Legal services and peace of mind

Advocating for creative communities and entrepreneurs since 2005

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Skilled in the details of complex corporate transactions, I have 15 years experience working with entrepreneurs and businesses to plan and grow for the future. Clients trust me because of the practical guided advice I provide. No deal is too small or complex for me to handle. 

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AREAS OF PRACTICE

 

Art

Art law is a mixture of different areas of law, including contractual rights, property law, constitutional issues, tax, and intellectual property. My firm advises clients on the diverse issues that arise in relation to artwork and the art world. 

 

  • licensing agreements

  • contracts

  • artist-artist disputes

  • artist-gallery disputes

  • artist-client disputes

  • consignment agreements

  • pricing strategies

Art Gallery

Contracts

Consulting a business/legal advisor can be a stressful experience. My firm can help you plan ahead to prevent adversarial situations. Creative trouble shooting to prevent litigation is the preferred method.

 

  • partnership and business operating agreements 

  • licensing agreements

  • non-disclosure agreements

  • freelance agreements

  • fiscal sponsorship agreements

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Negotiation

The point of negotiation is to reach a compromise not a victory. My firm will help you find common ground so you can reach your goals. ​

Clear communication is the key to a mutually agreed result.​

  • pre-contract dealings

  • mediation

  • artist-artist disputes

  • artist-gallery disputes

  • business disputes 

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Business

Entity choice and filings are essential to every business. My firm has extensive experience helping  clients select a business form that works best for their current and future needs. 

 

  • Limited Liability Companies

  • Corporations

  • Sole Proprietorships

  • Non Profits

  • Business Plans

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GETTING ORGANIZED

EASY AND AFFORDABLE CONTRACT PACKAGES

These packages are a really great way to get started. Once you purchase a package,

you will receive an email containing the documents.

Freelance Designer/Artist Package

 

What's INCLUDED

 

   Freelance Contract Template

   Licensing Agreement Template

   Commission Agreement Template 

   Nondisclosure Agreement Template

$275

Visual Artist Package

 

What's INCLUDED

 

Gallery Exhibition Agreement Template

Gallery Label Template

Bill of Sale Template

Commission Agreement Template

$200

Business Startup

 

What's INCLUDED

 

Articles of Incorporation

Operating Agreement

Business Plan

Tax Registration 

$150

Basic Estate Package

What's INCLUDED

 

Basic Will

Power of Attorney

Living Will 

Healthcare Proxy

$1000

Interior Design Package

What's INCLUDED

Engagement Letter 

​Home Staging Agreement 

Interior Design Agreement 

$200

Monthly Retainers & Custom Packages

Client will discuss needs at an

initial one hour conference.

Some ongoing services I provide are business management and planning,

artist /designer representation, financial and tax advising.

$500 and up 

 

Let's talk

Please contact me to  schedule a phone consultation or to meet an my office. 

Tel: (914) 522-5801

jane@janecowlesattorney.com

"Possibilities planned right are tomorrow's successes. "

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