Christine Steiner



195 S. Beverly Drive, Suite 403
Beverly Hills, CA 90212


TEL: (310) 275-9100
FAX: (310) 275-9115



Christine Steiner is an experienced attorney whose practice emphasizes visual arts, art law, intellectual property, publishing, and general business transactions.

Ms. Steiner represents living artists and artists' estates, galleries, art collectors, museums and cultural organizations, foundations, creative businesses, universities, living writers and writers' estates, publishers, and other diverse clients. Her practice emphasizes:

Art Law

Christine Steiner held a variety of legal and policy positions within cultural and educational institutions before she entered private practice. These include:

    • Secretary and General Counsel, J. Paul Getty Trust
    • Assistant General Counsel, Smithsonian Institution
    • Assistant Attorney General of Maryland for state colleges and universities; and
    • Principal Counsel of the Maryland state public education system.

She is also an adjunct professor of law at Loyola Law School, where she teaches visual arts law, and has served as a visiting professor of international art law in law school programs in Florence, Italy, and Cambridge, England.

Her writing includes many publications of value to the visual arts field. She recently completed a Primer on Copyright for Visual Artists, published by the nonprofit advocacy organization, Public Knowledge. Ms. Steiner also prepared the Model Agreement for Public Art Commissions, published by Public Art Network, a program of the Americans for the Arts. Her writings regularly contribute to policy discussions of intellectual property in the arts and publishing communities.

Ms. Steiner is a frequent lecturer on museum topics, with an emphasis on copyright issues. An active participant in the field of intellectual property in the new technologies, Christine Steiner has addressed numerous national and international conferences, including presentations to the International Bar Association, the World Intellectual Property Organization, and the National Association of College and University Attorneys. She was a member of the U.S. Conference on Fair Use (CONFU) and is General Editor of the co-authored work, A Museum Guide to Copyright and Trademark, published in 2000 by American Association of Museums. She serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of the Copyright Society of the USA.

Christine Steiner is an honors graduate of Johns Hopkins University (BA) and the University of Maryland (JD).

  • Admitted to practice in California and Maryland
  • Member of the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States.

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