2022 Art Law Day Program

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Friday, November 11, 2022

9:15 A.M - 9:45 A.M.

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Keynote Address: Charles F. Stewart, CEO, Sotheby's
The Art World post-pandemic: Growth and Change
The art world has seen unprecedented changes in the last couple of years, and the post-pandemic world has encouraged innovation and new approaches. New audiences and emerging artists, web 3 and digital growth are just some of the factors shaking up established paradigms and opening new opportunities.

9:45 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.

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NFT Ownership: Living with, Planning and Advising

This panel will address the best practices for dealing with NFTs within a world where there are few guidelines. Our speakers will provide a brief overview of responsible NFT ownership, including reliably transacting, appraising, storing, insuring, and lending digital assets and the possible legal implications therein.

Other topics to be addressed include:

Review of the different types and proposed classifications of NFTs
Best practices for transacting NFTs  
Appraisal approaches, as well as insurance and storage concerns
Legal and tax liabilities, as they are best understood at present

Jeffrey D. Karas, FinTech and Virtual Currency attorney, Brown Rudnick
Amanda A. Rottermund, Senior Associate, Withers Bergman LLP
Caroline Taylor, Founder & CEO, Appraisal Bureau
Moderator: Courtney Booth Christensen, Director of Trusts & Estates, Winston Art Group

Coffee Break 11:00 A.M. - 11:15 A.M.
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11:15 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.

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Museum Reparations – Colonial Art 

This panel will address the concerted efforts to repatriate colonial art in a legal framework.  The panelists will discuss complications that collectors may encounter when donating to museums, challenges that sellers may confront, ethical considerations complicating this area of the law, and the potential effect this has on the fair market value of these works.

Thomas Kline, Of Counsel, Schindler Cohen & Hochman LLP
Nicholas M. O'Donnell, Partner, Sullivan & Worcester LLP
Victoria Reed, Sadler Curator for Provenance, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Moderator: Leila A. Amineddoleh, Founder, Amineddoleh & Associates LLC

Lunch Break 12:30 P.M. - 1:45 P.M.
1:45 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Fractional Interest – Is this the Democratization of Art Ownership?

This panel will explore the legal questions, issues, and ramifications of fractional ownership of art, with an emphasis on regulatory issues and tax implications. Additionally, we will address the intricacies and mechanics of fractional ownership and explore how such investments are structured and serviced.   

Laura Ballman, Founder, Capital Art Strategies
John R. Cahill, Partner, Olsoff, Cahill, Cossu LLP
Javier Lumbreras, CEO, Artemundi, LLC
Moderator: Lori Spector, AAA, Regional Director, Phillips

Coffee Break 3:00 P.M. - 3:15 P.M.

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GV Art Conservation

3:15 P.M. - 4:30 P.M.  

Political Risk Management 

As our world increasingly becomes interconnected via global politics, international finance, technology and climate change, our landscape inherently becomes more dynamic and open to risk. Join the panel to learn of the potential risks they foresee and how they are approaching them. 

Diane Baldwin, SVP, Global Head Risk and Insurance, Christie's
Georges Lederman, Special Counsel, White Collar and Regulatory Defense, Withers Bergman LLP
Fritz Dietl, President, Delaware Freeport 
Phil Wittmann, VP, Head of Commercial Delivery, Sigma Ratings
Moderator: Margaret Bussiere, Vice President, Fine Arts, Risk Strategies

4:30 P.M. - 6:30 P.M.   The Evening Reception will be held on Friday, November 11 from 4:30-6:30 PM EST at the New York Athletic Club on the 10th floor. All attendees are welcome to attend.


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