The Center maintains an ongoing list of law firms with art law practices and groups. Law firms are listed below by geographic regions:
Last updated: July 22, 2022.
Guest Work Agency is an art advisory and law firm for artists, collectors, commercial galleries and arts organisations. Melbourne, Australia.
Studio Legal: Experienced commercial lawyers focused on practices such as employment law, tech, and all things pertaining to Intellectual Property. The law firm’s attorneys also work with trade mark, copyright, booking agreements in both Australia and internationally for businesses and individuals. Windsor Victoria, Australia.
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. Vienna, Austria.
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. Shanghai, China.
Mung Legal: along with art due diligence, art escrow, and art private sales, they have acted for artists and art galleries in their commercial contracts, in disputes, advised on charitable donations and auction of art pieces, engaged in art searches in tracing and due diligence and represented consultancy firms in structuring deals. Hong Kong.
AMG Attorneys: their expertise covers all aspects of the law relating to intellectual rights and cultural property, transportation and logistics, healthcare: from drafting and negotiating agreements, to litigation and resolution of disputes. Brussels, Belgium.
Dickinson Wright LLP‘s attorneys have extensive experience assisting clients on a full range of legal issues that arise in the art world. They represent artists, individual and institutional collectors, galleries, dealers, auction houses and museums. Canada and United States.
ARTLAW: Born out of the merger of the law firms JBLM Avocats and Anne Boissard, ARTLAW is the result of its founders’ shared ambition to create a pool of expertise entirely dedicated to the media and creative industries. Paris, France.
Borghese Associes: Founded Anne-Sophie Nardon in 2009, Borghese Associés is a boutique firm that specializes in art and business law, including the circulation and preservation of cultural heritage for institutions. Nardon and her team assist heirs, dealers, galleries and collectors with art related disputes and inform the art market participants about responsible art market practices. Paris, France.
De Baecque Faure Bellec is an independent business law firm advises 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.
UGGC Avocats has developed a recognized expertise in cultural heritage and art market law. As a regular adviser to major public cultural institutions, the firm supports them in the conduct of their acquisition, rental, provision, insurance or management of works of art and cultural property. Paris, France, and INTERNATIONAL.
ZSCHUNKE Avocats / Rechtsanwälte / Avvocati is renowned for its expertise in art law and is active in the protection of cultural goods and works of art. The lawyers of the law firm ZSCHUNKE advise museums, auction houses, private collectors, libraries and individuals on the drafting of sales, loan and transport contracts for works of art. France, Germany, and Italy.
Büsing Müffelmann & Theye: From copyright matters to the creation of a foundation, from general terms and conditions for an auction house to (often international) lending transactions between museums or museums and collectors as well as the partly special treatment in art-related tax matters – Büsing Müffelmann & Theye provides advice for collections, foundations, museums, artist’s estates and the international trade covering the entire spectrum of relevant legal norms in this field. Bremen, Frankfurt, Berlin and Munich, 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.
Kyriakides Georgopoulos: in partnership with ArtSecure, the practice’s broad legal services assist domestic and international clients in relation to art law, general law and tax matters in the art market. Athens, Greece.
Chiomenti: Chiomenti’s dedicated team of professionals advises foundations, companies, public institutions, art galleries, auction houses, museums, artists and agents, as well as private collectors, art advisors, wealth managers and banks on art and cultural heritage law.The practice is especially concerned with sale and purchase transactions, artworks’ imports and exports, authentication and appraisal, transfer and restoration of buildings under listed status, management of private and corporate collections. (Rome, 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; 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. Milan, Italy.
Iureconsulti: The law firm has focused on addressing the problems associated with the international circulation of works of art and ancient masterpieces: starting with the administrative procedures to obtain export permits, we also assist our clients in criminal proceedings for violations of the laws protecting cultural heritage and in contractual activities relating to art (sales, restoration, shipping, deposits, financing, art lending). The firm’s clients are mainly art dealers, auction houses, shipping companies, and collectors of ancient art, both in Italy and abroad. Our firm supports the culture of art arbitration and the founder is an arbitrator of the Court of Arbitration for Art (CAfA) based in The Hague. Florence, Italy
Jacobacci & Partners: The firm is very active in the field of copyright and art law, assisting artists, museums and cultural institutions, collectors, critics, publishers and other stakeholders (including those involved in insurance, transport, and event organizers). Italy and Europe.
Schelstraete International: The Law firm provides service to a diverse range of clients and legal solutions, advising artists, museums, galleries, businesses, family offices, art collectors, and more dealing with legal cases in consignments, auction purchases, or resale rights. Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands.
Art Law Trust: The Law Offices of Tiffany de Waynecourt-Steele is a law practice focused on the intersection of Private Client Law, Art Law and Disputes. Geneva, Switzerland.
Lalive Art & Cultural Property practice represents and advise collectors, galleries, dealers, museums, auction houses and governments. They routinely work across borders and are well-versed in multi-jurisdictional matters involving restitution, art sales, due diligence, and copyright issues. Geneva, 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, and more. 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.
Wenger Plattner advises artists, collectors, museums, art companies, event organizers, sponsors, and cultural associations, with experience in copyright, arts promotion, the transfer of cultural property (including looted art), theatre matters, art in the digital age, and entertainment law. Basel, Zurich, Berne, and Geneva, Switzerland.
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.
Briffa is a specialist law firm of intellectual property solicitors who work closely with all types of artists to protect and monetise their work, from contract advice and negotiation to securing artist’s resale rights. London, UK, Republic of Ireland, and Malta.
Clyde & Co‘s fine art team experience’s spans the fine art and cultural property worlds, with a client base ranging from insurers underwritings these risks in the London market and overseas, to auction houses, galleries, dealers and collectors, consignees and carriers. London, UK and INTERNATIONAL.
Constantine Cannon LLP 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. London, UK and United States.
Charles Russel Speechlys LLP helps collectors, creators and curators protect the value of the objects they love. Whether it involves art, classic cars, wine, yachts, musical instruments, watches and jewellery or other luxury collectables, our international and world-recognised team of experts in this highly specialist field understands the challenges and opportunities faced by our clients. Their Art & Luxury team is consistently ranked top tier in the UK (Legal 500 and Chambers) and the firm is fortunate to have unrivalled expertise across their international offices including in the private wealth centres of Switzerland, Luxembourg and the Middle East. 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. London, Cheltenham, and Guildford UK.
Fladgate, LLP‘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. 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.
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.
Patron Law‘s lawyers combine a genuine passion for art with deep legal expertise on matters arising from the purchase, loaning, consignment, movement, authenticity, provenance, restitution and of course sale of art. London, UK.
Stephenson Harwood: This international law firm’s art and cultural property team handles art disputes, commercial advise, regulation and compliance, and intellectual property. Although the team comprises lawyers from all of the firm’s main practice areas, many in the team have first-hand experience of working within the art industry. London, UK.
Streathers art law specialist lawyers advise and assist galleries, dealers, collectors, auction houses and public institutions on the wide range of legal issues that arise from transacting in art on a global basis, which includes dealing with cultural heritage, intellectual property, customs, international art loans and the financing of art. London, UK.
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.
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.
Baum LLC provides a boutique law firm experience for a select and exclusive group of clients in various areas of the art/media world. 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.
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 Leighton Paisner has a breadth and depth in all matters relating to art, including negotiation, documentation, transaction structuring, finance, international trade, tax and intellectual property, and has helped clients across the globe protect their interests and maximize their investments of money, time, talent and affection. New York, NY.
Carrington Coleman was founded in 1970 and represents galleries, museums, collectors, artists, arts nonprofits, and other art professionals with their unique legal matters. The Art Law Practice Group provides counseling in various art-related transactions, including donations, licensing, commissions, consignments, loans, and sales. They also assist with disputes involving authenticity, fraud, title, theft, repatriation, infringement, moral rights, and insurance coverage. In addition, Carrington Coleman is frequently hired to provide consulting services to assist other law firms with their art law matters. The Art Law Practice Group is led by Andrea Perez, who has extensive experience in art law and is also a professor at Southern Methodist University teaching International Art Law.
Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP advises 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.
Clarick Gueron Reisbaum LLP: the firm’s clients 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.
The Coopersmith Law Firm: A business and corporate litigation law firm, including various areas of fine art law, the firm has represented galleries, art dealers, artists, and collectors in matters including authenticity, copyright, fair use, commercial leases, vendor disputes, purchase and sales agreements, trade secrets, internal disputes and gallery breakups, financial fraud matters, and other serious and complex issues in the world of fine art. San Diego, CA.
Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard 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 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.
Cypress LLP: Cypress represents local, national and international art world clients, from the emergent to the established. Its clients include artists, advisors, collectors, estates, galleries, governments, museums, not for profit organizations, online platforms and publishers. LA is a rapidly growing center for contemporary art and we work closely with artists and galleries in the city. Los Angeles, CA.
Danziger, Danziger & Muro, LLP. 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. 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.
Doniger / Burroughs: The firm is committed to representing artists and content creators, and enforcing intellectual property rights. It has litigated successfully against many of the nation’s largest retailers, film and television studios, web sites, and news organizations. Venice, CA and Brooklyn, NY.
Dontzin Nagy & Fleissig LLP: The firm’s Art Law Practice regularly represents leading artists, galleries and dealers in art-related disputes. 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.
Eisenstein Malanchuk LLP: The firm’s art law practice provides legal representation to clients in both the United States and other countries who have significant restitution claims involving looted art. Through the firm’s contacts with researchers and experts, the firm also assists rightful owners to locate and recover lost artwork. Washington, DC.
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein + Selz PC: This firm 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.
Gordon-Creed Kelley, Holl & Sugerman LLP: The firm provides advice and legal representation to artists and art collectives, art consultants, art organizations, developers, public entities, foundations, and museums. They have experience with festival commissions and installations. Oakland, CA.
Grossman LLP: The 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.
Hoffman Law Firm: 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.
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. New York, NY.
Hunton Andrews Kurth is an international law firmed based in the US with over 1,000 lawyers in the United States, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Their art law team has experience in handling all types of art issues and disputes, including those involving stolen art, authentication, attribution, antiquities and cultural property, questions of ownership, market-related issues and museum concerns. Richmond, VA.
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.
Ivko LLC: Ivko LLC was founded by an award winning attorney Polina Ivko and it represents different clients within the arts, entertainment, luxury goods, and sports industries on transactional and litigation matters. Their attorneys’ combined law firm, in-house and judicial clerkship experience gives them the ideal background to handle any client’s needs. New York, NY.
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.
Kaye Spiegler PLLC: Kaye Spiegler, whose lawyers had for many years operated as the Art Law Group of New York law firm Herrick, Feinstein LLP, will continue to be associated with Herrick and be able to draw on the multidisciplinary expertise and experience of Herrick’s lawyers. Kaye Spiegler is focused on complex art litigation and dispute resolution, and regularly handles a broad range of notable restitution and commercial art law matters. New York, NY.
Kurzman, Eisenberg Corbin & Lever, LLP manages 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.
Law Office of Gale P. Elston P.C. specializes not only in the legal expertise required to advise artists, collectors, and galleries, but has also acquired an understanding of the unique dynamics of the art world. New York, NY.
Locke Lord LLP has been advising clients with art-related legal issues for decades, including museums, universities, and other cultural institutions, galleries and dealers in art, artists, private collectors, insurers and foundations in connection with addressing legal issues unique to art. Dallas, TX.
Mazzola Lindstrom LLP 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. New York, NY.
McLaughlin & Stern LLP represents 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.
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. New York, NY.
Munger Tolles & Olson LLP 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. Los Angeles, CA.
Murray Osorio PLLC is an award-winning, national, full-service immigration firm with decades of experience in all types of immigration cases, including humanitarian, family-based, and business/employment-based immigration. H. Heidi Son is the Senior Counsel, Head of Business Immigration with over 10 years of immigration experience specializing in helping individuals obtain temporary work visas (O-1, P-1, P-3) and green cards (EB1-1, EB2) based on their extraordinary or exceptional ability in fine arts, performing arts, culinary arts, music, and other creative fields. With a Fine?Arts?degree from Duke University, and once an aspiring?artist?herself, Heidi particularly enjoys working with?artists?and finds it most rewarding to secure their visas and green cards so that they can continue to contribute their?art?work in the U.S. New York, NY.
Nixon Peabody LLP: Nixon Peabody’s art law practice focuses on major international art litigation and art transactions. The firm also provides outside general counsel to the international art and cultural community. New York, NY and Los Angeles, CA.
Norton Rose Fulbright offers 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.
Olsoff | Cahill | Cossu, LLP has significant expertise in art law and use their experience and knowledge to advice collectors, artists, galleries, museums, other nonprofits and art-world professionals. New York, NY and Los Angeles, CA.
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. 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 represents stakeholders throughout the art market at both the individual and institutional levels, including collectors, family offices, galleries and dealers, advisors and appraisers, auction houses, museums, foundations and artists. The has been responsible for major, precedent-setting legal victories in courts. New York, NY.
Reich Rodriguez, P.A. is law firm specializing in commercial litigation, arbitration & ADR, consumer litigation, trademark & intellectual property litigation, art law disputes and notary public services. Miami, FL.
Rottenberg Lipman Rich, P.C. provides legal services relating to art law and, specifically, the artist/dealer relationship, tax consequences surrounding art transactions, collecting and investing, and tax and estate planning for artists. 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. New York, NY.
Sam P. Israel P.C.: the firm is a creative commercial litigation firm with extensive experience in intellectual property, securities, art law, and bankruptcy matters, as well as other areas of complex commercial disputes in both state and federal courts, as well as in arbitration tribunals and other dispute resolution forums. New York, NY.
Schindler Cohen & Hochman LLP works with galleries, art institutions, organizations and businesses, appraisers, foundations and private collectors. They counsel clients on legal matters that arise in the creation, acquisition, retention, consignment, disposition and lending of art and antiquities, including matters specifically related to authentication, title and provenance, copyright, commissions, art fairs and collaborations, financing, real estate, traveling exhibitions, private sales, auction consignments and insurance. 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 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 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 assembles lawyers with a broad array of experience with issues affecting museums, artists, and other institutions devoted to the arts. Its 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. Boston, MA.
Venable LLP 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 has extended his practice with a focus on helping artists, dealers, auction houses, and collectors promote their works to a larger global audience. New York, NY
Wilson Elser: With the myriad transactions involving art and collectibles, Wilson Elser’s Art Law team is uniquely suited to handle related contracts and issues. They also counsel clients through due diligence and possible disputes and assist in creating, collecting, consigning, commissioning, conserving, transporting, storing or otherwise handling artwork. 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. New York, NY and INTERNATIONAL.
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.
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