William Pearlstein2018-06-27T17:02:31+00:00

William Pearlstein, Partner

William Pearlstein

William Pearlstein is a founding member of Pearlstein McCullough Lederman LLP. Mr. Pearlstein’s art law practice is an outgrowth of his experience as a New York transactional lawyer, with broad experience in corporate and commercial law, including securities, private equity, mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Pearlstein has a background in technically demanding, “document intensive” transactions. This gives PML a competitive advantage in the art market, which is often under-documented and under-lawyered. Mr. Pearlstein views fine and decorative art and collectibles as an asset class with characteristics distinct from traditional asset classes, such as real estate and securities. Art assets can suffer from infirmities in title, authenticity, attribution and regulatory compliance, due to the subjective judgment of experts and lack of documentation. This appreciation, confirmed over decades of experience in the art market, gives PML a superior analytical framework for transactional documentation, disputes and litigation.


Prior Legal Experience

  • Golenbock Eiseman Assor Bell & Peskoe LLP, Counsel (1997-2014)
  • Milgrim Thomajan & Lee PC, Associate
  • Chadbourne & Parke LLP, Associate


Professional Activities

  • Committee for Cultural Policy, Inc.
  • Art Law Committee, New York City Bar Association
    • Chair, Commerce Subcommittee 2016-2017
  • Professional Advisors to the International Art Market (UK)

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