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It's easy to become overwhelmed with all the legal, business, administrative, and management issues that can stand between you and your projects. Don't get derailed or discouraged! Don't pay high commissions! Worse, don't ignore problems hoping they'll go away. Let us take out the clipboard and handle those things for you.

GG Arts Law, in conjunction with our management division,Goldstein Guilliams International, provides a comprehensive range of legal and management services specifically focused on the needs of the arts and entertainment industry and making your life easier.


Artist Visas, Green Cards and Related Planning for US Tours and Engagements of Foreign Artists

Tax Issues for Foreign Artists

Arts and Artist Management

Licensing and Intellectual Property

Contract negotiation, drafting, and representation

Business and Non-Profit Counseling, Organization and Management

Seminars, Lectures, Board Retreats, and Workshops
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Artist Visas, Green Cards and Related Planning for U.S. Tours and Engagements of Foreign Artists:

Our services not only include all aspects of preparing and filing visa petitions and applications, but working with presenters, venues, managers, agents, and artists to determine the most appropriate and cost effective strategies for achieving their goals. This includes maximizing classification periods, facilitating flexible itineraries, and interfacing with unions, U.S. consulates, and government agencies—particularly when the government agencies make mistakes, which they will!

Tax Issues for Foreign Artists:
Regarded as one of the leading experts on US tax issues for foreign artists, Robyn Guilliams authored and updated the tax section of, the most highly regarded and authoritative on-line resource for visa and tax issues for foreign artists and arts professionals who wish to perform or work in the United States. Robyn also regularly provides webinars, workshops, and seminars to assist those who must deal with these complex issues. Our comprehensive services in this area include determining tax liabilities and any applicable exemptions, preparing and filing tax forms, obtaining social security and tax identification numbers, arranging Central Withholding Agreements, serving as a withhold agent, and preparing and filing tax returns.

Arts and Artist Management
Through our elite arts and artist management division, Goldstein Guilliams International, we provide strategic, business, administrative, tour, and consulting services to large and small arts organizations as well as top artists throughout the performing arts field. Visit

Licensing and Intellectual Property:
Our services include drafting and negotiating licensing agreements, assignments, options, recording and distribution agreements, production agreements, artistic commissions, collaborations, performance agreements, endorsements, and agreements for creative services, as well as rights clearances, public domain and fair use evaluations, and related issues such as privacy, publicity, First Amendment, and defamation.

Contract negotiation, drafting, and representation:
From engagements, performances, and concerts to recording contracts, management and agent agreements, and production agreements to collaboration agreements, commissions, and licenses, we assist our clients in evaluating proposals and terms, understanding their options, and negotiating on their behalf.

Business and Non-Profit Counseling, Organization and Management:
We counsel and advise our clients with regard to all aspects of setting up and running their businesses (both for-profit and non-profit/tax exempt), from selecting and forming the appropriate corporate structure to assisting with their business plans, drafting financing and investor agreements, providing strategic advice and planning, drafting and reviewing corporate contracts and documents, advising with regard to industry customs and practices, establishing corporate policies and procedures, addressing employment and labor matters, advising with regard to insurance and liability issues, advising with regard to non-profit board formation and management, and facilitating compliance with all state and federal requirements.

Seminars, Lectures, Board Retreats, and Workshops:
We are regularly booked as popular speakers at national and international arts conferences, conventions, and festivals, as well as interviewed for nationally broadcast programs, featured on educational webinars and distance learning programs, and asked to serve as lecturers at major colleges, universities, and arts fellowship programs. A list of upcoming speaking engagements, seminars and workshops can be found at In the Spotlight

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