“Lawyers with Love of Art Open Up Gallery”
On the ground floor of One Arts Plaza, there is a naturally-lit art gallery with walls lined with sculptures and works on paper by renowned and unknown artists alike. This is JM Gallery, the brainchild of two lawyers who also work in the building.
One day in 2014, Thompson & Knight intellectual property lawyer Michael Heinlen, of Preston Hollow, declared to his partner Jane Politz Brandt that it was time to open a gallery.
“I thought, ‘this is the most excited I’ve been about something in a long time. Let’s do it,’” said Brandt, who also specializes in intellectual property. After spending 28 years practicing law, she was searching for an exciting way to engage with the community.