Stuart A. Weichsel, Esq.

Stuart Weichsel is a tax, corporate, and business attorney with broad experience in partnership/LLC tax and corporate issues, corporate formation and transactions, and employment law issues. He negotiates and drafts LLC Operating Agreements, Shareholder Agreements, LLC Membership Purchase Agreements, and similar corporate documents. He also reviews corporate and employment documents for tax issues, including income, deferred compensation, and employment tax.

Along with doing corporate drafting and tax work. Mr. Weichsel has also handled tax controversies, including New York state income tax and sales tax audits. Stuart Weichsel has been an Adjunct Professor of Business Law in the Economics Department of Hunter College of the City University of New York, and he started his career as a clerk for former chief Judge Tannenwald of the U.S. Tax Court, Washington D.C. He graduated from Georgetown University Law Center.


Judith B. Prowda, Esq.

Judith is an attorney, mediator and arbitrator focused on art law, copyright, entertainment and commercial law. She is Senior Faculty member of the Art Business Program at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, and author of Visual Arts and the Law: A Handbook for Professionals (Lund Humphries 2013).

She is a founding member of Stropheus Art Law, a collective of art law and business specialists who offer unbundled services to the art community. She is Past Chair of the New York State Bar Association’s Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law (EASL) Section and the long-standing Chair of EASL’s Committee on Fine Arts, and Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution.

In addition, she is a member of the Art Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association, and has served on the Copyright and Literary Property and Entertainment Law Committees. She received her J.D. from Fordham Law School and her LL.M. from New York University School of Law. She is a frequent speaker and has published extensively on issues related to art law and business.


Dr. Richard M. Lehun, Esq.

Richard Lehun is responsible for transactions involving fiduciary duties and conflicts of interest, particularly those relating to artist-gallery relations, artist commissions, art advising, consignor-auction house relations, gallery, museum, auction house, and non-profit ethics. He also works in the area of arts related intellectual property issues including copyright and trademark.

Richard Lehun completed his JD, and then moved directly to the SJD program of McGill Univerity. He gathered practical legal experience with Léger Robic Richard, Montréal’s respected intellectual property practitioners. While a teaching fellow at McGill’s faculty of law, Richard Lehun was cross appointed as a Visiting Researcher at Harvard Law School.

Richard Lehun studied under Jürgen Habermas at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main on a DAAD Scholarship and completed his Magister Artium on Adorno’s Negative Dialectics and Aesthetic Theory. During his studies in Frankfurt he was admitted to the Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie (dffb) for studies in film and television directing. His self-financed graduating film entitled Fetisch was awarded the German National Film Prize (Bundesfilmpreis).