Art Finance


We represent banks and financial institutions who lend against works of art and collections. We advise on loans, collateral, valuation and risk prevention. We prepare and negotiate secured UCC-1 loan agreements between financial institution lenders and the borrowers who offer artwork, jewelry and collections as collateral, including secure storage escrow agreements.

Advances and Equitable Distribution Loans to Estates & Trusts.

We assist in obtaining and negotiating loans from financial institutions for the purpose of early distributions and/or fulfilling equitable distributions for estates and trusts.

Loans Using Corporate Art Collections as Collateral.

We assist Corporations and LLCs in obtaining loans for collectors from recognized art lenders using artwork and corporate collections as collateral for the purpose of funds for the corporation or LLC, or for the purpose of funding additional acquisitions. We prepare and/or negotiate the loan agreement.

Recent Services

  • Advised bank on their loan agreements, security provisions and escrow holding process for loans using art and collectibles as collateral.
  • Negotiated and obtained business loan for business using coin collection as collateral.
  • Negotiated loan on behalf of borrower using jewelry as collateral.