William Pearlstein’s art law practice is an outgrowth of his background as a New York transactional lawyer, with broad experience in corporate and commercial law, including securities, private equity, mergers and acquisitions.
- Northwestern University School of Law (J.D., 1984)
- Notes and Comments Editor, Journal of International Law & Business
- Lowden-Wigmore Prize
- Yale College (B.A., English, 1979), cum laude
Prior Legal Experience
- Golenbock Eiseman Assor Bell & Peskoe LLP, Counsel (1997-2014)
- Milgrim Thomajan & Lee PC, Associate
- Chadbourne & Parke LLP, Associate
- “White Paper: A Proposal to Reform U.S. Law and Policy Relating to the International Exchange of Cultural Property,” Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal; 2014, Volume 32, Number 2
- “Buying and Selling Antiquities in Today’s Market,” Spencer’s Art Law Journal, Spring 2012, artnet.com/magazineus/news/spencer/spencers-art-law-journal.asp
- “Congress, Cultural Property, Customs and the Courts,” Who Owns the Past?, American Council of Cultural Policy, Rutgers University Press (2005)
- “Claims for the Repatriation of Cultural Property: Prospects for a Managed Antiquities Market,” 28:1 Georgetown Journal of Law & Policy in International Business (1997)
- “Jeanneret v. Vichey, Sales of Illegally Exported Art Under the Uniform Commercial Code,” 6 Northwestern Journal of International Law & Business 275 (1984)
- Committee for Cultural Policy, Inc.
- Art Law Committee, New York City Bar Association.
- Professional Advisors to the International Art Market (UK)
- New York