June 7, 2023

On June 22 and 23, three Willkie attorneys will speak at CalCPA’s Entertainment Industry Conference, an annual event hosted by the California Society of CPAs. 

On June 22 at 10:05 am PT, Alan Epstein, chair of the Firm’s Entertainment Transactions Practice, will moderate the panel, “Anatomy of Sweat Equity Deals,” discussing the corporate, tax and business issues which arise when a celebrity/service provider receives a grant of “sweat equity” in consideration of the performance of services and grant of rights in the context of endorsement and brand ambassador deals.

On June 22 at 12:50 pm PT, Jared Bartie, chair of the Firm's Sports Transactions Practice, will participate in a panel, “Tax, Accounting and Legal Issues in Professional Sports.”

On June 23 at 1:35 pm PT, Willkie Digital Works counsel Michael Selig will participate in a panel, “Fallout of FTX,” which will address issues such as 83(b), equity deals, entertainer’s liability, naming rights and sponsorship, endorser’s liability, and tax aspects of digital assets.

CalCPA’s Entertainment Industry Conference provides business managers with an opportunity to gather and gain insights and practical advice for issues unique to the industry. For more information, please click here.