Art as an Asset: Estate Planning, Taxation, and Legal Considerations

The speakers will delve into the complexities of art ownership, authenticity, and transfers of art ownership. Sharon Cohen Levin will set the stage, offering insights into the current legal challenges surrounding art ownership, fraud, authenticity, repatriation, and asset forfeiture for collectors. Then, Bachir Karam and Caroline Sayan will guide us through a comprehensive discussion surrounding estate and trust planning with art and regarding the effective management and transfer of valuable art assets across generations. Our speakers will also cover the impacts of restitution and forgery on valuation to due diligence in art transactions and best practices for verifying provenance.

From this presentation the audience will gain a deeper understanding of the legal considerations shaping the art market and how they might impact the value of their client’s art collections. Here are some of the specific topics that will be covered by the speakers in the presentation.

  • Impact of art restitution, repatriation, and forgery on valuation and taxation.
  • Legal and tax issues relating to high-value art and considerations for cross-jurisdictional assets.
  • Due diligence in art transactions to prevent legal issues related to restitution and authenticity.
  • Best practices for verifying provenance and authenticity for buyers, sellers, and institutions.
  • Overview of notable art cases and recent developments in restitution, repatriation, and forgery.

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Thank you to our lunch sponsors, AITi Tiedemann Global: