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June 24, 2011
UNH School of Law
Concord, NH


**Register online at the NH Center for Nonprofits' website.**

NOTE: Panelists and facilitators are subject to change.

Read more about Table Topics.


Session 1: 9:15 - 10:15 a.m.

Copyright issues for authors, photographers and visual artists
Legal panelist:  Professor Ashlyn Lembree; UNH School of Law
Arts/Culture panelist: Deidre Randall; CEO, Peter E. Randall Publisher
Facilitator: Charles Holoubeck, Esq.; Davis & Bujold Global Intl. Property Law

Music: Joint ownership and the "garage band"
Legal panelist: Jon Garon, Esq.; Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell
Arts/Culture panelist: Chris Decato
Facilitator: Curtis Payne, Esq.; Payne Law

Alternative Dispute Resolution in the arts and cultural heritage communities
Legal panelist: John Lassey; High Five Resolutions
Arts/Culture panelist: Jennifer Goodman; NH Preservation Alliance
Facilitator: Karen Borgstrom, Esq.; State Office of Mediation and Arbitration

Session 2: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Theatre issues: Who has the rights--and how do you get them?
Legal panelist: Paul Durham, Esq.; Sheehan, Phinney, Bass & Green
Arts/Culture panelist: Jon Kimbell, theatre producer
Facilitator: Van McLeod, commissioner; NH Department of Cultural Resources

Common issues in not-for-profit governance
Legal panelist: Connie Boyles Lane; Orr & Reno and UNH School of Law
Arts/Culture panelist: Mary Ellen Jackson; NH Center for Nonprofits
Facilitator: Terry Knowles, assistant director; NH State Attorney General’s Office

Artist / gallery relationship
Legal panelist: Peter McGovern
Arts/Culture panelist: Sarah Chaffee; McGowan Fine Art
Facilitator: Bob Larsen, Esq.; Sulloway & Hollis

Session 3: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

New Hampshire heritage issues: You want to "preserve" what?!
Legal panelist: Rick St. Hilaire, Esq.
Arts/Culture panelist: Bill Dunlap; NH Historical Society
Facilitator: Elizabeth Muzzey; NH Division of Historical Resources

Basic estate planning for artists: Wills, trusts and power of attorney
Legal panelist: Christopher Paul, Esq.; McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton
Arts/Culture panelist: William Chapman; Kimball Jenkins Estate
Facilitator: Gary Boyle, Esq.

Legal issues surrounding volunteers in libraries and arts-related nonprofits
Legal panelist: Brad Cook; Sheehan, Phinney, Bass & Green
Arts/Culture panelist: Lori Fisher; Baker Free Library, Bow
Facilitator: Lisa Foote; Sharon Arts Center, Peterborough

Session 4: 2:15 - 3:15 p.m.

Artist, craftsmen and the IRS: A taxing relationship
Legal panelist: William Ardinger; Rath, Young and Pignatelli
Arts/Culture panelist: Susie Lowe-Stockwell; League of NH Craftsmen
Facilitator: Jared Yeaton; Nathan Wechsler

Musicians and publishers: Read the contract
Legal panelist: Curtis Payne, Esq.; Payne Law
Arts/Culture panelist: Randy Armstrong; Unu Mondo Productions and Arts Councilor
Facilitator: Jon Garon, Esq., Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell and Hamline University School of Law

The ethical lawyer on the nonprofit board--CLE credit session
Facilitator: TBD

conversations take place during the lunch break;
attendees will self-select sessions

Accessioning and Deaccessioning Policies for Museums and Historical Societies
Facilitator: Rick St. Hilaire, Esq.

Capital Campaign Issues
Facilitator: Martin Gross; Sulloway & Hollis

Endowment Fund: Blessing or Bane?
Facilitator: Terry Knowles, assistant director; NH State Attorney General’s Office

First Amendment Issues for Public Libraries
Facilitator: William Drescher, Esq.; Drescher and Dokmo

Handling High-Profile Donors
Facilitator: Richard Ober, NH Charitable Foundation

Legal Issues Surrounding Public/Private Partnerships
Facilitator: Matthew Lahey, Esq.; Lahey Law

Planning for Disaster: Insurance Coverage
Facilitator: Jim Walker; Harrison Insurance

Real Estate Taxation and Cultural Organizations
Facilitator: Brad Cook; Sheehan, Phinney, Bass & Green

IRS and Cultural Organizations: Reporting In-Kind Contributions on the New Schedule M
Facilitator: Jared Yeaton; Nathan Wechsler

Technology and Privacy
Facilitator: Sean McGovern



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