Freelance Isn't Free Act Info Session

Following a successful and informative presentation about the recently passed Freelance Isn’t Free Act this past June, THE CREATORS COLLECTIVE will host another presentation on Thursday, August 3rd as part of AMPLIFY at 100 Bogart. Attorney Kyle Carraro of Lloyd Patel LLP will lead the presentation followed by an opportunity to ask questions to ensure all attendees leave with valuable information about their rights and protections as Freelancers in New York City.

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017
(please arrive early)

AMPLIFY at 100 Bogart
100 Bogart Street
Brooklyn, NY 11206



New York City recently passed the Freelance Isn’t Free Act to create enhanced protections for freelancers whose clients refuse to pay what they owe. While freelancers previously had little meaningful recourse for bringing claims against unscrupulous clients, the Act both sets for requirements for entering into contracts with freelancers and gives freelancers meaningful remedies for enforcing their rights, including increased damages and the recoupment of attorney’s fees. The presentation will go into detail on who the Act applies to, what rights and remedies it grants, preventative measures freelancers can take to protect themselves, and how freelancers can enforce their rights. 


Kyle C. Carraro is an Associate Attorney at Lloyd Patel LLP. Kyle works on every phase of the firm’s litigation practice and in handling client matters, including tort, contractual, employment, commercial and all other areas of the firm’s practice. Before he joined Lloyd Patel LLP, Kyle represented tenants in Brooklyn Housing Court, where he received a Distinguished Service award from the New York State Courts for his work in assisting residents facing eviction. Kyle was also part of a legal team that represented an indefinitely-detained prisoner at Bagram Airbase, Afghanistan. 


Lloyd Patel LLP is a small, New York City-based firm founded by CUNY Law alums Erin Lloyd and Yogi Patel. The firm represents individuals and businesses in a wide array of transactional and litigation matters. Two of the firm’s primary focuses are representing employees in wage disputes and representing individuals and businesses in breach of contract claims.

We first hosted Kyle Cararro of Lloyd Patel LLP on Thursday, June 29 for this informative presentation. 


This event is part of AMPLIFY at 100 Bogart: 

THE CREATORS COLLECTIVE will take over a ground floor gallery space in Bushwick for three weeks this summer with performances, events, workshops, a visual art exhibit, and open rehearsals from over 25 artists and groups. Learn more about the programming and participating artists here