Attorneys and Counselors at Law

Marion F. Werkheiser

Marion F. Werkheiser serves as a trusted strategic advisor to public, private and nonprofit sector clients throughout the cultural heritage preservation community. She increases their impact through improved business practices, public policy advocacy, structured partnerships, and diversified revenue streams. Her clients navigate complex legal, business and political challenges informed by her experience and creative, entrepreneurial approach to problem solving. Marion has counseled more than fifty enterprises in the past six years on organizational capacity-building projects, including strategic planning, board development, program evaluation, fundraising, grant management, and social media marketing. Read more

Greg Werkheiser

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 to social and economic problems by educating and empowering emerging social entrepreneurs and building community support for social innovation. Greg led growth of the organization from startup to winner of the Governor’s Award for Volunteerism and Community Service in just four years. Read more

L. Eden Burgess

edenEden’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, both as claimants and claim recipients, in a wide variety of cases. She has litigated and settled complex claims involving Nazi seizures, wartime looting, forced sales and thefts. Eden assists clients with the maintenance and management of their collections…Read more

Halie Geller

Halie’s practice focuses on legal issues of concern to museums, galleries, auction houses, and cultural institutions. As founding attorney in our New York office, she works with clients throughout the metropolitan region and the state to resolve disputes, manage risk, and improve business practices. Halie’s recent experience includes representing Fortune 500 companies, art and antiques dealers, galleries, major fashion labels, and luxury goods manufacturers before numerous federal and state administrative agencies, including U.S. Customs and Border Protection… Read more

Lily McManus

lfm_16 (vertical)_medLily 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. Lily assisted the LCCHP Board of Directors and Executive Director in their various advocacy initiatives…
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