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Luke Blackadar
Deputy Director

Luke manages the Arts & Business Council’s legal programs. An attorney himself, he helps artists, creative start-ups, and arts nonprofits manage legal issues involving copyright, trademark, contract, entity formation, and corporate governance. He frequently speaks to groups of artists on art law issues and has recently presented to the Americans for the Arts, the City of Boston, and students at Brown University, RISD, MassArt, and Lesley University.

Luke also enjoys training law students. In addition to managing the Arts & Business Council’s legal interns, he teaches Contract Drafting at Roger Williams University School of Law, and he mentors students through the Northeastern University and Northeast Regional Black Law Student Associations.

Prior to joining the Arts & Business Council, Luke was an associate in a midsize litigation firm, where he represented architects and engineers in professional liability suits in state and federal court.

Luke is a graduate of Clark University and Northeastern University School of Law, and in his spare time, he enjoys drawing, running, reading, and playing video games.

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