Center for Art Law

At the crossroads of visual arts and the law.

Artist Legacy and Estate Planning Clinic Keynote Address: June 27, 2022

About the Event

The Center for Art Law’s newly launched Artist Legacy and Estate Planning Clinic had its second session with an evening of low-cost consultations with attorneys, tax experts, and other arts professionals with experience in estate and legacy planning.

The keynote address for this clinic was done by Peter J. Caruso II.

About Our Speaker

Peter J. Caruso II has been practicing in the area of Art Law for over 25 years. Having the benefit of a father as a lawyer (and partner in the firm) and a mother who is an accomplished and prolific artist, Peter has been able to marry together art and law into his everyday practice. Peter has practiced with Caruso
& Caruso, LLP since 1996, with a brief period practicing at a Boston law firm focusing on all intellectual property, media, and estate planning. Peter has represented local, national, and international artists, collectors, and galleries. He has represented a prominent Massachusetts Art Gallery in a much publicized deaccession battle over a two hundred-million-dollar collection. His clients include individual artists and collectors with priceless collections, His work with the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts offered the opportunity to co-author the Massachusetts Art Law Consignment Statute, M.G.L. c. 104A. He is proud to have been twice awarded the Massachusetts Volunteer Layers for the
Arts Lawyer of the Year award. Peter lives in Marblehead, Massachusetts with his wife and three daughters who all have inherited a passion (and talent) for art.

Watch the Recording

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