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Protecting Your Art Collection
Speaker(s): Laura Murphy Doyle, Peggy Hollander, Scott Bowman
Recorded at: CONTEXT Art Miami 2014

Protecting Your Art Collection

Today, a new generation of art collectors has emerged for which art is an increasingly important asset. Many art lovers own collections or actively transact in the art market with appreciation and pleasure.

Talk Details

A collection often has both investment value and sentimental worth. Unlike the thoughtful planning that is often intrinsic to other assets, the majority of collectors have not crafted a plan of action. A fine art insurance expert, a succession planning expert and an estate tax attorney will present techniques and ideas for the preservation, protection, and passage of your collection as well as the possible pitfalls of misguided action.

By participating in this panel discussion, you will learn about:

  • creating a lifetime playbook for acquisitions/dispositions as you shape your collection
  • minimizing taxes when passing on your collection to the next generation
  • protecting your collections from physical damage and financial loss.

Speaker Details

Laura Murphy Doyle

Laura Murphy Doyle is the National Fine Art Specialist for Chubb Insurance. She attended the University of Richmond in Richmond, VA and the University of Bristol in Florence, Italy, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History with a focus on Fine Art Management. Laura has a certificate in Appraisal Studies of Fine and Decorative Arts from New York University in New York City. Prior to joining Chubb, Laura worked at the Lora Robins Gallery in Virginia. As the National Fine Art Specialist, Laura provides advisory to Signature and VIP underwriters and services high value collectors by consulting on risk mitigation for fine art, antiques, jewelry, and collectibles. Additional services include collection valuation reviews, review of consignment and loan agreements, advisory on packing, shipping, disaster planning and collections management, and referrals to fine art professionals such as art handlers and conservators. Laura has coordinated Chubb sponsored art events, led private art tours for brokers and clients, authored articles on fine art risk management, and taught fine art continuing education courses for insurance agents, brokers, and wealth advisors. She is a member of the Arts & Records Committee of the Inland Marine Underwriter’s Association and an Affiliate member of the Appraisers Association of America. Laura is USPAP certified by the Appraisers Association of America with training in fine art appraisal.

Scott Bowman

Scott Andrew Bowman is an Associate in the Personal Planning Department, practicing in the Boca Raton office. His practice focuses primarily on developing and implementing advanced estate planning techniques for high net worth individuals and their families. Scott concentrates on creating structures that provide for effective multi-generational wealth transfers, with a particular focus on minimizing income, estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer taxes. Scott’s experience includes employing entities such as family limited partnerships, irrevocable life insurance trusts, grantor retained annuity trusts, intentionally defective grantor trusts, qualified personal residence trusts, charitable lead trusts, charitable remainder trusts and private foundations as mechanisms to achieve clients’ tax and non-tax objectives. In addition, Scott’s practice focuses on international aspects of estate planning to minimize the exposure of multi-national families to U.S. taxation. He advises non-U.S. citizens with regard to inbound and pre-immigration planning, U.S. residents and U.S. citizens with regard to structuring gifts and inheritances from non-U.S. citizens, and U.S. citizens with regard to outbound and expatriation planning. Scott also advises non-U.S. citizens with regard to investment in U.S. real property. His practice includes counseling grantors, beneficiaries, and fiduciaries with regard to their U.S. tax compliance obligations, particularly under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA).

Peggy Hollander

Peggy M. Hollander is the founder and managing partner of The Succession Group. Under her leadership, The Succession Group has gained widespread recognition for its capabilities in creating innovative, customized, insurance-related wealth-transfer and multi-generational business succession plans for an exclusive roster of high-net-worth individuals, families, and affluent business owners.For more than 20 years Ms. Hollander has applied her professional knowledge and experience serving the needs of clients, providing advice and counsel regarding succession planning not only for financial assets, but for other valuables such as art collections. Embracing a collaborative approach, Ms. Hollander often works closely with established teams of professional advisors including attorneys, accountants, and investment advisors. She regularly speaks at national conferences and professional meetings on topics ranging from creative business development to charitable giving. Prior to establishing The Succession Group, she was a practicing CPA. In addition to her professional accomplishments, Ms. Hollander serves on the United Way Worldwide Planned Giving Committee; the United Way of Miami-Dade’s Board of Directors; and was a member of the United Way’s Alexis de Tocqueville Society. She also serves on the Board of Governors of the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. As immediate past President of the University of Miami Citizens Board, she was a Trustee of the University of Miami Board of Trustees. Additionally, she is a member of the International Women’s Forum and an Executive Board Member of the Florida.

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