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, business law, and intellectual property. Andrea works with galleries, museums, artists, auction houses, collectors, and art professionals to assist them with their unique art-related legal matters. In addition, she represents both public and private company clients, as well as private equity firms and family businesses, with a variety of simple to complex corporate needs, including mergers, equity and asset acquisitions and dispositions, entity formation, governance, partnerships and joint venture arrangements, intellectual property protection, vendor agreements, master services agreements, employment and contractor agreements, as well as a variety of other commercial contracts. 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. 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 a lecturer at Southern Methodist University teaching International Law and the Arts. She is currently a board member for Texas Accountants and Lawyers for Artists (TALA), Secretary of the Dallas Bar Association Entertainment, Art and Sports Law Section,  Co-Chair of the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Bolton Ball Committee, a Mentor at the Dallas Entrepreneurial Center, and involved with several other organizations supporting the arts.

Admissions:

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

Awards and Recognition:

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Best Lawyers Under 40 in Dallas 2019
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers “One to Watch”

Legal Affiliations:

  • Secretary, Dallas Bar Association Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law Section
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Co-Chair of DAYL Charity Ball

Other Affiliations:

  • Dallas Symphony Orchestra Vivaldi Patron Circle, Member
  • Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, Junior Board Member
  • The Arts Community Alliance (TACA), Leadership and Capacity Building Committee Member
  • Adjunct Lecturer, Southern Methodist University Meadows School of the Arts
  • Dallas Entrepreneurial Center, Mentor
  • Mensa, Member
  • Member, Association of Registrars and Collections Specialists
  • Board Member, Texas Accountants and Lawyers for Artists (TALA)

Speaking Engagements:

  • Panelist, CASETA (Center for the Advancement and Study of Early Texas Art) Annual Symposium, March 2019
  • Speaker, MPOWER: Launching Your Career After Meadows, Southern Methodist University, February 2018
  • Speaker, Old Loans: Out of Sight, Out of Mind, Association of Registrars and Collections Specialists Annual Conference, November 2017
  • CLE Speaker, Art Law Boot Camp, Dallas Bar Association, October 2017
  • Speaker, Copyright Basics for Photographers, Collin County College, March 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
  • Speaker, Copyright Basics for Photographers, Collin County College, April 2016
  • Panelist, Value vs. Value: Appraising Artworks for Museums and the Laws Surrounding Them, Texas Association of Museums Annual Conference, April 2016
  • Speaker, Gun Laws and Art Galleries, Dallas Art Dealers Association, January 2016
  • Speaker, Copyrights for Artists, Texas Accountants and Lawyer for the Arts, October 2015
  • Panelist, The Business of Law: Marketing and Networking Tips for Young Attorneys, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, September 2015
  • Panelist, Music Law and Copyrights, Art House Dallas, June 2015
  • Speaker, Entrepreneurship in the Arts, University of Texas-Arlington, April 2015
  • CLE Panelist, Updates in Art Law: Juris Artis, Dallas Bar Association, April 2015
  • Speaker, Common Legal Issues for Artists, Southern Methodist University, March 2015
  • Panelist, Legal Issues for Documentary Filmmakers, Thin Line Film Festival, February 2015
  • Speaker, Pro Bono for the Arts, Texas A&M University School of Law, September 2014
  • CLE Panelist, Intellectual Property for Liberal Arts Majors, Dallas Bar Association, August 2014
  • Speaker, Legal and Insurance Issues for Photographers, The Art Institute of Dallas,April 2014
  • CLE Panelist, How Much is Your Art Really Worth? Tax, Title, Contracts and Other Legal Issues in the Art Market, Dallas Bar Association, April 2014
  • Speaker, Legal and Insurance Issues for Photographers, The Art Institute of Dallas,October 2013
  • Speaker, Copyright Issues for Writers, Writer’s Guild of Texas, October 2012
  • Speaker, A Pro-Active Approach to the Business of Art, University of Texas at Dallas Centraltrak “Artist-in-Residency” Program, March 2012
  • Speaker, Copyright and Business Law Issues for Artists, University of Texas at Dallas Centraltrak “Artist-in-Residency” Program, September 2011

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