by David L. Gersh
David Gersh spent 36 years in the practice of corporate and securities law, negotiating, structuring and executing complex corporate transactions. He is a retired partner of Paul Hastings, one of the renowned international law flrms.
He participated on behalf of Frank Sinatra in the sale of Warner Bros. Studios to Kinney National Corporation to create what is now Time Warner. And he was lead counsel to the British company, TVS Entertainment, in its acquisition of MTM Entertainment, for whom he acted as outside general counsel for more than flve years until its sale to the Family Channel.
Mr. Gersh is a past member of the Executive Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of California. He chaired the committee that drafted the Revised California Limited Partnership Act. He is Chairman Emeritus of the board of directors of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and past President of the Los Angeles Hillel Council. In addition, he is Vice-Chairman of the Board of United WestLabs, a laboratory outreach provider.
Mr. Gersh received his BS degree, with honors, and his MBA from UCLA. He was awarded his JD, cum laude, from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review.
He is a published poet and award winning author of four mystery books. Two of which, Art Is Dead and Going, Going, Gone, were published by Durban House Publishing. Desperate Shop Girls, his new comic mystery, was published by Prides Crossing Press. Art Attack, the third book in his art world series, was published in May 2016. He has completed his fifth book, a Civil War historical fiction, The Whisper of a Distant God.
He is an avid art collector.
Things always seem to go wrong for Jimmy Harris. Wee Willy’s is the hot pot company in town. And perhaps a way to stay afloat. Willy wants him to be president. To think, him a president. He stumbles. He bumbles. He’s arrested for murder. He needs to find a way through this maze. The alternatives are unthinkable.
How to Collect Great Art on a Shoestring
A how-to guide for new and experienced collectors, How to Collect Great Art on a Shoestring explores the unique opportunity to acquire one-of-a-kind works for $2000 or $3000 by hundreds of mostly forgotten yet startlingly good artists who are in the permanent collection of MoMA, the Guggenheim, the Whitney, the Met, and among many other museums.