Proudly Championing Artists' Rights

Carol will work to protect your creative and financial assets.

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Proudly Championing Artists' Rights

Carol will work to protect your creative and financial assets.

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An Experienced Attorney Focusing on Art, Copyright, and Entertainment Law

Carol cares deeply about artists and creatives and works closely with them to protect their creative and financial assets. She understands that legal issues can be difficult for creatives, so presents them in a way that are easily understood. Carol is sensitive to her client's budgets and works within them to keep her fees manageable.
Carol’s unique ability to communicate with creatives was exemplified in her recent presentation to a group of artists at a professional development program sponsored by the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA). The audience was raptly attentive as she conveyed the basics of copyright, fair use, contracts, and other issues of paramount importance to them.
Carol cares about educating creatives about these issues, which is apparent when you hear her speak and/or counsel clients. As a Professor at the School of Visual Arts (SVA) she teaches courses on Artists’ Rights and gives talks and workshops on issues of interest to the students and faculty. At the end of each semester, students heartily recommend that her course be required for all art students.
Carol understands the dedication of creatives to their artistic practices, as well as the importance of continuous professional development. As a passionate advocate for artists’ rights, Carol continuously presents programs on artists’ rights both in New York City and on the East End of Long Island.
Carol is also active in many professional organizations and advocates for issues of importance to creatives, such as a federal resale royalty bill to compensate creators for secondary sales of their works. Passionately dedicated to creatives, she serves on the board of several art law and artists’ rights organizations.

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An Experienced Attorney Focusing on Art, Copyright, and Entertainment Law

Carol cares deeply about artists and creatives and works closely with them to protect their creative and financial assets. She understands that legal issues can be difficult for creatives, so presents them in a way that are easily understood. Carol is sensitive to her client's budgets and works within them to keep her fees manageable.
Carol’s unique ability to communicate with creatives was exemplified in her recent presentation to a group of artists at a professional development program sponsored by the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA). The audience was raptly attentive as she conveyed the basics of copyright, fair use, contracts, and other issues of paramount importance to them.
Carol cares about educating creatives about these issues, which is apparent when you hear her speak and/or counsel clients. As a Professor at the School of Visual Arts (SVA) she teaches courses on Artists’ Rights and gives talks and workshops on issues of interest to the students and faculty. At the end of each semester, students heartily recommend that her course be required for all art students.
Carol understands the dedication of creatives to their artistic practices, as well as the importance of continuous professional development. As a passionate advocate for artists’ rights, Carol continuously presents programs on artists’ rights both in New York City and on the East End of Long Island.
Carol is also active in many professional organizations and advocates for issues of importance to creatives, such as a federal resale royalty bill to compensate creators for secondary sales of their works. Passionately dedicated to creatives, she serves on the board of several art law and artists’ rights organizations.

Professionals Who Know Me

“As an attorney, arts administrator, and professional musician, I can say with certainty that there is no greater friend to artists than Carol Steinberg.

In the years that I have known her, she has consistently amazed me with the breadth of her knowledge of the law and the arts, and I have seen her teach or help literally hundreds of artists.

She does this all with kindness and humility that shatters the stereotypes of both fields. We are beyond lucky to have her in our community.”

— Peter Cobb, saxophonist, attorney, and administrator at the New York Foundation for the Arts

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PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Art Law Committee, Current Member, Former Chair Artists’ Rights Sub-Committee, New York City Bar Association.

Co-Chair, Fine Arts and Pro Bono Steering Committees, Executive Committee, Entertainment Arts and Sports Law Section (EASL), of the New York State Bar Association.

Former Co-Chair, Entertainment and Media Committee, New York County Lawyers Association (NYCLA).

Professor, School of Visual Arts 2000 to Present.

Board of Directors, Center for Art Law, Fine Arts Federation, Artists Alliance of East Hampton.

Member, East Hampton Arts Council, Association Litteraire et Artistique International, Committee to Save James Brooks' and Charlotte Parks' Home and Studio, and Copyright Society of the U.S.

Consultant, New York Foundation for the Arts.

SELECTED SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Faculty, Second Annual Art and Dispute Resolution Institute, NYCLA.

EASL’s 25th Anniversary CLE Program on Art Law, with Judith Bresler, Esq.

Frequent Lecturer NYFA’s “Artist as Entrepreneur” Professional Development Workshops.

Organized Panel and Lectured at “ Artists and Galleries: Business and Legal Issues” 

Presented Papers at SVA’s Annual Conference on Liberal Arts and the Education of Artists.

Contracts Basics for Artists SVA

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

“Of Images and Gods: Artists’ Rights in Corporate America,” Art and Academe, Spring 1996.

Frequent Reviews of ART LAW: The Guide for Collectors, Investors, Dealers, and Artists by Ralph E. Lerner and Judith Bresler.

About Carol “Standing Up for Artists’ Rights,” East Hampton Star.
See the article here.

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