Christine Placide, Esq. is a dynamic Entertainment Lawyer, Mediator, and Attorney for Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts. Christine has counseled artists and creative entrepreneurs including: musicians, performing artists, fashion designers, photographers, graphic designers, as well as arts organizations and media-marketing companies. She has an entrepreneurial history consisting of community-based youth artist development, beauty branding, and internet-commerce endeavors. With a background in performing arts, she understands both the incredible value of creativity and the unique challenges associated with protecting intellectual property in the modern digital marketplace.