Mia Rosenblatt Tinkjian

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Name: Mia Rosenblatt Tinkjian
Date registered: October 25, 2010

Latest posts

  1. Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late to Hire an Attorney — October 5, 2012
  2. The Konowitz & Greenberg Family Has Expanded! — July 30, 2012
  3. Caution: Review Contracts Carefully Before Signing — March 28, 2012
  4. A Gallery is Selling Your Artwork: What to Know to Protect Your Rights — May 31, 2011
  5. How “Fine” is Your Art? — March 15, 2011

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Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late to Hire an Attorney

People often hire an attorney when they are faced with a lawsuit. I can’t count the number of times I have received the phone call where the stressed out person on the other end of the phone is saying, “Help. I got served with papers and I don’t know what to do.” Let’s be clear… Continue reading »


The Konowitz & Greenberg Family Has Expanded!

I’m pleased to announce that my family—Kevork, Rose and Gregory—and I recently welcomed Arianna Jean Tinkjian, who was born on March 28, weighing 6 lbs. 5 oz. and was 19 inches long.


Caution: Review Contracts Carefully Before Signing

Often, when handed a contract to sign, we do not take the time to review it carefully, and possibly even discuss it with an attorney. Sometimes, the contract pertains to an emotional matter, or a matter that the individual thinks is trivial. Yet this simple step could prevent a great deal of heartache, headache and… Continue reading »


A Gallery is Selling Your Artwork: What to Know to Protect Your Rights

As a practicing artist, I know how exciting it is to find and secure gallery representation. As an attorney, I have represented artists whose consignment agreements with a gallery went sour, and so I am well aware of the possible pitfalls that may arise once this relationship has commenced. In Massachusetts, the artist is protected… Continue reading »


How “Fine” is Your Art?

17 USC section 106A is known as the Visual Artists Rights Act of 1990 (VARA). The statute provides as follows: (a) Rights of Attribution and Integrity.- Subject to section 107 [Ed. Note: the fair use section] and independent of the exclusive rights provided in section 106, the author of a work of visual art- (1)… Continue reading »


How to Know if You Have Been Constructively Terminated

Constructive Termination occurs when an employer renders an employee’s working conditions so difficult and intolerable that a reasonable person would feel forced to resign. An employee that has been constructively terminated may be entitled to recover lost wages and other damages suffered as a result of the termination. In determining whether an employee has been… Continue reading »


Checking Up on Your Charitable Donation?

If you are like me, you receive phone calls on an almost daily basis from various organizations seeking a donation. How do you know if the organization is a legitimate charity, or if you are about to be scammed? Massachusetts law requires all public charities operating in Massachusetts to register and file annual reports with… Continue reading »


What’s in a Name?

I recall the time, as a joke, a relative made a piece of ceramic “art” and signed it “Picasso.” He then told our family that he had purchased an original ceramic ashtray by the late, great artist. We all had a good laugh. But had this event happened today, and if Picasso were still alive,… Continue reading »


When Taking Pen to Paper

You: An artist or creative person who was just offered the opportunity to show or publish your work. (Good Job!) You are overwhelmed with excitement and you are as nervous as can be. The Scene: An office, studio or gallery where you have just been handed a contract by the gallery owner or publisher. The… Continue reading »


Media & Entertainment: Copyright, Fair Use and the New Media Artist

It was once the case that the only way for a film-maker to have his or her work viewed by a large audience was to have it picked up by a film or television distribution company. With the advent of online video hosting services like YouTube, artists, professional and amateur alike, are now able to… Continue reading »

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