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Planned gifts can lead to hard feelings without careful planning and managed expectations
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • USA
  • January 2 2019

The recent sale at auction of Chop Suey (1929) by Edward Hopper, once promised to Seattle Art Museum, is a reminder of the delicate if sometimes


Zum Geburtstag Viel Glück? The Washington Principles Turn 20
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • USA, Germany
  • October 30 2018

This fall marks the 20th anniversary of the Washington Conference on Nazi-Era Assets and the corollary Washington Principles on Nazi-confiscated Art


Deletion of Grünbaum Works from Lost Art Database Shows Again How German Government Has Lost Its Way on Nazi-Looted Art
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • USA, Germany
  • August 27 2018

The New York Times reported yesterday that the German Lost Art Foundation had removed several paintings once owned by the Viennese cabaret actor Fritz


Court of Appeals Upholds Claims to Renowned Guelph Treasure Sold Under Duress to Nazi Agents
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • USA
  • July 10 2018

(WASHINGTON-July 10, 2018) The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has affirmed the right of the heirs to the so-called Guelph Treasure (known


Court of Appeals Upholds Claims to Renowned Guelph Treasure Sold Under Duress to Nazi Agents
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • USA
  • July 10 2018

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has affirmed the right of the heirs to the so-called Guelph Treasure (known in German as the


What About Margarethe Mauthner? Van Gogh Once Owned by Elizabeth Taylor Heads to Auction Again with Scant Mention of its Persecuted Former Owner
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • USA
  • March 26 2018

Since the passage in 2016 of the Holocaust Expropriated Art Recovery (HEAR) Act, many commenters (here included) have grappled with what the


Members of the Berkshire Museum File Appeal Papers to Stop Museum's Planned Sale of 40 Works from its Collection
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • USA
  • January 16 2018

Sullivan & Worcester LLP has filed its papers in the appeal by its clients, the members of the Berkshire Museum who


Members of the Berkshire Museum File Appeal Papers to Stop Museum's Planned Sale of 40 Works from its Collection
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • USA
  • January 16 2018

Boston, MA, January 16, 2018 - Sullivan & Worcester LLP has filed its papers in the appeal by its clients, the members of the Berkshire Museum who


Injunction Against Berkshire Museum Sale Is Extended
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • USA
  • December 13 2017

The Single Justice of the Massachusetts Appeals Court (Joseph A. Trainor) has extended the injunction against the Berkshire Museum's proposed sale


Key Tax Deferral Tool for Art Sales on the Chopping Block in U.S. Legislation Proposals
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • USA
  • December 11 2017

The tax legislation proposals currently under consideration by the United States Congress contains a number of concepts that would affect the art