- areas of expertise
We handle a variety of domestic and international matters for clients who conduct business in the world of fine art.
We advise artists, galleries, art advisors, and individual and institutional collectors.
Litigate and Resolve Disputes
Clients in the business of fine art and antiquities often face vexing title, authenticity, and valuation questions, and our lawyers have successfully resolved a wide range of these and other domestic and international disputes.
Purchase and Sell Artwork
We draft sale, commission, and consignment agreements and help clients resolve payment and other disputes.
Negotiate with Filmmakers and Producers
We represent video artists and other art industry clients in a wide range of film and television negotiations – including films about art and individual artists and their work.
Structure Agreements With Book and Web Publishers
Artists have long sought to publish books featuring their works and our publishing group advises art world clients on strategy, agreements, pre-publication review,working with agents, and other publishing matters.
Extend Their Brand
We help clients maximize commercial opportunities through licensing programs that leverage their valuable images in different media.
Protect Copyrights, Trademarks, and Other Intellectual Property
We help clients clear and protect intellectual property rights in their works.
Structure Loans and Investments
We work with our corporate group to help clients negotiate and structure financing agreements secured by fine art.
Handle Real Estate Matters
We work with our real estate group to negotiate leases and subleases for galleries.
Implement Estate Plans
For many clients, art represents a significant portion of their net worth, and our estate planning group helps design customized wills and trusts incorporating optimal estate planning strategies.
Make Gifts of Art
We assist our clients in structuring tax-advantageous gifts of art to family members, charitable organizations, and others.