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Legal Considerations for Collectors in 2020

Nov 22, 2021

2020 has brought sudden and severe changes to all facets of life and the art world is no exception.
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Sharon B. Soloff

Jan 14, 2020

Esq., Partner at FisherBroyles, LLP Ms. Soloff is a partner in the Private Client Services, Trusts and Estates and Tax groups at FisherBroyles, LLP. She has over thirty years of experience advising high net worth clients on domestic and international gift and estate tax planning, advising owners of closely held businesses, and planning with non-profit […]
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Zombie Statistics, Draconian Laws, Media Complicity: The End of the Global Antiquities Trade

Jan 14, 2020

The media has helped to propound a myth – that the illegal trade in cultural goods is a pillar of organized crime. That trade in antiquities is part of a multi-billion dollar network with links to the drug and arms trade, to money laundering and terrorist financing.
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Megan Noh

Jan 14, 2020

Partner at Pryor Cashman LLP Megan E. Noh is a partner in Pryor Cashman’s Art Law Group. With nearly 15 years of combined experience in private practice and both in-house legal and business positions in the auction world, Megan has extensive knowledge of the complex issues impacting today’s art market. Her clients include auction houses, […]
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Kate Fitz Gibbon

Jan 14, 2020

Editor, Cultural Property News at Committee for Cultural Policy, Inc. Kate Fitz Gibbon is the Executive Director of the Committee for Cultural Policy, a U.S. think tank on art and cultural property policy, and editor of the online journal, Cultural Property News. Kate was a member of the Cultural Property Advisory Committee to the President […]
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Art Advisory 201

Jul 5, 2019

The Art Advisory 201 Program consists of a series of informative and interactive online courses created to guide art advisors on running their art advisory practice. This course is delivered by some of the most experienced art, business and legal experts in the art industry. Annelien Bruins, Independent Chief Marketing Officer and former CEO of […]
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Michael McCullough

Jul 4, 2019

Michael McCullough is a Founding Partner of Pearlstein McCullough & Lederman LLP, a law firm providing high-level services to the domestic and international art markets. Michael McCullough’s art law practice covers a broad area of the art market. He advises galleries, auctioneers, and collectors on a variety of matters regarding consignment agreements, private sale agreement, […]
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Dennis M. Wade

Jul 4, 2019

Dennis M. Wade is a founding partner of WCM. For more than 20 years Dennis has handled fine art and specie matters for domestic and international insurers. His cases have taken him across the United States and to many parts of the world. Recently, for example, Dennis successfully defended a major art insurer against a […]
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Peter K. Tompa

Jul 4, 2019

Peter K. Tompa is of counsel to Bailey & Ehrenberg, LLP.  He also serves as the Executive Director of Global Heritage Alliance, a 501 (c) (4) advocacy group representing the interest of antiquities collectors, dealers and museums. He has appeared in numerous trial and appellate courts. He has lobbied members of the U.S. Congress and […]
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Massimo Sterpi

Jul 4, 2019

Massimo Sterpi is partner and head of the IP and Art Law departments of Rome of Gianni Origoni Grippo Cappelli & Partners. A passionate art collector, he has gained an internationally recognized experience in art law. In this field, he addressed various topics including problems of authenticity, recovery of stolen or looted artworks, commissions of […]
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Lawrence M. Shindell

Jul 4, 2019

Mr. Shindell heads LMI Group, an investment bank-like firm that underwrites the market release of major orphaned artworks. A lawyer by profession, Mr. Shindell holds licenses in a number of U.S. jurisdictions including admission to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States. Mr. Shindell served as the chief executive officer of U.S.‐New […]
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James McAndrew

Jul 4, 2019

James McAndrew heads the art law practice at Grunfeld Desiderio Lebowitz Silverman & Klestadt LLP (GDLSK). Clients include museums, auction houses, public and private institutions, dealers and collectors. GDLSK practice focusses on Customs and International Trade and is recognized as the premier Customs law firm in the country. James McAndrew retired from the U.S Department […]
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Regulating the Art Market 

Jul 3, 2019

US art dealers, auction houses, galleries, art museums, art fairs and art consultants may soon be subject to government financial regulation.  Many are calling for regulation in the art market to counter and combat the tax evasion, money laundering, price manipulation and trading on ‘inside information’. Proponents of regulation seek more open trading and greater disclosure of all aspects of art transactions, including details regarding the parties, prices and any guarantees.
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Art Wealth Management Program

Sep 24, 2018

The Art Wealth Management Program consists of a series of informative and interactive online courses, which have been created to give wealth managers, private bankers, family offices and other financial advisors a true understanding of how the art world operates in comparison to the financial markets. Annelien Bruins, Independent Chief Marketing Officer and former CEO […]
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Art Advisory 101

Sep 6, 2017

The art market has become more transparent over the past 20 years but some areas remain opaque. The art advisory field is a good example. No industry-wide standard exists for best practice: not for individual art advisors nor art advisory firms. Oftentimes this opacity prevents collectors from hiring an art advisor. This is unfortunate because […]
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William Charron

Apr 20, 2017

Partner William Charron is a member of Pryor Cashman’s Litigation, Intellectual Property and Media & Entertainment Groups. He is also co-leader of the firm’s Art Law practice and represents clients in art title and authenticity cases. Bill’s practice is focused on property rights cases in a number of contexts, including art, intellectual property matters arising […]
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Barbara Hoffman

Apr 5, 2017

Barbara T. Hoffman is recognized internationally and nationally as one of the preeminent art, intellectual property, and cultural heritage lawyers. With more than forty years of practice in every aspect of the field, Hoffman has been acknowledged by her peers with leadership positions in the New York City Bar Association and International Bar Association, elected […]
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New York: When Creativity Ruled the Streets

Mar 14, 2017

New York’s artists made a giant impact on the art world. We saw the rise of art-as-popular-culture heroes Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Andy Warhol was leading the Pop Art movement. Further, the downtown performance art scene is legendary and the impact of works of art commissioned in a renewed spirit of civic art, as well as the postering of public spaces by the Guerilla Girls is evident to this day. Join our panel, led by pre-eminent art lawyer Barbara Hoffman with an original member of The Guerrilla Girls, Rosalba Carriera, legendary photographer Jeannette Montgomery Barron, and artist, filmmaker and writer Jack Waters, as they discuss New York’s electrifying cultural scene, the artists that left their mark, and the vibrant scene today, which...
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Stephen Smart

Feb 1, 2017

Stephen Smart worked for 30 years as a family and aboriginal affairs lawyer at Osler Hoskin & Harcourt law firm in Toronto. During that time he took on the responsibility of overseeing his firm’s art collection, which is now one of the most revered corporate collections of contemporary Canadian art in the country. He retired […]
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The Hoffman Law Firm

Dec 14, 2016

Founded in 1985, the Hoffman Law Firm is the preeminent art law boutique, recognized globally by artists, galleries, countries, collectors, museums, creatives, and explorers as the leader in the field of art, sustainable cultural heritage, and intellectual property law. Collaborating with clients worldwide in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, the firm is renowned for […]
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Sales and Use Tax: Do's and Don'ts

Oct 20, 2016

Art buyers are regularly faced with the complexities of sales and use tax. This session will cover the basics of sales and use tax, and in the context of several case studies, dive deeper into the details pertaining to tax jurisdictions relevant to art purchasers, tax compliance requirements and potential exemptions.
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Georges Lederman

Oct 20, 2016

Georges Lederman, partner in the law firm of Pearlstein, McCullough & Lederman LLP, is an experienced white collar criminal defense attorney and civil litigator who has focused on representing art world clients over the past 15 years. He has tried over 30 felony jury trials to verdict and has represented collectors, art dealers, galleries and […]
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The Four Stages of Collecting Part IV: Collecting for the Next Generation

Sep 9, 2016

Attendees will learn about long-term care, stewardship and succession planning, art donations to non-profit, and supporting your local arts community as part of your overall collection strategy.
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Legal Considerations for Art Recovery in a Global Market

Jul 4, 2016

Attendees will learn about the current art law landscape, art investigation and restitution, and art crimes.
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