Workshop: Legacy & Estate Planning Strategies for Artists & Collectors
November 20, 2023
What happens to the artwork you created or collected when you die? Although most artists and collectors focus on building their career and art collections during their lifetime, it can be challenging to think about the future in concrete ways. To ensure artists’ and collectors’ life’s work can live on with their heirs, it is important to work with trustworthy professionals who can guide them through a seemingly confusing process. Join the Center for Art Law and Cynthia Pearson, trusts and estates attorney at Overton, Lyman & Prince, for a workshop discussing the legal considerations artists and collectors should be mindful of when starting the legacy and estate planning process as well as suggestions for efficient property transfer.
Cynthia Pearson | Attorney at Overton, Lyman & Prince
Cynthia Pearson is an attorney at Overton, Lyman & Prince in Los Angeles, practicing in the areas of trusts and estates law and corporate law, including work with nonprofit organizations. Her practice involves estate planning, estate and trust administration, and conservatorships. Cynthia has a keen interest in issues related to charitable giving and philanthropic planning, as well as legal aspects of nonprofit administration, specifically in the arts-related enterprises.
A native of the Los Angeles area, Cynthia is a proud alumna of USC, where she did undergraduate and graduate work in Art History. She also attended UCLA, where she received her law school education. Prior to getting her law degree, Cynthia worked in the arts. From 2002 to 2007, she worked at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles in a variety of capacities, most significantly in exhibition planning and curatorial support and as a curatorial assistant in architecture and design. Cynthia has also held gallery and auction house positions.