Events

Upcoming Events

ABA Art & Cultural Heritage Law Committee phone conference with Shelley Fischer
March 23, 2017, 2:00-2:30PM EST

Michael McCullough will conduct a one-on-one Q&A lasting about 30 minutes with Shelley Fisher of Art Money, titled “Finance and Lending in the International Art Market”. This event is free and open to the public.

Dial-in Information

Toll-free dial-in number (U.S. and Canada): 866-646-6488
International dial-in number: 707-287-9583
Conference code: 9533114361

 

Past Events

Comprehensive Appraisal Studies Program (CASP): Legal and Ethical Issues of Appraising
Tuesdays, October 25-November 3, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM 

Michael McCullough will be presenting this course entitled course- designed for art appraisers and art market professionals—that presents an overview of the legal conventions and practices in today’s art appraisal market.

 

TEFAF New York Fall: “Coffee Talks”: A New Normal for Collecting Antiquities in a Post-Loot Culture
Sunday, October 23, 2016, 10:30am – 11:30am

Michael McCullough will present an overview of the legal conventions and practices that apply to collecting antiquities in today’s art market.


ABA Art & Cultural Heritage Law Committee, International Section Meeting, Tokyo Japan

October 20, 2016, 10:15-11:45AM

Michael McCullough will be speaking on a panel entitled, “Regulation of the Art Market in China, India & Japan”.

 

Cardozo Law School
Wednesday, September 15, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Michael McCullough and William Pearlstein will be speakers on a panel titled “The Role of Online Auctions in the International Art Market.”

 

New York University, School of Professional Studies: Law and Ethics in the Art Market
Friday and Saturday, July 22-23, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Michael McCullough will be instructing this course—designed for art market professionals, including art dealers and wealth managers—that presents an overview of the legal conventions and practices in today’s art market.

 

Comprehensive Appraisal Studies Program (CASP): Legal and Ethical Issues of Appraising
Friday, July 8, 2016, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM 

Michael McCullough will be presenting this course entitled course- designed for art appraisers and art market professionals—that presents an overview of the legal conventions and practices in today’s art appraisal market.

 

New York City Bar Association
June 15, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

William Pearlstein will be speaking on a panel entitled, “Fraud in the Contemporary Art Market: The Lessons of the Knoedler and Johns Scandals.”

 

ABA Art & Cultural Heritage Law Committee phone conference with Leila Dunbar.
February 25, 2016, 10:30-11:00AM EST

The discussion will consist of a one-on-one Q&A lasting about 30 minutes with Leila Dunbar, titled “Legal and Ethical Issues in the Sport Memorabilia Market”. This event is open to the public.

 

Rethinking Antiquities: Restitution and Collecting in the Time of ISIS
March 1, 2016,  5:00-6:30pPM EST

The Committee for Cultural Policy, Inc. and Cardozo Law School present this panel discussion on cultural property policy. Distinguished legal experts, museum directors, and art dealers will discuss important developments in the antiquities market over the past year. William Pearlstein will be a speaker. Information about attending the event can be found here.

 

New York University, School of Professional Studies: Law and Ethics in the Art Market
Friday and Saturday, March 3-4, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Michael McCullough will be instructing this course—designed for art market professionals, including art dealers and wealth managers—that presents an overview of the legal conventions and practices in today’s art market.

 

Affordable Art Fair, NYC, 2015
Thursday, September 10, 2015, 5:00 PM
Michael McCullough will be speaking on a panel entitled, “The History of Appropriation in the Art World.”

 

New York University, School of Professional Studies: Law and Ethics in the Art Market
Wednesdays, October 7, 2015 – November 11, 2015, 6:45 PM – 8:45 PM

Michael McCullough will be instructing this course—designed for art market professionals, including art dealers and wealth managers—that presents an overview of the legal conventions and practices in today’s art market.

Where:
NYU Norman Thomas Center, 111 E 33rd St (Park Ave), New York, NY 10016.

Registration Fee and Enrollment.  Registration here.

 

American Society of Apprisers 2015 International Appraisers Conference
Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Michael McCullough will be speaking on two panels, “Regulated Properties: What the Law has to Say About Them” and “Using the Cost Approach to Value Public Art.”

 

New York University, School of Professional Studies: Law and Ethics in the Art Market
Friday and Saturday, June 26-27, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Michael McCullough will be instructing this course—designed for art market professionals, including art dealers and wealth managers—that presents an overview of the legal conventions and practices in today’s art market.

 

ABA Art & Cultural Heritage Law Committee “Tele-coffee” discussion with Committee Vice Chair Michael McCullough.
April 7, 2015

The discussion will consist of a one-on-one Q&A lasting about 20 minutes with Michael McCullough, titled “Legal Practice in the Auction House”.

 

Asia Week Educational Panel: New Laws on the Trade in Objects Containing Endangered Species
March 18, 2015

This panel of experts will discuss the new federal and New York state laws that apply to the sale of Asian art objects containing elephant ivory, rhinoceros horn, and other endangered species. The panel will take questions from audience members.

Panelists: Michael McCullough, Partner, Pearlstein & McCullough LLP;  William Pearlstein, Partner, Pearlstein & McCullough LLP; Anibal Rodriguez, Senior Museum Technician, North American Archaeology (David Thomas) at the American Museum of Natural History; Moderated by Lark Mason, President, iGavel Auctions/Lark Mason Associates.

 

New York University, School of Professional Studies: Law and Ethics in the Art Market
March 6-7, 2015

Michael McCullough will be instructing this course—designed for art market professionals, including art dealers and wealth managers—that presents an overview of the legal conventions and practices in today’s art market.

 

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts: Saving Africa’s Elephants, Changing the Art Scene
October 14, 2014

Michael McCullough will be speaking on the change in the legal landscape of federal and state endangered species laws and how these changes impacts the trade, purchase and transport of items containing ivory, including artworks, antiques and musical instruments.

 

New York University, School of Professional Studies: Law and Ethics in the Art Market
October 15-November 19, 2014

Michael McCullough will be instructing this course—designed for art market professionals, including art dealers and wealth managers—that presents an overview of the legal conventions and practices in today’s art market.

 

New York University, Art Law Day: Changing Laws for the Sale of Endangered Species
November 7th, 2014

Michael McCullough will be speaking on the change in the legal landscape of federal and state endangered species laws and how these changes impacts the trade, purchase and transport of items containing ivory, including artworks, antiques and musical instruments.

 

Appraisers Association of America National Conference: Director’s Order 210: Clarifying the Confusion
November 9th, 2014

William Pearlstein will be speaking on the change in the legal landscape of federal and state endangered species laws and how these changes impacts the trade, purchase and transport of items containing ivory, including artworks, antiques and musical instruments.

 

New York City Bar Association: Hot Topics in Art Law
November 11, 2014

Michael McCullough will be discussing important legal issues in the international art market.

 

First Republic Bank: Evening Discussion on the Basic Issues for Collectors and Dealers
November 20, 2014

William Pearlstein and Michael McCullough will be speaking about important legal issues that affect the purchase and sale of works of art.

 

Art Finance and Law Conference: Regulation of Art Investments in the United States
November 26, 2014

William Pearlstein will be speaking about complex legal principals that affect the use of fine and decorative arts as an investment vehicle in the United States.

 

U.S. Federal Power and the Repatriation of Cultural Artifacts
April 3, 2014

Michael McCullough will be co-chairing this panel discussion of the use of civil and criminal forfeiture actions, as well as broad informational demands by foreign governments pursuant to mutual legal assistance treaties (MLAT), have impacted the ability of collectors, museums and antiquities and paleontological dealers to acquire objects. In recent years, however, there have been conflicting opinions in the courts about how an object can be deemed stolen under the National Stolen Property Act.

 

Cultural Property Symposium to Focus on Policy Reforms
April 10, 2014

The Committee for Cultural Policy, Inc. and the Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal (AELJ) present a half-day symposium on cultural property policy. Distinguished legal scholars, museum directors, and cultural policy specialists will discuss issues raised in “A Proposal to Reform U.S. Law and Policy Relating to the International Exchange of Cultural Property,” authored by William G. Pearlstein, published in Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal, Volume 32, Issue 2 (2014). New York Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit will be available for attorneys who pre-register for the symposium (3.5 CLE credits in “areas of professional practice). William Pearlstein will be the keynote speaker.

 

Roundtable on Reform: US Cultural Property Policy, Law and the Public Interest
April 30, 2014

The Roundtable, including Michael McCullough, will discuss practical steps to harmonize conflicting laws that create uncertainty for museums and private collectors, the current failure by government agencies setting cultural policy to abide by Congressional mandate, and measures to address the lack of clear title to hundreds of thousands of art objects in circulation and in museum collections. Museum and legal specialists will discuss how best to preserve heritage worldwide while enabling the movement of art between nations and cultures and honoring museums’ commitments to research, publish and exhibit the art of the world.

 

Prior Speaking Engagements

William Pearlstein

  • Panelist, Art Litigation and Dispute Resolution Institute, NY County Bar Association, November 2008 & 2012
  • Panelist, Continuing Legal Education, “Visual Arts & the Law,” Santa Fe, NM, August 2004 & 2005

Michael McCullough

  • Panelist, “Recent Complex Art and Tax Law Cases,” Art Law Day 2013, New York University, November 2013
  • Panelist, “Symposium on the 30th Anniversary of the Cultural Property Implementation Act,” New York City Bar Association, October 2013
  • Panelist, “Foreign Lenders and Risk Management; Immunities,” Legal Issues in Museum Administration, April 2013
  • Panelist, “Art Litigation and Dispute Resolution Institute,” New York County Lawyer’s Association, November 2012
  • Speaker, Ancient Coin Collector’s Guild, NYINC Open Meeting, January 8, 2011
  • Panelist, “How to Earn a Living Dangerously,” International Bar Association Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois, September 21, 2006