Legal Issues with Buying and Selling Art

Saturday, October 12 | 11:30am - 12:30pm

Location: Texas Contemporary Theater

Come learn the top three ways Artists, Gallerists, and Collectors can protect themselves during the art-buying process. Art Lawyer Sammetria Goodson will share real-life examples of disputes and ways to prevent (or at least reduce the likelihood of) the most common legal issues related to art sales.


Sammetria is an Attorney who works with Artists, Arts Organizations, Cultural Institutions, and Creatives. She focuses her practice on copyright, trademark, business formation, non-profit formation, contracts/transactional work, licensing, entertainment-related contracts, outside general counsel services, Art Law, Fashion Law, New Media Law, Entertainment, and Dispute Resolution/Litigation. She brings her experience in high-stakes corporate marketing and sales, a two-year judicial clerkship at the Trial and Motions Court level, heavy litigation practice, and transactional work with creatives to her practice at Goodson Law.

Sammetria holds a BBA in Marketing from the McCombs School of Business and a BA in Art History from the College of Fine Arts - both from The University of Texas at Austin. She’s also a proud graduate of Temple University Beasley School of Law.