Rattner, William

Attorney William Rattner focuses on what every visual artist should know: protecting their rights. Focusing on the Consignment Act and the importance of maintaining written contracts between dealers, buyers and even within collaborative artist groups. This webinar also provides an insight into copyright laws and how artists can protect themselves.

“Artists don’t like to think of themselves as being in business, but everyone you deal with is in business. If you are businesslike from the beginning, you can avoid a lot of problems.”

William Rattner is an attorney and Executive Director for the Lawyers for the Creative Arts. The LCA enlists more than 1800 lawyers to provide pro bono assistance to thousands of its clients. Mr. Rattner graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard Law School, and has practiced law in Chicago for over 37 years. He has served as an Adjunct Professor at numerous institutions, and serves on the board of many prominent arts and culture organizations. More information can be found on the LCA website.

75 minutes