Creatives Need Legal Advice and Counsel, Too
Protect your business and mitigate potential client conflicts with contracts uniquely tailored to creative services rendered.
As an artist, stylist, photographer, or writer, your creativity is an extraordinary gift that helps inspire others and change lives for the better. However, when you’re focused on your craft, it can be easy to overlook the fact that you are running a business, and as a business owner, need to have the proper legal protections in place to safeguard your intellectual property and ensure your business thrives.
Although most clients will be fair and reasonable, you will likely encounter customers who may attempt to rescind, dock, or deny payment, cancel a project abruptly, or even post negative comments regarding your services on social media — all of which can have a profound and long-lasting detrimental effect on your business. To prevent this from happening and ensure your business does not suffer, it is crucial to create a contract that outlines the terms of your services, client expectations, timeframe for delivery or services rendered, and other vital details prior to making a commitment to a client.
The Law Office of Stacey-Ann Taylor in Atlanta, Georgia can help prevent potential conflicts as well as protect your business and hard-earned reputation through well-written, succinct contracts that communicate the details of what your services will entail, client expectations, and agreed-upon payment (including payment delivery methods) clearly. Your contracts will be uniquely tailored to the specific circumstances of each project or service and provide a means of resolving disputes through arbitration or mediation, preventing potential lawsuits and, essentially, protecting the interests of both parties.
The Importance of Establishing Contracts for Creative Services
While texts or emails are great for exchanging basic information with clients, as a creative, you should not rely on them as methods for communicating expectations for services or payment with clients. Because of the potential for backlash, this kind of sensitive information should be expressly written in a contract that both you and the client will sign prior to providing the service. If you have contract templates that you currently use with your clients, our firm can review them and provide feedback to ensure the proper legalities are clearly expressed.
Prevent Client Conflicts and Protect Your Creative Business With the Help of Stacey-Ann Taylor Law
Creatives have special needs that often, unfortunately, are not covered by standard, boilerplate business contracts. Stacey-Ann Taylor Law will review your existing contracts and create new, airtight contracts that will help you protect your business interests while giving you plenty of room to explore your creativity with clients. Contact the firm today to explore your options and safeguard your business.