M.H. Nicholas is an accomplished speaker and educator. He has helped hundreds of clients launch and succeed in their businesses and has consulted in every aspect of the business relationship and looks forward to an opportunity to speak to your group.
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310 683-6327 / email@example.com
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M. H. Nicholas has practiced law within major corporations for nearly 20 years. He has advised executives, managers and boards of directors on a wide variety of matters. He has played a variety of roles throughout his career, including as Chief Compliance Officer (CCO), Chief Legal Officer (CLO) and Chief Privacy Officer (CPO). He has also remained actively involved with hundreds of artists through nearly two decades in a wide variety of genres (music, art, film, etc.) assisting in all aspects of developing their businesses, including business structure, planning and running their businesses.
Mr. Nicholas speaks regularly on a variety of business-related subjects, including on human behavior in business, business negotiating/politics, legal issues, and so forth. In the financial services industry, Nicholas speaks on legal issues related to privacy, advertising/marketing and social media issues.
Mr. Nicholas attended Syracuse College of Law (magna cum laude) and received a B.S. (honors) in Business Management/Finance from Susquehanna University’s Sigmund Weis School of Business Management. He is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Relations (SPHR), a Voting Member of the Grammy’s, a National Press Photographers Member (NPPA) and a Photography Instructor (for fun). He volunteers with California Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, VIP Mentors and the Children’s Defense Fund. He is the author of I Come First (2010), and his previous book, The Essentials of Living Aboard a Boat (2004) has been a best selling book in the boating genre for the past seven years.
Nicholas currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and 2-year-old daughter.
Attached are topics and sample agendas used for presentations and meetings. We can easily customize the discussion given the interests of particular groups.
Agenda 1:The Business of Art
• From creativity to business
• The essential relationship between art, craft and business
• Left brain requirements
• Monetizing creativity
• Managing the least interesting aspects of your day
• The structure of business interaction
• Building a solid business foundation: Product, Target Marketing and Operations
• Business Legal Structure and Key Issues
• Creative-specific legal concerns
• Intellectual property
• Contracts, Torts, Rights, shares, pay-to-play and commissions
Components are selected based on interests, composition and preference of audience.
Agenda 2: Business Negotiation, Politics, Emotion and Success
• A slave to ourselves
• The great equalizer: our shared humanity
• Principles of relative perception, success, fairness, reward and strategy
• Natural irrationalities, fears
• Politics: the what, why and how to overcome
• Basic negotiating – styles, tactics and strategies
• Managing reactions and emotions
• Managing stress
• Winning strategies
Agenda 3: Common Legal Issues in Business
• Business formation issues and factors (they are not what you think they are)
———-corporation vs. partnership vs. LP vs. LLC vs. proprietorship
• Employment Law Issues
• Intellectual Property Issues (including Copyright, Trademark and Branding)
• Contract Issues
• Real Estate Issues
• Tort Law Issues
• Financing Issues
• Insurance Law and Liability Concerns
Agenda 4: Law for Non-Lawyers
We live in a nation of laws. And yet, outside of the legal education made available to law students, the law is taught to virtually no one. For instance, contractors who work with contracts every day are not taught contract law. This agenda is designed primarily for a longer seminar or series and is intended as a fun, enlightening, discussion of our system. The scope includes the structure and logic of the legal system, categories of laws and a discussion of the different key categories and areas of interest. In general, a possible structure for a multi-session seminar is as follows:
• The legal structure of the United States (federal, state and municipality)
• Legislating, Policy, Courts and Executive Branches
• Constitutional Law
• Contract Law
• Tort Law
• Criminal Law
• Common Areas of Interest
• Real Estate (Buyer/Seller : Landlord/Tenant)
• Estate, Trust, POA, TOD
\This program is adjusted as requested.