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

Sunday, August 28, 2016

ArtLaw: Profiting From The Holocaust? Legal & Ethical Controversies Over Nazi Art Looting - Wayne State University Sept 14

September 14, 2016 | 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Category: Special Event
Location: Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus
28123 Orchard Lake Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
Cost: Varies
Calendars: Law School
Audience: Current Graduate Students, Faculty
The Arts, Communication, Entertainment and Sports Section of the State Bar of Michigan will present this program, which also is sponsored by the Jewish Bar Association of Michigan, Copyright Society of the USA and WSU's Cohn-Haddow Center for Judaic Studies.
Keynote speaker attorney Raymond J. Dowd will discuss the story behind Nazi looted art, through forced and coerced transfers, and the ethical and legal expectations of its return to its lawful owners. Dowd is a partner in the law firm of Dunnington Bartholow & Miller LLP in New York City.
Moderater will be Howard Lupovitch, associate professor of history and director of the Cohn-Haddow Center for Judaic Studies.

Cost for students is $5 in advance and $7.50 at the door. Cost for the general public is $10 in advance and $12.50 at the door. The event is free for Holocaust Center members.
 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

Saturday, August 20, 2016

On Demand Video Available - Ray Dowd - Copyright Law: What The Practitioner Needs To Know

Copyright Law - CLE Now Available For Download

Copyright Law: What the Practitioner Needs to Know

Live Broadcast on July 7, 2016
This course covers the fundamentals of what a lawyer needs to know to identify, register and make claims to copyrighted materials, how to identify and negotiate deals involving copyrightable subject matter, and how to deal with the U.S. Copyright Office with respect to licenses, assignments and pre-litigation practice. Attendees will learn practice procedures related to cease and desist letters and DMCA takedown notices. We will also discuss how to manage client expectations before pursuing a copyright claim in court and how to assess the all-important question of whether statutory damages or attorneys’ fees will be available. Related professional ethics are covered for each topic. Whether you are tackling basic copyright issues for the first time or are an advanced practitioner seeking fresh ways to look at the ever-changing legal landscape in light of recent case law developments, this practice-oriented course offers value for you.
This course is co-sponsored by the Federal Bar Association.
Key topics to be discussed:
  • Principles of Copyright Law
  • Registering, Supplementing and Correcting Copyright Claims
  • The Logistics of the Copyright Lifecycle
  • License Agreements: What the Dealmaker Needs to Know
  • Work For Hire Agreements
  • Legal Ethics: Investigation and Attorneys’ Fees
  • Cease and Desist Letters and Takedown Notices
  • Ownership or License Litigation
  • Copyright Infringement
  • Motions, Trials, Hearings, Settlements

Choose a format:
  • On-Demand Video: Access CLE 24/7 via on-demand library and watch program anytime. Qualifies for self-study CLE credit. On-demand versions are made available 7 business days after the original recording date.
  • All Access Pass: Before you buy, access this class and all other myLawCLE programs, over 120 new live classes every year, for only $69 dollars per month. Purchase the All Access Pass first. Click here for more information.
 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