Thursday, October 06, 2016

Association of Corporate Counsel of New Jersey: Museum Night With Nazi Looted Art & Copyright Litigation Handbook

Adds intrigue and mystery to


Museum Night:  Practical Lessons for In-house Counsel


By adding the fascinating topic of

NAZI LOOTED ART legislation pending…


Hear all about it from Ray Dowd, who has handled World War II-era restitution cases



and who is quoted in Newsweek Magazine article October 4, 2016


join us in a lively conversation with RAY DOWD, author of Copyright Litigation Handbook (9th Ed. Thomson Reuters 2015-2016)
and specialist in restitution cases

“History is being buried because the courts are closing the doors,” Dowd says.

Ray will also explore how fine art can provide practical insights on protecting intellectual property in the digital age

***A copy of Ray Dowd’s book will be raffled and discounts extended to all attendees.***

Where:  The Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ

When:  October 26, 2016 from 5:30-8:30PM (dinner and discussion)

          Copyright Litigation Handbook, 2015-2016 ed.
1+ hour CLE credit

there is no cost for this event, please come as our guest for dinner and discussion
 Copyright law, fine art and navigating the courts. Attorney and AuthorCopyright Litigation Handbook (Thomson Reuters Westlaw 2015-2016) by Raymond J. Dowd
 Copyright Litigation Handbook on Westlaw

Sunday, September 04, 2016

Art Law & Litigation Conference - Federal Bar Association - Miami November 29-30 2016 - Join Us!

The South Florida Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, in cooperation with the Intellectual Property Law and Federal Litigation Sections of the Federal Bar Association, is launching the first annual FBA Art Law and Litigation Conference on Wednesday, November 30.

Gain insights from a unique perspective as top art law litigators from around the country join with respected art fair executive directors and the artists themselves. This full day of CLE programming offers sessions on a variety of art-related legal topics, as well as keynote addresses presented by Judge Gerald E. Rosen of the
Eastern District of Michigan and Chief Judge Loretta A. Preska of the Southern District of New York.

Taking place in Miami just prior to the opening of famed Art Basel Miami Beach and approximately 20 other contemporary art fairs, you will be immersed in the world’s largest collective contemporary art fair—where top dealers, collectors, celebrities, and art journalists convene. It is Miami’s busiest, most celebrated, and fun week of the year!

Register here!
 All registered attendees are invited to the Welcome Reception on Tuesday, November 29 at the Lowe Art Museum at the University of Miami from 5:00–6:30 p.m. Catch up with colleagues or make new connections while having exclusive access to the museum’s art exhibitions.

We look forward to seeing you in Miami! Start networking early and visit the conference
Facebook page today.

2016 Art Law &  Litigation Planning Committee
Raymond J. Dowd
    Dunnington, Bartholow & Miller LLP
    New York, NY
Christopher J. Alfieri
    Christovich & Kearney, LLP
    New Orleans, LA
Alaina Fotiu-Wojtowicz
    Olin Law Firm
    Miami, FL
Lisa F. Moore
    The Moore Firm, LLC
    Atlanta, GA
Benjamin H. Brodsky
    Coffey Burlington
    Miami, FL
Three Ways to Register:
1) Register Online2) Print the registration form and fax to 571-481-9090
3) Print the registration form and mail to Federal Bar Association, Attn: 2016 Art Law & Litigation Conference, PO Box 79395, Baltimore, MD 21279 
 Early Bird(on or before 10/21/16)
 Regular(after 10/21/16)
FBA Sustaining Member  
FBA Member
Law Student

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5:00-6:30 p.m. Welcome ReceptionLowe Art Museum at the University of Miami
1301 Stanford Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33124
*Hosted by the South Florida Chapter
8:00-8:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30-9:00 a.m.
Welcome and Introductions
9:00-10:00 a.m.Impact of Art Fairs on the Market and ArtistsExplore the practical logistics of what it takes to organize, execute, and handle legal issues related to an art fair, including permitting, government relations, audience determination, and handling the unexpected during the planning process.
  • Helen Allen, Judge, Founder, Pulse Art Fair (Moderator)
  • David Brooks, Artist
  • Vivek Jayaram, Jayaram Law Group
  • Omar Lopez-Chahoud, Founder and Director of UNTITLED ART Fair (invited)
10:15-11:15 a.m.Biennial and Triennial City Wide Exhibitions: Challenges and OpportunitiesReview the phenomenon and the history of biennial and triennial exhibitions, including newly-commissioned works, public installations, and related legal issues.
  • Trevor Schoonmaker, Prospect New Orleans
  • Brooke Davis Anderson, Executive Director, Prospect 4
  • Christopher J. Alfieri, Christovich & Kearney LLP
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.Developing an Art Law Practice
Learn about recommended resources, practice tips, and pitfalls to avoid while building a law practice representing visual artists, galleries, art dealers, academic institutions, and other players in the world of fine art.
  • Lisa F. Moore, Member, The Moore Firm, LLC, Atlanta
  • Andrew Pequignot, Member, The Moore Firm, LLC, Atlanta
  • Hon. Loretta A. Preska, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
12:15-1:30 p.m.Luncheon Keynote: Detroit Institute of the Arts:  How Art Saved A City 
  • Hon. Gerald Rosen, Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
Called “the architect of Detroit’s Grand Bargain,” then-Chief Judge Gerald Rosen of the Eastern District of Michigan shocked his colleagues by agreeing to act as lead mediator in the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history.  Join us to hear the spectacular story of how, under Judge Rosen’s powers of persuasion and imagination, parties with seemingly intractable differences came together to save one of the world’s leading cultural institutions, and by doing so, saved Detroit and its pensioners.
1:30-2:30 p.m.Looted and Stolen Art - Dealing with Provenance Issues in Cuba and the Around WorldIssues of provenance and marketable title accompany the acquisition of all art work; these issues are amplified when the art work has passed through the hands of autocratic governments or less-than-reputable dealers.  Our panel addresses these issues, with a special discussion of artwork acquired from Cuba.
  • Roland Sanchez-Medina, SMGQ Law (Moderator)
  • Paul Schwiep, Coffey Burlington
  • Pedro Freyre, Chair, International Practice, Akerman
  • Javier Lumbreras, Artemundi Management Ltd.
2:45-3:45 p.m. Monetization of Private Collections and Art LendingHear about the various options an owner has in the sale of a collection, including using the collection as collateral and leveraging the value of the collection while either still in possession or during the sale of the collection.
  • Jill Dupee
  • Jose Sirven, Holland and Knight
3:45-4:00 p.m.Closing Keynote: Get Over Yourself: Parody and Fine Art
  • Hon. Loretta A. Preska, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
 Copyright law, fine art and navigating the courts. Attorney and AuthorCopyright Litigation Handbook (Thomson Reuters Westlaw 2015-2016) by Raymond J. Dowd
 Copyright Litigation Handbook on Westlaw