Art Law Attorneys Wasser Russ-NY


About Art Law

The world of fine art and collectibles is a dynamic and captivating field. But there are traps for the unwary and even good faith participants are vulnerable to the actions of unscrupulous parties.

Understanding the nuances of authenticity, ownership and fraud in Art Law allow us to protect the rights of our clients.

We work with private clients, auction houses and collectors. Wasser | Russ also provides services to clients with respect to their disposition of artworks, such as private sales and consignments. Discretion and confidentiality for the buyer and seller is always a priority.

Read our post on a case in point in art law here

Wasser | Russ attorneys represent all parties in the fine arts community including:

  • auction houses
  • art galleries
  • art appraisers
  • art consultants and experts
  • agents
  • undisclosed and partially disclosed principals
  • art collectors
  • art investors and owners

We focus on controversies arising as a result of:

  • auctions
  • private sales and purchases
  • consignments
  • financing
  • theft
  • storage
  • valuation
  • creation and installation of fine art and collectibles

These disputes involve issues such as:

  • authenticity, title and ownership
  • provenance
  • theft
  • conversion
  • undue influence
  • bailment
  • storage
  • fraud
  • entrustment
  • principal-agent relationships
  • statute of limitations
  • laches
  • Uniform Commercial Code (UCC)
  • breach of warranty
  • nonpayment, default
  • re-sale and deficiency claims
  • attribution
  • moral rights
  • cultural heritage and artifacts
  • replevin and recovery

We bring creativity and savvy business judgment to art dispute resolutions.

These values infuse our approach and allow us to aggressively litigate fine art disputes in the state and federal courts. We work throughout the United States in multiple jurisdictions and with multiple parties. We approach our work with common sense and economy to balance litigation costs and benefits against your bottom line.

Adam is the consummate professional and handles every client and case with the utmost competence and expertise. I endorse him fully and hold him in the highest regard. Michael J, Personal injury Attorney

Doug understands client requirements, the real estate purchase and sale process, the new home market, the resale home market, and the oddities and details of law gleaned from three decades in the profession. He has the unerring ability to pull out the key elements from a tangle of conflicting desires, rules and regulations. Steve G., Business Consultant

Adam is a rare combination of tenacity and empathy. He is able to zealously represent his client’s interests while still being open to joint problem-solving. Adam is a great lawyer and a terrific person as well.” Sean O., CEO

Let us tackle your most challenging Art Law issues.

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