Law Firms

France

  • Borowsky & de Baecque est un des rares cabinets d’avocats à avoir une connaissance concrète du droit de l’art et du marché de l’art, ce qui lui permet de fournir des solutions adaptées aux pratiques et aux besoins spécifiques des galeries, antiquaires, experts, Maisons de Vente, des artistes, ou des clients institutionnels, tels que musées, assureurs, banques, investisseurs. Paris, France.
  • Crefovi, a law firm advising the art and fashion sector, out of Paris and London. Clients include art galleries, collectors, artists, museums and art foundations, as well as auction houses. Crefovi assists with either day-to-day running of art business, or on litigation claims and cases relating to art law, with a focus on legal and tax aspects surrounding the creation and management of corporate art collections. London, UK and Paris, France.

Germany

  • DTB Berlin, Germany.

Italy

  • Jacobacci & Partners Company and consultant – this pairing has been rethought and redesigned on more evolved and profitable foundations, and is now a true and proper partnership in its own right – productive, solid, dynamic, and creating value. Specialising in the intellectual property sector, where it protects, enhances and develops intangible assets, Jacobacci & Partners’ fundamental values are much the same as its clients, since they both have the same key objective: rising up to the innovation challenge. EUROPE.

United Kingdom

  • DAC Beachcroft LLP The art law group at DAC Beachcroft advises art and antiques dealers, galleries and collectors of art on a wide range of legal issues arising from dealing in, collecting and owning artwork.  Philip Davis, Head of the Art Law Group, is a specialist in the art sector and has a well-earned reputation for being one of the UK’s pre-eminent art lawyers.  His familiarity with the art market enables him to give practical, commercial advice to clients in this sector, combined with a personalized service and a commitment to providing intelligent and creative legal advice. London, UK.
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP Art Law team represents museums, galleries, dealers, collectors, artists and estates. According to the firm’s description, many of the team members have “significant backgrounds in the fine arts.” The services offered include contract review, “spot opportunities, identify issues before they arise, manage risk, resolve disputes expeditiously, and give you the peace of mind to focus on other creative and business priorities.” New York, US.
  • Fladgate, LLP Paul Howcroft, partner with Fladgate LLP represents art sellers and collectors, and assists with contractual and negligence disputes involving attribution and provenance. London, UK
  • Howard Kennedy FSI LLP Passionate and creative about cultural property and the arts, our team provides the art market with practical advice and offers ‘a one-stop-shop’ of services. Our expertise covers all aspects of the law relating to art and cultural property from the drafting and negotiation of agreements to litigation and the resolution of disputes. London, UK.
  • Klein Solicitors A boutique firm that offers ADR and transactional services, which include tracing and recovering lost art works, consulting on tax and estate planning matters, and collection management. Mayfair, London, UK.
  • Mishcon de Reya. Founded in 1995, Art Law Group is lead by Karen Sanig. The Art Law team represents an array of interesting clients including artists, collectors, museums, galleries, governments, and dealers on a range of art-related legal issues, from dispute to art ownership and authenticity, restitution of cultural heritage property, the setting up of art investment vehicles, or the sale and purchase of artworks. London, UK.
  • Burris, Schoenberg & Walden, LLP One of the founding partners and now of-counsel, E. Randol Schoenberg handled a number of complex business litigation matters, specializing in cases involving looted art and the recovery of property stolen by the Nazi authorities during the Holocaust. Los Angeles, CA.
  • Bryan Cave Art occupies many roles and serves many functions for businesses, governments, museums, families and artists across the globe. Whether you experience art as a form of currency, a source of controversy or as a calling, you may encounter sophisticated legal and commercial questions, requiring experience and judgment. New York, NY
  • Cahill Partners LLP The firm represents individuals and businesses in a wide variety of matters across a range of business and other areas, including the art world, financial services, insurance, publishing, and software to name but a few. Services are local, national, and international as appropriate. We are most often lead counsel in matters but work well with other firms as local counsel or as necessary to effectively serve a client’s needs. As part of our private client practice, the firm is often brought in to team with local or specialized counsel in matrimonial, estate planning, and other personal matters where special art-world market and legal expertise are required. New York, NY.
  • Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP The Art Law Practice Group is engaged in high-profile work in the art law field. We advise clients on all legal matters related to the acquisition, retention and disposition (by sale, gift or devise) of fine art and rights to works of fine art. Our clients include artists and their estates, art museums, art collectors, art dealers, art experts and artist-established and family foundations that own art or are otherwise active in the art world. New York, NY.
  • Covington & Burling LLP Simon J. Frankel, partner at C&B is a “recognized authority in the field of art law, where he has handled disputes involving cultural property claims, title disputes, moral rights claims, and resale royalties. On behalf of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, he won summary judgment in a dispute over ownership of a valuable Austrian Expressionist painting.  Museum of Fine Arts, Boston v. Seger-Thomschitz (1st Cir. 2010).” San Francisco, CA.
  • Cultural Heritage Partners The art and cultural heritage sector is reinventing itself to respond to the demands of a global world.  We help our clients enhance their impact and influence, navigate complex issues, and manage risk.  Our clients resolve challenges informed by our substantive and practical knowledge of the cultural heritage sector and entrepreneurial approach to problem solving. Washington, DC.
  • di Santo Bruno LLP A full service law firm with an Art Law and Art Funds practice group “represent a broad range of participants within the fine art community, including art collectors, art dealers, art advisory firms, art galleries, art investment funds and their managers, artists and their estates/foundations, art insurance purveyors, auction houses and other art market professionals… services cover all issues arising from the acquisition, disposition, collection and preservation of fine art, from art-related disputes to commercial transactions to art succession and philanthropy. New York, NY and Miami, FL.
  • Dunnington, Bartholow & Miller LLP The Intellectual Property and Art Law Practice Group represent a wide variety of clients, including: multinational and offshore corporations, existing and startup U.S. corporations, advertisers, content distributors and individual creators for intellectual property matters. For art law matters, the group represents estates, artists, collectors and dealers in appraisals, tax and estate planning and transactions such as sales, consignments and structured donations. New York, NY.
  • Flemming Zulack Williamson Zauderer LLP  Attorneys at FZWZ have represented a major art auction house, individuals, agents, art dealers, and art galleries in litigation and transactional matters. Also, they have handled disputes concerning ownership, consignments, intellectual property rights, auction law, and authenticity, patrimony, and endangered species issues. In addition, they have handled a broad range of issues arising from the financing of art transactions and concerning works of art pledged as collateral for loans. Art Law group has developed a particular expertise in the application of Uniform Commercial Code rules to transactions that are unique to the art world. New York, NY.
  • Fox Rothschild LLP  Our attorneys know first-hand what goes into creating and sustaining a career as a successful artist or performer. Not only are some of our attorneys former performers themselves, but we have also spent many years working side-by-side with talented individuals who are consummate professionals. We strive to secure cutting-edge deals that will advance our clients’ careers and professional aspirations while never losing sight of what matters to them most, such as safeguarding the integrity and longevity of their work product and helping to find ways to secure and expand their personal and professional successes. USA.
  • Grossman LLP Our lawyers are engaged in high-profile work in the art-law field.  We have represented buyers and sellers in disputes concerning authenticity and ownership of works of fine art as well as copyright-infringement claims. New York, NY.
  • Herrick, Feinstein LLP Herrick, Feinstein is extremely proud to have developed one of the most prominent practices in art and cultural property law. We handle all types of art litigation and alternate forms of dispute resolution, and also actively represent and counsel clients in corporate and commercial art law matters. As leading advisers in the field, our attorneys regularly lecture around the world and write for leading legal and art journals and magazines on a variety of art law issues. They have been profiled in leading publications ranging from Art & Auction to Forbes.com. New York, NY.
  • Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP Hughes Hubbard negotiates, litigates and advises clients on the full range of legal issues that arise concerning works of art, the art market and the art world. We represent art market businesses, museums and other non-profit institutions, artists and collectors. We are able to bring to bear not only the knowledge and experience of several of our partners in the specialized law of art, but in addition the full complement of other skills of a large, international law firm. New York, NY.
  • Intellectual Property Group PLLC  Relatively young firm, the IPG is “representing businesses and professionals in the Art, Entertainment, Media and Internet fields. Since our clients are located throughout the country, and overseas, much of the representation we provide is by telephone, facsimile, and e-mail.”  Washington, DC.
  • John Silberman Associates, PC Founded in 1996, this firm provides comprehensive legal services to clients in the arts and entertainment fields and personal representation of wealthy individuals. Areas of specialty include contract and corporate matters, copyright and intellectual property, tax and estate planning (including wills and trusts), the administration of trusts and estates, and non-profit organizations law. New York, NY.
  • Kantor, Davidoff, Wolfe, Mandelker, Twomey & Gallanty, P.C. Kantor | Davidoff’s experience in the area of Art Law includes counseling a broad range of clients including renowned galleries, dealers, private collectors, estates, foundations and emerging artists. On the transactional side, we advise clients on how to best structure transactions to maximize the benefit to the client and protect its interests. Representative transactions include sales, consignments, leases, commission contracts, licensing agreements, estate planning, and other creative hybrid alternatives. New York, NY. 
  • Kurzman, Eisenberg Corbin & Lever, LLP “The Art Law specialists in the Firm manage all types of transactions related to the publishing, lending and licensing of art, including art media agreements. We represent dealers and galleries in acquisitions of other galleries, large scale art purchases and all aspects of their gallery operations, including unique issues relating to the leasing of gallery locations.” NY.
  • Lombard & Geliebter LLP We counsel clients on all legal issues related to the acquisition, retention and disposition of fine art and rights to works of artistic creation. We handle all areas of litigation, alternate dispute resolution, and transactions that concern works of art, the art market and the art world, including the purchase, consignment, sale and auction of art, organizing and implementing major exhibitions, structuring business agreements, drafting contracts, complying with customs procedures, recovering stolen work for collectors and insurance companies, and advising clients on criminal matters. New York, NY.
  • McLaughlin & Stern LLP McLaughlin & Stern’s art law practice is led by Peter R. Stern who recently joined the firm as Counsel. The firm has one of the largest art-related practices in New York City. We represent tens of galleries, artists, collectors and dealers. We are also involved with a number of foundations and not-for-profit organizations. New York, NY.
  • Munger Tolles & Olson LLP The firm fields a cross-disciplinary team of attorneys to address cultural institutions’ needs in the areas of corporate transactions, commercial litigation, international law litigation, bankruptcy proceedings, corporate governance, tax matters and more. Many of these situations involve complex issues such as alleged violations of cultural patrimony laws, sensitive financial issues and strategic corporate transactions. Firm’s clients have included the J. Paul Getty Trust, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Norton Simon Museum, the Motion Picture and Television Fund and the Pasadena Playhouse. Los Angeles, CA.
  • Norton Rose Fulbright Norton Rose Fulbright’s art law lawyers offer experienced counsel to US and international clients in numerous art-related matters including acquisition, sale and charitable disposition of works of art. With over more than 20 years of work in art-related legal matters, we have developed both the knowledge and the relationships throughout the field that are essential to effective representation. New York, NY.
  • Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler PBWT’s Art and Museum Law practice offers the sophisticated and focused services of lawyers who are experienced in art law, the art and auction markets, and the world of museums and other cultural institutions. That experience gives us a unique perspective on the legal and business issues that regularly arise in the art world, whether in the for-profit or not-for-profit sectors. New York, NY.
  • Pryor Cashman LLP Art Law Practice Group of Pryor Cashman LLP represents clients in art title and authenticity cases. New York, NY.
  • Rowland & Petroff The law firm of Rowland & Petroff is dedicated to providing high quality personalized legal services. The firm renders legal advice in the areas of art recovery, German property claims, real estate, business and corporate law, litigation, international law, and wills, trusts and estates. A large part of the firm’s practice involves international transactions. New York, NY.
  • Sheppard Mullin Sheppard Mullin has a strong tradition of supporting the arts community. One of the firm’s founding partners, Gordon F. Hampton, was a serious art collector and patron of the arts, who served as a trustee of the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art and helped to found the Fellows of Contemporary Art, a non-profit organization active in promoting and funding the work of contemporary artists. New York, NY.
  • Stropheus This is a col­lec­tive of New York art lawyers & art busi­ness spe­cial­ists offer­ing unbun­dled ser­vices to artists, gal­lerists, col­lec­tors and muse­ums. ‘Unbun­dled ser­vices’ means that clients can take on as much of the work them­selves as pos­si­ble, sig­nif­i­cantly reduc­ing costs and pro­duc­ing more bespoke outcomes. New York, NY.
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP The Sullivan & Worcester LLP Art & Museum Law Group assembles lawyers with a broad array of experience with issues affecting museums, artists, and other institutions devoted to the arts. Our team combines skill and experience in these areas generally, with background concerning museums specifically, which together position us to understand the challenges and opportunities faced by museums, artists and collectors. Our professionals include the Best Lawyers’ 2011 Boston Non-Profit/Charities Lawyer of the Year; a former curatorial professional responsible for exhibition work and compliance with Association of Art Museum Directors provenance directives; and seasoned intellectual property litigators, among others. Boston, MA.
  • Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP Our Art Law practice group offers a wide range of legal services specifically aimed at the fine art community.  As a full-service firm with offices in New York, our art law practice is international in scope and fully equipped to deal with all issues arising from the purchase, sale, collection and preservation of fine art, from art succession and philanthropy to commercial transactions and tax matters. New York, NY.
  • The Art Law Firm is a firm located run by Alexandra Darraby, with a practice “dedicated to the global community of the arts.” Los Angeles, CA.
  • The Hoffman Law Firm: The Hoffman Law Firm is a boutique law firm with a niche global transactional and litigation practice in art law, cultural heritage law, museum law and intellectual property law, and related practice areas, including Internet, film and television law, and fashion and design law. New York, NY.
  • Wiggin and Dana: Wiggin and Dana’s Art and Museum Law Group represents museums, universities, and other cultural institutions, galleries and dealers in art, private collectors, insurers, foundations and national governments in the concerns unique to owners of art and artifacts. New Haven, CT.
  • Withers Worldwide Our cultural assets and art practice advises art collectors, galleries, museums and art market professionals worldwide on the issues connected with fine and decorative art, antiques and heritage property. We provide a global service from our offices in London, New York, Hong Kong, Geneva and Milan. Our lawyers are not simply lawyers, they are authors, former general counsel of the main auction houses, and hold public appointment so they have in-depth understanding of the international art. INTERNATIONAL.