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Pearlstein & McCullough is a New York law firm specializing in art law and the international art market. We help clients who buy, sell, collect, and consult on high value art. It’s all we do. We thoroughly understand the issues and legalities of the art trade and work closely with those who handle art for a living. Our partners, art lawyers William Pearlstein and Michael McCullough, have decades of experience dealing with the legal issues peculiar to the art market. Additionally, Anju Uchima, of counsel, is a seasoned litigator with extensive knowledge of international art law.
Our clients include leading collectors, art dealers, auction houses, and museums throughout the United States. Our firm regularly handles all manner of art law matters, including private art sales, art auction sales, online art auctions, commercial art transactions, art lending, consignment guarantees, art disputes, civil litigation, and criminal defense in relation to art. Additionally, our art lawyers are experts in cultural property law and regulated sectors of the art market, such as antiquities, endangered species (including ivory), customs, seizures and sales tax.
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P&M Art Market Insider — Negotiating Consignment Agreements: Issue-Spotting from the Consignor’s Perspective.
Introduction Consignor’s counsel should review and revise the Consignment Agreement with the worst-case scenario in mind, bearing in mind that the auctioneer’s draft is designed to protect the auction house, not the consignor, if a dispute arises over title, authenticity, condition, casualty, termination, withdrawal or otherwise. Keep in mind that prior experience is not always predictive because of the artwork’s uniqueness and changing market conditions. The mechanisms and methodologies used...