Navigating Legal Issues for Creatives
This interactive workshop will focus on common legal issues that creative professionals and entrepreneurs encounter. It will focus on the basics of intellectual property law, common questions regarding contracts and various business entities for creative endeavors. Come prepared with your burning legal questions.
This webinar is co-hosted by the Southwest Colorado SBDC, Durango Creative District and CBCA’s Colorado Attorneys for the Arts program.
Meet our instructor!
Principal, Creative Law Network
It isn’t often that you run into a band manager turned lawyer. But that’s Dave Ratner. During his career in the music and entertainment business as a tour manager, publicist, band manager and founder of his own management agency, Dave learned first-hand the important legal considerations and challenges creative professionals face – whether they’re musicians, painters, poets, app developers, videographers, or any other creative professional.
Dave channeled his passion for music – and all creative arts – into Creative Law Network, a law firm built specifically for creative professionals. With a portfolio of clients who are not only traditional artists, but also creative individuals and entities, Dave advises both creative and general business clients on all aspects of intellectual property and business law.
Because Dave has walked in the shoes of his creative clients, Creative Law Network can help in non-traditional ways that specifically address your legal needs. As everyone at the firm likes to say, “our solutions are as creative as our clients.”
Dave has been one of 5280's Top Lawyers for Entertainment Law since the magazine began publishing its list of top lawyers and been named both Client's Best and Barrister's Best Entertainment Lawyer by Law Week Colorado. Dave is a graduate of Cornell University and the University of Denver College of Law. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Denver College of Law, Chair of the Entertainment & Sports Section of the Colorado Bar Association, Advisory Committee Chair of Colorado Attorneys for the Arts, on the Board of Swallow Hill and the Center for Visual Art, and a graduate of both Leadership Denver and Leadership Arts.