Amy A. Lehman, Esq.

Amy comes to the practice of law after a career in the arts.  She was a professional ballet dancer for many years in Canada, Sweden and the US, before returning to school to get her bachelor’s degree from NYU in theater history and dramatic literature, magna cum laude.  While at NYU, she worked for Broadway producers as a general management intern, becoming familiar with management negotiations and artists contracts.  After graduating from NYU, she continued to work in the theater industry as an assistant producer and assistant theatrical agent, where she reviewed contracts and managed and negotiated licensing agreements for plays in the US and internationally.

Having been inspired to go to law school by her desire to help other artists, she studied copyright, trademark, media law while at University of Michigan School of Law, where she served as an editor on the Journal of Race and Law, and as president of the Entertainment, Media and Arts Students Association.

Amy’s relationship with VLA began as soon as she had the opportunity to volunteer her services as an associate at Fleming Zulack Williamson Zauderer L.P.  Through VLA and her own practice, she has gained experience advising clients in non-profit corporate governance, negotiating and drafting choreographer’s and playwright’s contracts and license agreements.  Her primary practice has been general commercial litigation, including matters involving art law, media law, employment, intellectual property, constitutional law, real estate, insurance, contract disputes, torts, and as well as other disputes.

Amy is a trained mediator with extensive experience working with VLA in the MediateArts program and is on the panel of mediators assigned to resolve cases for the Southern District of New York.

Amy is a new member of the Entertainment Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association.

Amy was selected to Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2014, 2016.