Avoiding a World Of Trouble
Brian Taylor Goldstein and Robyn Guilliams are the founding partners of GG Arts Law, a New
York-based entertainment law firm, as well as Managing Directors of Goldstein Guilliams
International, through which they provide comprehensive business, project and tour
management, and legal services exclusively to the international performing arts and
entertainment community. Brian has twice been recognized as one of New York's "Super
Lawyers" in the fields of Entertainment, Intellectual Property and Immigration in The New York
Times and is a well-known speaker and author on arts and artist management. Robyn is an
internationally recognized specialist in foreign artist taxation and artist business matters, as well
as a Co-Author of Artistsfromabroad.org, with an impressive past career in arts administration
and management at major venues and arts organizations.
While presenting and touring artists in the United States brings many rewards, it also entails
coordinating considerable logistical challenges. “Avoiding a World of Trouble” will provide
valuable information and practical tips on such issues as the ever-changing rules and procedures
affecting U.S. visas and tax obligations for non-U.S performers; contractual concepts such as
force majeure and acts of god; U.S. insurance advice for non-U.S. groups and performers;
international licensing and copyright issues; and suggested planning and procedural timelines.
Brian and Robyn will also pass along the latest information and guidance for musicians
travelling with instruments containing elephant ivory and other banned substances.