Howard Spiegler is a frequent guest lecturer and has lectured at Sotheby's Institute of Art, Christie's Education, New York University, Columbia Law School, Harvard Law School, University of Connecticut School of Law, Cardozo Law School, DePaul University College of Law, and Yale Law School, among others.
The HBSCNY Art Investment Roundtable
Monday, 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
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Howard Spiegler, President of the Art Law Commission of the Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA), and Mari-Claudia Jimenez, 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.” Larry Kaye and Steve Brodie also participated in the program along with attorneys from around the world.
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
July 30 - 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 3-7, 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 Jimenez participated in the conference entitled "Cuba's Pillaged Patrimony 1959-2008," which focused on the looting of cultural patrimony that has occurred under the Castro regime and explored issues relating t restitution.
Stolen Art Seminar
May 9-10, 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 12-13, 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.