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Frank K. Lord IV is a member of Herrick's Art Law practice group and represents collectors, art dealers, claimants, auction houses, and museums in matters relating to art and cultural property law.  He advises clients on a wide range of issues, including the purchase and sale of important artworks privately or at public auction, museum exhibitions and collections management policies, and the use of art as loan collateral. Frank also works closely with Herrick's white collar crime, insurance, intellectual property, finance, and tax and personal planning practices to provide specialized services in diverse matters relating to artworks.

Notable transactions include the sale of paintings to the J. Paul Getty Museum, the National Gallery in Washington, D.C. and the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. Among Frank's ongoing cases is his work with Marei von Saher — the heir of Dutch art dealer Jacques Goudstikker — who is pursuing the recovery of hundreds of artworks that were seized by the Nazis during World War II.

Frank obtained his undergraduate degree in Art History from Davidson College, his Ph.D. in Art History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill--where he also worked as a teaching assistant and an instructor for undergraduate classes--and his law degree from Columbia University School of Law. While at Columbia, Frank was a teaching assistant at the legal clinic for the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts in New York and served as the articles editor of the Columbia Journal of Law and the Arts. Frank is a past member and past Secretary of the Art Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association.

Recent Matters of Note:
Ongoing
Marei von Saher - Restitution of Nazi-Looted Art
Representation of Marei von Saher in her efforts to recover hundreds of Nazi-looted artworks from the collection of her father-in-law, the renowned Dutch art collector and dealer, Jacques Goudstikker.
2008
Heirs of Kazimir Malevich - Amsterdam Settlement
Representation of the heirs of the world-renowned Russian artist Kazimir Malevich in their litigation against the City of Amsterdam to reclaim artworks created by their ancestor. This litigation was successfully settled in April 2008 when the City of Amsterdam returned five Malevich paintings to the heirs.
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