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Tim Menasco is a Senior Associate at Harter Secrest & Emery and works as a Patent Attorney. Tim’s legal practices focus on intellectual property, patent prosecution, technology licensing, and patent litigation. He helps large and small companies protect, monetize, and enforce their inventions.

Elizabeth (Beth) Meyer is the Director of Group Benefits with M&T Insurance Agency.  In her role, she and her team assist clients with determining the best solutions for their Employee Benefits packages to align with their goals and long term strategy.  Beth’s previous role was as President of QCI Direct, an online and catalog retailer.    Beth has extensive background in team development, business creation, strategy implementation, and vision realization.  She additionally holds a position as an Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at University of Rochester.  

Beth holds a B.S. in Applied Statitics with minors in Economics and Finance from Rochester Institute of Technology and an M.B.A. from Simon Business School.

Legal and Business Considerations

Part A: Sunday, October 11, 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 small business ownership. 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.