Business

Museums

We advise and provide consultation services to museums in areas such as general administration issues, the donation acceptance process, deaccessioning of artworks and reporting requirements, trust and non-profit legal compliance, loans to museums and loan agreements, exhibitions, insurance, risk management, and fund raising. We often act as general counsel for museums, advising on all legal aspects of their day to day operations and issues.


Recent Services

  • Provided risk management review for museum's traveling loan exhibition tour and negotiation of insurance coverage provisions.
  • Advised museum on legal title and endangered species protection issue related to possible donation.
  • Assisted curator of museum with expert witness contract.
  • Advised museum on silent auction fund raising procedures and allowable tax deductions for donors
  • Structured charitable bargain sale on behalf of seller/donor in the purchase and sale of artwork to museum, thus reducing purchase price and creating charitable tax deduction for seller/donor.