Legal Panel: Your Art Will Outlive You – How to Protect it Now!

Legal Panel: Your Art Will Outlive You – How to Protect it Now!

Artist professional development event on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 6:30 PM.

Are you worried about what will happen to your creative work after you’ve gone? How can you preserve and extend your artistic legacy, and keep your art in the right hands? Do you avoid and procrastinate dealing with the subject at all costs?  Do you hate talks on the subject as they are too technical?  Would you love some practical advice to help you make decisions that are right for you?

The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) and New York State Bar Association’s Fine Arts and Pro Bono Committees invite you to join us for a panel on these very issues for artists of all disciplines. They will discuss practical tips for artists regarding how to draft their wills, dispose of their estates, including their bodies of work, as well as address the tax implications of these various courses of action.

Title: Your Art Will Outlive You – How to Protect It Now!
Date: Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 6:30PM – 8:00PM
Location: NYFA offices, 20 Jay Street, 7th Floor, Brooklyn, NY

This event is free and open to the public.

More About the Panelists & Moderators

Co-moderator: Judith Prowda
Judith B. Prowda is an attorney, mediator and arbitrator on art law, copyright, entertainment, and commercial law. She is a Senior Faculty member of the Masters of Art Business Program at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, and author of Visual Arts and the Law: A Handbook for Professionals (Lund Humphries 2013). Judith is also a founding member of Stropheus Art Law, a collective of art law and business specialists who offer unbundled services to the art community.

Co-moderator: Carol Steinberg
Carol J. Steinberg has practiced art, copyright, and entertainment law in New York City and on the East End of Long Island for over twenty years. She is a Member of the Faculty of the School of Visual Arts, where she teaches courses on artists’ rights. Carol is a co-chair of the Fine Arts Committee of the State Bar’s Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law Section and a member of the City Bar’s Art Law Committee, where she chairs the sub-committee on Artists’ Rights. She is also a member of the East Hampton Arts Council, the Fine Arts Federation, and ALAI (international artists’ rights organization founded by Victor Hugo).

Panelist: Elisabeth Conroy of Edward W. Hayes, P.C.
Elisabeth Conroy is an associate with Edward W. Hayes, P.C. who represents artists and other creatives in a variety of matters including estate planning, civil litigation, and intellectual property disputes. Elisabeth is an Art Law Seminar Instructor at Sotheby’s Institute of Art and a co-Chair of the Fine Arts Committee of the New York State Bar Association. 

Panelist: Declan P. Redfern of Kayser & Redfern, LLP
Declan Redfern is a partner with Kayser & Redfern, LLP who has practiced law for 32 years in the U.K. and the U.S. with a concentration in trusts and estates, as well as commercial matters, both contentious and non-contentious.

Panelist: Peter Arcese, M.A., J.D., L.L.M. Attorney and Counselor at Law
Peter Arcese is an adjunct assistant professor of humanities at the New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies. He served as co-chair of the American Bar Association’s Dispute Resolution Section Mediation Committee from 2011 to 2015, and is a full member of the Society of Trusts and Estates Professionals (STEP). Peter is also a member of Stropheus Art Law, a col­lec­tive of New York art lawyers and art busi­ness spe­cial­ists. 

Panelist: Alicia Ehni, Program Associate, NYFA Learning
Alicia Ehni is an artist and the new editor of NYFA’s Immigrant Artist Newsletter. She previously worked as Gallery Director of Frederico Seve/Latincollector in New York. Her work is represented by Galeria Lucia de la Puente in Lima, and she is currently participating in Modernity: Latin America at Corkin Gallery in Toronto.

Questions: [email protected]

This program is part of NYFA Learning, which includes professional development for artists and arts administrators. Sign up for NYFA’s free bi-weekly newsletter to receive updates on future programs.

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