Creative Law Network


Bohemian Foundation Supports Music with Muse Grant

Fort Collins' Bohemian Foundation is providing musical organizations with a new competitive grant program: Muse. With the goal of strengthening the community through music, Muse is available to like-minded organizations in Northern Colorado with a central focus on music. Any eligible 501(c)(3) organization may be awarded up to $20,000.

Through Muse, the Bohemian Foundation looks to help organizers make connections, provide enjoyable music entertainment and sponsor the development of local musicians. Learn more about the program here.

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The Benefits of Dogs in the Workplace
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What do Google, Ben and Jerry's and Creative Law Network all have in common? We all allow dogs in the workplace! According to a Pets at Work survey conducted by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, employees who brought their furry friends to work enjoyed lower blood pressure, lower stress, lower cholesterol levels and were more productive overall in their workplace. Likewise, pet-friendly workplace policies resulted in a greater sense of loyalty in 82% of employees questioned during a Banfield Pet Hospital study. 

We are proud to say that Laundry on Lawrence is a dog-friendly workplace! Come visit us and bring your dog too!

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Canada Meets Colorado: Music Trade Mission

A exciting special event is coming to Denver, and it's on a mission! Co-sponsored by the Consul General of Canada in Denver, with Denver Arts & Venues, along with other Denver sponsors such as The Music District and the University of Colorado at Denver, get ready for Canada Meets Colorado: Music Trade Mission: a 3-day celebration with food, live music, panels and more!

Day 1 begins at 5pm on Thursday, November 9th with a Reception at the McNichols Building. There will food and conversation with a live performance from Manitoba's own Yes We Mystic.

Day 2 will feature Industry Panels, and Presentations, from 10am-1pm at Red Rocks Amphitheater, followed by a Music Showcase at Su Teatro with Yes We Mystic, Little Destroyer, and Colorado's own iZCALLÍ!

Day 3 will close out the festivities with: FoCo Music District Panels & Tours, hosted by the Music District & Bohemian Foundation from 11am-3pm and Live Music from 5pm-9pm at New Belgium Brewing, where you can see the talented artists mentioned before, with a set from Denver musician Brent Cowles!

Not only is the Music Trade Mission fun, informative and packed with great experiences, it's also ABSOLUTELY FREE!

Register for Canada Meets Colorado here!

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Dave Ratner Voted Best Entertainment Lawyer

We are pleased and proud to announce that Dave Ratner has been named the Client's Best and Barrister's Best Entertainment Lawyer of 2017 by Law Week Colorado! The annual Law Week Colorado Awards compile input from peers and "Barristers" in order to recognize the hardest working, highest performing lawyers in Colorado. 

Congratulations to Dave for the recognition!

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Dave Ratner Q&A at CMC XXII

We are very excited to announce a special event next month. Creative Law Network's Dave Ratner is the featured guest for the XXII Installment of the Colorado Music Collective

From Dave's time on the road as a tour and band manager to establishing his own entertainment law firm in Denver, everything is up for discussion at this roundtable Q&A. Dave's knowledge and experience will provide for an entertaining and informative evening!

The session will be held at on November 7th at Levitt Pavilion from 7pm-8pm. 
RSVP to the event HERE!

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Halloween: Legal Horror Stories

Please join us for a special kind of Halloween scare on October 10th! In collaboration with RedLine, and the Art Students League of Denver, The CBCA is guest hosting a Moxie U Event: Legal Horror Stories at the Clyfford Still Museum!

What happens when someone infringes on your copyright, or you don't have a signed contract? Fear not! Creative Law Network's Dave Ratner will join local artists and other creative professionals to share similar horror stories and how to avoid them! This will be a fun opportunity to meet your peers and learn from each other's experiences!

RSVP: here!

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ART + LAW Workshop Event

We are proud to announce an informational event for attorneys and creative professionals by Colorado Attorneys for the Arts, presented by Creative Law Network's Dave Ratner. The Art + Law Workshop is CAFTA’s first in Buena Vista, Colorado. The event will feature workshops for both attorneys and creatives. The morning session for attorneys will guide participants on counseling and supporting Colorado’s vibrant arts sector. The afternoon session for creatives will focus on common legal issues that creative professionals and entities encounter. In between will be a networking lunch with live musical entertainment!

The event will take place on September 22, from 9:30am-3:00pm at Watershed, 410 E Main Street, Buena Vista, CO 81211. Click here to register!

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Two Turntables and Copyright Law: The Licensing of a Music Website

An interesting and exciting event is coming up, featuring the lead lawyer for one of the music industry’s most innovative companies! Brandon Shevin is the General Counsel for and representative for the events conglomerate LiveStyle. Courtesy of the Colorado Bar Association, Brandon will lead a discussion, "Two Turntables and Copyright Law: The Licensing of a Music Website", focusing on topics such as music downloads vs streaming and digital remix contests, as well as what legal concerns come with starting a music website.

The event will take place at: CBA Offices, 1900 Grant St., Ste. 900, Denver.

RSVP here, or by e-mailing

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Youth on Record

On August 11th, Creative Law Network’s Dave Ratner will be hosting a presentation and Q&A with Youth on Record, a Colorado-based nonprofit organization that aims to empower underserved youth to achieve their academic, artistic and personal goals by employing local, professional artists as their educators. This free presentation begins at 11:30 am at Youth on Record (1301 W. 10th Avenue, Denver, CO 80204) and will focus on copyrights and rights to music. Please join us as Dave educates Denver’s up-and-coming musical generation.

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