|The vast majority of our freelancing transactions will probably go smoothly, with you and your client agreeing on terms, you doing the work, and your client paying in a timely manner. But “vast majority” is not “all,” and if you freelance for any length of time, you will eventually run into a problem of one sort or another.
That’s why, from time to time, creative professionals need help from the experts who understand our challenges and have the expertise to resolve them.
At our July 9 meeting (note the special date), attorney/arbitrator Marty Lavine and attorney Jon Lee Andersen discuss contracts, dispute resolution, arbitration, avoiding miscommunication and other common problems, dealing with late-paying clients and much more. This is a great opportunity to address dispute-related questions, contractual concerns, negotiations and any other professional challenges and legal issues. Can you ever hear this advice too often?
Our expert panelists:
A former software engineer and practicing attorney, Marty left those careers behind in 2002 to concentrate on a new passion: alternative dispute resolution. While working as an online mediator for SquareTrade, eBay’s dispute resolution arm at that time, Marty recognized a need to resolve simple, everyday disputes arising from e-commerce transactions when cost, distance and other issues prevented traditional courthouse litigation.
In 2005, Marty launched online arbitration firm net-ARB.com to fill the void. Over the past ten years, net-ARB has provided binding arbitration solutions for parties on six continents, resolving more than 1,000 cases with total claims in excess of
About Jon Lee Andersen
A native of Indiana and graduate of Purdue University and Emory University Law School, Jon Lee Andersen has been a practicing attorney in Atlanta for over two decades. Today, The Andersen Law Firm focuses on legal matters within the advertising, marketing and promotion sectors. Among his services, Jon writes rules for sweepstakes, contests and games; reviews advertising copy; arranges licensing of content; prepares and reviews contracts; and handles trademark searches and registrations, copyright registrations and legal issues. He is a longtime supporter and popular presenter at the Freelance Forum.
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*The Creative Circus is located at 812 Lambert Drive, near the intersection of Cheshire Bridge Road and Piedmont Road, in northeast Atlanta. Depending upon your route, you can access Lambert from either Cheshire Bridge or Piedmont. The building is at the end of Lambert, which jogs to the right past the concrete plant. Need a landmark? Barking Hound Village is just across the street from the school.
Enter The Creative Circus building through the doors on the raised patio bordered with blue fencing — NOT the first main entrance. You must sign in at the front desk. Then proceed down the hallway to the presentation theater on the right (sign is above the double doors).
No atmospheric pressure here! We network and socialize over sandwiches, spreads or pizza, catch up with new and old friends and introduce ourselves to first-time or frequent guests. Then we settle in for the night’s program and its follow-up Q&A.
Our programs always focus on running a creative business more successfully, with topics that address issues like fees, taxes, law, marketing, selling, interpersonal skills, business organization, technology and more. All to help you work smarter, faster, more efficiently and more profitably. So whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been at this for a while, you get no-fluff information tailored to your needs.
So join us for a meeting. Bring your questions. Hear that hot tip or horror story. And of course, share your own!