Art Law

Art Law

Kantor | Davidoff's experience in the area of Art Law includes counseling a broad range of clients including renowned galleries, dealers, private collectors, estates, foundations and emerging artists.

On the transactional side, we advise clients on how to best structure transactions to maximize the benefit to the client and protect its interests. Representative transactions include sales, consignments, leases, commission contracts, licensing agreements, estate planning, and other creative hybrid alternatives.

Should litigation arise, we offer clients representation in areas including breach of contract, infringement, fraud, insurance, defamation, creditors' rights, estates, and agent/fiduciary claims.

Recent Publications in the area of Art Law:

August, 2015:   Red Flags in Art Sales, by Daniel S. Kokhba. See link for full article: 

August, 2015:   Summertime and the Art Buyin' is Easy: Asking Questions about Art Transactions, by Daniel S. Kokhba. See link for full article: 

January, 2015:   Of Koons, Twombly, Perelman and Gagosian: Lessons to be Learned, Part II. by Daniel S. Kokhba, See link for full article: 

September, 2013:   The Art of Gifting Art, by Daniel S. Kokhba, Esq.   See link for full article:

May, 2013:   Five Art Market Lessons in Recent Case Law, by Daniel S. Kokhba, Esq.   See link for full article:

Select Recent Representations in the area of Art Law:

June, 2015:  Representing SoHo art gallery as its general counsel.

January, 2015:  Representing art broker in connection with international sales of multimillion dollar paintings.

March, 2014:   Representing Academy Award nominee documentary filmmaker in connection with potential licensing of film to a museum in Europe.   Matter being handled by Partner, Daniel S. Kokhba

March, 2014:   Representing Argentine citizen in state court action against owners of a New York gallery. Claims include breach of contract, accounting and breach of fiduciary duty.   Matter being handled by Partners, Matthew C. Kesten, Esq. and Daniel S. Kokhba, Esq.