Conservators in Private Practice Group Legal Q+A

Following the success of our Q&A lunch session at this year’s annual meeting, we are excited to offer Conservators in Private Practice Group members another opportunity to discuss new and revised legal documents with the lawyers who developed them. You can find the documents (a contract template both in full and with optional recommended exclusions, additional clauses on disparagement and work for hire, and a receipt of physical possession for artworks delivered to the studio) in our library on Higher Logic.

We look forward to another round of engaging conversation and thoughtful discussion.  We will record this session and make it available for those unable to attend live.  Please feel free to reach out to officers with any questions in advance at

Eden Burgess


Cultural Heritage Partners PLLC

Eden Burgess is a partner at Cultural Heritage Partners PLLC in Washington, D.C. She practices in cultural heritage, historic preservation, art, museums, and related legal areas. Her practice focuses on legal and government relations representation for cultural heritage, historic preservation, and art and museum organizations. Ms. Burgess helps clients navigate the National Historic Preservation Act, supports historic preservation on the state and federal levels, and provides representation in Indian tribe-related disputes. She has litigated and settled complex claims involving Nazi seizures, wartime looting, forced sales and thefts. Ms. Burgess also publishes and speaks on a broad range of cultural heritage and art issues, and is a Professorial Lecturer in Law for the Advanced Field Placement Program at The George Washington University Law School. She previously taught an art law seminar at GW Law. Prior to her current position, she was a Senior Attorney at Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP for over 10 years. Ms. Burgess is admitted to practice in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.

Leslie Kan


Schindler Cohen & Hochman

Leslie Kan is an associate at Schindler Cohen & Hochman.  Before joining SCH, Leslie was a litigation associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in New York and a law clerk to the Honorable Shelley C. Chapman of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.  Leslie has worked on a broad range of commercial litigation cases and has represented a diverse array of clients in federal and state court.  Leslie has a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, where she was elected to the Order of the Coif and served as a senior editor of the Michigan Law Review.

Lauren Fly (Moderator)


Fly Arts Initiative

Lauren Fly is the founder of The Fly Arts Initiative, a fine art conservation and collections management practice based in New York City. She discovered conservation as a teenager living in Rome, and never looked back. Lauren graduated magna cum laude as a member of Phi Beta Kappa with a double major in Art History and Historic Preservation from Mary Washington College, and went on to train in the conservation of fine arts at New York University’s Conservation Center before receiving a postgraduate certificate in the conservation of easel paintings from the Hamilton Kerr Institute at the University of Cambridge.

 With more than 15 years of international experience as both a museum and private practice conservator, Lauren works with a wide range of museums, private collectors, galleries, and other stewards of cultural heritage to preserve and protect their objects. Her expertise extends beyond the practical treatment of paintings to include preventive conservation, collections management, and best practice guidance. She is an active member of the American Institute for Conservation, serving as the Chair of Conservators in Private Practice, and is passionate about promoting and demystifying conservation for the wider public.


CIPP Legal Q+A
10/26/2022 at 1:00 PM (EDT)  |  Recorded On: 10/27/2022
10/26/2022 at 1:00 PM (EDT)  |  Recorded On: 10/27/2022