Andrea N. Perez
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Andrea N. Perez

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.

Areas of Focus



  • South Texas College (J.D., 2008)
  • Southern Methodist University (B.A., Philosophy, 2005)


Bar Admissions
  • Texas, 2009
  • Florida, 2009
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District, Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, Florida


  • Southern Methodist University Meadows School of the Arts, Adjunct Lecturer
  • Dallas Women Lawyers Association,  Board Members, and Vice Chair of Awards Reception
  • Dallas Bar Association Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law (EASEL) Section, Council Member and Past Chair (2021)
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Co-Chair of DAYL Charity Ball, Fellow
  •  Texas Accountants and Lawyers for Artists (TALA), Board Member
  • The Cedars Union, Board Member, and Secretary


  • Selected by Texas Lawyer as a 2020 Texas Legal Awards, “On the Rise” honoree
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star 2017- 2022
  • Best Lawyers Under 40 in Dallas 2019-2021
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers “One to Watch”



  • Panelist, Dance Law Boot Camp 2002, Dallas Bar Association, October 2022.
  • Author, ENABLERS Act: Further Developments in Anti-Money Laundering Regulations Affecting Art and Antiquities Transactions, Carrington Coleman Capital Newsletter, 2022 Issue One - Art, Sports, and Entertainment Issue, September 2022.
  • Panelist, Star Laws: How Star Wars Has Shaped the Legal Industry, Dallas Bar Association, May 2022.
  • Speaker, Recent Cases and Updates in Art Law, Dallas Bar Association, April 2022.
  • Author, Making the Art and Antiquities Market Less Grey: Antiquities Dealers Now Subject to the Bank Secrecy Act, published by Dallas Bar Association Headnotes, March 2022.
  • Speaker, New Anti-Money Laundering Regulations in the Art Market, Dallas Art Fair, November 2021.
  • Author, New Nasdaq’s Proposed Rules Will Broaden the Boardroom, Carrington Coleman Capital Newsletter, 2021 Issue One, March 2021.
  • Speaker, How Can Law Protect Artists and How to Use Them to Your Advantage, National Association of Women Artists, November 2020.
  • Interviewee, What do Monuments Mean to Us?, Dwell Magazine, July 2020.
  • Panelist, “Gamers are People, Too: Privacy, Publicity, Defamation, and Bad Behavior in the Game Community, State Bar of Texas Entertainment Law Institute, May 2020.
  • Author, Protecting Avatars (Not the James Cameron Kind) and Publicity Rights, Texas Lawyer Magazine, February 2020.
  • Co-Author, With Great Wealth, Comes Great Responsibility, Heritage Auctions Trust and Estates Magazine, Spring 2020.
  • Author, Loss of Privacy Rights When Purchasing Art, Carrington Coleman Capital Newsletter, 2020 Issue One, February 2020.
  • Panelist, State of the Art Law in Dallas, Dallas Bar Association, April 2019.
  • Panelist, CASETA (Center for the Advancement and Study of Early Texas Art) Annual Symposium, March 2019.
  • Author, Leveraging Art Collections as Collateral, published by Dallas Bar Association Headnotes, March 2018.
  • Speaker, Old Loans: Out of Sight, Out of Mind, Association of Registrars and Collections Specialists Annual Conference, November 2017.
  • Speaker, Entrepreneurship in the Arts, University of Texas-Arlington, April 2016.
  • Speaker, SMU Big Ideas Workshop, Southern Methodist University, April 2016.
  • CLE Moderator, Art Law Reboot: A Discussion About Art Law Topics Related to Video Games and New Media Art, Dallas Bar Association, April 2016.
  • Panelist, Value vs Value: Appraising Artworks for Museums and the Laws Surrounding Them, Texas Association of Museums Annual Conference, April 2016.
  • Author, Tis a Pity About Bowie and Prince, published by DBA Headnotes, February 2016.
  • Speaker, Common Legal Issues for Artists, Southern Methodist University, March 2015.
  • Speaker, Pro Bono for the Arts, Texas A&M University School of Law, September 2014.

Outside of Work

Andrea and her husband love to attend art exhibitions and events such as gallery openings and symphony, opera, and dance performances. She also likes traveling internationally, enjoying wine, doing Pilates, playing video games, and spending time with her cats.