Empathy and compassion guide how I practice law. No matter how big or small the deal or disagreement is, it is important to me that my clients enjoy working with me and trust my legal and business skills. I bring to my practice deep experience and knowledge of the issues surrounding the worlds of art, commerce, and entrepreneurship. This knowledge helps me negotiate and advocate favorably for my clients and develop creative solutions tailored to their unique needs.
Serving individuals and organizations in the areas of art law, corporate law, and intellectual property, Andrea Perez assists her clients with a broad spectrum of issues.
For her corporate clients, Andrea advises both public and private company clients, private equity firms, and family businesses with a variety of simple-to-complex business needs. These include equity and asset acquisitions and dispositions, entity formation, mergers, governance and compliance issues, partnerships and joint venture arrangements, intellectual property protection, vendor agreements, master services agreements, licensing agreements, employment and contractor agreements, and a variety of other commercial contracts.
Andrea finds it particularly gratifying to assist companies’ in-house counsel, knowing they are often focused on the important matters of company business and benefit from an outside perspective. In addition to her other tasks, she stands ready to serve as both a business source and outlet valve for in-house attorneys who seek collaborative solutions for company goals.
In the art community, Andrea represents collectors, museums, auction houses, galleries, artists, art advisors, and other professionals in the arts. She acts as a consultant for other law firms with art-law related matters. Though Andrea is the foremost art law lawyer in the Dallas area, she also represents clients in New York, London, Paris, Milan, Stockholm, and several other vibrant art centers across the globe.
Combining her love and knowledge of the arts with her sharp legal acumen, Andrea enthusiastically advocates for her clients and works tirelessly to protect their interests. Discrete as she is knowledgeable, she finds creative and efficient legal solutions to a variety of matters in the art world, while ensuring the privacy and confidentiality of her exclusive clientele.
Outside of the firm, Andrea is a lecturer at Southern Methodist University, teaching International Law and the Arts as part of an international master’s degree program with universities in Montreal, Milan, Bogotá, and Beijing. She currently sits on the board of the Texas Accountants and Lawyers for Artists (TALA), serves as past Chair of the Dallas Bar Association Entertainment, Art and Sports Law Section, sits on the board of the Dallas Women’s Lawyers Association, serves as the Secretary for the Cedars Union art incubator, and contributes her mentorship skills to many young attorneys interested in practicing art law.
In addition, Andrea and her husband are involved with several other organizations that support local charitable initiatives and the arts, including Bruce Wood Dance, the Dallas Symphony, the Dallas Museum of Art, and Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts.