The Art Law Firm

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About the FIRM

The Art Law Firm® is an internationally recognized practice for pioneering and established clients in arts, technology, architecture, fashion, design, publishing, entertainment, multimedia, corporate and nonprofit sectors. The Art Law Firm® approach to our clients is analytical thinking, creative solutions and practical approaches. The flexibility and positioning of the Art Law Firm® assure delivery of accessible, personalized service, counsel and advice, informed by extensive experience in the art markets, and tailored to the client’s unique situation and circumstances. 

The Art Law Firm® is structured to coordinate and manage expert teams of appraisers, conservators, curators, brokers, galleries, and other professionals from a network developed over decades throughout the USA and abroad.   The Art Law Firm® motto reflects mission: A Practice Dedicated to the Global Community of the Arts™. 

Founded by Alexandra Darraby, author of the multivolume treatise DARRABY ON ART LAW, the Art Law Firm®  expertise—domestic and international—includes intellectual property, moral rights,  publicity rights, contracts, branding and licenses, murals and public art, museum donations and loans, collections managaement, estates and trusts, family office and legacy projects, and more.


About The PRINCIPAL

 Alexandra Darraby, Super Lawyer,™ is a transactional lawyer and an experienced litigator. A former law professor, she authors the legal treatise, DARRABY ON ART LAW.  Alexandra learned first hand client needs and the trade as a former gallerist, director, and curator.    A graduate of Boalt Hall School of Law at Berkeley, Alexandra Darraby trained at a major national law firm in litigation, corporate law, tax and non-profit strategic planning. She has represented and consulted on corporate, copyright and constitutional matters in state, federal and appellate courts, achieving successful awards of attorneys’ fees and costs on behalf of her clients.

Alexandra’s model agreements are used in various art sectors and serve as benchmarks in the field.    The 360° client base of the Art Law Firm®  informs a honed skill set that anticipates deal points, negotiates results, and resolves disputes.  Alexandra, a court-appointed expert,  is also  an Arbitrator on the national roster of the American Arbitration Association, a platform that implements client advocacy in a context of fair and forward-going outcomes.

Her articles and features are published in more than 70 design, law, architecture and art journals. She is an invited and keynote speaker for museums, arts organizations and legal societies around the globe.


About DARRABY ON ART LAW

DARRABY ON ART LAW [ed. 2023] by Alexandra Darraby

PUBLISHER: Thomson Reuters West Available for Purchase

DARRABY ON ART LAW VOLUME 1 ART, ARTIFACT, ARCHITECTURE & MUSEUM LAW
DARRABY ON ART LAW VOLUME 2 MORAL RIGHTS, COPYRIGHT, PROPERTY RIGHTS & CULTURE
DARRABY ON ART LAW VOLUME 3 REFERENCE MATERIALS

DARRABY ON ART LAW founded the field of art law, contributing to a discrete discipline that provides a valuable resource for lawyers, judges, museums, collectors, auctions, dealers, galleries, artists, developers, architects, conservators, directors, curators, and preservationists. DARRABY ON ART LAW examines laws, regulations, court opinions and policies impacting creative fields and the arts. 

The publisher honored Alexandra by eponymously naming her commentator on the multivolume treatise that has been published in more than 20 editions since first publication in 1995.    DARRABY ON ART LAW analyzes legal, social, policy, economic, and cultural issues affecting arts transactions and litigation.  DARRABY ON ART LAW informs readers with fundamentals of trade practices, valuation and appraisal, the Uniform Commercial Code, auction, international licenses and transactions, copyright, trademark, and unfair competition, artist’s rights, display and exhibition, art fraud, archaeology and artifacts, public art, murals, a historic preservation, constitutional issues and more.  DARRABY ON ART LAW provides context on issues relating to tax, bankruptcy, evidence, fraud, forgery, takings, first amendment, import and export, and more. 


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THE ART LAW FIRM

12121 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 810
Los Angeles, California 90025
(310) 361-8589

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The Art Law Firm respects your privacy. The Firm does not share, trade, distribute or sell information or data to anyone. Inquiries are private and confidential to the extent permitted by law. The Firm does not track or record users who access other sites through links on this site. Contact those sites for their respective privacy policies. If you haver questions about this privacy policy please contact our office.