McMillan Metro, P.C. attorney Ginny Cascio Bonifacino participated in a webinar series sponsored by the ARCS (Association of Registrars and Collection Specialists) that took place on Wednesday July 14th.
This three-part series focused on the unique issues that freelance/ contract collections professionals face. The COVID-19 pandemic forced many collections industry specialists out of full-time jobs and into an independent contracting role, making it particularly challenging for new contractors just entering the field. Navigating the waters of museum collections contracting can be complex and challenging, and the webinar series aimed to help both new and experienced collections contractors.
During the series, Ginny focused on showing contractors how to start a business for themselves, whether it be a sole proprietorship or LLC. Topics covered included creation and registration of the business, how to make decisions about which type of company to start, tax issues, contracts and documentation, contract negotiations, business licensing and more.
Ginny Cascio Bonifacino’s areas of expertise include Creators and Artists Rights, Intellectual Property Law, Business Law and more. She has conducted pro bono work through the Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts and Maryland Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts. She has advised clients on an array of issues related to copyright and trademark issues and has been published in the DePaul Journal Of Art, Technology and Intellectual Property Law, the Art & Cultural Heritage Law Newsletter, and the Maryland Bar Journal.