12th Art Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Institute


12th Art Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Institute

Recorded On 10/15/2020


Join us for this special program, now in its 12th year, which brings together a diverse roster of speakers ranging from artists and artist representatives, advisors, art finance professionals, dealers, members of the bar, representatives of museums and arts-related non-profit organizations…and more.

Topics will include: 

What the Art World and Its Lawyers Can Learn from Inigo Philbrick: A look at the current civil and criminal proceedings against Inigo Philbrick, a young art dealer who swindled friends and clients out of millions of dollars selling interests in art he did not own, as well as consideration of the practices art market stakeholders can follow to avoid falling victim to such schemes in the future.

Institutional Governance During the Age of Social Justice Models for Change – Legal Architectures for Sustainable Fundraising Around Art and Activists: The current engagement by artists with nonprofit, for profit and hybrid platforms to raise money for social justice and COVID causes. An analysis and overview of for-profit and not-for-profit legal structures employed by artists, donors and art organizations to accomplish sustainable giving objectives , as well as a review of recent examples from this year. What’s New in Art Law: The annual round-up of new decisions and controversies involving copyright, artists’ rights, authenticity and title. Negotiating Market Control: Resale Provisions in Art Contracts: How do artists and their agents negotiate for secondary market sharing and protect against the negative impact of the increasingly prevalent practice of “flipping” art?



Program Sponsor: NYCLA’s Art Law Committee

Program ChairsAmelia K. Brankov, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC and Megan E. Noh, Pryor Cashman LLP, Co-Chairs NYCLA Art Law Committee Program Chair Emeritus: Hon. Stephen G. Crane (Ret.), JAMS

Program Steering Committee: Mary Buschman, Bank of America Private Bank; Andrea Crane, Andrea Crane Fine Art; Rebecca Fine, Athena Art Finance; Sarah Johnson Court, VF Global Insurance Brokerage; Melissa Passman, Alpine Global; Renée Vara, VARA ART

Faculty:  Leila Amineddoleh, Founder, Amineddoleh & Associates; Jordan Arnold, K2 Intelligence; Amelia K. BrankovFrankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC; Andrea Crane, Andrea Crane Fine Art; JP Engelen, Deputy Chairman & Worldwide Head of 20th C & Contemporary Art, Phillips; Pamela L. Grutman, Partner, Olsoff Cahill Cossu LLP; Jane Levine, Instructor of Law, Columbia Law School, former Chief Global Compliance Counsel, Sotheby’s; Manuel Mathieu, Artist & Philanthropist; Megan E. Noh, Pryor Cashman LLP; Kerry O’Rourke Perri, Partner, White & Case LLP; Melissa A. Passman, General Counsel, Alpine Global; Destinee Ross-Sutton, Curator; Virginia Rutledge, Art Historian and Attorney; Steven Schindler, Schindler Cohen & Hochman LLP; Yayoi Shionoiri, Attorney and Executive Director, Estate of Chris Burden and the Studio of Nancy Rubins; Franklin Sirmans, Director, Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM); Katherine Wilson-Milne, Schindler Cohen & Hochman LLP


7.5 NY CLE Credits; 2 Ethics, 5.5 Skills


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