Seminar on Latest Developments, for Art and Appraisal Professionals, Collectors and Attorneys

New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies & Appraisers Association of America present “Arts and the Law: A Symposium,” Friday, November 10, 2006, 8:30a to 4:30p, NYU’s Woolworth Building center, 4th Floor, 15 Barclay Street (downtown Manhattan, between Broadway and Church Street).

The appraisal profession continues to grow and a constant stream of new regulations and procedures means that appraisers, lawyers, and insurers need to fully understand the issues that could lead to litigation. Top experts in the field will present on these timely art law topics:

  • International law and art and antiquities restitution
  • Provenance insurance
  • Update on changes in USPAP
  • Tax, trusts, and estates, and proposed tax legislation affecting qualified appraisals and partial gifts
  • Proposed estate tax reform legislation

For registration details, go to For more information, please call 212-998-7171.

Speakers include: Jessica L. Darraby, Esq., The Art of Counsel—Counsel to the Arts, CA; Sharon Flescher, IFAR, NY; Dr. Zoe Kosmidou, Embassy of Greece, DC: Lawrence Mushinske, US Dept. of Homeland Security, NY; Lawrence Shindell, Aris Corp., WI; Lucian Simmons, Sotheby’s, NY; Norman Newman, HUB International, NY; Paul M. Roy, Esq., Withers Bergman LLP, NY; John R. Cahill, Esq., Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman LLP, NY; and Randall Willette, Fine Art Wealth Management, London.

The symposium is worth five AAA Certification Points; CLE Credits Pending. General admission cost is $250; members of the Appraisers Association of America (( receive a discounted fee of $200.

This program has been organized in conjunction with the Appraisers Association of America 2006 National Conference, Saturday, November 11 through Monday, November 13, 2006. For those who have registered for the AAA 2006 National Conference Nov. 11-13, the cost of the NYU seminar is included.

The School of Continuing and Professional Studies ( is among the 14 colleges and schools that comprise New York University, one of the largest private universities in the United States. Founded in 1934, NYU SCPS each year educates some 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students and enrolls over 40,000 in its non-credit programs. A national leader in adult and professionally oriented education, NYU SCPS programs include non-credit courses that span more than 125 fields, 14 industry-focused Master’s degree programs, and nine Bachelor’s and six Associate degree programs specially designed for working adults. As well, NYU SCPS is home to NYU Online, the University’s first online undergraduate program.

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