Art Law Section

The Art Law section explores and discusses legal issues and developments related to fine arts and antiquities in commercial and nonprofit spaces. The section draws upon the perspectives of collectors, artists, galleries, museums, auction houses, art advisers and appraisers in understanding and analyzing art-related legal issues. Section members are involved in developing Continuing Legal Education seminars on timely art law topics. The section also offers members informal networking opportunities, law practice support, and mentorship.



Kimberly Pallen

Withers Bergman


Vice Chair
Matthew Dedon

Matthew Dedon

Art Law Access

Executive Committee

Lauren Curry

Office of City Attorney

Kyle Kate Dudley

University of California, Berkeley, School of Law

Mei Li

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Brad Wahrlich

Pacific Plaza Hotels

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