Thursday, October 24, 2019
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Eastern Time
Thinking of striking out on your own? Established professional with questions? Learn about the business of being an independent museum professional from two experts. Attorney Ginny Cascio Bonifacino, Esq. Heather Hope Kuruvilla, M.A., J.D. will discuss common issues including the differences between an LLC or sole proprietorship, naming your business, taxes and insurance, consultant contracts, and protecting your intellectual property. A Q&A will follow the presentation.
Heather Hope Kuruvilla, M.A., J.D.
Heather is an instructor in the master’s programs in arts administration at Kutztown University and University of Kentucky, teaching legal and ethical issues in arts administration as well as civic engagement. She holds a B.A. in art history from Rutgers University (Douglass College), an M.A. in museum professions from Seton Hall University, and a J.D. and Certificate in Art & Museum Law from DePaul University College of Law. Heather has worked at a variety of small and large museums and arts organizations in Chicago, IL, Philadelphia, PA, and the greater New York metropolitan region in the areas of museum registration, education, and administration. Her seminar article on deaccessioning was awarded honorable mention in the 2011 Lawyers’ Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation student writing competition, and her book A Legal Dictionary for Museum Professionals is available from Rowman & Littlefield.
Ginny Cascio Bonifacino, Esq.
Ginny focuses on corporate, employment, intellectual property (trademark and copyright), and artist’s rights law. She provides practical legal advice to help her clients protect their ideas, minimize their risk, and achieve their goals. She holds a B.A. in history from Loyola University Maryland and a J.D. and Certificate in Art & Museum Law from DePaul University College of Law. While in law school, Ginny worked with the President of the Chicago History Museum and the General Counsel of the National Endowment of the Arts in Washington D.C. As Of Counsel at McMillan Metro, P.C. in Potomac, Maryland, her clients include marketing and public relations companies, dance companies, artists, and other creative professionals. She is admitted to practice in Maryland, D.C. and California.
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