Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship

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Andrea Perez

Adjunct Lecturer

Andrea Perez concentrates her practice in the fields of art law, intellectual property and business law. She represents collectors, museums, nonprofits, galleries, consultants, artists and other art professionals with their unique art-related matters. Perez has also assisted a wide variety of clients in regard to asset protection, estate planning, licensing, intellectual property protection, business formation, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, joint ventures, contract drafting and negotiation, and licensing.

Perez was raised in Houston and licensed to practice in Texas and Florida. In 2002, she earned a scholarship to attend Southern Methodist University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy. Perez graduated with a J.D. from South Texas College of Law in 2008. During law school, she studied international law abroad in Malta and interned with the Supreme Court of Panama assisting with the development of their national mediation centers.

Outside of her legal carrier, Perez devotes much of her time to art and entrepreneurial organizations. Since 2010, she has sat on the board of Texas Accountants and Lawyers for Artists (TALA). TALA is a non-profit organization that provides pro bono legal and accounting services to artists and non-profits. Through TALA, Perez has organized numerous seminars related to entrepreneurship and the arts, and assisted hundreds of artists with establishing best practices for their businesses. Perez has also been afforded the opportunity to work with many entrepreneurs as a presenter in the SMU Big iDeas program and as a mentor with the Dallas Entrepreneurial Center.

Currently, Perez is helping the Dallas Bar Association with the expansion of its programming in art law, and spearheading the first-ever “Art Law Day” continuing legal education program to be held in fall 2017. Additionally, Perez is assisting The Cedars Union arts incubator in Dallas with its educational art law and entrepreneurship-related programming.


International Law and the Arts, IAM 6353

Areas of Study



Art History

Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship

Undergraduate Studies

Graduate Studies

Classes (See Catalog)

Faculty and Staff


Entrepreneurship at Meadows

National Center for Arts Research




Arts Entrepreneurship Resources

Corporate Communication and Public Affairs

Creative Computation


Film and Media Arts