Our Art Law lawyers negotiate, litigate and advise clients on the full range of legal issues that arise concerning works of art, the art market and the art world. We represent artists, individual and institutional collectors, galleries, dealers, auction houses and museums.
Our lawyers have deep knowledge and wide experience in the specialized law of art and are equipped with the full resources of a top international law firm.In addition to our partners who deal with art-specific areas of the law, we draw on the skills of lawyers in a variety of other areas for our art clients, including alternative dispute resolution (arbitration and mediation), banking and secured transactions, bankruptcy, intellectual property and information technology, tax, trusts and estates.
We have dealt with a wide variety of objects, including drawings, paintings, installations and sculptures by or purportedly by, among others, Basquiat, Chagall, de Kooning, Hopper, Kandinsky, Koons, Lichtenstein, Malevich, Malliol, Matisse, Monet, Motherwell, Picasso, Pollock, Rembrandt and Warhol; medieval Judaica; antique furniture; photographs; Hollywood memorabilia; Art Deco and French Crown jewelry; and Native American ceremonial objects.
Among the art-specific issues we regularly advise on or have litigated are:
Among the publicly-disclosed matters we have litigated are these:
While many of the transactional matters on which we provide advice and counsel are not public, among the publicly-disclosed matters we have worked on are these:
Recent examples of transactional matters include:
Derek J.T. Adler
Michael E. Salzman
Daniel H. Weiner
Aviva L. Wernick
Webster D. McBride
Katie Gerlach Merrill
Steven G. Perelman