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A Partner of Boylan Code LLP and the chair of the firm’s Litigation and Entertainment Law practice groups. Since the late 1980s Mark has represented musicians, authors and filmmakers and many others in the entertainment industry, handling a variety of intellectual property and contract issues. Mark co-wrote and co-produced a motion picture that has been distributed and broadcast in many countries around the world and, in 2014, 2017 and 2018, was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award® as a consulting producer on a television / new media soap opera. Mr. Costello has been recognized as a Best Lawyer in America®, as a Super Lawyer® and has earned the Highest Professional Rating (AV) from Martindale Hubbell.

Mr. Tobin is retired as a lecturer in Entrepreneurship at the University of Rochester Simon School of Business. He has also taught numerous courses in the fundamentals of entrepreneurship to various community groups as well as other local colleges. He continues to conduct workshops in entrepreneurship.

Prior to the University, he was President and CEO of Tobin & Associates, Inc, an information technology services firm.

Mr. Tobin was named Small Business Person of the Year by the Small Business Council of the Greater Metro Rochester Chamber of Commerce and Citizen of the Year by the Penfield, New York Lions Club.

Legal and Business Considerations​

Part B: Monday, October 12, 4PM-6PM

This two-part workshop will teach artists about various legal and business considerations that may be applicable to their career needs. The legal portion will cover copyright licensing, contracts, different types of business structures, and liability considerations, with an emphasis on helping artists maintain rights to their work when sold and/or utilized in an online format. The business portion will focus on business management with an emphasis on bootstrapping. There will be ample time for Q&A with the presenters.

Note: Workshop attendees have the ability to earn a professional development certificate by completing all workshops in Modules 1, 2, and 3 in this series. Workshop participation can be synchronous or asynchronous; live workshops will be recorded and shared on a closed link, viewable through March 1, 2021. For those that complete all workshops in this three-part series, electronic certificates will be emailed on November 10, 2020 and March 10, 2021.