Presented by Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts

TALA was formed in 1979 to meet the legal and accounting needs of artists and art nonprofits. Services include lawyer and accountant pro bono assistance for artists, patent pro bono assistance for inventors, dispute resolution services, and educational programs for the artistic and business communities. Programs are designed to help participants apply sound business practices to protect intellectual property, advance careers, and develop income.

Guest Speaker: Sammetria Goodson

Attorney Sammetria Goodson works with artists, designers, storytellers, and creatives. In her legal work, Goodson specializes in law related to copyright and trademark, business, nonprofit, art, and cultural heritage, fashion, new media and design, entertainment, dispute resolution, and litigation.

She holds a BBA in Marketing and a BA in Art History from The University of Texas, Austin, and earned her JD from the Beasley School of Law at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. She is a Board Member of Texans for the Arts, and a member of the UT Austin College of Fine Arts Advisory Council.