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In the Spotlight
In addition to keeping their clients in the spotlight, GG Arts Law attorneys and staff get to take center stage themselves every now and then. They are frequently booked as speakers and panelists 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.

Here's a list of some of their awards and honors, as well as their upcoming engagements. (Please note that while almost all are open to the public, some may require fees or advance registration. Links are provided for further information, or feel free to contact us directly.)
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Awards and Honors

Brian Taylor Goldstein Named To The 2015 List of New York "Super Lawyers"
Having previously been named a New York Super Lawyer in 2014, Brian Taylor Goldstein has been named to the list of New York "Super Lawyers" for 2015 in the fields of Entertainment, Intellectual Property, and Immigration. This year's list was published in the 2015 New York Metro Super Lawyers magazine, as well as in the Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015 issue of The New York Times. As part of the selection process, Super Lawyers identifies candidates through independent research and by inviting lawyers in each state to nominate the best attorneys they have observed in action. A lawyer-led research staff evaluates candidates on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Candidates also undergo a peer review by practice area.




Brian Taylor Goldstein Named Among Washington, DC's Top Entertainment Lawyers
In 2011 Washingtonian magazine named Brian Taylor Goldstein to its list of Washington's Best Lawyers. Brian was named as one of the "Stars of the Bar" in the area of Performing Arts and Entertainment and was recognized as among the top 10 "dealmakers" who "represent authors, athletes, and other clients in media and the arts." The Washingtonian's annual "Best Lawyers" list highlights "the very best in legal talent" within the Washington, DC metropolitan area.


Winners of the 2010 Yates Award for Arts Advocacy
Brian and Robyn were among those selected for the award by The Association of Performing Arts Presenters in recognition of their "successful advocacy efforts to improve the process by which foreign artists and performers obtain visas and work authorization to enter the United States, their acclaimed workshops and seminars proving basic legal knowledge and business skills to artists and arts professionals, and the fundamental impact of their work on the arts industry."


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Upcoming Engagements



♦ September 14 - 12, 2016
Midwest Arts Conference
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Brian and Robyn will be leading workshops and seminars, including Partners In Passion: Understanding Key Contractual Concepts in Collaborative Projects, Avoiding A World of Trouble, and Law and Disorder Live! and will also be available to conference attendees for free private consultations by appointment.

Check back for updates or visit www.artsmidwest.org



♦ June 13, 2016
Association of Entertainment Professionals (AEP) Worldwide Conference
Las Vegas, Nevada

Brian will be teaching a seminar entitled Need To Know Basics: Basic Legal & Business Issues For Arts & Entertainment. This intensive and entertaining session will explain and unravel the most common business and legal issues that confound, perplex and confuse artists and entertainment professionals including licensing and using creative material, copyrights and fair use; visa and tax issues for non-US artists; independent contractors v. employees and contractual issues such as liability, force majeure, cancellations and indemnification.

For more information, visit www.aepworldwide.org



♦ May 16, 2016
North American Performing Arts Managements and Agents (NAPAMA) Annual Retreat
The Historic Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort
Shawnee on Delaware, Pennsylvania

Brian will be teaching a seminar entitled The Art of The Relationship: Using Contracts and Negotiations Creatively, Strategically, and Artfully.This session will ask you to re-think everything you know, or think you know, about contracts and negotiation within the performing arts. Brian will also be leading small break-out sessions on Advanced Contract Concepts and Basic Legal Issues for Small Arts Businesses.

For more information, visit www.napama.org/



♦ April 7 - 9, 2016
International Artist Managers Association (IAMA) Annual Conference
Utrecht, The Netherlands

Brian and Robyn, who serve as the US Legal Advisor for IAMA, will be providing private consultations for conference attendees on visas, taxes, engagement contracts, and other issues pertaining to foreign artists who wish to tour and perform in the United States.

For more information, visit www.iamaworld.com



♦ February 17, 2016; 2pm - 3pm (EST)
Association of California Symphony Orchestras,
Ask An Expert Webinar

Brian will be conducting an on-line seminar entitled The Art of the Relationship: Using Contracts and Negotiations Creatively, Strategically, and Artfully. His discussion will include (1) what should and shouldn't be in a contract; (2) contracts between artist managers and orchestras; (3) commission agreements;(4) executive director and music director contracts; and (4) negotiation tips and strategies.

For additional information and to sign up, visit www.acso.org



♦ January 16 - 18, 2016
Association of Performing Arts Presenters, National Conference
New York City

Brian and Robyn will be conducting seminars and workshops, as well as providing consultations to conference attendees. Seminars include: Avoiding A World of Confusion: A Comprehensive Approach to Touring Foreign Artists in the U.S., I've Given You Money, What More Do You Want? The Responsibilities of a Nonprofit Board Member , Top Ten Myths About Copyright and Licensing, Cutting Corners or Cutting Off Your Nose? The Difference Between Hiring Employees and Freelancers in the Performing Arts, and Why It Matters to You!, and Law and Disorder: Live.

For a complete schedule and additional information, visit www.apapconference.org



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♦ September 10 - 12, 2015
Midwest Arts Conference
Kansas City, Missouri

Brian and Robyn will be leading workshops and seminars, including The Art of Negotiation, His Lordship's Law and Disorder Pub, and Miss Robyn's Foreign Artist Saloon, and will also be available to conference attendees for free private consultations by appointment.

Check back for updates or visit www.artsmidwest.org



♦ May 5, 2015
Dance USA: Dance Company Managers Affinity Group
National Teleconference
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Brian and Robyn will be presenting a discussion on current trends in bringing foreign artists to the United States.

For more information, visit www.danceusa.org



♦ April 23 - April 25, 2015
International Artist Managers Association (IAMA) Annual Conference
Helsinki, Finland

Brian, who serves as the US Legal Advisor for IAMA, will be providing private consultations for conference attendees on visas, taxes, and other issues pertaining to foreign artists who wish to tour and perform in the United States.

For more information, visit www.iamaworld.com



♦ January 10 - 12, 2015
Association of Performing Arts Presenters, National Conference
New York City

Brian and Robyn will be conducting seminars and workshops, as well as providing consultations to conference attendees. Seminars include: Avoiding A World of Trouble: A Comprehensive Approach to Touring Foreign Artists in the U.S., Demystifying Business Concepts for the Arts, Non-Profit 911, I Need Permission For That?, and Law and Disorder: Live.

For a complete schedule and additional information, visit www.apapconference.org


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♦ September 18 - 20, 2014
Midwest Arts Conference
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Brian and Robyn will be leading workshops and seminars, including I Need Permission For That?, His Lordship's Law and Disorder Pub, and Miss Robyn's Foreign Artist Saloon, and will also be available to conference attendees for free private consultations by appointment.

Check back for updates or visit www.artsmidwest.org



♦ July 31 - August 2, 2014
Association of California Symphony Orchestras, Annual Conference
Santa Rosa, California

Brian will be providing a seminar entitled Non-Profit 911 and will also be available to conference attendees for free private consultations by appointment.

Check back for updates or visit www.acso.org



♦ June 20 - 22, 2014
Opera USA National Conference
San Francisco, California

Brian will be participating in panels on US visa for foreign singers as well as on licensing literary works for new operas. He will also be available to conference attendees for free private consultations by appointment.

Check back for updates or visit www.operaamerica.org



♦ June 20, 2014
Dance USA National Conference
Minneapolis, MN

Robyn will be available to conference attendees for free private consultations by appointment.

Check back for updates or visit www.danceusa.org



♦ May 15, 2014; 3pm - 4pm (EST)
Association of Performing Arts Presenters,
Free Monthly Webinar Series

Brian and Robyn will be conducting a free on-line seminar entitled The Top Legal Issues In The Performing Arts Industry where they will be sharing their list of the top legal and business issues facing the performing arts industry today, including licensing and using copyrighted materials, dealing with cancellations, insurance and liability, working with independent contractors, new rules on importation of musical instruments, new tax forms, and new challenges in the visa process.

For additional information and to sign up, visit http://www.apap365.org



♦ April 10 - April 12, 2014
International Artist Managers Association (IAMA) Annual Conference
London, United Kingdom

Brian, who serves as the US Legal Advisor for IAMA, will be providing private consultations for conference attendees on visas, taxes, and other issues pertaining to foreign artists who wish to tour and perform in the United States.

For more information, visit www.iamaworld.com



♦ January 11 - 13, 2014
Association of Performing Arts Presenters, National Conference
New York City

Brian and Robyn will be conducting seminars and workshops, as well as providing consultations to conference attendees. Seminars include: The Art of Negotiation, The Secrets They Don't Want Artists to Know, For-Profits v. Non-Profits: A Primer for the Arts Entrepreneur, Law and Disorder "LIVE", and Avoiding a World of Trouble: A Comprehensive Approach to Touring Foreign Artists in the US.

For a complete schedule and additional information, visit www.apapconference.org




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♦ November 7 - 9, 2013
International Artist Managers Association (IAMA)
First North American Conference!
Montreal, Canada

Brian and Robyn, who serve as the US Legal Advisors for IAMA, will be providing private consultations for conference attendees on visas, taxes, artist management, and other issues pertaining to foreign artists who wish to tour and perform in the United States.

For more information, visit www.iamaworld.com


♦ October 17 - 20, 2013
Annual Northwest Booking Conference
Tacoma, Washington

Brian will be leading workshops and seminars, including The Art of the Relationship: Using Contracts Creatively to Increase Productivity and Reduce Stress, Non-Profit 911, and The Secrets They Don't Want Artists to Know, and will also be available to conference attendees for free private consultations by appointment.

Check back for updates or visit www.artsnw.org


♦ September 9 - 12, 2013
Midwest Arts Conference
Austin, Texas Michigan

Brian and Robyn will be leading workshops and seminars, including Non-Profit 911, His Lordship's Law and Disorder Pub, and Miss Robyn's Foreign Artist Saloon, and will also be available to conference attendees for free private consultations by appointment.

Check back for updates or visit www.artsmidwest.org


♦ July 25 - 27, 2013
Association of California Symphony Orchestras, Annual Conference
Costa Mesa, California

Brian will be providing two seminars, Avoiding A World of Trouble: Presenting Foreign Artists in the US and I Need Permission For That? Copyrights and Licenses, and will also be available to conference attendees for free private consultations by appointment.

Check back for updates or visit www.acso.org


♦ April 25 - April 27, 2013
International Artist Managers Association (IAMA) Annual Conference
Vienna, Austria

Brian, who serves as the US Legal Advisor for IAMA, will be providing private consultations for conference attendees on visas, taxes, and other issues pertaining to foreign artists who wish to tour and perform in the United States.

For more information, visit www.iamaworld.com


♦ January 18, 2013
College of St. Rose
Albany, New York

Brian presented a lecture to a joint meeting of the undergraduate and graduate students in the School of Music entitled: Don't Drink The Cool Aid: How To Take Control of Your Arts Career Using the Tools You Already Have.


♦ January 12 - 14, 2013
Association of Performing Arts Presenters, National Conference
New York City

Brian and Robyn will be conducting seminars and workshops, as well as providing consultations to conference attendees. Seminars include: A Copyright Guide to the Digital Galaxy,The Secrets They Don't Want Artists to Know, Non-Profit 911, Surviving A Killer Attack of Foreign Artist Taxes, and Avoiding a World of Trouble: A Comprehensive Approach to Touring Foreign Artists in the US.

For a complete schedule and additional information, visit www.apapconference.org


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♦ November 8, 2012
Theater Communications Group
New York City

Brian will present his workshop "The Art of The Relationship" to a meeting of grant recipients in New York City.

www.tcg.org


♦ October 19, 2012
Theater Communications Group
Jacksonville, Florida

Brian will present his workshop "The Art of The Relationship" to a meeting and retreat of grant recipients of Theater Communications Group at White Oak Plantation.

www.tcg.org


♦ September 12 - 15, 2012
Midwest Arts Conference
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Brian and Robyn will be leading workshops and seminars, and will also be available to conference attendees for free private consultations by appointment.

Check back for updates or visit www.artsmidwest.org


♦ June 5 - 8, 2012
League of American Orchestras National Conference
Dallas, Texas

Robyn will be leading workshops and seminars, and will also be available to conference attendees for free private consultations by appointment.

Check back for updates or visit www.americanorchestras.org


♦ April 24, 2012
Theatre Communications Group
Live Webinar: "Navigating The Visa Process for Artists from Abroad"

From 2:00pm - 3:30pm EST Brian and Robyn will demystify the visa process for artists. An increasing number of U.S.-based theatres are working with international artists and presenting work from abroad. Understanding the difference between each type of visa and how to obtain them, along with the potential tax obligations facing international groups and performers, will help you save time, money and a lot of frustration!

For more information, visit www.tcg.org


♦ April 19 - April 21, 2012
International Artist Managers Conference
Budapest, Hungary

Brian, who serves as the US Legal Advisor for IAMA, will be providing private consultations for conference attendees on visas, taxes, and other issues pertaining to foreign artists who wish to tour and perform in the United States.

For more information, visit www.iamaworld.com


♦ February 24, 2012
Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts/Legal and Business Bootcamp
New York City

On February 24, 2012 from 10:00am 5:00pm, Brian will be leading a workshop in basic contract concepts for artists as part of VLA's highly acclaimed, all-day intensive workshop about the legal and business issues that affect individual artists and individuals within arts and cultural institutions who make and work in film, music, and interactive media.
For additional information, visit www.vlany.org


♦ January 7 - 9, 2012
Association of Performing Arts Presenters, National Conference
New York City

From January 7 - 9, 2010, Brian and Robyn will be conducting seminars and workshops, as well as providing private consultations for conference attendees. Seminars include: Contractual Mysteries Revealed, How To Stop Ripping Each Other Off!, 10 Business Concepts You Think You Already Know, Foreign Artist Tax Witholding—Not!, and Visas: Tips, Trends & Updates.

For a complete schedule and additional information, visit www.apapconference.org