Andrea Perez

Associate

E-mail: ap@kesslercollins.comDirect Dial: 214.379.0742Direct Fax: 214.379.0782PDF

Education

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


  

Andrea Perez concentrates her practice in the fields of art law, intellectual property and business law. Andrea works closely with galleries, museums, artists, auction houses, and art professionals to assist them with their unique art-related legal matters. In addition, Andrea has consulted and represented hundreds of different businesses with regards to their intellectual property, trademark and copyright prosecution and litigation, licensing, business formation, contract drafting and negotiation needs. Andrea brings a wide variety of experience to Kessler Collins, P.C. and aims to be an approachable, creative, and understanding attorney for those whom she represents.

Andrea Perez was raised in Houston, Texas, and is licensed to practice in Texas and Florida. She earned a scholarship to attend Southern Methodist University and graduated as a National Collegiate Scholar and with a bachelor of arts in Philosophy. Andrea graduated with a J.D. from South Texas College of Law in 2008. During law school, Andrea studied international law abroad in Malta and interned with the Supreme Court of Panama assisting with the development of their national mediation centers.

Outside of the firm, Andrea is an adjunct professor at Southern Methodist University teaching International Law and the Arts. She is currently a board member for Texas Accountants and Lawyers for Artists (TALA), a committee member of the Dallas Bar Association and the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, and a Mentor at the Dallas Entrepreneurial Center.

Admissions:

  • Texas Bar, 2009
  • Florida Bar, 2009
  • U.S. District Court – Northern District of Texas
  • Florida 5th District Court of Appeals

Awards and Recognitions:

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star 2017
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers “One to Watch”

Legal Affiliations:

  • Committee Member, Dallas Bar Association
  • Committee Member, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers

Other Affiliations:

  • Adjunct Professor, Southern Methodist University Meadows School of the Arts
  • Board Member, Texas Accountants and Lawyers for Artists (TALA)
  • Mentor, Dallas Entrepreneurial Center
  • Member, Mensa
  • Member, Association of Registrars and Collections Specialists

Speaking Engagements:

  • “Old Loans,” Association of Registrars and Collections Specialists Annual Conference, 2017
  • “Art Law Boot Camp,” Dallas Bar Association, 2017
  • “Legal Issues Regarding Deaccessioning Art,” Texas Association of Museums Annual Conference, 2016
  • “Intellectual Property for Entrepreneurs,” Big iDeas Workshop, Southern Methodist University, 2016
  • “Art Law Reboot: A Discussion of Art Law Topics and Video Games,” Dallas Bar Association CLE, 2016
  • "Music and Copyrights," Art House Dallas, 2015
  • "Entrepreneurship for the Arts," University of Texas at Arlington, 2015
  • "Art Law Update: Survey of Juris Artis," Dallas Bar Association CLE, 2015
  • “Intellectual Property for Entrepreneurs,” Big iDeas Workshop, Southern Methodist University, 2015
  • “Legal Issues for Filmmakers,” Thin Line Film Festival, 2015
  • “Pro Bono for the Arts,” Texas A&M University School of Law, 2014
  • “Intellectual Property for Liberal Arts Majors,” Dallas Bar Association CLE, 2014
  • “Legal and Insurance Issues for Photographers," The Art Institute of Dallas, 2014
  • “How Much is Your Art Really Worth? Tax, Title, Contracts and Other Legal Issues in the Art Market,” Dallas Bar Association CLE, 2014
  • “Legal and Insurance Issues for Photographers,” The Art Institute of Dallas, 2013
  • “Copyright Issues for Writers,” Writer’s Guild of Texas, 2012
  • “A Pro-Active Approach to the Business of Art,” University of Texas at Dallas Centraltrak "Artist-in Residency" Program, Spring 2012
  • “Copyright and Business Law Issues for Artists,” University of Texas at Dallas Centraltrak "Artist-in-Residency" Program, Fall 2011