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Hal Poth: Off the Wall

Handouts from the June 14 Discussion Panel

Creating a Living Legacy 

Organized by Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts and hosted by the Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis, attorneys from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP address estate planning and provide tips for securing an artistic legacy.

Panelists from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Headquartered in St. Louis, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner combines the practice experience, industry knowledge and market connections of more than 1,400 lawyers in North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.

  • Lana Lane, J.D., is an estate planning attorney in the St. Louis Office of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner. Lana received her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Washington University in St. Louis and received her law degree from the University of Chicago Law School. Lana is a recent graduate of the Heart of America Fellows Institute of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.
  • Matthew G. Minder, J.D., is a partner in the Intellectual Property group of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP. His practice focuses on the adoption, prosecution, enforcement, and exploitation of trademarks and copyrights. Matt advises clients on a wide range of licensing, assignment, and portfolio management issues, in addition to a robust litigation practice. Matt is a member of the Board of Directors of VLAA and an Adjunct Professor at Washington University School of Law.
  • Elizabeth Schlesinger, J.D., is an estate planning attorney in the St. Louis office of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner. Originally from St. Louis, Elizabeth studied Religion at Wellesley College and later received her J.D. from Washington University School of Law. Outside of work, Elizabeth serves as the co-chair of the National Board of Governors of the Human Rights Campaign, the country’s largest LGBTQ civil rights organization.

Estate Planning Workbook for Visual Artists

Developed by the Joan Mitchell Foundation in partnership with the Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston, the workbook includes in-depth sections on legal matters pertaining to intellectual property and copyright as well as estate vehicles, such as wills, trusts, and artist-endowed foundations. Learn more about the Joan Mitchell Foundation: joanmitchellfoundation.org.

Download Estate Planning Workbook for Visual Artists (PDF)

Review of Inventory Apps

Provided by Sukanya Mani, a St. Louis-area interdisciplinary artist, this includes several art and collection inventory services, listing their pros, cons, and prices. Learn more about Mani: sukanya55.wixsite.com/sukanya.

Download Inventory Management Apps for Artists (PDF)

Resources from CERF+

CERF+ was started in 1985 and has since emerged as the leading nonprofit organization that uniquely focuses on safeguarding artists’ livelihoods nationwide. Discover a wide range of information about protecting your artistic legacy. Learn more about CERF+: cerfplus.org.

Visit CERF+’s Website for Estate Planning Resources