I provide legal services to artists, art galleries, and arts organizations, with a unique focus on contemporary art. I handle matters in the areas of art law, intellectual property, contracts, business formation, private foundations and public charities. Although the need for an attorney can be a stressful experience, the advice of an arts lawyer need not always reflect an adversarial standpoint. Creative problem solving without the need of courts and litigation is of course preferred, and this is where I come in.

Please contact me for more information or to schedule a consultation.

Legal Services available in the following areas:

I. Negotiation

  • Artist-Gallery disputes
  • Artist-Museum disputes
  • Artist-Artist disputes
  • Contracts between amicable parties
  • Consignment agreements

II. Contracts Reviewing and Drafting

  • Consignment agreements
  • Studio leases
  • Work-for-hire agreements (studio assistants)
  • Fiscal sponsorship agreements
  • Licensing agreements
  • Fellowship/Residency agreements

III. Intellectual Property: Copyright, Right of Publicity and Trademark

  • Copyright
  • Right of Publicity
  • Trademark
  • Fair use analysis
  • Advising and protection of intellectual property assets
  • Assessing intellectual property assets and intellectual property management

IV. Legal Entities: Advising and Filings

  • Nonprofit tax exempt organizations
  • Sole proprietorships
  • Partnerships
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Corporations

V. Advocacy

Amicus Briefs and letters in support or in opposition:

  • Free speech
  • Intellectual property disputes
  • Resale rights
  • Moral rights: Visual Artists Rights Act
  • Deaccessioning