Young arts organizations often face tough challenges when moving from one leadership team to the next. During these transitions, they sometimes face internal conflict over their identity, management and intellectual property ownership. How can mediators and lawyers help?
Brian Farkas, an attorney at Goetz Fitzpatrick LLP, has published an article on the challenges of mediating disputes within these non-profit organizations. The article, entitled “Tough Transitions: Managing Disputes between the First and Second Generations of Arts Organization Leadership,” was published in the July/August 2017 issue of Landslide, the American Bar Association’s flagship intellectual property law magazine.
Farkas, whose practice focuses on commercial litigation and intellectual property, is active in the dispute resolution field. He regularly serves as a volunteer mediator in New York County and Brooklyn through the New York Peace Institute. His writing on arbitration and mediation has appeared in numerous publications, including the Harvard Negotiation Law Review, New York County Lawyer, Dispute Resolution Journal, Resolutions Roundtable, Alternatives to the High Cost of Litigation, and the Northeastern Law Journal. Farkas also teaches courses on mediation and arbitration at Brooklyn Law School.