Art Law

Lucas Museum legal strategy troubles

The March 12, 2015, order granted by the Judge in¬†Friends of the Park v. ¬†Chicago Park District was definitely not favorable to the proposed George Lucas Museum plan. U.S. District Court Judge John Darrah stated in his opinion that the lease language, “the exclusive right to occupy, use, maintain, manage and control the museum […]

By |March 13th, 2015|Art Law, Legal News and Events, Municipal Law, Real Estate|0 Comments

A Cautionary Tale for Museums

Unfortunately, in this day of tight museum budgets the risk to museums when taking gifts or donations without spending the appropriate time and resources to do the proper due diligence is considerable. Even under the best circumstances there is always an inherent risk when dealing with art from art rich resource poor countries in […]

By |December 21st, 2014|Art Law, Legal News and Events|0 Comments

What Does New York’s Non-Profit Revitalization Act Mean?

When people think of Non-profit they often forget that a Non-profit or NGO (Non-governmental Organization) is a corporation. We have gotten so used to saying the abbreviated “Non-profit” that we forget it is just a short-hand for “Non-profit Corporation.” In fact in the purest sense a Non-profit is a corporation with a charitable purpose. […]

By |September 27th, 2014|Art Law, Legal News and Events, Real Estate, Start-Up, Tax|0 Comments