Center for Art Law

Art and cultural heritage law aggregator.

Law Firms


  • 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.


  • 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 the creation and management of corporate art collections. London, UK and Paris, France.


  • 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.


  • 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, China.
  • Art Law Practice: Unlike other lawyers and law firms, as the first artwork lawyer team in our country, we focus on cultural services for artifacts and art, and we are at the forefront of the legal profession of cultural relics. With a deep understanding of the rules of cultural relics and many years of domestic and international top law firms, the front court of the Procuratorate as a judge of the practice of judges, our artifacts lawyers team for art investment funds (private equity funds, public funds) Artwork insurers, artwork insurers, museums, art galleries, art centers, art centers, artists, galleries, expositions, auction houses, artwork investment individuals and businesses to provide professional legal services. Shanghai, China.


  • BonelliErede A team of experienced professionals in all areas related to art and cultural heritage, our 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.
  • 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. 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.
  • MTLaw The firm, founded by the lawyer Montani Tesei, provides assistance to businesses and individuals primarily in the field of art and cultural property law, copyright, industrial law and insurance law, in the negotiation phase, and court litigation. MTLaw offers to its clients the excellence of its professional services combined with personalized assistance, continuous and based on a direct relationship of trust with our experts. The aim of the law firm is to not only assist its customers legally but also to assist them at all times, to provide a constant professional and human support. The mission of the firm is to offer an innovative, dynamic and efficient approach oriented towards the real needs of each customer whom may have the additional possibility of receiving tax assistance by Studio Dante & Associati. This consultancy firm works in the taxation and corporate sphere and has set up a department specialized in the taxation of art, of which the Attorney Montani Tesei is part, offering therefore the possibility to receive, in a single solution a complete support to collectors, artists, and in general those involved in the arts.


  • 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.
  •  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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Hunters This 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.


  • WalkerWest Longo A boutique law firm with practice areas including art law. Toronto, Canada. 

United States

  • Amineddoleh & Associates LLP. A boutique practice in New York City, established in 2016, the firm focuses an 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. 
  • 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. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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, PLLC The 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 Our Art Law Practice regularly represents leading artists, galleries and dealers in art-related disputes.  Our attorneys have been lead counsel in cases around the world involving works of art, artists, galleries, auction houses, dealers, and collectors.  We also advise our 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.
  • Duane Morris LLP Attorney Steven M. Richman practices in the areas of art law, commercial and international litigation and arbitration, and bankruptcy and antitrust. Cherry Hills, NJ and 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.
  • 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 Our 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 our creative clients. Do not trust the fruits of your labor to a lawyer who is not experienced in the area of contracts and intellectual property. New York, NY.
  • 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 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.
  • 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, 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.
  • 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. 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.” New York, 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.
  • 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 PC 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. We regularly counsel visual artists and creative firms working in a wide variety of mediums including digital mapping and projection, fiber art, and photography. We structure short and long-term licenses of artwork while managing and protecting associated intellectual property portfolios and publicity rights. In addition, we provide 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, 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.
  • 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 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 LLP Steven 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 our 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. Our 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, 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.
  • Spencer Kerr LLP Spencer Kerr represents diverse clients “from collectors to galleries, investors to artists.” Their services include “contracts, authentication, appraisal, private art placement, investment counseling, and protection in the business of buying, selling, and investing in art.” Their listed practice areas additionally includes “Stolen Art and WWII Restitution Claims.” New York, NY and Los Angeles, CA.
  • 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.
  • 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. We 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.
  • Withers Bergman (Withers Worldwide): Our art law practice advises art collectors, galleries, museums, private auction … We provide a global service from our offices in New York, London, Hong Kong, … Our 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. We provide 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). We 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.


  • 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 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.

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