Art Law Report

REMINDER—Art Law Day Next Friday, November 7, 2014

Posted by Nicholas O'Donnell on October 29, 2014 at 9:40 AM

Art Law Day at the Appraisers Association of America’s annual conference is next Friday, November 7, 2014 at NYU's Kimmel Center. Sullivan & Worcester LLP will be sponsoring the event as a Friend of Art Law Day this year, about which we are very excited.

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Topics: The Changing Laws for the Sale of Endangered Speci, Monica Kreshik, NYU SCPS, International Director of Restitution, The Frick Collection, miGavel Auctions/Lark Mason Associates, Resale Royalties, Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Betty Krulik Fine Art Limited, American Royalties Too Act, Michael McCullough, Pearlstein & McCullough LLP, authentication, IRS/Tax Free Exchange, Richard Levin, New York University, American Alliance of Museums, Suzanne Goldstein Baker, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP, Art Law Day, Department of Environmental Conservation, Ulf Biscof, New Legislation for Authentication Experts, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP, Jerrold Nadler, Christie's, Appraisal, Detroit Institute of Arts, Amy Goldrich, Betty Krulik, Restitution, Randi Schuster, Events, Christopher Marinello Art Recovery International L, Cahill Partners LLP, Elizabeth von Habsburg Winston Art Group, Monica Dugot, Copyright, Appraisers Association of America, Marianne Rosenberg, Terry Shtob, Antiquities, Ford W. Bell, Craig Hoover, Bankruptcy and the Detroit Institute of Arts, Lark Mason, Kimmel Center, Wildlife Trade and Conservation Branch, Detroit Bankruptcy, Diane Wierbicki, Investment Property Exchange Services, Samuel Sachs II, Biscof & Paetow Rechtsanwälte, Withers Bergman LLP, Judith Bresler, Paul Rosenberg

Rep. Jerrold Nadler, American Royalties, Too Act Sponsor, Added to Speakers at Appraisers Association of America Art Law Day on November 7, 2014 at NYU

Posted by Nicholas O'Donnell on October 8, 2014 at 5:34 AM

Art Law Day at the Appraisers Association of America’s annual conference is now less than a month away. Held at the NYU Kimmel Center, this year’s event will be held on Friday November 7, 2014. Sullivan & Worcester LLP is excited to be a Friend of Art Law Day this year.

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Topics: Legislation, The Changing Laws for the Sale of Endangered Speci, Monica Kreshik, NYU SCPS, International Director of Restitution, The Frick Collection, miGavel Auctions/Lark Mason Associates, Resale Royalties, Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Betty Krulik Fine Art Limited, American Royalties Too Act, Michael McCullough, Pearlstein & McCullough LLP, authentication, IRS/Tax Free Exchange, Richard Levin, New York University, American Alliance of Museums, Suzanne Goldstein Baker, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP, Art Law Day, Department of Environmental Conservation, Ulf Biscof, New Legislation for Authentication Experts, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP, Christie's, Appraisal, Detroit Institute of Arts, Amy Goldrich, Betty Krulik, Restitution, Randi Schuster, Events, Christopher Marinello Art Recovery International L, Cahill Partners LLP, Elizabeth von Habsburg Winston Art Group, Monica Dugot, Appraisers Association of America, Marianne Rosenberg, Terry Shtob, Ford W. Bell, Craig Hoover, Bankruptcy and the Detroit Institute of Arts, Lark Mason, Kimmel Center, Wildlife Trade and Conservation Branch, Detroit Bankruptcy, Diane Wierbicki, Investment Property Exchange Services, Samuel Sachs II, Biscof & Paetow Rechtsanwälte, Withers Bergman LLP, Judith Bresler, Paul Rosenberg

Sullivan & Worcester LLP Pleased To Become a Friend of the Appraisers Association of America Art Law Day on November 7, 2014

Posted by Nicholas O'Donnell on August 21, 2014 at 3:50 AM

I'm pleased to announce that Sullivan & Worcester LLP has signed on as a Friend of Art Law Day at the annual conference of the Appraisers Association of America. The schedule has recently been released and registration is now available. Held once against at New York University Kimmel Center, this year’s event will be held on Friday November 7, 2014. The schedule is below and promises to be a fascinating day. Hope to see you there!

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Topics: The Changing Laws for the Sale of Endangered Speci, Monica Kreshik, NYU SCPS, International Director of Restitution, The Frick Collection, miGavel Auctions/Lark Mason Associates, Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Betty Krulik Fine Art Limited, Michael McCullough, Pearlstein & McCullough LLP, authentication, IRS/Tax Free Exchange, Richard Levin, New York University, American Alliance of Museums, Suzanne Goldstein Baker, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP, Art Law Day, Department of Environmental Conservation, Ulf Biscof, New Legislation for Authentication Experts, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP, Christie's, Detroit Institute of Arts, Amy Goldrich, Betty Krulik, Restitution, Randi Schuster, Events, Christopher Marinello Art Recovery International L, Cahill Partners LLP, Elizabeth von Habsburg Winston Art Group, Monica Dugot, Appraisers Association of America, Marianne Rosenberg, Terry Shtob, Ford W. Bell, Craig Hoover, Bankruptcy and the Detroit Institute of Arts, Lark Mason, Kimmel Center, Wildlife Trade and Conservation Branch, Detroit Bankruptcy, Diane Wierbicki, Investment Property Exchange Services, Samuel Sachs II, Biscof & Paetow Rechtsanwälte, Withers Bergman LLP, Judith Bresler, Paul Rosenberg

Proposed Legislation in New York Would Help Shield Authentication Experts from Liability

Posted by Nicholas O'Donnell on November 11, 2013 at 6:34 AM

At Friday's Art Law Day at the annual meeting of the Appraisers Association of America, Judith Bresler gave the keynote address on the topic of the complications created by prosective liability for authentication experts. As prominent cases ranging from the Knoedler forgeries to the decision by the Warhol Foundation and others to cease authenticating works have shown, the opinion of experts as to whether a work of art is indeed by a particular artist is a recurring and important issue. Not only do transactions worth tens of millions of dollars rest on that authentication, absent a robust exchange of opinions about authorship, frauds and forgeries are actually encouraged. As it stands, many qualified authenticators and experts have simply judged that giving an opinion is too great a risk to facing a defamation, fraud, or negligence claim, on which they will usually prevail but only after great expense. As Bresler said, “when authenticators are afraid to practice their profession, it has a far reaching effect.”

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Topics: Legislation, Knoedler, authentication, Knoedler forgeries, Warhol Foundation, Art Law Day, Appraisal, Appraisers Association of America, New York City Bar Association, Judith Bresler

Appraisers Association of America Art Law Day at New York University November 8, 2013

Posted by Nicholas O'Donnell on October 22, 2013 at 6:21 AM

The Appraisers Association of America is hosting its annual Art Law Day on November 8, 2013 at the Kimmel Center at NYU. The schedule, from the event page, is below. This is always a content-packed and thought-provoking day. They keynote address about legislation for authentication experts should be fascinating, and is particularly timely. See you there!

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Topics: Karen Sanig, Yuri Yanchyshyn, AXA Art Insurance Corporation, Christopher Robinson, New York University, ARIS Title Insurance Corporation, Steve Pincus, GV Art Conservation, John Cahill, Theresa Melchiorre, Citi Commercial Bank, Art Law Day, Judith Pearson, DePaul University of Law, Yael Weitz, Chris Marinello, Ralph Lerner, David Gorenberg, Appraisal, Jill Arnold, Laurie Rush, Betty Krulik, Events, Simon Hornby, DeWitt Stern Group, Elizabeth von Habsburg, iGavel Auctions, Herrick Feinstein LLP, Appraisers Association of America, Terry Shtob, Art Recovery International, Lark Mason, IRS, Crozier Fine Arts, Mishcon de Reya, Patty Gerstenblith, Dean Nicyper, Winston Art Group, Period Furniture Conservation LLC, Michael McCoullough LLC, Withers Bergman LLP, Gloria Velandia, Judith Bresler

5th Annual Art Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Institute November 16, 2012

Posted by Nicholas O'Donnell on November 13, 2012 at 11:48 AM

I'll be winging my way to Houston, but otherwise I would be at the New York County Lawyers' Association's 5th Annual Art Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Institute event on Friday, November 16, 2012. Anyone interested should not miss it.

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Topics: Legislation, Renee Vara, Hon. Delissa Ridgway, William Pearlstein, Alexandra Darraby, Cultural Heritage Partners, Hon. Barbara Jaffe, Michael McCullough, Ann Lydecker, Hon. Nicholas Garaufis, Hon. Sherry Klein Heitler, John Cahill, Hon. Kristin Booth Glen, Cook Maran & Associates, Mitchell Silberg & Knupp LLP, Golenbock Eiseman Assor Bell & Peskoe LLP, Chris Robinson, Ralph Lerner, Christine Lepera, Hon. Helen Freedman, Helen Allen, Vara Art, Hon Stephen G. Crane, Kirsten Squires, Marion Werkheiser, L. Eden Burgess, Restitution, Events, Grunfeld Desiderio Lebowitz Silverman Klestadt LLP, Herrick Feinstein LLP, The Art Law Firm, PLLC, Raymond J. Dowd, Dunnington Bartholow & Miller LLP, Darlene Fairman, Cirkers Fine Art Storage & Logistics, Maura Kehoe Collins Artiphile, Art Artifact Architecture & Museum Law, Sharon Levin, James McAndrew, Judith Bresler

Possible Settlement of IRS Dispute Over Rauschenberg's "Canyon"

Posted by Nicholas O'Donnell on November 13, 2012 at 10:50 AM

At Friday’s outstanding Art Law Day presented by the Appraisers Association of America, among the highlights were talks by Ralph Lerner and Judith Bresler, co-authors of the indispensable Art Law (just published in its fourth edition). As part of a panel on Philanthropy and the Law, Lerner gave a notable update on one of the biggest art law stories of the year, the Sonnabend heirs’ battle with the IRS over Robert Rauschenberg’s collage Canyon.

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Topics: Art Law Day, Ralph Lerner, IRS Art Advisory Panel, Canyon, Robert Rauschenberg, Events, Appraisers Association of America, 1918 Migratory Bird Act, 1940 Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, Tax, Ileana Sonnabend, Judith Bresler

Art Law Day at NYU Next Friday, November 9, 2012

Posted by Nicholas O'Donnell on October 31, 2012 at 9:23 AM

Although this week's Restitution and Repatriation conference at DePaul was washed out by Hurricane Sandy, another terrific event is on the horizon next week. "Art Law Day" at New York University, hosted by the Appraisers Association of America, will be held on November 9, 2012 at NYU's Kimmel Center. The condensed schedule from the event's website is below. Wishing everyone in New York continued safety, we hope to see you there.

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Topics: John Silberman Associates, Holland Dunn, Yuri Yanchyshyn, Jack Flam, Aurora Advisory Group, Karin Gross, Magdalena Dabrowski, AAA, John Cahill, Donn Zaretzky, Hurricane Sandy, Inc., Ella Newman, McLaughlin & Stern, Art Law Day, LLP, Jane C. H. Jacob, Peter Stern, ARIS, Ralph Lerner, Withers Bergman, Michael Ward Stout, Appraisal, ETN Associates, NYU, Events, Chubb Group of Insurance Companies LLP, Dorit Straus, Nicola Walter, Elizabeth von Habsburg, Jacob Fine Art, Ron Fiamma, Appraisers Association of America, J.P. Morgan Securities, Restitution and Repatriation, IFAR, Kimmel Center, Dedalus Foundation, connoisseurship, Christiane Fischer, Winston Art Group, Gloria Velandia, Sharon Flescher, Judith Bresler

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