Center for Art Law

At the crossroads of visual arts and the law.

An Enduring Statement

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What happens to artists’s artworks and collection after…? How and when are their legacy preserved? Are their fiduciaries and beneficiaries protected? Let’s ask artists whether they want to donate, sell or destroy their art and why, the time is now. Let’s disrupt the estate planning process for the better.

The Center for Art Law is proud to present this event in connection with its Artist Legacy and Estate Planning Clinic. Program in affiliation with the clinic are designed to guide artists and collectors on how to plan in advance on what to do with their work and collection after their death

Join us for a program with estate attorney Matthew Erskine, attorney and managing partner of Erskine & Erskine LLC, and Charlie Hewitt, painter, printmaker and sculptor, to discuss the importance of estate planning and the steps to take when doing so. This program will begin with a guided question and answer from the perspective of both the estate attorney and the artist themselves, and end with questions from audience participants. Together, both the attorney and the artist will shed light on some concerns, interests, and hot topics of discussion that are inevitable when it comes time to solidify an artistic legacy for the future.

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From copyright and contract law to immigration law, authenticity issues, and Nazi-era looted art, the Center for Art Law offers training opportunities to artists, attorneys, students, and scholars to further protect art and cultural heritage

The Center for Art Law is a New York State non-profit fully qualified under provision 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Center does not provide legal representation. Information available on this website is purely for education purposes and should not be construed as legal advice.
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