About the Author
Andrew Alpern is an architectural historian, an architect, and an attorney. The author of three other books about apartment houses of Manhattan and one concerning New York's architectural holdouts, he also has a question-and-answer book for non-lawyers about copyright law. In addition to two earlier books and numerous articles, for 14 years Alpern wrote a twice-monthly legal newsletter for the construction industry. He is Special Counsel specializing in intellectual property and technology at the international law firm Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP.