ABOUT US

Amineddoleh & Associates LLC is an art, cultural heritage, and intellectual property law firm founded by Leila A. Amineddoleh. Headquartered in New York City, the firm provides premiere legal services to individuals, art institutions, non-profit organizations, and businesses worldwide.

As attorneys handling both complex litigation and transactions, we provide sophisticated legal advice and innovative solutions to a full range of art, cultural heritage, and intellectual property matters. We have experience in a variety of areas, and we are committed to our clients’ success by providing the highest level of services at cost-effective rates.

Our clients include high net-worth individuals, Fortune 500 companies, non-profit organizations, art experts and scholars, art authenticators and scientists, and emerging artists and collectors. As skilled advocates and patrons of the arts, we are deeply committed to the success of our clients.


ART AND CULTURAL HERITAGE LAW

Art law focuses on the acquisition, retention and sale of fine art, as well as authentication, and the constitutional and intellectual property rights granted to artists, historians, and specialists working in the art world.
Art law also includes cultural heritage matters related to the international movement of antiquities and cultural property. Amineddoleh & Associates LLC is engaged in the most complex work in the art law field providing legal guidance to meet our clients’ individual needs.

Amineddoleh & Associates LLC counsels clients on all legal issues related to the acquisition, retention and disposition of fine art and rights to works of artistic creation. We counsel clients on all issues related to the purchase, sale, and disposition of fine art, in addition to issues related to the creation of fine arts and the performing arts. Our attorneys advise clients on all areas of due diligence, litigation, alternative dispute resolution, and transactions related to artwork, the art market, and the art world.  These transactions include the acquisition of valuable art assets, drafting of consignment agreements, the  public and private sale of art, the organization and implementation of major exhibitions, charitable giving, structuring business agreements, drafting contracts, complying with international and domestic customs procedures, recovering stolen and looted works for collectors and insurance companies, demanding return of Nazi-looted art, and advising clients on criminal matters. We represent artists, collectors, dealers, auction houses, museums, non-profit organizations, and art market experts both in the United States and abroad. As a smaller size law firm, featuring attorneys with extensive experience, we are able to offer clients the highest quality legal work at cost-effective prices.

We are uniquely poised to provide highly specialized expertise in art law due to our collective legal experience in both civil and criminal law. In addition, our scientific expertise enables us to effectively work with a wide range of experts during litigation and the due diligence process. The firm boasts extensive contacts in the art world, allowing us to acquire premiere non-legal experts in the areas of title, provenance, scientific forensic investigation, valuations, title, restoration and conservation, and acquisition management.

Amineddoleh & Associates LLC also provides guidance and legal expertise on complex cultural heritage issues related to compliance with international treaties, the domestic and international importation of antiquities, restitution claims by cultural ministries and governmental agencies, and all legal maters related to the purchase of cultural heritage materials.

OUR ART AND CULTURAL HERITAGE LAW EXPERTISE INCLUDES:

APPRAISALS • ART DEALERS’ AND AUCTIONEERS’ DUTIES AND RIGHTS • ART-BACKED LOANS AND LENDING AGREEMENTS• ARTISTS’ ESTATES AND FOUNDATIONS • AUTHENTICATION COMMITTEES • AUTHENTICITY AND ATTRIBUTION DISPUTES • CONSIGNMENT AGREEMENTS • CRIMINAL REPRESENTATIONS • CULTURAL PATRIMONY LAWS AND CUSTOMS SERVICE REGULATIONS • DEFAMATION • DUE DILIGENCE • INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ISSUES • INTERNATIONAL ART TRANSACTIONS • INTERNET SALE OF ART • JOINT OWNERSHIP OF WORKS OF ART • LICENSING • LOANS OF ARTWORK • LOOTED AND CONFISCATED WORKS OF ART FROM NAZI ERA AND WARTIME LOOTING • LOST AND STOLEN WORKS OF ART • MORAL RIGHTS AND THE VISUAL ARTISTS’ RIGHTS ACT • NEW MEDIA AGREEMENTS • PRIVATE SALES • RECOVERING STOLEN PROPERTY • TITLE CLEARANCE AND ISSUES RELATED TO STOLEN OBJECTS • VALUATION


INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW

 

Amineddoleh & Associates LLC represents artists, musicians, writers, photographers, inventors, and other parties seeking to protect their creative endeavors. The firm provides services in all areas of intellectual property law, including patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and unfair competition.

We provide extensive services related to trademark and copyright, including the litigation of matters concerning this property, in addition to all configurations of due diligence, licensing, and prosecution with the United States Copyright Office and the United States Patent & Trademark Office. We also represent clients in cease and desist matters. We use the legal protections under national and international intellectual property law to protect our clients’ creative works and allow them to maximize the potential of their property and branding opportunities.

Our copyright practice includes obtaining, enforcing, licensing, purchasing and selling copyrights and copyrighted material. Our work encompasses all forms of artistic expression ranging from digital arts to literary, sculptural, and architectural works. The expansiveness of our practice enables us to provide our clients with the broadest protection of their creative labors.

ATTORNEYS
WE PROVIDE A FULL RANGE OF DIVERSE SERVICES RELATED TO ART, CULTURAL HERITAGE, AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW.

Leila A. Amineddoleh

Founder

Specializes in art, cultural heritage, and intellectual property law

Michael C. Rose

Of Counsel

Experienced trial and transactional attorney in civil and criminal matters

Katherine A. Brennan

Associate

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