Art Law

Practicing law is an art, and as South Florida’s vibrant art scene has grown, so has Harper Meyer’s Art Law Practice Group.

At Harper Meyer, we recognize that the world is not black or white, so why would your legal matter be? Whether you are involved in a transaction or a dispute, or need some specialized advice concerning art, antiquities, collectibles, and other “non-cash passion assets,” Harper Meyer’s multi-disciplinary team of transactional lawyers, litigators, experts, and advisors is prepared to handle your art law needs. We approach every issue, every business, and every client as an individual – just like each individual work of art – and take pride in understanding the details.  Our attorneys have honed their skills and are ready to put their experience, creativity, and technical ability to work on your legal matters.
Unlike other assets, art cannot be commingled in a bank account, cannot be divided in parts, and cannot simply be replaced for something of equal value. By definition, art is unique and begs for unique solutions. It also provides buyers, sellers, brokers, galleries, museums, investors, and collectors with unique opportunities. Harper Meyer also knows the art community. With experience working with non-profits, for-profits, start-ups, established businesses, and individuals, Harper Meyer understands the specific needs of our clients and is always looking for the best ways to support our clients’ interests. We work with leading industry experts and have built strong and vibrant relationships across the country and world, which we can call upon when needed by our clients.
At Harper Meyer, we recognize that the world is not black or white, so why would your legal matter be? Whether you are involved in a transaction or a dispute, or need some specialized advice concerning art, antiquities, collectibles, and other “non-cash passion assets,” Harper Meyer’s multi-disciplinary team of transactional lawyers, litigators, experts, and advisors is prepared to handle your art law needs. We approach every issue, every business, and every client as an individual – just like each individual work of art – and take pride in understanding the details.  Our attorneys have honed their skills and are ready to put their experience, creativity, and technical ability to work on your legal matters.
Unlike other assets, art cannot be commingled in a bank account, cannot be divided in parts, and cannot simply be replaced for something of equal value. By definition, art is unique and begs for unique solutions. It also provides buyers, sellers, brokers, galleries, museums, investors, and collectors with unique opportunities. Harper Meyer also knows the art community. With experience working with non-profits, for-profits, start-ups, established businesses, and individuals, Harper Meyer understands the specific needs of our clients and is always looking for the best ways to support our clients’ interests. We work with leading industry experts and have built strong and vibrant relationships across the country and world, which we can call upon when needed by our clients.

You need art-focused legal counsel with skills you can rely on.

Capitalizing on the strength of its established private wealth, transactional, and dispute resolution practices, Harper Meyer is your full-service art law firm, handling issues including:

  • Purchase and sale of art, antiquities, and collectibles, including issues of title, taxation, and insurance;
  • Authentication, provenance, title, and ownership;
  • Intellectual property, digital art, and NFTs;
  • Import, export, and transportation issues;
  • Probate, tax, and estate planning involving art and collections;
  • Theft and damage to art;
  • Restitution of looted art, including Nazi-looted art;
  • Fraud and cybercrime involving art; and
  • Disputes involving art, antiquities, and collectibles, whether pre-suit or in litigation or arbitration.
  • Purchase and sale of art, antiquities, and collectibles, including issues of title, taxation, and insurance;
  • Authentication, provenance, title, and ownership;
  • Intellectual property, digital art, and NFTs;
  • Import, export, and transportation issues;
  • Probate, tax, and estate planning involving art and collections;
  • Theft and damage to art;
  • Restitution of looted art, including Nazi-looted art;
  • Fraud and cybercrime involving art; and
  • Disputes involving art, antiquities, and collectibles, whether pre-suit or in litigation or arbitration.

Harper Meyer also knows art.

Knowing the specific law and possessing great legal skills are half the art law battle.

About us

Harper Meyer Perez Hagen Albert Dribin & DeLuca LLP is a full-service Miami law firm offering its clients highly-personalized attention. Our attorneys are involved in nearly all legal aspects of the commercial world, including the planning and coordination of business and family offices, whether based in the United States or inbound to the United States from abroad.

Located in the heart of South Florida, Harper Meyer is perfectly positioned to handle local, national, and international art law needs. Informally referred to as the “capital” of South America, Miami enjoys the advantage of being located “between” Europe and Latin America.  Regularly working in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, the Harper Meyer team routinely represents clients from the US, Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean and around the globe.

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Attorneys

Jim Meyer

Jim Meyer

Partner

Laura Reich

Laura Reich

Partner

Clarissa Rodriguez

Clarissa Rodriguez

Partner