Arts & Museums

Those in the art world, though connected, face distinct legal concerns.

For an artist, it’s about protecting your copyright when your images are appropriated by others; First Amendment issues when your work involves controversial subject matter; or moral rights issues when your work is altered or destroyed.

For dealers and galleries, the conduits between artists and the buying public, it’s establishing proper representation, work for hire, and purchase agreements.

For museums, it’s negotiating complex agreements for the donation of collections or the development of appropriate responses to disputes over ownership and authenticity.

Whatever the issue, you can draw on our legal and strategic capabilities, powerful litigation presence and sophisticated transactional abilities for help.