual property litigation, and commercial litigation.

Mr. Hass brings a wide breadth of experience to his practice. A musician himself, he has worked with dozens of musicians, artists, filmmakers, and small businesses in the creative sector. Additionally, he has developed and presented a series of copyright workshops for musicians, visual artists, and filmmakers over the last five years. He has been invited to speak on intellectual property and entertainment industry matters at Sonic Bloom Music Festival, University of Northern Colorado, Colorado Business Committee for the Arts, the Joan Mitchell Foundation, University of New Orleans, Tulane University, New Orleans Video Access Center (NOVAC), and a number of other music conferences and events.

Outside of practicing law, Max spends his time reading, playing bass, drums, and guitar, writing music, and learning piano. He also enjoys cooking, yoga, and getting outdoors as much as possible. He is conversational in French and is learning Spanish.

He is an active member of the Colorado Bar Association, Louisiana State Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, and the Federal Bar Association. As a member of the Colorado Bar Association, he also sits on the Executive Council of the Sports & Entertainment Section.

He is admitted to practice in Colorado, Louisiana and New York, in addition to the U.S. District Court, District of Colorado; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana; U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York.

He is originally from upstate New York and currently lives in Wheat Ridge, Colorado.