Jacob W. Reby Presented at American College of Real Estate Lawyers on Artists’ Rights

On October 18, 2014, Lewis Rice member Jacob W. Reby presented The Visual Artists Rights Act of 1990 and Its Impact on the Real Estate Owner, at the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL) annual meeting in Boston. ACREL is the foremost organization of U.S. real estate lawyers. Attorneys undergo an arduous selection process after they've been invited to join. Fellows are selected based on outstanding legal ability, experience, and high standards of professional and ethical conduct in real estate law. Jake currently sits on the ACREL Leasing Committee as well as the Hotels, Resorts and Hospitality Industry Committee. Jake's presentation focused on rights that artists automatically retain in outdoor sculptures and lobby paintings sold to a building owner.

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