Practice Area: Entertainment, Arts & Sports

Trials in Fiction and Film: Can Reality Compete?

Reality and fiction are not the same. Fiction represents an author’s shaping, focusing and changing reality to tell a story. Trouble comes when fictional trial scenes start to impact real trials. Memorable fiction and drama involving lawyers usually contains a trial scene. There are obvious reasons for this: trials are invariably depicted as exciting dialectic … Continued

Honoring Judith Bresler

Judith Bresler passed peacefully at New York Presbyterian Hospital on May 21, 2020, following a valiant battle with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. The distinguished lecturer and prominent art law attorney delighted in playing the piano, and flourished in her innate gift for language; writing poetry, mastering her boggle skills, and eventually becoming co-author of the leading treatise … Continued

Negotiating Contracts in the Era of COVID-19

When it comes to negotiation, there are three pillars: knowing the deal, drafting the deal and protecting your clients. These three pillars will soon have a “COVID overlay” according to New York attorney Jill Pilgrim of Pilgrim & Associates.  Some of these COVID-19 considerations may in fact be “deal killers.” “COVID-19 is going to impact … Continued