Your Art Will Outlive You - How to Protect It Now
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 about 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. January 11th, 2016 from 6:30pm to 8:30 pm at NYFA, 20 Jay Street. 7th Floor, Brooklyn.
Co-moderated by Judith Prowda and Carol Steinberg, this program will feature three speakers, Elisabeth Conroy of Edward W. Hayes, P.C., Declan P. Redfern of Kayser & Redfern, LLP, Peter Arcese, M.A., J.D., L.L.M. Attorney and Counselor at Law, and Alicia Ehni, Program Associate, NYFA Learning. The panelists 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.
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.
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.
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.
Co-Moderators and Co-Chairs, Fine Arts Committee, Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section, New York State Bar Association:
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). www.carolsteinbergesq.com
Judith B. Prowda is an attorney, mediator and arbitrator on art law, copyright, entertainment and commercial law. She isSenior Faculty member of the Masters of Art Business Program at Sotheby’sInstitute of Art, and author of Visual Arts and the Law: A Handbook forProfessionals (Lund Humphries 2013). She is a founding member of Stropheus ArtLaw, a collective of art law and business specialists who offer unbundled services to the art community. She is Co-Chair of the Fine Arts Committee of the State Bar's Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law and Past Chair of the Section. She is a frequent speaker and has published extensively on issues related to art law and business. www.artlaw.nyc
Free and open to the public
NYFA's offices are fully accessible.
Image: Every Artist Insured, presented by Renata Marinaro, Actors Fund. Photo: NYFA