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