Pool of Arbitrators

Perry Amsellem

Senior Partner and Co-Founder of the Art Law Practice, Pryor Cashman

Perry is a litigator, trial lawyer and arbitrator focused on art law, intellectual property, and commercial law, who was recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2019, and Best Lawyers in New York Area, 2020, N.Y. Times. He is co-founder of Pryor Cashman’s Art Law Practice, has practiced law for over 30 years, moderated expert panels on fakes, authentication, stolen art, protecting artists legacies and estates, and has been filmed and quoted extensively regarding his groundbreaking role in exposing the largest art fraud in U.S. History; working with the FBI and his client the Dedalus Foundation (f/k/a/ The Robert Motherwell Foundation), Perry was the first lawyer in the United States to name Glafira Rosales as a defendant and expose her role, along with that of the Knoedler Gallery and its senior management, in selling tens of millions of dollars of fake art. Perry is a frequent speaker on strategies for keeping fakes off the market, protecting artist legacies, and on issues related to art law and business.

Perry’s legal experience has included litigation, arbitration and mediation since 1989. He was appointed to the Arbitration and Mediation pools of CAfA in 2020. His law practice includes trial work, arbitrations and transactional advice and counsel related to high profile artists, foundations, museums, galleries and collectors with art related disputes including art authentication, provenance disputes, restitution of stolen art (including works by Motherwell and Lichtenstein), Catalogue Raisonne' submissions, and copyright publication issues. His experience extends to international arbitrations in the ICC, arbitrations with JAMS and AAA, and counseling high profile private galleries such as Leo Castelli and Mathew Marks, as well as collectors and not for profit foundations such as The Dedalus Foundation f/k/a the Robert Motherwell Foundation in all areas related not only to art, but to their business as well, including employment relations, insurance, real estate, corporate governance, intellectual property, and shareholder/partnership disputes.

He is a former Trustee of the Archives of American Art, and a former member of the Art law Committee of the New York City Bar Association.

Perry’s educational background includes: Georgetown University Law School (J.D. 1989); University of Massachusetts at Amherst (B.A., Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1986).

Jurisdiction: U.S.A.