Speaker(s): Steven R. Schindler, Katherine Wilson-Milne, Phillip Ashley Klein

Navigating Risk in the Contemporary Art Market


Experts from Deloitte and Schindler Cohen & Hochman LLP will discuss art market risk factors as they pertain to the purchase, sale or financing of art. Among other things, title, authenticity and attribution risks, in the aftermath of Knoedler will be addressed. They will consider the types of due diligence and documentation typically required by buyers, sellers and lenders.

Attendees will learn:

  • The right questions to ask in considering the purchase, sale or financing of fine art.
  • How to assess risk in the art market.
  • Legal concepts of authenticity and title and their importance in art transactions.
  • Due diligence requirements in buying, selling, or financing art.
  • What contractual protections are advisable in mitigating against art market risks.

Please take note that this session will take place live on July 9th during the 1AN Symposium at Art Southampton.


Steven R. Schindler

Steve Schindler is a founding partner of Schindler Cohen & Hochman LLP, a litigation and art law boutique located at 100 Wall Street in New York City. Steve heads SCH’s Art Law Group. This practice area, which has grown steadily over the past decade, combines SCH’s formidable litigation expertise with a deep knowledge of the art market and its specific legal issues. Steve regularly...

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Katherine Wilson-Milne

Katie Wilson-Milne is a litigator and art lawyer practicing at Schindler, Cohen & Hochman LLP. Katie advises clients in the art, cultural and creative communities, including art galleries, other art businesses, collectors, artists, and not-for-profit organizations in the art space on transactional matters related to the purchase, sale, lending and financing of art, as well as gallery,...

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Phillip Ashley Klein

Phillip Ashley Klein, spearheads Deloitte’s Art & Finance Practice in the U.S. The group’s offerings – which span Deloitte’s consulting, tax, audit and advisory businesses – delivers creative solutions to the individuals and institutions at the crossroads of business, finance and the arts.
Klein helps his clients with their customer and growth strategies, operating model...

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