Art Authentication Issues
June 25, 2015
Moderated by Anna Somers Cocks, Founding Editor and CEO, The Art Newspaper
Colette Loll, Founder & Director, Art Fraud Insights
Nicholas Petraco, Professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Adam Sheffer, Partner & Sales Director, Cheim & Read
Vincent Fremont, Advisor to Keith Herring and Andy Warhol Foundations
Darlene Fairman, Counsel, Herrick, Feinstein LLP
4th International Contemporary Art Conference
June 8, 2015
Lawrence M. Kaye was a keynote speaker at DAKAM’s Contemp Art ’15, 4th annual conference held at Nazim Hikmet Cultural Center in Istanbul, Turkey on June 8-9 2015. The conference covered topics in contemporary art, auctions and galleries and brought together artists, academics and industry professionals from all over the world. Mr. Kaye spoke on the legal pitfalls of buying art in the international market on the first day of the conference. To read more about this event, please click here.
Discussion and Book Signing with Georgina Adam: Journalist and author of “Big Bucks: The Explosion of the Art Market in the 21st Century”
May 14, 2015
Herrick was proud to host BBC, Financial Times, and The Art Newspaper contributor Georgina Adam, who discussed her book, which explores the transformation of the modern and contemporary art market in the 21st century. Drawing on her personal experience, the book focuses on the development of auction houses into globalized 'art business' firms; the emergence and modi operandi of 'mega-dealers' and middlemen; the 'new frontier' of selling art on the Internet; the radical changes in the profile of art collectors; the phenomenon of the 'branded' artist and the explosion of art fairs.
Essential Issues in Artist's Estate and Foundation Planning
April 23, 2015
Moderated by Charlotte Burns, US News, Market and Business Editor, The Art Newspaper
Founder and Principal of Art Agency Partners
Executive Director of the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation
Vice President and Partner, Galerie Lelong
Michelle Bergeron Spell
Partner, Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Nazi-Looted Art and International Law
March 19, 2015
Lawrence Kaye will participate in a panel at Georgetown Law entitled “Nazi-Looted Art and International Law”, on Thursday, March 19, 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., McDonough Hall, Room 201, with reception to follow in the 5th floor Atrium of the Williams Law Library.
Nazi-Looted Art: Unfinished Business
November 20, 2014 -- Tampa, Florida
Howard N. Spiegler will be speaking at the Congregation Schaarai Zedek on the history of efforts to recover stolen artwork and other cultural property on behalf of the heirs of Holocaust victims. He will also discuss his significant work on leading cases in this area.
Union Internationale des Avocats Conference
October 31, 2014 -- Florence, Italy
Mari-Claudia Jimenez was a speaker at the Union Internationale des Avocats Conference in Florence, Italy. She was a speaker on the “Protecting Creativity in Art, Fashion and Design” panel where she addressed the recovery of lost and stolen cultural property.
What is the ART Act?
September 23, 2014
Herrick was pleased to sponsor an evening devoted to an examination of the American Royalties Too (“ART”) Act and issues arising from it. The proposed legislation would provide resale royalties to visual artists. Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), the author of the Act and ranking Democratic Member of the House Intellectual Properties Subcommittee, explained its features and answer questions from the audience.
The Art of Real Estate
June 2, 2014
Herrick brought together leaders in the art and real estate industries
for an evening of cocktails, conversation and collaboration
celebrating the two most influential creative forces in New York.
May 28, 2014
Frank Lord will participate in a panel hosted by Christie's, called "Artful Planning". Sponsored for the luncheon is kaiser_partner. The panel of experts will address current trends and strategies for handling art in trusts and estates for U.S. and international clients.
Visual Art and Theater Law Essentials
May 20, 2014
This Bootcamp will cover industry-specific legal and business issues in the areas of visual arts and theater, including intellectual property and contract considerations. Frank Lord and Michelle Bergeron Spell will be speakers at the event at Herrick, Feinstein's offices. This class is for visual artists, writers, producers, musicians and attorneys practicing in these areas.
Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany 1937
May 14, 2014
This panel presentation will take place in the main gallery where the world famous Gustav Klimt: "Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer" is exhibited. Described by art critics as a modern "Mona Lisa", this painting's history will act as a key to unlock a greater understanding of the enormity of the Nazi theft. Lawrence M. Kaye will be a speaker on this panel along with Sharon Flescher who is the Executive Director of the International Foundation for Art Research (IFAR).
Advanced Issues in Appraising
May 12, 2014
Louis Tuchman will be a panelist at the Advanced Issues in Appraising series at Herrick, Feinstein LLP. Panelists will provide a comprehensive presentation on several of the more complicated situations that appraisers face, such as appraising without obvious comparables, extrapolating between Fair Market Value and Retail Replacement Value and blockage. For more information on the program, click HERE.
Recovery of Art Confiscated during Nazi Era
May 20, 2014
Charles A. Goldstein will address the 21st century process of recovery and restitution of art, which was confiscated by the Third Reich. This important talk will be given Tuesday, May 20th at Temple Israel of Great Neck, at 8:15 pm. For more information click HERE.
Hot Topics in Art Law
Howard Spiegler was recently a speaker on a panel of experienced practitioners on interesting developments and issues affecting the art world today. Howard discussed the topic "Art Repatriation and Restitution."
Miami Art Basel
December 7, 2013
Stephen Brodie and Howard Spiegler were the featured speakers, along with Judith L. Pearson, President, ARIS Title Insurance Corporation, at Miami Art Basel's Saturday Salon Art Law Talk, "Art Title Insurance: What Is It and Should You Get It?"
Appraisers Association of America National Conference
November 9, 2013
Michelle Bergeron Spell participated on a panel entitled "Planning Strategies and Financial Tools for Your Clients" at the Appraisers Association of America National Conference. Michelle's panel took place on Saturday, November 9th from 2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Appraisers Association of America Art Law Day
November 8, 2013
Yael Weitz participated on a panel entitled "Antiquities Case Studies" at the Appraisers Association of America Art Law Day at NYU program. Yael's panel took place from 11:20 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The program was part of a one-day conference with legal experts addressing fresh and timely art law topics.
Union Internationale des Avocats, 57th Congress in Macau, China
November 2, 2013
Stephen Brodie spoke on several panels throughout the Congress. On Friday November 1st, Stephen spoke on the panel, "The Lawyer Facing Corruption" which was the main theme of the Congress, generally attended by almost all of the approximately 1000 attorneys around the world expected to attend. On Saturday, November 2nd, Stephen spoke on two panels, "The Litigation Gamble" and "Distribution and Marketing of the Different Financial Products and Services."
Union Internationale des Avocats, 57th Congress in Macau, China
November 1, 2013
Howard has organized an all-day event along with the Intellectual Property, Computer, and Telecommunications Law Commissions. The program is titled "Asia - The New Frontier for Art Law and Intellectual Property Law Developments: What Your Clients Need to Know about the World's Fastest Growing Economies." During the program, Howard will address the efforts to recover looted cultural property in the United States and title issues of concern to collectors and other individuals who deal in Asian art.
Do Your Research - Your Provenance Research
October 11, 2013
Larry Kaye participated in a CLE program/panel discussion organized by the Board Members of the Holocaust Art Restitution Project, Inc. in collaboration with the Ciric Law Firm, PLLC.
Legal and Ethical Concerns for Appraisers
October 10, 2013
Darlene Fairman participated in a panel discussion at the Appraiser's Association of America's "Legal and Ethical Concerns for Appraisers" seminar.
Nazi-looted Art: Unfinished Business
September 17, 2013
Howard Spiegler participated in a panel discussion at the Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College. This panel discussion covered the ongoing world-wide efforts to find looted art and return it to its rightful owners. Howard was joined on the panel by David Glasser, Executive Chairman, Ben Uri, The London Jewish Museum of Art (moderator); and Dr. Roger Ward, Deputy Director and Chief Curator, Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson.
The International Struggle for Antiquities
July 17, 2013
Lawrence Kaye presented at an EDNY ADR Forum and Reception: "The International Struggle for Antiquities" and discussed alternative strategies, including mediation, that can be used to resolve disputes relating to the international trade in antiquities.
June 24, 2013
Charles Goldstein was the keynote speaker and moderator at the Motovun Group Association: MGA Summer Meeting 2013.
The Risk Calculus of Art Loans: Lending against Value in an Extraordinary Market
June 14, 2013
Stephen Brodie spoke at Art Basel on Friday, June 14, 2013 in Basel. The program, "The Risk Calculus of Art Loans: Lending against Value in an Extraordinary Market," focused on the different ways in which art lending is done by banks and niche lenders, and analyzed the risks that are unique to art as collateral, such as valuation, provenance, authenticity and attribution.
Sports, Entertainment, & Art Law Live CLE Teleconference
May 29, 2013
Larry Kaye participated in a CLE seminar on Sports, Entertainment, & Art Law on Wednesday, May 29, 2013. The program explored how sports, entertainment, and art law have grown in demand and are presenting new and challenging issues. More specifically, there was an emphasis on recent court opinions, developing strategies, and best practices.
Talking Art: ‘Rewriting History: the Recovery of Nazi Looted Art’
April 29, 2013
Howard Spiegler was invited to participate in the Talking Art series sponsored by the Ben Uri Gallery of London, at which Ben Uri's Chairman, David Glasser, conversed with leaders in the art world on various significant issues. Howard and David spoke at the London Jewish Cultural Center about Howard's work in assisting the families of Holocaust victims in recovering artworks taken by the Nazi regime before and during World War II.
The HBSCNY Art Investment Roundtable
December 3, 2012
Three leading experts discussed art appraisal, the role of connoisseurship, historical return patterns, investment vehicles and methods; the role of experts, collectors, museums and auction houses; as well as the pitfalls of investing in this asset class. The event took place from 6PM-8PM.
Beyond Frida: Major Issues Facing the International Art Market with a Focus on Latin America
December 3, 2012
Herrick sponsored an all-day seminar where Christie’s specialists, distinguished university professors, legal scholars, international attorneys and financial and art market professionals from around the world addressed these and other current issues faced by the art world. Particular focus was paid to trends in the Latin American market with an emphasis on the Mexican art market.
Art, Law & the Lessons of the Holocaust
November 29, 2012
Darlene Fairman and Michelle Bergeron Spell spoke at The Next Generation Philanthropy Community’s event, which educated on the Anti-Defamation League’s work in advocating and supporting Holocaust survivors and how Herrick, Feinstein LLP seeks justice through art and the law. Darlene Fairman spoke on, “Recovering Stolen Treasures: Art Looted by the Nazis during the Holocaust.” Michelle Bergeron Spell spoke on, “Art and Transfer Tax Planning.” The event took place from 7PM-8:30PM at Herrick, Feinstein LLP.
5th Annual Art Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Institute
November 16, 2012
Darlene Fairman participated as faculty at the 5th Annual Art Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Institute at the New York County Lawyers' Association. Fairman joined experts from the bench, bar, academia, art galleries, insurance agencies, art consultants, government and non-profit organizations in examining the most relevant issues in today's art world. She, specifically, participated in a panel discussing issues relating to antiquities and other cultural property. The event took place on November 16, 2012 from 8:45AM-5PM.
UIA Congress in Dresden, Germany
November 3, 2012
Howard Spiegler, President of the Art Law Commission of the Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA), and Mari-Claudia Jiménez, Secretary of the Commission, presented a program at the annual UIA Congress in Dresden, Germany entitled "Art as an Asset: What your clients need to know about collecting, transacting and investing in art."
Repatriation of Archaeological and Ethnographic Objects
October 29, 2012
Frank Lord was a panelist at the symposium on “Repatriation of Archaeological and Ethnographic Objects” sponsored by DePaul University College of Law Center for Art, Museum & Cultural Heritage Law, Chicago.
Miami Basel Art Fair
November 30-December 4
Larry Kaye and Howard Spiegler spoke on “What (Should) Keep Collectors Up at Night: Fakes, Forgeries, Stolen Art and Other Nightmares” at a program co-sponsored with the Royal Bank of Canada at the Miami Basel art fair.
Larry Kaye and Howard Spiegler spoke on “Art Law in the Digital Age” at the Art Salon of the Miami Basel art fair, and they, along with Barry Werbin, fielded questions from the audience.
IvyPlus Family Office Conference
December 1, 2011
Stephen Brodie moderated a panel on art finance, consisting of representatives of two private banks, Christie’s Fine Art Storage Services and Artvest Partners, at an IvyPlus family office conference held at the Boca Raton Resort.
New Dimensions in Art Recovery
November 16, 2011 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
The aim of this seminar was to inform practicing lawyers and museum staff about initiatives that are being taken to diversify the practice of art recovery in a trans-Atlantic context. Eminent practitioners from the US and the UK will report on approaches to litigation within each jurisdiction to highlight the differences and similarities between them.
Nazi-Looted Art: Where Do We Go From Here?
November 2, 2011 -- Art Law Commission, Union Internationale des Advocats, 55th Congress
Howard Spiegler spoke on issues pertaining to Nazi-Looted art at the Art Law Commission event "Nazi-Looted Art: Where Do We Go From Here?" in Miami Beach.
Art Loans: Prominent Issues for Lenders
October 13, 2011 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Herrick's International Art Law and Financial Institutions Practice Groups hosted a seminar addressing a variety of issues of interest to lenders when fine art is utilized as collateral.
Rewriting History: The Recovery of Nazi-Looted Art
October 4, 2011 -- Hadassah of Stonebridge
Howard Spiegler spoke on “Rewriting History: The Recovery of Nazi-Looted Art” at a presentation sponsored by Hadassah of Stonebridge, New Jersey, at Monroe Village Auditorium in Monroe Township, New Jersey.
Creating Art as a Lasting Value: Strategies for Building, Maintaining and Selling Art Collections
September 21, 2011 -- Artelligence - Inside the Modern Market
Howard Spiegler spoke at the Artelligence Conference “Inside the Modern Market” at the New York Athletic Club. Howard participated in a panel entitled “Creating Art as a Lasting Value: Strategies for Building, Maintaining and Selling Art Collections.” Artelligence is a series of talks attended by high-end collectors, investors and others in the art world. Howard addressed problems that collectors face when acquiring art, including fakes, stolen art, and attribution issues.
U.S. Experience: Portrait of Wally and the Leopold Museum
June 23, 2011 -- Christie's and the Art Law Commission of the UIA
Larry Kaye, Howard Spiegler, who is President of the Art Law Commission of the Union Internationale des Avocats, and Charles Goldstein, who is Counsel to the Commission for Art Recovery, spoke at a symposium entitled “Holocaust Art Looting and Restitution” hosted by Christie’s and the Art Law Commission of the UIA. The symposium—which took place in Palazzo Turati in Milan, Italy—convened leaders of the restitution community as well as government officials, scholars, collectors and other interested parties for an in-depth discussion about Nazi-era looted art.
The Rotary Club of New York
May 2, 2011
Larry Kaye was the featured speaker at The Rotary Club of New York celebration of Turkey at the Harvard Club. Larry lectured on the work our art law group has done in connection with Turkey and the repatriation of stolen antiquities.
Restitution of Nazi-Looted Art: Historical and Legal Overview and Two Case Studies
March 29, 2011 -- International Conference for Professionals Working with Holocaust Survivors
Howard Spiegler spoke on “Restitution of Nazi-Looted Art: Historical and Legal Overview and Two Case Studies” at the International Conference for Professionals Working with Holocaust Survivors. The event was held by Self Help Community Services—the leading United States organization established to assist Holocaust survivors—in association with UJA and the Jewish Claims Conference.
Holocaust-Looted Art: Recent Case Developments
January 24, 2011 -- New York State Bar Association
Howard Spiegler spoke at the annual meeting of the Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section of the New York State Bar Association. The panel was entitled “Holocaust-Looted Art—Recent Case Developments.”
Restitution and Theft
September 29, 2010 -- Christie's Education, New York
Howard Spiegler gave a lecture entitled "Restitution and Theft" for Christie's Education, New York which launched an art business program.
Art as Collateral: Overcoming Special Challenges for Lenders
May 25, 2010 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Lending against art collateral, whether a personal collection or a dealer's inventory, presents special credit risks. Our panel discussed the due diligence and documentation issues one needs to master to succeed in the art lending world.
Holocaust Art: Past, Present and Future
May 2010 -- Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage
Howard Spiegler spoke on a panel entitled “Reclaiming Holocaust Art: Past, Present and Future” at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage in Beachwood, Ohio.
Restitution - Where Now?
May 4, 2010 -- National Gallery
Charles Goldstein spoke on a panel at the conference "Restitution - Where Now" at the National Gallery in London.
Recent Developments in Art Restitution
March 11, 2010
Howard Spiegler was a guest lecturer on art restitution at an event entitled "Recent Developments in Art Restitution" at the Sotheby's Institute.
Restituting the Goudstikker Collection
February 12, 2010 -- Norton Museum
Lawrence Kaye spoke at the Norton Museum of Art in Palm Beach, Florida on "Restituting the Goudstikker Collection" for the opening of the Museum's Goudstikker exhibition.
Distinguished Annual Lecture - The McNay Museum
November 15, 2009
Lawrence Kaye delivered the Distinguished Annual Lecture at The McNay Museum in San Antonio, Texas. He discussed his work to reclaim for Jacques Goudstikker's heir art confiscated by the Nazis during World War II.
American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies
November 15, 2009 -- Multi-day Program
Charles Goldstein and Howard Spiegler spoke on Holocaust restitution issues involving Russia and Eastern Europe at a multi-day program in Boston sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies.
Governance of Cultural Property: Preservation and Recovery
September 29, 2009 -- Basel Institute on Governance Conference
Lawrence Kaye delivered the keynote address at the Basel Institute on Governance’s conference on “Governance of Cultural Property: Preservation and Recovery” in Switzerland.
Recovering Cuba’s Looted Artworks
August 1, 2009 -- Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy
Mari-Claudia Jiménez participated on the panel "Recovering Cuba's Looted Artworks" at the Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy (ASCE) conference entitled "Cuba in a World of Uncertainty."
Reclaimed: Paintings from the Collection of Jacques Goudstikker
March 19, 2009 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP and The Jewish Museum
Lawrence Kaye participated on a panel that was organized in conjunction with the exhibit "Reclaimed: Paintings from the Collection of Jacques Goudstikker." This exhibition presents rarely-seen Old Master paintings drawn from the collection of Jacques Goudstikker.
Art Law, Policy and Management
February 28, 2009 -- Institute of Art and Law (IAL)
Howard Spiegler spoke at the "Art Law, Policy and Management" forum at the Institute of Art and Law (IAL) in London. Howard spoke on "Claims for Nazi-Looted Art: An Update from the United States" and "Anti-Seizure Statutes--Friend or Foe."
State of the Art
February 24, 2009 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP and New York State Bar Association
A distinguished panel discussed issues in the current art market, such as collecting, selling, gifting, financing, estate planning, as well as insurance.
Legal Affairs: Art on the Move
December 3, 2008 -- Art Basel Miami Beach
Howard Spiegler spoke at Art Basel Miami Beach, the biggest annual art fair in the U.S., on “Legal Affairs: Art on the Move,” a panel on issues relating to the international transportation of art.
Cuba's Pillaged Patrimony 1959-2008
September 11, 2008 -- University of Miami and Herencia Cultural Cubana
Mari-Claudia Jiménez participated in the conference entitled "Cuba's Pillaged Patrimony 1959-2008." The conference, sponsored by the University of Miami and Herencia Cultural Cubana (Cuban Cultural Heritage Committee), focused on the looting of cultural patrimony that has occurred under the Castro regime and explored issues relating t restitution.
Stolen Art Seminar
May 9, 2008 -- Union Internationale des Avocats
Howard Spiegler spoke on stolen art at a seminar sponsored by the Union Internationale des Avocats, the American Bar Association and the Ilustre Colegio de Abogados del Senorio de Vizcaya in Bilbao, Spain.
Portrait of Wally
April 28, 2008 -- Williams College
Howard Spiegler spoke at an art restitution program at Williams College on his involvement in the case of the stolen Egon Schiele painting, "Portrait of Wally."
Turkey and Its Role in Europe
September 20, 2007 -- ABCNY-EAC Turkey Event
Lawrence Kaye delivered a speech entitled, "Key Financial, Legal, Banking and Investment Sector Reforms in Turkey Relevant to Turkey's EU Membership" at this panel.
Collecting Art. The Art of Collecting
April 26, 2007 -- Wolfsberg Arts Forum in New York
Lawrence Kaye was a panelist at the Collecting Art. The Art of Collecting forum entitled, "An A to Z Guide for Collectors."
Yom HaShoah Speech
April 14, 2007 -- The Brotherhood Synagogue
Howard Spiegler gave his first annual Yom HaShoah (Day of Holocaust Remembrance) speech on his experiences in helping to recover Nazi-looted art.
Restitution of Nazi-Spoliated Art
November 16, 2006 -- Harvard Law School Arts & Literature Law Society
Howard Spiegler served on a panel addressing art restitution as part of the Harvard Law School Arts & Literature Law Society’s conference on the intersection of law and the arts.
The Treasures of Culture -- Lost and Displaced
November 14, 2005 -- Moscow - International Conference
Lawrence Kaye spoke on his art law experience in a speech entitled “Litigating Cultural Property Claims in the United States and Europe: A U.S. Lawyer’s Perspective."
2004 -- Sotheby's New York
Howard Spiegler spoke about Nazi-Looted art at Sotheby's New York.
Visual Arts & the Law Conference
August 12, 2004 -- Santa Fe, New Mexico
Lawrence Kaye gave a speech entitled, "Provenance and Other Issue Relating to the Recovery of Stolen Art."
A Future for Our Past: The Istanbul Initiative
June 26, 2004 -- International Symposium for Redefining the Concept of Cultural Heritage
Lawrence Kaye spoke at the International Symposium for Redefining the Concept of Cultural Heritage on the topic "Cultural Heritage and Illicit Antiquities."
2003 -- American Appraisers' Association
Howard Spiegler spoke on "Provence Issues" at the American Appraisers' Association.
2002 -- American Inns of Court
Howard Spiegler spoke to American Inns of Court (AIC) on Nazi-Looted Art.