Center for Art Law

At the crossroads of visual arts and the law.

Law Firms

In preparations for launching a “Who’s Who in Art Law,” the Center maintains a list of law firms with art law practices. Please contact us if you believe your firm should be included in this roster. Law firms are listed below by geographic regions:


Guest Work Agency is an art advisory and law firm for artists, collectors, commercial galleries and arts organisations. Melbourne, Australia.

Studio Legal: Experienced commercial lawyers focused on practices such as employment law, tech, and all things pertaining to Intellectual Property. The law firm’s attorneys also work with trade mark, copyright, booking agreements in both Australia and internationally for businesses and individuals. Windsor Victoria, Australia.


Art Law Offices attorneys work on cases pertaining to art transactions, legal and provenance research, restitution claims, art Litigation and settlement, trade-marks, company law and foundations. Dr. Andreas Cwitkovits focuses on the private, entrepreneurial, and the publicly operated and financed page of art and culture, formation of companies, foundations and associations, especially in the arts and culture. Mickela Moore is an American trained attorney and what admitted to the New York State Bar. She has a background in international corporate transactions and litigation in New York, London and Vienna. Vienna, Austria.


Dentons: Attorney Aaron Milrad is an arts and copyright lawyer with over 40 years of experience serving clients across Canada and the U.S. and internationally. His work focuses on Canadian and international copyright, the visual and performing arts, publishing, new media, architecture and design. He provides strategic planning and legal services to the arts sector, including contracts and licenses, libel and estate and donation planning for creators and collectors. He also advises on import and export and Cultural Property restrictions and advice on purchase and sales outside Canada. Toronto, Canada.


Art Law Services is Asia Pacific’s leading boutique legal services & business consultancy provider to the art world based in Hong Kong and primarily serving Asia Pacific’s growing art market. They provide a range of legal services and business consultancy to individuals and organizations active in the international art world, with a specific focus on the APAC art scene. Hong Kong.

Art Law Practice: Unlike other lawyers and law firms, as the first team of cultural relics and art lawyers in China, this firm focuses on heritage and art legal services, and they are at the forefront of the heritage art law industry. With a deep understanding of the rules of cultural relics and the experience of many domestic and international top law firms, the firm’s team of cultural relics and art lawyers provides professional legal services in areas related to art investment funds (private funds, public funds), art insurance, art insurance companies, museums, art galleries, art foundations, art centers, artists, galleries, fairs, auction houses, art collections, individuals and businesses. Shanghai, China.

Mung Legal: along with art due diligence, art escrow, and art private sales, they have acted for artists and art galleries in their commercial contracts, in disputes, advised on charitable donations and auction of art pieces, engaged in art searches in tracing and due diligence and represented consultancy firms in structuring deals. Hong Kong.


De Baecque Faure Bellec is an independent business law firm with cutting-edge expertise in various domains enabling its attorneys to provide a tailor-made, customized service to their clients. The firm has four main departments: art law, intellectual property, information technology, and complex litigation (civil, commercial, and criminal). The firm’s attorneys advise and represent both French and international clients in matters such as theft and resale of stolen works of art, artists’ estates, and counterfeiting. Paris, France.

Crefovi is a law firm advising the art and fashion sector, out of Paris and London. Clients include art galleries, collectors, artists, museums and art foundations, as well as auction houses. Crefovi assists with either day-to-day running of art business, or on litigation claims and cases relating to art law, with a focus on legal and tax aspects the creation and management of corporate art collections. London, UK, and Paris, France.


Büsing Müffelmann & Theye: From copyright matters to the creation of a foundation, from general terms and conditions for an auction house to (often international) lending transactions between museums or museums and collectors as well as the partly special treatment in art-related tax matters – Büsing Müffelmann & Theye provides advice for collections, foundations, museums, artist’s estates and the international trade covering the entire spectrum of relevant legal norms in this field. Bremen, Frankfurt, Berlin and Munich, Germany.

DTB represents German and international actors of the art market: galleries and auction houses as well as art collectors, artists, and museums. Their strength is their long-standing art market expertise. Berlin, Germany.


Kyriakides Georgopoulos: in partnership with ArtSecure, the practice’s broad legal services assist domestic and international clients in relation to art law, general law and tax matters in the art market. Athens, Greece.


BonelliErede: A team of experienced professionals in all areas related to art and cultural heritage, BonelliErede’s team regularly advises museums, foundations and cultural institutions; libraries and archives; Italian and international art galleries and auction houses; art dealers and their associations; High-Net-Worth Individuals  and private clients, art advisors and qualified art experts, wealth managers and family offices, financial institutions and private banks, trusts and trustees; companies with important corporate collections and public institutions. Milan, Italy.

Jacobacci & PartnersCompany and consultant – this pairing has been rethought and redesigned on more evolved and profitable foundations, and is now a true and proper partnership in its own right – productive, solid, dynamic, and creating value. Specializing in the intellectual property sector, where it protects, enhances and develops intangible assets, Jacobacci & Partners’ fundamental values are much the same as its clients, since they both have the same key objective: rising up to the innovation challenge. Europe.


Schelstraete International: The Law firm provides service to a diverse range of clients and legal solutions, advising artists, museums, galleries, businesses, family offices, art collectors, and more dealing with legal cases in consignments, auction purchases, or resale rights. ‘s-Hertogenbosch,
The Netherlands.


Art Law Trust: The Law Offices of Tiffany de Waynecourt-Steele is a law practice focused on the intersection of Private Client Law, Art Law and Disputes. Geneva, Switzerland.

Lalive Art & Cultural Property practice represents and advise collectors, galleries, dealers, museums, auction houses and governments. They routinely work across borders and are well-versed in multi-jurisdictional matters involving restitution, art sales, due diligence, and copyright issues. Geneva, Switzerland. 

Reber advises private collectors, estates, executors, community of heirs, foundations, trusts, art galleries, auctioneers, artists, architects, museums, institutions and investment funds in issues related to copyright, personal and moral rights, national and international tax law and planning, estate law, stolen art, resale rights, sale, purchase, licensing and lending of artworks to institutions and museums including insurance, shipping and other matters and the establishment and administration of art collection foundations and trusts. Zurich, Switzerland (“and abroad”).

Schellenberg Wittmer‘s Art and Entertainment Group is composed of specialists skilled at providing advice and support to art institutions, collectors, artists, galleries, art dealers, auction houses, art fairs, restorers, art shippers, and art insurers in addition to clients engaged in the entertainment business. Zurich, Switzerland.

Wenger Plattner advises artists, collectors, museums, art companies, event organizers, sponsors, and cultural associations, with experience in copyright, arts promotion, the transfer of cultural property (including looted art), theatre matters, art in the digital age, and entertainment law. Basel, Zurich, Berne, Geneva, Switzerland.

United Kingdom

Boodle Hatfield LLP: The arts and culture sector of Boodle Hatfield advises individuals, estates, trustees, galleries, art and antique dealers on art law issues. Their expertise includes art litigation, tax efficient structuring and devolution, charitable support of the arts and commercial advice. London and Oxford, UK.

Constantine Cannon LLPConstantine Cannon brings a team with significant legal experience representing clients from across the world. With headquarters in London and offices in San Francisco, Washington, and New York, clients of the Art and Cultural Property Law Group at Constantine Cannon include art collectors, artists, galleries, trustees, and foreign governments. With the expansion of the world of art law, the law offices of Constantine Cannon in the U.S. and U.K. offer a world-class legal experience with a focus on the unique problems that come with the globalisation of the art world. London, UK.

Church Court Chambers practices criminal, business crime, banking and finance, civil, immigration, family law, public law, employment, international, masterpiece and fine art law. Collectively, they have a back catalogue of high-profile and complex matters such as the Damilola taylor murder trial, the Luton Slavery Trial, the Jimmy Savile Enquiry and The Marrache Fraud Case. They have appeared at every level including in the Supreme Court and the European Court of Human Rights. Many Members of Church Court Chambers lecture in their respective field of expertise and are published authors, including contributors to practitioner texts. London, UK.

Fladgate, LLPFladgate’s art team combines wide-ranging expertise in the financial, tax and import/export aspects of art ownership with a deep understanding of the sensitivities and peculiarities of the international art market. The firm’s specialist art law practice deals with art transactions and with various relevant issues such as matters relating to contract, auction, attribution, provenance, restitution, artist’s rights, cultural heritage, intellectual property, tax and estate planning, export licences, CITES, insurance, finance and collateral. In addition to collectors, investors, agents and introducers, Fladgate has also worked with artists, dealers, auction houses, museums and galleries, consignors, storers, valuers and exhibitors, as well as the descendants of the victims of Nazi-looted or forced-sale art and innocent purchasers. London, UK.

Howard Kennedy FSI LLP: Passionate and creative about cultural property and the arts, the firm’s team provides the art market with practical advice and offers ‘a one-stop-shop’ of services. The team’s expertise covers all aspects of the law relating to art and cultural property from the drafting and negotiation of agreements to litigation and the resolution of disputes. London, UK.

HuntersThis team of lawyers focusing on art and cultural property needs offers international art-related legal assistance to artists and art galleries, including matters in Germany, UK, France.  They advise private, corporate, professional and institutional clients in a range of areas, including creation, protection and exploitation of UK and European intellectual property rights including copyright, moral rights and artists’ resale royalty rights, risk management and pre-acquisition due diligence, import, export, customs compliance and cross-border movement of art. London. UK.

Klein Solicitors: A boutique firm that offers ADR and transactional services, which include tracing and recovering lost art works, consulting on tax and estate planning matters, and collection management. Mayfair, London, UK.

Mishcon de Reya: Founded in 1995, Art Law Group is lead by Karen Sanig. The Art Law team represents an array of interesting clients including artists, collectors, museums, galleries, governments, and dealers on a range of art-related legal issues, from dispute to art ownership and authenticity, restitution of cultural heritage property, the setting up of art investment vehicles, or the sale and purchase of artworks. London, UK.

Stephenson Harwood: This international law firm’s art and cultural property team handles art disputes, commercial advise, regulation and compliance, and intellectual property. Although the team comprises lawyers from all of the firm’s main practice areas, many in the team have first-hand experience of working within the art industry. London, UK.

The Henry Lydiate Partnership: they offer a range of consultancy and development services specifically suited to the needs of practitioners operating in the creative arts and cultural sectors.

United States

Amineddoleh & Associates LLP: A boutique practice in New York City, established in 2016, the firm focuses on art, cultural heritage, and intellectual property law. New York, NY.

Baum LLC provides a boutique law firm experience for a select and exclusive group of clients in various areas of the art/media world. Founder David Baum has a long and outstanding history of practice in the art, music, and entertainment fields. He was formerly a partner at Denton’s and brings with him a well-established network of international clients and a background in international legal experience. David has successfully represented museums and art foundations, as well as numerous entertainers. New York, NY.

Berus Law Group: Attorney Joy Berus started this law group that assists with purchases, sales, consignments, loans, and donation transactions as well as customizing wealth management, investment and tax strategies for individual clients and institutions with tangible personal property assets. Newport Beach, CA.

Burris, Schoenberg & Walden, LLP: One of the founding partners and now of-counsel, E. Randol Schoenberg handled a number of complex business litigation matters, specializing in cases involving looted art and the recovery of property stolen by the Nazi authorities during the Holocaust. Los Angeles, CA.

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner: Art occupies many roles and serves many functions for businesses, governments, museums, families and artists across the globe. Whether you experience art as a form of currency, a source of controversy or as a calling, you may encounter sophisticated legal and commercial questions, requiring experience and judgment. New York, NY.

Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP: The Art Law Practice Group is engaged in high-profile work in the art law field. They advise clients on all legal matters related to the acquisition, retention and disposition (by sale, gift or devise) of fine art and rights to works of fine art. The firm’s clients include artists and their estates, art museums, art collectors, art dealers, art experts and artist-established and family foundations that own art or are otherwise active in the art world. New York, NY.

Clarick Gueron Reisbaum LLP: The firm that represents De Sole plaintiffs in the first Knoedler case to go to trial (2015), has experience representing companies and individuals in the entertainment and media industry, as well as in the art world. Firm’s clients are described as “fiercely protective of their brands and content, include television networks, financial services companies, record labels, publishers, recording and visual artists, galleries, collectors, and writers.” Services include litigating disputes, advice concerning copyrights, trademarks, rights of publicity and privacy, unfair competition, contracts, fiduciary duties, and artist-manager relations. New York, NY.

The Coopersmith Law Firm: A business and corporate litigation law firm, including various areas of fine art law. The firm has represented galleries, art dealers, artists, and collectors in matters including authenticity, copyright, fair use, commercial leases, vendor disputes, purchase and sales agreements, trade secrets, internal disputes and gallery breakups, financial fraud matters, and other serious and complex issues in the world of fine art. San Diego, CA.

Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard: The firm’s clients include fine artists, commercial artists, illustrators, and photographers, as well as their estates and collectors. The firm counsels both individual artists and large distribution and licensing companies on matters concerning copyright, trademarks, rights of privacy and publicity, licensing, advertising and promotion. The firm’s attorneys also are counsel to a number of leading trade associations and non-profit organizations in the arts. New York, NY.

Cultural Heritage Partners: The art and cultural heritage sector is reinventing itself to respond to the demands of a global world.  Cultural Heritage Partners helps their clients enhance their impact and influence, navigate complex issues, and manage risk.  Their clients resolve challenges informed by the firm’s substantive and practical knowledge of the cultural heritage sector and entrepreneurial approach to problem solving. Washington, DC.

Cypress LLP: Cypress represents local, national and international art world clients, from the emergent to the established. Its clients include artists, advisors, collectors, estates, galleries, governments, museums, not for profit organizations, online platforms and publishers. LA is a rapidly growing center for contemporary art and we work closely with artists and galleries in the city. Los Angeles, CA.

Danziger, Danziger & Muro, LLP. New York, NY.

David Steiner & Associates: David Steiner & Associates, PLC, is a boutique firm based in Los Angeles, with correspondent attorneys in New York, Paris, Rome, and other cities worldwide.  The firm, founded by David Steiner in 1977, specializes in art law, private mandate art transactions, and art litigation.  The firm has successfully represented clients in the United States in all state and federal courts and a number of foreign jurisdictions.  David Steiner & Associates has been practicing art law and art litigation in Los Angeles since 1981.  The firm prides itself in pragmatically approaching each matter to achieve the client’s stated goals.  When taking on litigation matters, it is the firm’s philosophy to aggressively litigate, but with a thoughtful approach recognizing that the evolution of litigation provides a number of opportunities to achieve business solutions for clients either through negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and when necessary, trial.  Representative clients are Comite Edgar Degas, living artists, other artist estates, galleries, publishers, sellers and buyers of significant artworks, and family offices. New York, NY.

Deborah A. Nilson & Associates, PLLCThe firm has an art law practice and is prepared to assist clients in all aspects of commercial transactions including purchase, consignment, sale and loan of works of art, licensing and distribution agreements. New York, NY.

Doniger / Burroughs: The firm is committed to representing artists and content creators, and enforcing intellectual property rights. It has litigated successfully against many of the nation’s largest retailers, film and television studios, web sites, and news organizations. Its partners speak and write often on art and copyright law issues, and devote significant time and resources to ensuring a level playing field for those responsible for the creation of art and content. Venice, CA and Brooklyn, NY.

Dontzin Nagy & Fleissig LLP: The firm’s Art Law Practice regularly represents leading artists, galleries and dealers in art-related disputes.  Their attorneys have been lead counsel in cases around the world involving works of art, artists, galleries, auction houses, dealers, and collectors.  The firm also advises their clients on legal matters related to the sale, loan, manufacture, exhibition, and acquisition of works of art and rights to works of art. New York, NY. 

Dunnington, Bartholow & Miller LLP: The Intellectual Property and Art Law Practice Group represent a wide variety of clients, including: multinational and offshore corporations, existing and startup U.S. corporations, advertisers, content distributors and individual creators for intellectual property matters. For art law matters, the group represents estates, artists, collectors and dealers in appraisals, tax and estate planning and transactions such as sales, consignments and structured donations. New York, NY.

Eisenstein Malanchuk LLP: The firm’s art law practice provides legal representation to clients in both the United States and other countries who have significant restitution claims involving looted art. Through the firm’s contacts with researchers and experts, the firm also assists rightful owners to locate and recover lost artwork. Washington, DC.

Frankfurt Kurnit Klein + Selz PC: This firm handles domestic and international issues for clients who conduct business in the world of fine art. The client lists includes artists, galleries, art advisors, and individual and institutional collectors. Services range from litigation of title, authenticity, and valuation disputes to art sales and film negotiations. New York, NY.

Greenfield Stein & Senior LLP: The firm’s New York City intellectual property attorney, Alan E. Katz, has extensive experience representing artists, writers, musicians, and gallery owners. Mr. Katz is knowledgeable regarding matters of copyright and trademark law. Mr. Katz applies his background in both business and legal affairs to help meet the unique needs of the firm’s creative clients. New York, NY.

Gordon-Creed Kelley, Holl & Sugerman LLP: The firm provides advice and legal representation to artists and art collectives, art consultants, art organizations, developers, public entities, foundations, and museums. They have experience with festival commissions and installations. Oakland, CA.

Grossman LLPThe firm’s lawyers are engaged in high-profile work in the art-law field.  They have represented buyers and sellers in disputes concerning authenticity and ownership of works of fine art as well as copyright-infringement claims. New York, NY.

Herrick, Feinstein LLP: Herrick, Feinstein is extremely proud to have developed one of the most prominent practices in art and cultural property law. The firm handles all types of art litigation and alternate forms of dispute resolution, and also actively represents and counsels clients in corporate and commercial art law matters. As leading advisers in the field, the firm’s attorneys regularly lecture around the world and write for leading legal and art journals and magazines on a variety of art law issues. They have been profiled in leading publications ranging from Art & Auction to New York, NY.

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP: Hughes Hubbard negotiates, litigates and advises clients on the full range of legal issues that arise concerning works of art, the art market and the art world. The firm represents art market businesses, museums and other non-profit institutions, artists and collectors. Hughes Hubbard is able to bring to bear not only the knowledge and experience of several of its partners in the specialized law of art, but in addition the full complement of other skills of a large, international law firm. New York, NY.

Hunton Andrews Kurth is an international law firmed based in the US with over 1,000 lawyers in the United States, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Their art law team has experience in handling all types of art issues and disputes, including those involving stolen art, authentication, attribution, antiquities and cultural property, questions of ownership, market-related issues and museum concerns. Richmond, VA.

Intellectual Property Group, P.C.: A relatively young firm, the IPG represents businesses and professionals in the art, entertainment, media and internet fields. Washington, DC.

Irell & Manella LLP: This Art Law practice is headed by Steven Thomas. The group positions itself as having “substantial expertise in the field of art and cultural property law, as well as memorabilia and collectables.” Their practice is “national and international and covers individual items and entire collections.” It includes sale transactions, consignments, art loans, charitable giving of art, federal, state and international issues in copyright and moral rights, and other related matters. Los Angeles, CA.

John Silberman Associates, PC: Founded in 1996, this firm provides comprehensive legal services to clients in the arts and entertainment fields and personal representation of wealthy individuals. Areas of specialty include contract and corporate matters, copyright and intellectual property, tax and estate planning (including wills and trusts), the administration of trusts and estates, and non-profit organizations law. New York, NY.

Kessler Collins: At least one attorney, Andrea Perez, in this legal practice concentrates in the fields of business law, intellectual property and art law. Perez offers services to galleries, museums, artists, entertainers and other art professionals to assist them with their unique art law and entertainment law matters. Dallas, TX.

Kurzman, Eisenberg Corbin & Lever, LLP: The Art Law specialists in the firm manage all types of transactions related to the publishing, lending and licensing of art, including art media agreements. The firm represents dealers and galleries in acquisitions of other galleries, large scale art purchases and all aspects of their gallery operations, including unique issues relating to the leasing of gallery locations. New York, NY.

Law Office of Gale P. Elston P.C.: The practice of Art Law is very broad. It includes enforcing artists’ intellectual property rights, drafting leases for galleries, negotiating contracts for the sale or transfer of works, litigating sales disputes, establishing and managing family trusts comprised of art assets, and drafting wills specific to the needs of artists and collectors. Our office specializes not only in the legal expertise required to advise artists, collectors, and galleries, but has also acquired an understanding of the unique dynamics of the art world. New York, NY.

Locke Lord LLP has been advising clients with art-related legal issues for decades. Navigating the legal issues involved in the creation, ownership and transfer of rights in art requires experience in a number of practice areas including: contracts and agreements, tax, not-for-profit governance, intellectual property, insurance, gift and estate-planning, financial transactions, litigation and personal property law. Locke Lord lawyers have measured experience in each of these areas and we have represented museums, universities, and other cultural institutions, galleries and dealers in art, artists, private collectors, insurers and foundations in connection with addressing legal issues unique to art. Dallas, TX.

Mazzola Lindstrom LLP: The attorneys at Mazzola Lindstrom LLP bring a myriad of backgrounds and work experience in large, mid-sized, and small law firms around the world with a focus on an accessible and cost-effective legal experience. Mazzola Lindstrom handles issues that arise in the art and legal worlds including fine art transports and storage, artist dealer agreements, as well as matters involving authenticity and fraud in the art world. Headquartered in New York, NY, Mazzola Lindstrom is committed to helping and protecting artists and collectors everywhere. New York, NY.

McLaughlin & Stern LLP: McLaughlin & Stern’s art law practice is led by Peter R. Stern who recently joined the firm as Counsel. The firm has one of the largest art-related practices in New York City. They represent tens of galleries, artists, collectors and dealers. The firm is also involved with a number of foundations and not-for-profit organizations. New York, NY.

Moisan Legal P.C. provides a wide range of services to artists, curators, private collectors, galleries and art writers who straddle the worlds of fine art, commercial art, design and advertising. The firm regularly counsels visual artists and creative firms working in a wide variety of mediums including digital mapping and projection, fiber art, and photography. They structure short and long-term licenses of artwork while managing and protecting associated intellectual property portfolios and publicity rights. In addition, the firm provides counsel on trademark and licensing, copyright, design patent, crisis management, advertising, business formation, employment, and fashion law issues related to the field of art and design. New York, NY.

Munger Tolles & Olson LLP: The firm fields a cross-disciplinary team of attorneys to address cultural institutions’ needs in the areas of corporate transactions, commercial litigation, international law litigation, bankruptcy proceedings, corporate governance, tax matters and more. Many of these situations involve complex issues such as alleged violations of cultural patrimony laws, sensitive financial issues and strategic corporate transactions. Firm’s clients have included the J. Paul Getty Trust, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Norton Simon Museum, the Motion Picture and Television Fund and the Pasadena Playhouse. Los Angeles, CA.

Nixon Peabody LLP: Nixon Peabody’s art law practice focuses on major international art litigation and art transactions. The firm also provides outside general counsel to the international art and cultural community. New York, NY, and Los Angeles, CA.

Norton Rose Fulbright: Norton Rose Fulbright’s art law lawyers offer experienced counsel to US and international clients in numerous art-related matters including acquisition, sale and charitable disposition of works of art. With over more than 20 years of work in art-related legal matters, the firm has developed both the knowledge and the relationships throughout the field that are essential to effective representation. New York, NY.

Olsoff Cahill Cossu, LLP: Attorneys handle transactions, litigation, and other matters. They have significant expertise in art law and use their experience and knowledge to advice collectors, artists, galleries, museums, other nonprofits and art-world professionals. New York, NY and Los Angeles, CA.

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler: PBWT’s Art and Museum Law practice offers the sophisticated and focused services of lawyers who are experienced in art law, the art and auction markets, and the world of museums and other cultural institutions. That experience gives the firm a unique perspective on the legal and business issues that regularly arise in the art world, whether in the for-profit or not-for-profit sectors. New York, NY.

Pearlstein & McCullough LLP: Established in 2014, two-partner practice of William Pearlstein and Michael McCullough focuses on international trade, corporate and commercial law, art law and art advisory services. New York, NY.

Pryor Cashman LLP: The Art Law Practice Group of Pryor Cashman LLP represents clients in art title and authenticity cases. New York, NY.

Reich Rodriguez, P.A. is law firm specializing in commercial litigation, arbitration & ADR, consumer litigation, trademark & intellectual property litigation, art law disputes and notary public services. Miami, FL.

Rottenberg Lipman Rich, P.C.: provides legal services relating to art law and, specifically, the artist/dealer relationship, tax consequences surrounding art transactions, collecting and investing, and tax and estate planning for artists. We are experienced in handling art-related disputes and litigation, both in court, including Surrogate’s Court, and in the context of alternative dispute resolution procedures, such as mediation and arbitration. New York, NY.

Rowland & Petroff: The law firm of Rowland & Petroff is dedicated to providing high quality personalized legal services. The firm renders legal advice in the areas of art recovery, German property claims, real estate, business and corporate law, litigation, international law, and wills, trusts and estates. A large part of the firm’s practice involves international transactions. New York, NY.

Sam P. Israel P.C.: the firm is a creative commercial litigation firm with extensive experience in intellectual property, securities, art law, and bankruptcy matters, as well as other areas of complex commercial disputes in both state and federal courts, as well as in arbitration tribunals and other dispute resolution forums. New York, NY.

Schindler Cohen & Hochman LLPSteven R. Schindler, one of the cofounding partners of SCH heads the firm’s art law practice, which offers transactional and litigation assistance to galleries, art institutions, organizations and businesses, appraisers, foundations and private collector. Schindler and other members of the Art Law Group are active members of the Art Law Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and regularly attendees and speak at conferences and seminars addressing legal issues concerning art, museums, intellectual property and tax exempt organization. New York, NY.

Schnader Attorneys at Law: Schnader’s Art Law team provides diverse legal services to the fine art and performing art markets through an interdisciplinary approach that efficiently and effectively fulfills their clients’ needs. The team draws from a number of Schnader’s practice groups, including corporate, finance, litigation, intellectual property, non-profit and trusts and estates. The firm’s art-based clients include artists, galleries, dealers, wealth managers, financial advisers, municipalities, performing art houses, museums, trusts, estates, lenders and family offices. New York, NY.

Shatzkin & Mayer, P.C.: The law firm Shatzkin & Mayer, P.C., counsels a broad range of clients in the areas of civil litigation, contract law, entertainment, publishing, art, copyright, trademark and employment. Note: Art practice involves licensing agreements. New York, NY. 

Sheppard Mullin: Sheppard Mullin has a strong tradition of supporting the arts community. One of the firm’s founding partners, Gordon F. Hampton, was a serious art collector and patron of the arts. Continuing this legacy in the arts, Sheppard Mullin’s Art Law Practice Group draws upon a wide variety of legal fields to provide many services to the international fine art community. These include estate planning for artists and collectors; loans secured by fine art; museum, foundation and gallery advisory services; museum “franchising”; exhibition sponsorships; private and public commissions, private sales, consignments and auctions; licensing and merchandising agreements related to fine art prints, posters and consumer products; charitable gifts; provenance review and research; and restitution claims. New York, NY.

Start Art Legal: as as member of the California Lawyers for the Arts, they provides affordable, discounted, and pro-bono legal aid to Artists and Creative Professionals throughout CA. Berkeley, CA.

Stropheus: This is a col­lec­tive of New York art lawyers & art busi­ness spe­cial­ists offer­ing unbun­dled ser­vices to artists, gal­lerists, col­lec­tors and muse­ums. ‘Unbun­dled ser­vices’ means that clients can take on as much of the work them­selves as pos­si­ble, sig­nif­i­cantly reduc­ing costs and pro­duc­ing more bespoke outcomes. New York, NY.

Sullivan & Worcester LLP: The Sullivan & Worcester LLP Art & Museum Law Group assembles lawyers with a broad array of experience with issues affecting museums, artists, and other institutions devoted to the arts. The team combines skill and experience in these areas generally, with background concerning museums specifically, which together position us to understand the challenges and opportunities faced by museums, artists and collectors. The firm’s professionals include the Best Lawyers’ 2011 Boston Non-Profit/Charities Lawyer of the Year; a former curatorial professional responsible for exhibition work and compliance with Association of Art Museum Directors provenance directives; and seasoned intellectual property litigators, among others. Boston, MA.

The Art Law Firm is a firm run by Alexandra Darraby, with a practice “dedicated to the global community of the arts.” Los Angeles, CA.

The Hoffman Law Firm: The Hoffman Law Firm is a boutique law firm with a niche global transactional and litigation practice in art law, cultural heritage law, museum law and intellectual property law, and related practice areas, including Internet, film and television law, and fashion and design law. New York, NY.

Venable LLP: Venable’s Art Law Group headed by Joshua J. Kaufman represents a wide range of clients from emerging and established to traditional and street artists, to art dealers and collectors. The firm provides representation across local, state and international borders on a full array of art-related matters, including business formation for galleries, assisting artists on a variety of issues, and art acquisition and sales. Washington, DC.

Wasser & Russ, LLP: The attorneys at Wasser & Russ represent all parties in the fine arts community including: auction houses, art galleries, art appraisers, art consultants and experts, agents, undisclosed and partially disclosed principals, art collectors, art Investors and owners. They focus on controversies arising as a result of auctions, private sales and purchases, consignments, financing, theft, storage, valuation, creation and installation of fine art and collectibles. New York, NY.

Weingrad and Weingrad, P.C.: A boutique law firm that specializes in civil and art law. Steve Weingrad brings over 40 years of experience in the legal profession to cases in the art world. Weingrad deals with issues of copyright infringement including cases with Time Life, National Geographic, The Elvis Presley Estate. Most recently, Weingrad has extended his practice with a to focus on helping artists, dealers, auction houses, and collectors promote their works to a larger global audience. New York, NY

Wilson Elser: With the myriad transactions involving art and collectibles, Wilson Elser’s Art Law team is uniquely suited to handle related contracts and issues. We also counsel clients through due diligence and possible disputes. Proper contracts need to be put in place on behalf of those creating, collecting, consigning, commissioning, conserving, transporting, storing or otherwise handling artwork. Our attorneys are skilled at implementing these transactional assignments, tailoring terms to their clients’ specific requirements and best interests. In the event of litigation claims, we determine relative exposure, weigh the merits of alternative resolution approaches and carefully calculate cost investments, focusing on managing the entire litigation to secure cost-effective resolutions. New York, NY. 

Withers Bergman (Withers Worldwide): Withers’ art law practice advises art collectors, galleries, museums, private auction houses, charitable organizations and art market professionals worldwide on all legal and regulatory issues connected with fine art, antiques and heritage property. The firm provides assistance with tax-deferred like-kind exchanges, inheritance tax, gifts and other tax planning and structuring, cross-border art transactions, dispute resolution and regulatory matters (including import/export duties, customs regulations and anti money-laundering compliance). They also advise on the protection and exploitation of intellectual property rights including in relation to limited edition prints, photographs, sculptures, revived term and derivative works. New York, NY. 

Wiggin and Dana: Wiggin and Dana’s Art and Museum Law Group represents museums, universities, and other cultural institutions, galleries and dealers in art, private collectors, insurers, foundations and national governments in the concerns unique to owners of art and artifacts. New Haven, CT.


Art@Law specializes in all legal issues related to fine art and other collecting categories. They provide legal support to art collectors, galleries, dealers, auctioneers, museums, insurance companies, private banks and art investment funds. They understand the business of buying, selling, managing and financing art. Their practice is worldwide and they collectively speak French, German, Italian, Polish and Spanish. INTERNATIONAL.

Clyde & Co‘s fine art team experience’s spans the fine art and cultural property worlds, with a client base ranging from insurers underwritings these risks in the London market and overseas, to auction houses, galleries, dealers and collectors, consignees and carriers. INTERNATIONAL.

Withers Worldwide: Withers Worldwide’s cultural assets and art practice advises art collectors, galleries, museums and art market professionals worldwide on the issues connected with fine and decorative art, antiques and heritage property. The firm provides a global service from their offices in London, New York, Hong Kong, Geneva and Milan. The firm’s lawyers are not simply lawyers, they are authors, former general counsel of the main auction houses, and hold public appointment so they have in-depth understanding of the international art. INTERNATIONAL.

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