Center for Art Law

At the crossroads of visual arts and the law.

Team

Irina Tarsis, Founder & Managing Director

Born in Kiev, Ukraine, Irina Tarsis, Esq. is an art historian and a practicing attorney in New York. She earned her Masters Degree in Art History from Harvard University and her J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (NY). In 2012, Irina took over what is today Center for Art Law and made it a sustainable non-profit. Ms. Tarsis has served on the faculty of Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (2012, 2017-2018) and the European Shoah Legacy Institute/Provenance Research Training Workshops in Vilnius, Lithuania (2013), Athens, Greece and Rome, Italy (2014). An active member of multiple bar associations and art law committees in New York, Irina also personally contributes to scholarship through regular publications and lectures on various topics, including resale royalty rights, due diligence in provenance research, and fair use issues affecting visual arts. Her publications include articles in the Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Journal,Cultural Heritage & Arts ReviewLibrary and The Cultural Record, the ArtWatch UK Journal and the Institute of Art & Law’s journal, Art Antiquity and Law.

Louise Carron, Executive Director

Louise Carron manages the Center’s daily operations, including editing and reviewing articles and the Center’s monthly newsletter, planning and coordinating events, along with training and supervising interns. Ms. Carron actively engages in scholarship and has participated in numerous conferences on art law topics, including legal issues surrounding street art, fin tech, and authentication. As a New York attorney since May 2019, Ms. Carron teaches workshops on legal basics for artists and advises visual artists and creative entrepreneurs on contract matters, copyright use, and business law. Ms. Carron pursued her legal studies in France at the Université Paris Nanterre, where she earned a double Bachelor’s degree in French law and Common Law, supplemented by a Master’s degree in Comparative Business Law. She obtained a Master’s of Law (LL.M) at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 2018. A member of the Art Law Committee of the New York State Bar Association and of the Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section of the New York State Bar Association, Ms. Carron believes in helping artists to protect their creations, rights, and legacies. (Photo credits: justinewebster.com)

Supporting Staff

Director of Development: Margot Steinberg (since April 2019).

Guest Editors: Tess Bonoli (Newsletter, since 2019); Courtney Doagoo (2012-2016).

Interns and Fellows

2019

Sophie Chung
Intern, Fall

Timothy Chung
Legal intern, Summer

Jacqueline Crispino
Intern, Summer

Mia Guttmann
Legal intern, Spring

Angela Dimery
Fellow, Fall

Madhulika Murali
Legal intern, Fall

Jennie Nadel
Intern, Spring

Cates Saleeby
Intern, Summer

Laurel Salisbury
Legal intern, Summer

Hannah Tager
Intern, Summer-Fall

Yuchen Xie
Intern, Fall

2018

Ethan Ashley
Intern, Summer

Samantha Bonilla
Intern, Spring

Louise Carron
Legal intern, Spring

Claire Dettelbach
Intern, Summer

Hanna Feldman
Legal intern, Summer

Shlomit Heering
Intern, Summer

Kathryn Moynihan
Legal intern, Spring

Jennie Nadel
Intern, Summer

Olivia Taylor
Intern, Fall

2017

Jason Barnes
Legal intern, Fall

Madeline Conlin
Intern, Summer

Heather DeSerio
Legal intern, Spring

Caroline Keegan
Post-graduate fellow

Marine Leclinche
Legal intern, Spring

Tyler Maxin
Intern, Spring

Colby Meagle
Legal intern, Summer

Wylie Rechler
Legal intern, Summer

Laura Richardson
Legal intern, Fall

Samantha Smart
Intern, Summer

Alexandra Terrell
Legal intern, Summer

2016

Bianca Acquaviva
Legal intern, Spring

Lindsay Dekter
Intern, Spring

Adelaide Dunn
Post-graduate fellow

Samantha Elie
Legal intern, Spring

Scotti Hill
Legal intern, Summer

Nina Mesfin
Intern, Summer

Jessica Preis
Legal intern, Spring

Elizabeth Weber
Post-graduate fellow

2015

Dennis C. Abrams
Legal intern, Spring

Lindsay Dekter
Intern, Fall

Debra Friedmann
Intern, Fall

David Honig
Post-graduate fellow

Melissa (YoungJae) Koo
Legal intern, Spring

Adir Paner
Legal intern, Fall

Lesley Sotolongo
Legal intern, Spring

Mia Tomijima
Post-graduate fellow

2014

Jessica Curley
Post-graduate fellow

2013

Hanoch Sheps
Post-graduate fellow

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