Art Law

Henderson & Koplik LLP advises on buying, selling, and collecting fine art, memorabilia, and collectables as follows:

  • Purchase and sale transactions
  • Auction and dealer consignments 
  • Loans to domestic and foreign museums and galleries 
  • Charitable gifts of art
  • Sales, use and personal property tax planning
  • Tax deferred exchanges of art
  • Art advisor and consultant agreements
  • Art appraisal agreements
  • Copyright, trademark and other intellectual property rights
  • Negotiation of policy terms and coverage for art insurance
  • Private and public commission of art 

Recent Engagements:

Representing Sellers

  • Suite of important pre-war oil paintings by Pablo Picasso                            
  • Standing Woman sculpture by Alberto Giacometti  
  • Oil painting by Claude Monet 
  • Oil painting by Pierre August Renoir  
  • Rare limestone sculpture by Marc Chagall               
  • Major cubist oil painting by Pablo Picasso
  • The estate of gallery owner for sale of entire inventory collection      
  • An important and rare painting by Peter Paul Rubens & Jan Brueghel 

Representing Buyers

  • Rare Tahitian period oil painting by Paul Gauguin
  • Important Oil Painting by Mark Rothko
  • Suite of of three oil paintings by Marc Chagall
  • Ballerina pastel by Edgar Degas
  • Rare and important oil Painting by Jean Michel-Basquiat