NEW YORK, NY.- Judith Bresler, Withers Bergman, LLP, and her colleagues announce Art Law Day 2010, organized for attorneys, appraisers, dealers, collectors and everyone with an interest in the legal aspects of collections management. Topics to be covered include: Expert Opinions and Liabilities; If Mediation's So Great, Why Isn't It Used More?; The Complexities of Art Insurance Claims; IRS Updates and An Interpretation of USPAP Guidelines. The conference is $200 and open to the public with advance reservations.
Speakers include Judith Bresler, Withers Bergman LLP; Richard A. Altman, Law Offices of Richard A. Altman; James S. Martin, Orion Analytical, LLC; John P. Barrie, Bryan Cave, LLP; Thomas R. Kline, Andrews Kurth, LLP; Judith Prowda, Sotheby's Institute of Art; Christopher Marinello, Art Loss Register; Elayne E. Greenberg, St. John's University School of Law; Steve Pincus, DeWitt Stern Group; Dorit Straus, Chubb Group of Insurance Companies; Sylvia Leonard Wolf, AAA, Sylvia Leonard Wolf Inc.; John R. Cahill, Lynn & Cahill LLP; Joseph E. Bothwell, Internal Revenue Service; Susan Kassell, Internal Revenue Service; Nancy J. Lee, Internal Revenue Service; Paul M. Roy, Withers Bergman, LLP; Karl Geercken, Alston + Bird; Jane C.H Jacob, AAA, Jacob Fine Art; Judith L. Pearson, ARIS Corporation; Paula Konikoff, JD, MAI, Former Vice-Chair, Appraisal Standards Board; and Amy J. Goldrich, Law Office of Amy J. Goldrich.
A reception will follow Art Law Day, beginning at 5:30 p.m., to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the NYU/SCPS Appraisal Studies Program, a collaborative program with the Appraisers Association of America, and the premier training program for appraisers of the fine and decorative arts.
THE EXPERTS GUIDE TO COLLECTING
An Indispensable Guide for Collectors & Allied Professionals
Will Launch at Closing Reception
To help collectors and allied professionals know what questions to ask and to illuminate challenging issues that may not have been anticipated the Appraisers Association of America has created The Experts Guide to Collecting. It will launch at the closing reception.
In a time of economic uncertainty and highly publicized art thefts and damages, knowing how to value, protect and maintain a collection is increasingly important, said Aleya Lehmann-Bench, Executive Director.
Caring for works of art and other valuables requires specific expertise in each phase of the ownership process, so knowing the right questions to ask and how to find to identify trustworthy experts is crucial. Full details and review copies are available on request.