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I, Rachel Brenke, have single-handedly been working with small business owners for over a decade.  Between TheLawTog® and my internationally-sought after law firm – I have seen the ins-and-outs of what photographers need.   That’s why there is NO reason any photographer should be scared or worried about legalities of their business.  I have done the heavy lifting through transactional and litigation matters, and I know exactly what is needed. Here...
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Copyright is a largely misunderstood and  important area of the law for photographers. Not only do we have protections in our logos and our own marketing assets, but we’re also selling (licensing or copyright transferring) photographs as our product. It is time we STAND up for ourselves. IF WE DON’T, WHO WILL?   Do I own my photographs? In the United States, (generally) when you create the photograph you are the...
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Are you a real estate photographer looking for business inspiration? Rachel Brenke, TheLawTog®, was recently featured on 7 Instagram Accounts Every Real Estate Photographer Should Follow.  Check it out here.   Where to find the list: Photography for Real Estate Did you know Rachel has tools to help you with real estate photography on TheLawTog®?  Find the Real Estate Contract Bundle.  
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    What’s in this Episode:  One of the biggest mistake new business owners make are DIY contracts instead of having an attorney do it for them.  Join Rachel as she discuses why self-drafting can be detrimental to your business and why photography contracts are the one area you want to invest in your business. What you will learn: What 3 things contracts must have to be considered valid Why...
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    What’s in this Episode:Your photography business needs layers to protect you and your business from liability.  In this episode Rachel will cover the legal trifecta: photography contracts, liability insurance and business formation needed to keep your business running smoothly. What you will learn: Why protecting your business in layers is pivotal The items that form the layers including contracts, liability insurance and proper business formation How often and why you...
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3 Tricks Photography Contract
Have you ever seen an agitated post in a Facebook group like this: “My client just did X, even though the photography contract says explicitly that they can’t!  Don’t people READ?” The answer to their question is – no, they really don’t.  In fact, The Guardian reported that a UK-based Wi-Fi company once snuck in a joke clause that obliged people to one thousand hours of cleaning toilets and scraping...
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3 photography contract hazards you are making!
TheLawTog® is the GO TO legal resource for photographers – make sure you come check us out for photography contracts, tax tools and more! …. www.thelawtog.com
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It’s tough being a business owner…   …it’s even tougher when you have absolutely no idea why things are so hard when you’re overwhelmed.   You know the saying – you can’t see the forest for the trees. Right now, you’re sitting there completely lost int he woods and can’t see what you need to improve on. Or if you think you do, how confident are you in that choice?...
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Money.com and journalist, Amanda Loudin, quoted our head honcho – Rachel Brenke – as an expert on small business use of liability waivers during pandemic. Read the entire article here. Are you looking for more legal resources regarding COVID-19? We’ve got you covered from everything from COVID-specific legal docs to informational resources and a handy-dandy checklist for reopening your business after COVID. Find everything you need here: https://thelawtog.com/covid/
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With the increased Black Lives Matter protests popping up all over the United States we understand that many of you want to participate in a variety of ways. This resource, which we will aim to keep updated, will help to provide information on protest safety, your protesting rights and rights to photograph these events. Please be sure to jump into our Facebook Group to join the discussion if you have...
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