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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.
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.
Guest Lectures
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.

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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).
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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."
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Steven Feldman speaks at International Conference on Protecting Cultural Heritage - Courmayeur, Italy
1/2/2014
Steven Feldman recently participated in the International Cultural Heritage program in Courmayeur, Italy. Steven made a presentation to fifty participants at a panel between private counsel and federal authorities in recovering stolen cultural property with a specific emphasis on our work on behalf of the National Library of Sweden.
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?"
DePaul University College of Law Center for Art, Museum & Cultural Heritage Law Symposium
November 14, 2013
Frank Lord participated on a panel entitled "Museum Acquisitions" at the DePaul University College of Law Center for Art, Museum & Cultural Heritage Law Symposium, "Restitution and Repatriation: The Return of Cultural Objects."
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 1-4, 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 1-4, 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.
International Law Association Annual Meeting
October 26, 2013
Charles Goldstein spoke on a panel on International Art Law during the annual meeting of the International Law Association in New York.
Immunity for Art Works on International Loan: Immunity from Seizure or Immunity from Jurisdiction?
October 15, 2013
Howard Spiegler spoke on "Immunity for Art Works on International Loan: Immunity from Seizure or Immunity from Jurisdiction?" at the American Bar Association's Section of International Law 2013 Fall Meeting in London.
Due Diligence in Cultural Heritage Litigation Cases: Is there a Minimum Legal Threshold?
October 11, 2013
Charles Goldstein 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.
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.
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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.
Ivy Family Office Network's New York City Family Office Forum
September 10, 2013
This full-day seminar on Family Office Trends co-sponsored by Herrick, Feinstein LLP included special panels on art transaction and art lending.
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.
Museum Co-Operations
June 21-24, 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.
Practical Advice on Handling Legal Issues Confronting the Art World Today
May 21, 2013
Mari-Claudia Jiménez co-presented a CLE for the New York City Bar Association called "Practical Advice on Handling Legal Issues Confronting the Art World Today."
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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.
Defining Cultural Ownership: Shifting Focus, Shifting Norms
April 10, 2013
Mari-Claudia Jiménez spoke at The Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal and the Fordham Art Law Society Present: Defining Cultural Ownership: Shifting Focus, Shifting Norms.
The Fight against the Illicit Trafficking of Cultural Property: Good Practices in the United States of America
March 22, 2013
Larry Kaye and Mari-Claudia Jiménez spoke at UNESCO's Globalization of the Protection of Cultural Heritage The 1970 Convention: New Challenges in Mexico.
Contemporary Repatriation and Restitution Arguments: The Global Market, the International Legal Community and the Collecting Institution
February 22, 2013
Larry Kaye presented, "Contemporary Repatriation and Restitution Arguments: The Global Market, the International Legal Community and the Collecting Institution" at the Kenyon Review Holocaust Symposium.
Commission for Art Recovery at the Kupferberg Holocaust Center
February 10, 2013
Larry Kaye spoke at Commission for Art Recovery at the Kupferberg Holocaust center at Queensborough Community College, Bayside, New York.
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.
Fair and just solutions? Alternative to litigations to Nazi looted art disputes: status quo and new developments.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Larry Kaye participated in an International Symposium sponsored by the Dutch Restitutions Committee at the Peace Palace in The Hague, Netherlands entitled “Fair and just solutions? Alternative to litigations to Nazi looted art disputes: status quo and new developments.”
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.
Rutgers Law Record: "Unspoken Trade: Stolen Art in America"
November 14, 2012
Darlene Fairman participated in a panel entitled, "Unspoken Trade: Stolen Art in America" at Rutgers School of Law-Newark.
American Appraisers Association (AAA)’s annual National Conference @ NYU
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Stephen Brodie participated in a panel entitled: “Art Financing and the Appraiser” at the Appraisers Association of America’s National Conference which was held at the New York Athletic Club in New York City. The event took place from 10AM-11:15AM.
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 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.
Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts' Legal and Business Bootcamp for Arts Professionals
February 24, 2012
Herrick hosted the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts' Legal and Business Bootcamp for Arts Professionals. The program discussed the legal and business issues that affect individual artists and individuals within arts cultural institutions who make and work in film, music and interactive media.
Successful Art Succession: Estate Planning and Practical Issues for Collectors
January 24, 2012 -- New York City Bar
Brian Raftery spoke at the New York City Bar CLE Program, "Successful Art Succession: Estate Planning and Practical Issues for Collectors." Brian Raftery spoke on important issues concerning wealth transfer techniques that pertain to artworks.
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.
Brooklyn Law School Art Law Association Program
November 17, 2011
Darlene Fairman was a panelist at the Art Law Association at Brooklyn Law School’s program on Cultural Heritage and Looting.
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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.
Beyond Valuation: A Practical Discussion of Stolen Art Issues and The Legal and Ethical Questions Faced by the Collector and Appraiser
November 15, 2011 -- NYU
Howard Spiegler spoke on a panel entitled “Beyond Valuation: A Practical Discussion of Stolen Art Issues and The Legal and Ethical Questions Faced by the Collector and Appraiser” at NYU’s Art Law Day held at the NYU Kimmel Center, Rosenthal Pavilion.
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.
Future of the Past: Turkey's Efforts to Safeguard and Recover Its Cultural Heritage
October 26, 2011 -- Queens College
Larry Kaye gave a lecture entitled “Future of the Past: Turkey’s Efforts to Safeguard and Recover Its Cultural Heritage” at Queens College as part of its larger academic program called “Year of Turkey: Exploring Past, Present, Future.”
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.
Restitution of Nazi-Looted Art: Latest Developments
October 4, 2011 -- Leo Baeck Institute
Larry Kaye spoke at the Leo Baeck Institute as part of a panel discussion entitled "Restitution of Nazi-Looted Art: Latest Developments."
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.
Rewriting History: Major Legal Developments Concerning the Restitution of Looted Art
February 16, 2011 -- Sotheby's Institute of Art
Howard Spiegler lectured on restitution issues at Sotheby’s Institute of Art at an event entitled "Rewriting History: Major Legal Developments Concerning the Restitution of Looted Art."
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.”
Stolen Treasures: Recovering Artwork Stolen by the Nazis During the Holocaust
November 14, 2010 -- Yeshiva University
Larry Kaye lectured on “Stolen Treasures: Recovering Artwork Stolen by the Nazis During the Holocaust” at Yeshiva University.
Restitution of Holocaust Looted Art Panel
November 3, 2010 -- Brooklyn Law School
Darlene Fairman spoke on a panel on Restitution of Holocaust Looted Art at Brooklyn Law School.
The World's Property or My Property: The Continuing Struggle to Reclaim Stolen Antiquities
October 2010 -- Art Law Commission, Union Internationale des Avocats, 54th Congress
Howard Spiegler spoke on issues regarding reclaiming stolen antiqueties at the Art Law Commission event in Istanbul.
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.
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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.
Europe's Warped Art Markets (1910-48): Legal, Ethical and Commercial Implications for Today
April 28, 2010 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP, Duke Law School and the Duke Law Club of New York
Herrick co-hosted a CLE Art Law Conference, entitled "Europe's Warped Art Markets (1910-48): Legal, Ethical and Commercial Implications for Today," with Duke LAw School and the Duke Law Club of New York.
Wrestling the Dead Hand of History: Perspectives on a Proposed State Department Commission on Nazi Looted Art
March 26, 2010 -- American Society of International Law Interest Group on Cultural Heritage & the Arts
Charles Goldstein spoke on a panel entitled "Wrestling the Dead Hand of History: Perspectives on a Proposed State Department Commission on Nazi Looted Art" at the American Society of International Law Interest Group on Cultural Heritage & the Arts in Washington, D.C.
Legal and Business Bootcamp for Arts Professionals
March 12, 2010 -- Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
Herrick hosted the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts' Legal and Business Bootcamp for Arts Professionals.
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.
Holocaust Restitution Claims: Courtrooms, ADR or a U.S. Restitution Commission?
November 20, 2009 -- NYCLA
Charles Goldstein spoke at the NYCLA's Second Annual Art Litigation and Dispute Resolution Institute on the panel "Holocaust Restitution Claims: Courtrooms, ADR or a U.S. Restitution Commission?
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.
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Rewriting History at Long Last: The Saga of the Goudstikker Art Collection From Nazi Looting to Restitution
October 20, 2009 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP and Tufts Hillel
Herrick sponsored an event for Tufts Hillel entitled “Rewriting History at Long Last: The Saga of the Goudstikker Art Collection From Nazi Looting to Restitution.”
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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.
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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."
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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.
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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."
Rewriting History: The Recovery of Nazi-Looted Art
February 25, 2009 -- UJIA
Howard Spiegler spoke on "Rewriting History: The Recovery of Nazi-Looted Art" at the UJIA even in Leeds, England.
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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.
War and Peace: Art and Cultural Heritage Law in the 21st Century
2008 -- Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Howard Spiegler spoke on "War and Peace: Art and Cultural Heritage Law in the 21st Century" at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.
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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.
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Commencing an Action (Replevin, Quiet Title, Slander Title, Injunctive Relief, and Statutes of Limitations)
November 21, 2008 -- JAMS
Howard Spiegler served on a panel entitled "Commencing an Action (Replevin, Quiet Title, Slander Title, Injunctive Relief, and Statutes of Limitations)" at the first-ever Art Litigation and Dispute Resolution Institute at New York County Lawyers' Association.
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Litigation, Arbitration or Mediation: Considerations for Practitioners
November 21, 2008 -- JAMS
Lawrence Kaye served on a panel entitled "Litigation, Arbitration or Mediation: Considerations for Practitioners" at the first-ever Art Litigation and Dispute Resolution Institute at New York County Lawyers' Association.
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Redress in Comparable Cases: Other Holocaust-Related Assets
November 19, 2008 -- The Institute of Art and Law in association with Ben Uri Gallery
Charles Goldstein participated in a seminar entitled “Redress in Comparable Cases: Other Holocaust-Related Assets” in London.
Foreign Exchange, Legal and Management Insight for Art Galleries: New Ideas, New Approaches
October 30, 2008 -- HSBC
Lawrence Kaye spoke on the panel entitled "Foreign Exchange, Legal and Management Insight for Art Galleries: New Ideas, New Approaches."
Bernstein Global Wealth Management: Art/Finance Presentation and Panel
October 23, 2008
Lawrence Kaye spoke on a panel entitled, “Cutting-Edge Issues for Art Collectors,” at the Bernstein Global Wealth Management Art/Finance Presentation and Panel.
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Acquiring and Maintaining Collections of Cultural Objects: Challenges Confronting American Museums in the 21st Century
October 16, 2008 -- DePaul University College of Law
Howard Spiegler spoke at a DePaul University College of Law symposium, co-sponsored by the Center for Art, Museum and Cultural Heritage Law, entitled “Acquiring and Maintaining Collections of Cultural Objects: Challenges Confronting American Museums in the 21st Century.”
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.
State Immunity, Anti-Seizure and Customary International Law
July 17-18, 2008 -- Institute of Art and Law and the Foundation for International Cultural Diplomacy
Charles Goldstein and Howard Spiegler spoke at this conference on Russian trophy art and the Malevich case, respectively.
Plundered Patrimony: The Systematic Theft of Europe by the Nazis and Communists
June 12, 2008 -- University of Miami and Herencia Cultural Cubana
Mari-Claudia Jiménez was a panelist at a conference presented by the University of Miami and Herencia Cultural Cubana (Cuban Cultural Heritage Committee) entitled “Plundered Patrimony: The Systematic Theft of Europe by the Nazis and Communists”.
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Restitution: Current Issues in Holocaust-Era Art Cases
June 8, 2008 -- Bruce Museum
Lawrence Kaye served on a panel entitled "The Restitution of the Goudstikker Collection," hosted by LexisNexis and the American Bar Association.
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.
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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."
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PALS Presents Careers in Entertainment Law—A Panel for Diverse Law Students
April 17, 2008 -- Practicing Attorneys for Law Students
Mari-Claudia Jiménez spoke to law students at a Practicing Attorneys for Law Students program entitled "PALS Presents Careers in Entertainment Law—A Panel for Diverse Law Students."
Trophy Art, Art Loans and Immunity from Seizure in the United States and the United Kingdom
February 8-9, 2008 -- Harvard Law School
Lawrence Kaye spoke about trophy art, art loans and immunity from seizure in the United States and the United Kingdom at the "Spoils of War v. Cultural Heritage: The Russian Cultural Property Law in Historical Context" event.
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Restitution of Nazi-looted Art: View from the United States
October 31 - November 4, 2007 -- Congress of the Union Internationale des Avocats
Howard Spiegler spoke at the annual Congress of the Union Internationale des Avocats in Paris on Nazi-looted art issues from an American perspective.
The Current Debate Over the Immunity of Foreign Cultural Property From Suit in the United States
October 8, 2007 -- Washington College of Law at American University
Mari-Claudia Jiménez participated in this program.
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.
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A World of Legal Conflicts: Multiple Norms in the International System Conference
May 31, 2007 -- Princeton University
Lawrence Kaye was on panel entitled "Museums, Cultural Property and International Law" at the A World of Legal Conflicts: Multiple Norms in the International System Conference.
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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.
Perspectives on Cultural Property & the Law
February 9, 2007 -- Fordham University School of Law
Lawrence Kaye presented "The New Cultural Property" at this symposium.
Looted Art: Legal & Ethical Issues Related to the International Restitution of Stolen Cultural Property
November 17, 2006 -- Texas Tech University School of Law
Lawrence Kaye spoke at this event.
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.
History in the Making: Treasure Recovered -- the Goudstikker Collection
November 7, 2006 -- Greenwich Historical Society
Lawrence Kaye spoke on his experience representing Marei von Saher in the recovery of Jacques Goudstikker's art collection.
Don't Throw Caution to the Wind: What You Should Know about Provenance and Good Title When Buying or Selling Art
November 5, 2006 -- Christie’s Symposium
Lawrence Kaye spoke at this symposium on the topic "Nazi-Era Restitution: Recent Developments."
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Cultural Heritage Issues: The Legacy of Conquest, Colonization and Commerce
October 2006 -- Willamette University, International Conference
Lawrence Kaye presented two papers entitled "Avoidance and Resolution of Cultural Heritage Disputes" and "Museums and Sites" at this event.
Art Restitution at the Turn of the 21st Century
July 13, 2006 -- Nassau County Bar Association
Lawrence Kaye spoke at this event.
ADR in Arts & Entertainment Disputes: An Interactive Introduction to Arbitration and Mediation
May 9, 2006 -- New York City Bar Association's Art Law Committee
Howard Spiegler delivered this lecture.
Art Restitution and the Turn of the 21st Century
May 2006 -- Tel Aviv
Lawrence Kaye spoke at this event.
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."
Transforming Art: Fair Use Issues
November 10, 2005
Howard Spiegler spoke at this program.
Strategies for the Future of Culture: Dresden in Global Context
Fall 2005 -- Dresden
Lawrence Kaye spoke at this symposium on the topic "Protecting and Preserving the Ownership of Art and Cultural Property through Legal Channels" at the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden.
Nazi-Looted Art
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."
Provenance Research: Litigation and the Responsibility of Museums
July 16, 2004 -- New York University, New York, New York
Lawrence Kaye spoke on the litigation and responsibility of museums at the event on "Problems in Maintaining an Appraisal Practice: New Legal Liability Issues."
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."
Protection of National and Private Cultural Properties Conference
June 22, 2004 -- The German-Turkish Lawyers Association and Koç University
Lawrence Kaye spoke at the Protection of National and Private Cultural Properties Conference on "Cultural Property Disputes in Foreign Courts."
Creating and Preserving Art and Culture in the 21st Century Symposium
June 4, 2004 -- New York University
Lawrence Kaye spoke at this event on "The Judicial Process: The Schultz Case and Other Means of Protecting and Preserving the Ownership of Art and Cultural Property through Legal Channels."
Provence Issues
2003 -- American Appraisers' Association
Howard Spiegler spoke on "Provence Issues" at the American Appraisers' Association.
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Nazi-Looted Art
2002 -- American Inns of Court
Howard Spiegler spoke to American Inns of Court (AIC) on Nazi-Looted Art.
Recovering Nazi-Looted Art: Report from the Front Lines
September 22, 2000 -- University of Connecticut, School of Law
Howard Spiegler spoke on the topic "Recovering Nazi-Looted Art: Report from the Front Lines" to the University of Connecticut's School of Law.
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American Litigation to Recover Cultural Property: Obstacles, Options, and a Proposal
1999 -- MacDonald Institute for Archaeological Research
Howard Spiegler spoke at the Macdonald Institute for Archaeological Research symposium entitled "American Litigation to Recover Cultural Property: Obstacles, Options and a Proposal."
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American Litigation to Recover Cultural Property: Obstacles, Options and a Proposal
December 2, 1993 -- Macdonald Institute for Archaeological Research
Lawrence Kaye spoke at the Macdonald Institute for Archaeological Research symposium entitled "American Litigation to Recover Cultural Property: Obstacles, Options and a Proposal."