Cultural Property Law
Antiquities have been avidly collected since the Renaissance. Over the years, many such artifacts that have resided in public and private collections have not retained their ownership history. Today, however, questions about an artifact’s provenance have become paramount, with foreign governments and the archaeological establishment claiming that artifacts should be treated as “illicit” unless proven otherwise. Our lawyers can provide litigation and lobbying services and advice with respect to this complex area of the law, including help with defending against investigations that implicate federal criminal statutes.
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