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GUEST SPEAKER: MICHAEL PERRY

posted Jul 6, 2017, 6:19 AM by Living Arts College Library and Media Center

The Business Practices class (BU218) was fortunate to have a local authority visit and discuss legal issues surrounding creatives. Mike Perry is a Wake Forest attorney with more than 30 years of experience. He has “represented clients in a wide variety of accidental injury or death claims arising from automobile accidents and premises liability. He has negotiated and tried numerous business and contract disputes in civil court and various charges in criminal court.”

Mike focused on contracts and setting up a business. He methodically went through the process of crafting a contract and provided everyone with a template (actual contract with names removed) to help guide the students' approach to their individual contract layouts.
Mike also spoke to them about getting legal advice during the process of declaring your business (LLC, S-Corp, Sole Proprietor, etc.…); this way you can have legal input if changes occur before annual refiling.

At the conclusion of his presentation, Mike left cards for the students. Afterwards Marx escorted him around the campus (his 1st visit). He was very impressed and might seek creative assistance later for advertising and design needs.

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