Lead counsel defending Renoir family members in copyright infringement and Lanham Act case brought by Estate of Richard Guino in US. District Court, Phoenix, Arizona. Succeeded as a result of trial and post-trial motions and obtained over $422,000 award in attorneys fees and sanctions against plaintiffs and their counsel.
Represented the estate of a major art deco artist
Represented the estate of a major art deco artist, against his long time managers, in three contemporaneous litigations in Paris, New York, and London. Successfully recovered hundreds of original works of the artist and obtained a cash settlement of over $1,500,000.00.
Represented a group of Paris based art publishers
Represented a group of Paris based art publishers against a highly successful living artist who walked away from a major publishing agreement without performing. Settled the matter after filing suit, within four months, for $2,350,000.00.
Represented a businessman in Los Angeles
Represented a businessman in Los Angeles who purchased alleged multiple Chinese antique artifacts, which turned out be be fake. After filing suit, through negotiations settled matter for full amount of purchase for over $750,000.00, within 90 days of service of multi-count action.
Helped put together acquisitionn and financing
Helped put together acquisition and financing for all art auction services on Royal Caribbean Cruises (19 Ships) plus two other cruise lines (Oceania and Regent), on behalf of World Art Auctions.
Management and contract negotiations
Management, contract negotiations and oversight of tens of millions of dollars of sales by Alexandra Nechita, world renowned artist, with Global Fine Arts/Princess Cruises, and other art distributors. Set up museum show in Paris for artist.
Structure and development of Rodin Sculpture Project
Structure and development of Rodin Sculpture Project for Bronze Masters International, with 25 images cast in bronze as posthumous limited edition works. Set up exhibitions in St. Petersburg, Moscow, Florence, Italy and most recently Hong Kong with Opera Gallery.
Representation of Degas Heirs and Comite Degas
Representation of Degas Heirs and Comite Degas in relation to studio plasters and bronzes cast from those plasters of Degas; establish protocols for certificates of authenticity, examination and oversight of all 74 Degas plasters sourced to Valsuani foundry and Nellie Hebrard.