2020 Chambers High Net Worth, Art and Cultural Property Law Recognizes Herrick’s Art Law Group
Chambers High Net Worth, Art and Cultural Property Law USA has ranked Herrick's Art Law Group, as well as co-chairs Lawrence Kaye and Howard Spiegler Band 1. Chambers commended Herrick noting that it is "highly respected by art market commentators for its work on contentious and non-contentious art law matters." Further noting that "its attorneys advise a wide range of clients, including auction houses, dealers, collectors, artists and cultural institutions, on major transactions, loans and insurance matters."
Chambers elaborates that "[t]he firm is particularly well known for assisting clients, including governments, with recovery claims. 'They are the go-to firm for art restitution disputes,' according to a source, who adds that 'they are very well known in art world circles.'" Furthermore, "their claimant-side restitution practice is pioneering, and they practise those claims the right way."
Lawrence Kaye was once again ranked as a notable practitioner and is "seen as a leader in his space and a real go-to adviser in the market." Chambers adds that "he acts for wealthy collectors, institutions and foreign governments on complex and high-profile litigation." Quoting a source, Chambers adds that "he is a real expert on art restitution cases."
Howard Spiegler was also recognized for excellence as a notable practitioner adding that "[h]e has long-standing experience in art restitution cases, often acting for foreign governments in high-profile litigation connected to the recovery of art and cultural property." One market commentator noted that Howard "is a first-rate lawyer in this space and best known in his work in cultural patrimony." An art expert further contributed that Howard "knows his stuff, is very cerebral and even-handed in this approach."