Law & ArtWorks

Law & ArtWorks is a group of lawyers who care about the Triangle’s arts community and are working together, through ArtWorks network, to determine the unmet legal needs of this community and to determine ways to serve these needs.  They work with the community to conduct monthly practical legal workshops and generally serve as a Legal Resource for the Triangle arts business community.

Get in touch if you are an artist or part of an artist group who would like a member of our legal team to host a workshop on a specific legal topic, or if you are an art-enthusiast lawyer who would like to join them in supporting the Triangle Area’s creative community.

Want to get involved? Shoot us an email!


Legal Practicum Monthly Series – Our Legal Resource Group upholds the mission of Triangle Artworks by educating artists and arts organizations in various aspects of the law relevant to art and business. Throughout the year, the Group hosts workshops on topics ranging from Fair Use and contracts to estate planning and taxes.  At these workshops, attendees gain valuable practical experience that allows them to apply skills and knowledge directly to their art business.  While the Group presents its own regular programs, they also partner with regional discipline groups in area such as film, dance and photography, on some monthly programs.

Does your arts organization or arts business have a general legal issue it needs to understand? Our Legal Resource Group can also help you find a local lawyer to lead a workshop for your group or business on any topic. Just contact us!

Legal Resource for Triangle Artists & Arts Organizations- Our Legal Resource Group oversees the Legal Resources Section of the Triangle ArtWorks website, which provides artists with links to original and third-party educational content regarding legal issues relevant to artists and their businesses.  Although we can not provide direct legal representation or answer questions about individual legal issues, our members have access to a network of attorneys with expertise in a range of topics.  So, if you need a speaker for your group on a legal issue, or have a general question about a broad issue affecting Triangle artists, we are a good place to start. 

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts – This Group is in the beginning stages of exploring how to create some form of lawyers or professional for the arts program in the Triangle.   They are researching community needs and available resources, as well as talking to possible partners in this effort.  Have some information that can help this process?  Want to joint the effort?  Let us know.



Chair:  Brandon Huffman – Hutchinson Law
Pam Chestak – Chestak Legal
Kevin Cleys
Alison Cohan – Williams Mullen
Mavis Gragg – The Gragg Law Firm
Lyle Gravatt – NK Patent Law
Sheila Huggins – Shelia A. Huggins, PLLC
Vedia Jones-Richardson – Olive and Olive
Eric Roehrig
Charlotte Stewart – Director, NC Bar’s NC Leap Program
Brian Sullivan – Wyrick, Robbins, Yeats & Ponton, LLP
Mike Tadych – Stevens, Martin, Vaughn & Tadych
Ed Timberlake – Forrest Law Firm