NYU School of Professional Studies and Appraisers Association of America to Host Art Law Day, Nov. 7

Withers Bergman LLP Counsel Judith A. Bresler, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY 10), and American Alliance of Museums President Ford W. Bell Are Among Panelists Who Will Address Current Legal Issues for Art Appraisers, Attorneys, and Collectors

NEW YORK, November 3, 2014 – A broad range of issues that affect the arts and the law are the subject of Art Law Day, a one-day conference that will be held on Friday, November 7. The conference is hosted by the NYU School of Professional Studies (sps.nyu.edu) Humanities, Arts, and Writing programswhich offers professionally focused art business, art appraisal studies in fine and decorative arts, and collections management and display courses and certificates, among othersand the Appraisers Association of America, the premier national organization of appraisers focusing on fine and decorative arts.

At the conference, experts will address timely art law topics, including new legislation, complexities of authentication, changes in estate planning, restitution issues, standards and protocols, and new regulations and practices. From current legal issues regarding the IRS 1031 tax free exchange, to changes in the art law environment, this conference is ideal for those who work in the related fields of art insurance, art law, cultural property law, and the appraisal and art business professions. It also will appeal to those who collect art and who want to know more about legal issues in the arts.

The day’s schedule includes:

  • Opening Remarks: Betty Krulik, president, Appraisers Association of America; Steven Pincus, managing partner, director of Fine Art, Commercial, Private Client, and Financial Professional DeWitt Stern Group; and Terry Shtob, director, NYU School of Professional Studies Humanities, Arts, and Writing Programs
  • Keynote: The American Royalties Too (ART) Act of 2014: Judith A. Bresler, counsel, Withers Bergman LLP, joined by Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY 10)
  • The Changing Laws for the Sale of Endangered Species: Craig Hoover, chief, Wildlife Trade and Conservation Branch, Division of Management Authority, International Affairs Program, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Monica Kreshik, associate counsel, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation; Lark Mason (moderator), president, iGavel Auctions; and Michael McCullough, partner, Pearlstein & McCullough LLP
  • Restitution: Christopher A. Marinello (moderator), chairman & founder, Art Recovery Group; Monica Dugot, international director of restitution, Christie’s; Marianne Rosenberg, attorney and granddaughter of Paul Rosenberg; Ulf Bischof, attorney, Bischof & Paetow
  • IRS/1031 Tax Free Exchange: Elizabeth von Habsburg (moderator), managing director, Winston Art Group; Diana Wierbicki, partner, Withers Bergman LLP; Suzanne Goldstein Baker, executive vice president & general counsel, Investment Property Exchange Services, Inc.; and Randi A. Schuster, principal, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
  • Bankruptcy and the Detroit Institute of Arts: Amy Goldrich (moderator), art attorney, Cahill Partners LLP; Ford W. Bell, president, American Alliance of Museums; Richard Levin, partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP; and Samuel Sachs II, president, Pollock-Krasner Foundation; director emeritus, The Frick Collection; former director (1985−1997), Detroit Institute of Arts.

Art Law Day will take place at the NYU Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  General admission is $250. For members of AAA/ISA/ASA/RICS and NYSBA, as well as for NYU students and alumni, tuition is $225. Lawyers attending the conference can earn 6.5 CLE credits, nontransitional, in professional practice. Tuition assistance is available for those who qualify. For more information, please e-mail scps.libarts@nyu.edu.

To register, visit sps.nyu.edu/humanities/artlawday.

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