Art and cultural heritage law aggregator.

Law Firms

Austria

  • Art Law Offices attorneys work on cases pertaining to art transactions, legal and provenance research, restitution claims, art Litigation and settlement, trade-marks, company law and foundations. Dr. Andreas Cwitkovits focuses on the private, entrepreneurial, and the publicly operated and financed page of art and culture, formation of companies, foundations and associations, especially in the arts and culture. Mickela Moore is an American trained attorney and what admitted to the New York State Bar. She has a background in international corporate transactions and litigation in New York, London and Vienna. Vienna, Austria.

France

  • De Baecque Faure Bellec is an independent business law firm with cutting-edge expertise in various domains enabling its attorneys to provide a tailor-made, customized service to their clients. The firm has four main departments: art law, intellectual property, information technology, and complex litigation (civil, commercial, and criminal). The firm’s attorneys advise and represent both French and international clients in matters such as theft and resale of stolen works of art, artists’ estates, and counterfeiting. Paris, France.
  • Crefovi is 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 the creation and management of corporate art collections. London, UK, and Paris, France.

Germany

  • DTB represents German and international actors of the art market: galleries and auction houses as well as art collectors, artists, and museums. Their strength is their long-standing art market expertise. Berlin, Germany.

China

  • Art Law Services is Asia Pacific’s leading boutique legal services & business consultancy provider to the art world based in Hong Kong and primarily serving Asia Pacific’s growing art market. They provide a range of legal services and business consultancy to individuals and organizations active in the international art world, with a specific focus on the APAC art scene. Hong Kong.
  • Art Law Practice: Unlike other lawyers and law firms, as the first team of cultural relics and art lawyers in China, this firm focuses on heritage and art legal services, and they are at the forefront of the heritage art law industry. With a deep understanding of the rules of cultural relics and the experience of many domestic and international top law firms, the firm’s team of cultural relics and art lawyers provides professional legal services in areas related to art investment funds (private funds, public funds), art insurance, art insurance companies, museums, art galleries, art foundations, art centers, artists, galleries, fairs, auction houses, art collections, individuals and businesses. Shanghai, China.

Italy

  • BonelliErede: A team of experienced professionals in all areas related to art and cultural heritage, BonelliErede’s team regularly advises museums, foundations and cultural institutions; libraries and archives; Italian and international art galleries and auction houses; art dealers and their associations; High-Net-Worth Individuals  and private clients, art advisors and qualified art experts, wealth managers and family offices, financial institutions and private banks, trusts and trustees; companies with important corporate collections and public institutions. Milan, Italy.
  • Jacobacci & PartnersCompany 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. Specializing 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.

Switzerland

  • Reber advises private collectors, estates, executors, community of heirs, foundations, trusts, art galleries, auctioneers, artists, architects, museums, institutions and investment funds in issues related to copyright, personal and moral rights, national and international tax law and planning, estate law, stolen art, resale rights, sale, purchase, licensing and lending of artworks to institutions and museums including insurance, shipping and other matters and the establishment and administration of art collection foundations and trusts. Zurich, Switzerland (“and abroad”).
  • Schellenberg Wittmer‘s Art and Entertainment Group is composed of specialists skilled at providing advice and support to art institutions, collectors, artists, galleries, art dealers, auction houses, art fairs, restorers, art shippers, and art insurers in addition to clients engaged in the entertainment business. Zurich, Switzerland.

United Kingdom

  • Boodle Hatfield LLP: The arts and culture sector of Boodle Hatfield advises individuals, estates, trustees, galleries, art and antique dealers on art law issues. Their expertise includes art litigation, tax efficient structuring and devolution, charitable support of the arts and commercial advice. London and Oxford, UK.
  • Constantine Cannon LLPConstantine Cannon brings a team with significant legal experience representing clients from across the world. With headquarters in London and offices in San Francisco, Washington, and New York, clients of the Art and Cultural Property Law Group at Constantine Cannon include art collectors, artists, galleries, trustees, and foreign governments. With the expansion of the world of art law, the law offices of Constantine Cannon in the U.S. and U.K. offer a world-class legal experience with a focus on the unique problems that come with the globalisation of the art world. London, UK.
  •  Church Court Chambers practices criminal, business crime, banking and finance, civil, immigration, family law, public law, employment, international, masterpiece and fine art law. Collectively, they have a back catalogue of high-profile and complex matters such as the Damilola taylor murder trial, the Luton Slavery Trial, the Jimmy Savile Enquiry and The Marrache Fraud Case. They have appeared at every level including in the Supreme Court and the European Court of Human Rights. Many Members of Church Court Chambers lecture in their respective field of expertise and are published authors, including contributors to practitioner texts. London, UK.
  • Fladgate, LLPFladgate’s art team combines wide-ranging expertise in the financial, tax and import/export aspects of art ownership with a deep understanding of the sensitivities and peculiarities of the international art market. The firm’s specialist art law practice deals with art transactions and with various relevant issues such as matters relating to contract, auction, attribution, provenance, restitution, artist’s rights, cultural heritage, intellectual property, tax and estate planning, export licences, CITES, insurance, finance and collateral. In addition to collectors, investors, agents and introducers, Fladgate has also worked with artists, dealers, auction houses, museums and galleries, consignors, storers, valuers and exhibitors, as well as the descendants of the victims of Nazi-looted or forced-sale art and innocent purchasers. London, UK.
  • Howard Kennedy FSI LLP: Passionate and creative about cultural property and the arts, the firm’s team provides the art market with practical advice and offers ‘a one-stop-shop’ of services. The team’s 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.
  • HuntersThis team of lawyers focusing on art and cultural property needs offers international art-related legal assistance to artists and art galleries, including matters in Germany, UK, France.  They advise private, corporate, professional and institutional clients in a range of areas, including creation, protection and exploitation of UK and European intellectual property rights including copyright, moral rights and artists’ resale royalty rights, risk management and pre-acquisition due diligence, import, export, customs compliance and cross-border movement of art. 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.

 

Canada

  • Dentons: Attorney Aaron Milrad is an arts and copyright lawyer with over 40 years of experience serving clients across Canada and the U.S. and internationally. His work focuses on Canadian and international copyright, the visual and performing arts, publishing, new media, architecture and design. He provides strategic planning and legal services to the arts sector, including contracts and licenses, libel and estate and donation planning for creators and collectors. He also advises on import and export and Cultural Property restrictions and advice on purchase and sales outside Canada. Toronto, Canada.

United States

  • Amineddoleh & Associates LLP. A boutique practice in New York City, established in 2016, the firm focuses on art, cultural heritage, and intellectual property law. New York, NY.
  • ARIS Title Insurance Corporation (ARIS) is a title insurance company domiciled in the State of New York and licensed by the New York Department of Insurance. ARIS serves the art market and related businesses in the fiduciary banking, legal, museum and non-profit communities. ARIS developed the field of art title insurance and offers the world’s first and only title insurance for art and similar tangible personal property, the ATPI® title insurance policy. ARIS title insurance assists museums, auction houses, financial institutions and individual collectors to mitigate the direct financial and tax consequences, the broader professional or directors and officers liability consequences, and the public relations exposures [see Rothko sale lawsuit] associated with legal title when transacting art and other important collectibles traded in the global art market. New York, NY. 
  • Baum LLC: Baum LLC provides a boutique law firm experience for a select and exclusive group of clients in various areas of the art/media world. Founder David Baum has a long and outstanding history of practice in the art, music, and entertainment fields. He was formerly a partner at Denton’s and brings with him a well-established network of international clients and a background in international legal experience. David has successfully represented museums and art foundations, as well as numerous entertainers. New York, NY.
  • Berus Law Group: Attorney Joy Berus started this law group that assists with purchases, sales, consignments, loans, and donation transactions as well as customizing wealth management, investment and tax strategies for individual clients and institutions with tangible personal property assets. Newport Beach, CA.
  • Bowles Liberman Newman, LLP: Founded in 2014, this boutique business law firm is focused on providing legal services in the areas of business, litigation, luxury assets and employment law. New York, NY, Miami, FL & Puerto Rico.
  • 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. They 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 their 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. They 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. The firm’s 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.
  • Castaybert PLLC counsels clients in all aspects of Art Law, including the creation, purchase, retention, consignment, sale and lending of art. The firm advises clients regarding authentication, title and provenance, commissions, real estate, auction consignment and insurance. The firm also advises artists and institutions regarding matters of fair use and regarding the Visual Artists Rights Act of 1990 (“VARA”), which protects a work against “distortion, mutilation, or other modification.” New York, NY.
  • Clark Hill PLC: Attorney Steven M. Richman practices in the areas of domestic and international commercial law, including mediation, litigation and arbitration, and appellate work, including distributorships, intellectual property, agency, art and photography law, professional responsibility and contracts. New York, NY, and Princeton, NJ.
  • Clarick Gueron Reisbaum LLP: The firm that represents De Sole plaintiffs in the first Knoedler case to go to trial (2015), has experience representing companies and individuals in the entertainment and media industry, as well as in the art world. Firm’s clients are described as “fiercely protective of their brands and content, include television networks, financial services companies, record labels, publishers, recording and visual artists, galleries, collectors, and writers.” Services include litigating disputes, advice concerning copyrights, trademarks, rights of publicity and privacy, unfair competition, contracts, fiduciary duties, and artist-manager relations. 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.
  • Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard: The firm’s clients include fine artists, commercial artists, illustrators, and photographers, as well as their estates and collectors. The firm counsels both individual artists and large distribution and licensing companies on matters concerning copyright, trademarks, rights of privacy and publicity, licensing, advertising and promotion. The firm’s attorneys also are counsel to a number of leading trade associations and non-profit organizations in the arts. New York, NY.
  • Cultural Heritage Partners: The art and cultural heritage sector is reinventing itself to respond to the demands of a global world.  Cultural Heritage Partners helps their clients enhance their impact and influence, navigate complex issues, and manage risk.  Their clients resolve challenges informed by the firm’s substantive and practical knowledge of the cultural heritage sector and entrepreneurial approach to problem solving. Washington, DC.
  • Danziger, Danziger & Muro, LLP: This firm, founded in 1989, specializes in general corporate law, art law, real estate law, intellectual property law, and employment law. Particular areas of concentration for the firm are the representation of luxury brands, members of the international art world, high-end restaurant groups, and Japanese corporations and individuals. Clients include U.S. and foreign companies, individuals, museums, restaurateurs, collectors, galleries, and public and private commercial entities. Representative clients of the firm include artists such as Hiroshi Sugimoto, Mariko Mori, and numerous art collectors, galleries, private art dealers, and not-for-profit institutions. New York, NY.
  • David Steiner & Associates: David Steiner & Associates, PLC, is a boutique firm based in Los Angeles, with correspondent attorneys in New York, Paris, Rome, and other cities worldwide.  The firm, founded by David Steiner in 1977, specializes in art law, private mandate art transactions, and art litigation.  The firm has successfully represented clients in the United States in all state and federal courts and a number of foreign jurisdictions.  David Steiner & Associates has been practicing art law and art litigation in Los Angeles since 1981.  The firm prides itself in pragmatically approaching each matter to achieve the client’s stated goals.  When taking on litigation matters, it is the firm’s philosophy to aggressively litigate, but with a thoughtful approach recognizing that the evolution of litigation provides a number of opportunities to achieve business solutions for clients either through negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and when necessary, trial.  Representative clients are Comite Edgar Degas, living artists, other artist estates, galleries, publishers, sellers and buyers of significant artworks, and family offices. New York, NY.

  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP: The firm’s 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, NY.
  • Deborah A. Nilson & Associates, PLLCThe firm has an art law practice and is prepared to assist clients in all aspects of commercial transactions including purchase, consignment, sale and loan of works of art, licensing and distribution agreements. New York, NY.
  • 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.
  • Dontzin Nagy & Fleissig LLP: The firm’s Art Law Practice regularly represents leading artists, galleries and dealers in art-related disputes.  Their attorneys have been lead counsel in cases around the world involving works of art, artists, galleries, auction houses, dealers, and collectors.  The firm also advises their clients on legal matters related to the sale, loan, manufacture, exhibition, and acquisition of works of art and rights to works of art. New York, NY. 
  • 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.
  • Fox Rothschild LLP: The firm’s attorneys know first-hand what goes into creating and sustaining a career as a successful artist or performer. Not only are some of their attorneys former performers themselves, but they have also spent many years working side-by-side with talented individuals who are consummate professionals. The firm strives to secure cutting-edge deals that will advance their 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.
  • Frankfurt Kurnit Klein + Selz PC:Art Law team of FKKS handles domestic and international issues for clients who conduct business in the world of fine art. The client lists includes artists, galleries, art advisors, and individual and institutional collectors. Services range from litigation of title, authenticity, and valuation disputes to art sales and film negotiations. New York, NY.
  • Greenfield Stein & Senior LLP: The firm’s New York City intellectual property attorney, Alan E. Katz, has extensive experience representing artists, writers, musicians, and gallery owners. Mr. Katz is knowledgeable regarding matters of copyright and trademark law. Mr. Katz applies his background in both business and legal affairs to help meet the unique needs of the firm’s creative clients. New York, NY.
  • Grossman LLPThe firm’s lawyers are engaged in high-profile work in the art-law field.  They 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. The firm handles all types of art litigation and alternate forms of dispute resolution, and also actively represents and counsels clients in corporate and commercial art law matters. As leading advisers in the field, the firm’s 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. The firm represents art market businesses, museums and other non-profit institutions, artists and collectors. Hughes Hubbard is able to bring to bear not only the knowledge and experience of several of its 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, P.C.: A relatively young firm, the IPG represents businesses and professionals in the art, entertainment, media and internet fields. Washington, DC.
  • Irell & Manella LLP: This Art Law practice is headed by Steven Thomas. The group positions itself as having “substantial expertise in the field of art and cultural property law, as well as memorabilia and collectables.” Their practice is “national and international and covers individual items and entire collections.” It includes sale transactions, consignments, art loans, charitable giving of art, federal, state and international issues in copyright and moral rights, and other related matters. Los Angeles, CA.
  • 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, Mandelker, Twomey, Gallanty & Kokhba, 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, the firm advises 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.
  • Kessler Collins: At least one attorney, Andrea Perez, in this legal practice concentrates in the fields of business law, intellectual property and art law. Perez offers services to galleries, museums, artists, entertainers and other art professionals to assist them with their unique art law and entertainment law matters. Dallas, TX.
  • 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. The firm represents 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. New York, NY.
  • Mazzola Lindstrom LLP: The attorneys at Mazzola Lindstrom LLP bring a myriad of backgrounds and work experience in large, mid-sized, and small law firms around the world with a focus on an accessible and cost-effective legal experience. Mazzola Lindstrom handles issues that arise in the art and legal worlds including fine art transports and storage, artist dealer agreements, as well as matters involving authenticity and fraud in the art world. Headquartered in New York, NY, Mazzola Lindstrom is committed to helping and protecting artists and collectors everywhere. 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. They represent tens of galleries, artists, collectors and dealers. The firm is also involved with a number of foundations and not-for-profit organizations. New York, NY.
  • Messner Reeves LLP: Messner Reeves’ Art Law Team handles transactional assignments, such as drafting and negotiating agreements for fine art transporters, warehouses, artists, dealers, collectors, galleries, auction houses, museums, estates, lenders, insurers, non-profits, appraisers and conservators. They prepare service agreements, bills of lading, warehouse agreements, installation agreements and terms and conditions, and also draft and negotiate commercial contracts for those in the industry who are creating, collecting, consigning, commissioning, conserving or otherwise handling fine art, jewelry, antiquities, decorative arts, rare wines and specie. New York, NY.
  • Moisan Legal P.C. provides a wide range of services to artists, curators, private collectors, galleries and art writers who straddle the worlds of fine art, commercial art, design and advertising. The firm regularly counsels visual artists and creative firms working in a wide variety of mediums including digital mapping and projection, fiber art, and photography. They structure short and long-term licenses of artwork while managing and protecting associated intellectual property portfolios and publicity rights. In addition, the firm provides counsel on trademark and licensing, copyright, design patent, crisis management, advertising, business formation, employment, and fashion law issues related to the field of art and design. 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, the firm has 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 the firm 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.
  • Pearlstein & McCullough LLP: Established in 2014, two-partner practice of William Pearlstein and Michael McCullough focuses on international trade, corporate and commercial law, art law and art advisory services. New York, NY.
  • Pryor Cashman LLP: The 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.
  • Schindler Cohen & Hochman LLPSteven R. Schindler, one of the cofounding partners of SCH heads the firm’s art law practice, which offers transactional and litigation assistance to galleries, art institutions, organizations and businesses, appraisers, foundations and private collector. Schindler and other members of the Art Law Group are active members of the Art Law Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and regularly attendees and speak at conferences and seminars addressing legal issues concerning art, museums, intellectual property and tax exempt organization. New York, NY.
  • Schnader Attorneys at Law: Schnader’s Art Law team provides diverse legal services to the fine art and performing art markets through an interdisciplinary approach that efficiently and effectively fulfills their clients’ needs. The team draws from a number of Schnader’s practice groups, including corporate, finance, litigation, intellectual property, non-profit and trusts and estates. The firm’s art-based clients include artists, galleries, dealers, wealth managers, financial advisers, municipalities, performing art houses, museums, trusts, estates, lenders and family offices. New York, NY.
  • Shatzkin & Mayer, P.C.: The law firm Shatzkin & Mayer, P.C., counsels a broad range of clients in the areas of civil litigation, contract law, entertainment, publishing, art, copyright, trademark and employment. Note: Art practice involves licensing agreements. 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. Continuing this legacy in the arts, Sheppard Mullin’s Art Law Practice Group draws upon a wide variety of legal fields to provide many services to the international fine art community. These include estate planning for artists and collectors; loans secured by fine art; museum, foundation and gallery advisory services; museum “franchising”; exhibition sponsorships; private and public commissions, private sales, consignments and auctions; licensing and merchandising agreements related to fine art prints, posters and consumer products; charitable gifts; provenance review and research; and restitution claims. 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. The 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. The firm’s 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.
  • The Art Law Firm is a firm 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.
  • Venable LLP: Venable’s Art Law Group headed by Joshua J. Kaufman represents a wide range of clients from emerging and established to traditional and street artists, to art dealers and collectors. The firm provides representation across local, state and international borders on a full array of art-related matters, including business formation for galleries, assisting artists on a variety of issues, and art acquisition and sales. Washington, DC.
  • Wasser & Russ, LLP: The attorneys at Wasser & Russ represent all parties in the fine arts community including: auction houses, art galleries, art appraisers, art consultants and experts, agents, undisclosed and partially disclosed principals, art collectors, art Investors and owners. They focus on controversies arising as a result of auctions, private sales and purchases, consignments, financing, theft, storage, valuation, creation and installation of fine art and collectibles. New York, NY.
  • Weingrad and Weingrad, P.C.: A boutique law firm that specializes in civil and art law. Steve Weingrad brings over 40 years of experience in the legal profession to cases in the art world. Weingrad deals with issues of copyright infringement including cases with Time Life, National Geographic, The Elvis Presley Estate. Most recently, Weingrad has extended his practice with a to focus on helping artists, dealers, auction houses, and collectors promote their works to a larger global audience. New York, NY
  • Withers Bergman (Withers Worldwide): Withers’ art law practice advises art collectors, galleries, museums, private auction houses, charitable organizations and art market professionals worldwide on all legal and regulatory issues connected with fine art, antiques and heritage property. The firm provides assistance with tax-deferred like-kind exchanges, inheritance tax, gifts and other tax planning and structuring, cross-border art transactions, dispute resolution and regulatory matters (including import/export duties, customs regulations and anti money-laundering compliance). They also advise on the protection and exploitation of intellectual property rights including in relation to limited edition prints, photographs, sculptures, revived term and derivative works. 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.

International

  • Art@Law specializes in all legal issues related to fine art and other collecting categories. They provide legal support to art collectors, galleries, dealers, auctioneers, museums, insurance companies, private banks and art investment funds. They understand the business of buying, selling, managing and financing art. Their practice is worldwide and they collectively speak French, German, Italian, Polish and Spanish. INTERNATIONAL.
  • Withers Worldwide: Withers Worldwide’s 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. The firm provides a global service from their offices in London, New York, Hong Kong, Geneva and Milan. The firm’s 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.

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