Art Law is an inter-disciplinary practice focused on matters relating to works of art. Sophisticated art market participants realize that prices have grown too high and risk has become too great to conduct business without the benefit of sophisticated counsel. Conducting business in the art market now requires the expertise of counsel who understand the specialized vocabulary of the art world, understand the concerns of dealers, collectors, auction houses and museums, and have the seasoning and experience to help clients navigate the special problems that often arise in the art market.
We are steeped in the problems of the art trade. Every day, we help clients who buy, sell, collect, and consult on art for a living or as part of their life. It’s all we do. We do not dabble. We are not part-timers. We are not specialists in tax, intellectual property or litigation who occasionally handle art matters. We are commercial lawyers immersed full-time in the art trade. We work comfortably with people who handle art for a living. We have close personal contacts with leading collectors, dealers, curators and auctioneers.