Richard Schwarzstein

Position: 

Trustee

Bio: 

Richard Schwarzstein is an attorney who has lived in Laguna Beach with his family since 1974 and has law offices in Newport Beach. He was born in Yonkers, N.Y, received an AB from Columbia College and a JD from Harvard Law School. He practiced law as a partner in a large international NYC law firm before moving to California. His legal practice involves corporate and international law, and he has represented US and foreign sports associations and non-profit organizations. He is a Trustee of the Hutchins Consort, is a member of the Board of Directors of the Harvard Law School Association of Orange County, and was, for many years, an officer and director of the Philharmonic Society of Orange County, and a Trustee of the Laguna Art Museum. He also helped organize, and serves on the Board of Directors of, the Laguna Beach Sister Cities Association which has relationships with cities in France, Mexico and England. He also assisted LCAD in entering into an affiliation with the Florence Academy. He is married to Sande Adsley, an artist who was born in Denver. They met when Sande was an art student at the Museum School/University of Mass, in Boston. After art school, she worked at Terry Toons, a N. Y. animation studio. Sande has worked in many media, but now concentrates on silver and glass jewelry and art glass. Sande took art classes at LCAD before it was accredited. They have collected natïve art, including paintings and sculpture from Haiti, where they owned an art gallery with a partner, for many years. They live in a vintage Spanish style home in Laguna. They have three daughters: Cindy, Alisa and Amy. Cindy is an art consultant who lives in the Art District in LA. Alisa and her husband, Ian, who were named in 2014 as Athletes of the Year by the Laguna Beach Patriot’s Day Parade Committee, live in Laguna Beach. Ian and Alisa were world surfing champions and Alisa is a surf coach at the LB High School. Amy and her husband, Denis, live outside of Paris, France. Denis is a manufacturer of watches and they have three daughters, two of whom are in college, one in fashion and the other in filmmaking.