What We Do

We regularly advise our clients on a wide variety of transactions, disputes and regulatory matters involving different segments of the art market, including:

• Privately-negotiated purchase and sale transactions
• Consignments to galleries and auction houses
• Artist-dealer relations
• Disputes and litigation involving fakes and forgeries, attribution and authenticity
• Advisory and consulting arrangements
• Formation and operation of art investment funds
• Art finance and lending
• Museum loan and acquisition agreements
• Online sales and marketing
• Policy and regulatory matters involving particular art market sectors (e.g. antiquities and endangered species)
• Formation and governance of not-for-profit entities
• Licensing
• Import/export and customs issues relating to fine art, collectibles and antiquities
• Contested seizures and forfeitures

Our Clients. Our clients include leading:

• Collectors
• Dealers
• Auction Houses
• Online Auctioneers
• Appraisers
• Museums
• Art Advisors and Consultants
• Trade Associations
• Art Funds and Lenders
• Not-for-Profits

Collecting Fields. Our clients are typically active in the following collecting fields:

• Post-War and Contemporary
• Impressionist and Modern
• 19th Century Fine and Decorative
• Old Masters
• Antiquities
• Asian Art
• Tribal and Pre-Columbian Art
• Antiques and Decorative Art
• Rare Books and Manuscripts
• Coins
• Jewelry and Watches