The art and cultural heritage sector is reinventing itself to respond to the demands of a global world.  We help our clients enhance their impact and influence, navigate complex issues, and manage risk.  Our clients resolve challenges informed by our substantive and practical knowledge of the cultural heritage sector and entrepreneurial approach to problem solving.

We help our clients pursue their preservation missions, focus on long-term sustainability, create practical and efficient business plans, diversify revenue streams, leverage technology, and build lasting partnerships.  With deep experience in the principles and practice of social enterprise and cross-sector collaboration, we help our clients devise cutting-edge solutions to today’s challenges.

We advocate for our clients at the federal, state and local levels. With strong relationships on both sides of the aisle and experience working in the White House, the State Department, on Capitol Hill, and in state legislative offices, we make sure our clients’ voices are heard. Our experience in political campaigning—from speechwriting to fundraising to direct mail—and our substantive knowledge in the field give our clients the advantage.

Our command of laws governing cultural property protection, museum governance and tribal issues sets us apart. Working with clients in the public, private and nonprofit sectors, we provide counsel on NAGPRA, Section 106, UNESCO Conventions, and other key domestic and international art and cultural heritage laws. We also have broad experience in corporate, regulatory, tax and litigation practice to address critical business concerns. We work with our clients to manage risk proactively, address governance issues, and resolve disputes efficiently.

Our Team

Marion F. Werkheiser

Attorney at Law

Marion F. Werkheiser serves as a trusted strategic advisor to public, private and nonprofit sector clients throughout the cultural heritage preservation community…Read more

Greg Werkheiser

Attorney at Law

Greg Werkheiser is an accomplished social entrepreneur, educator, attorney and civic leader. He is founder of the Phoenix Project, a nonprofit organization headquartered in Virginia that promotes sustainable solutions…
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L. Eden Burgess

Attorney at Law

Eden’s practice focuses on art, cultural heritage, museum and intellectual property law. She has represented foreign states, museums, auction houses, major collectors, nonprofits and other entities…
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Lily McManus

Lily McManus joins Cultural Heritage Partners after serving as a Postgraduate Fellow to the Lawyers’ Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation (LCCHP), a not-for-profit organization devoted to the protection and preservation of cultural heritage through advocacy and education…
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Kathleen Pessolano

Attorney
Kathleen Pessolano is an attorney with Cultural Heritage Partners, PLLC and a principal at its allied strategic consulting firm, The Heritas Group. Kathleen’s practice focuses on the legal, regulatory, and programmatic aspects of sustainable development, with a special focus…
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Cameron Green

Law Clerk
Cameron’s interest in cultural heritage law began when studying art history at Elon University. While in undergrad, she spent time in Western Europe studying cathedrals and Renaissance art. She graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in English literature and minors in art history…
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