Law Office of Carol  J.  Steinberg

Art Copyright & Entertainment Law

Do not Miss This Event:

Legal Basics for Artists -

Professional Development Workshop

Brooklyn Arts Council
55 Washington Street,
Brooklyn NY

When: September 9, 2014

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM


Are you wondering how copyright law protects your work? Can you legally appropriate from another artist? What safeguards do you have in place for your commission, collaboration or consignment agreement? How can you protect your work and enter into contracts that benefit you?  Besides filing a lawsuit, what alternatives are at your disposal in the case of an infringement, breach of contract or other dispute?


Artists of all disciplines are invited to join us for a panel of art and entertainment lawyers to discuss the basics in copyright, fair use, contracts and dispute resolution. In addition to having your questions answered about your legal rights and potential liabilities, you will leave this seminar with practical legal resources for your creative practices.


Moderated by Julia Chu, Esq., Head of Philanthropy, Private Banking North America, Credit Suisse



Jason Aylesworth, Esq.  Sendroff & Baruch, LLP

Paul Cossu, Esq. Cahill Partners, LLP

Judith B. Prowda, Esq., Senior Lecturer, Sotheby’s Institute of Art; Law Office of Judith B. Prowda, New York City

Carol J. Steinberg, Esq. Faculty, School of Visual Arts; Attorney in New York City and East End of Long Island

Free and open to the public



Frequent lecturer at New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Boot Camps

New York County Lawyers' Association Art Litigation and Dispute Resolution Institute

EASL's 25th Anniversary Continuing Education Program

Artist's Circle

East End Arts Council

Artists Alliance of East Hampton (AAEH)

Graphic Artists Guild



Co- ordinated Day of Legal Issues in Dealing with American Arts/Entertainment

Entities for Chinese Arts Delegation Cultural Exchange with NYFA.

Co- organized Day of Legal Issues for Dance Companies for NYFA

Organized speakers on Legal Issues for NYFA 's Boot Camps, Entrepreneurial Training - Artists.

Organized/ moderated panel on "Creating Your Business Entity" at SVA

Organized panel on "Protecting Your Ideas in a Difficult Economic Climate" at SVA.



Teaches classes and workshops on Artists' Rights, created class called:
 "Protect Your Creative Assets: Legal Concerns for Artists in a Digital Age."

Offers papers & on panels at Annual Conference on Liberal Arts & the Education of Artists.



Member, council to advise Town Board on issues concerning promoting artists and the arts.



New York State Bar Association, Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law Section (EASL)

Assistant- Treasurer Executive Committee

Co-chair Pro Bono Steering Committee

Chair, Speakers' Bureau

New York City Fine Arts Federation, Treasurer

New York City Bar Association

Art Law Committee, 2010-2013

Entertainment Law Committee. 2013-2016

Association Artistique et Litteraire International

Golden Fleece Ltd. The Composers Chamber Theatre, Advisory Board

Municipal Arts Society



Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

Independent Filmmaker Project

Graphic Artists Guild

"Arts and the Law" Columnist, Back Stage



Reviews of Art Law: The Guide for Collectors, investors, Dealers, & Artists by Ralph E. Lerner

and Judith Bresler in State Bar EASL's Journal

Art and Academe, "Of Images and Gods: Artists' Rights in Corporate America"

"Arts and the Law" Back Stage

AAEH Newsletter

Other Articles EASL Journal

Professionals who know Carol:

“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 a 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