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Sharon M. Erwin
Adjunct Instructor, Arts Administration & Museum Leadership



Sharon M. Erwin began her practice as an associate at Dechert Price & Rhoads (now Dechert LLP), before becoming a partner in the litigation boutique firm, Gollatz, Griffin & Ewing, and then opening her own practice in 1998. She has an AV Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review rating, reflecting the highest possible ratings in both Legal Abilities and General Ethical Standards, and is a Fellow of the American Bar Association, “an honorary organization of attorneys, judges and law professors whose professional, public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the welfare of their communities and to the highest principles of the legal profession.” 

Sharon delivers a variety of legal services, from general counsel services to copyright and licensing assistance, and general legal representation of arts organizations, nonprofits, small businesses and artists.  She also provides representation on public art projects and litigation consulting on arts-related issues, such as disputes involving copyright, provenance, and public art issues. Sharon received her J.D. cum laude from Temple University School of Law, where she served on the Editorial Board of the Law Review. Sharon also advises nonprofit organizations on lobbying and government ethics issues. She currently serves as an officer of the Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (PVLA).