Are you someone that works primarily as an independent contractor or by doing gigs? Does your nonprofit hire independent contractors, whether artistic, technical or administrative? Do you rent a studio space, or share space with another creative?

Every business and organizational relationship results in entering into a contractual agreement between at least two parties. Whether it’s hiring employees or contractors, renting studio or office space, or purchasing materials. Some contracts are simple, and some are complex. This workshop will look at approaching contractual agreements with an eye toward understanding critical terms, avoiding ambiguities that lead to conflict between parties, and mitigating risks by using well-drafted contracts. It will also look at the importance of designating workers as either independent contractors or employees.

DATE/TIME:  Wednesday, April  12, 2017, 5:30-7:00pm

LOCATION:  Sonoma County Economic Development Board, 141 Stony Circle, Suite 110, Santa Rosa, CA  95401

PRESENTER:  Daryl Reese, Attorney at Law (see bio and contact below)

FEE: Free

UPDATE MARCH 21: REGISTRATION CLOSED – WORKSHOP IS FULL. If you would like to be added to a waiting list, please email to




Daryl Reese offers a wealth of knowledge and experience from his more than 20 years as a nonprofit corporation executive and his service on numerous boards of directors. His practice includes both transactional and litigation work, with a focus on business law. Daryl’s strategic planning background together with his operational leadership results in a practical understanding and valuable perspective for business owners, nonprofit organizations, and boards of directors.

His non-profit clients include Redwood Credit Union Community Fund, Transcendence Theatre Company, Sonoma County Children’s Village, and The Robert and Shirley Harris Family Foundation, among many others. He also represents several corporations, limited liability companies, and partnerships including single-member entities and complex multi-million dollar businesses. He serves clients throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, including San Francisco, Contra Costa, Monterey, Sonoma, Napa, Lake, and Mendocino counties.

Daryl received his undergraduate degree from California State University, Northridge, and holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. He earned his Juris Doctorate degree, cum laude, from Empire College School of Law.