Greenberg Traurig Attorney Authors Book on Art and Business Law

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Kevin P. Ray, of counsel at global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, has authored the book Art & Business Law: Transactions in Art & Cultural Property.

Kevin P. Ray, of counsel at global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, has authored the book Art & Business Law: Transactions in Art & Cultural Property.

Published by American Bar Association Press in November 2016, this book discusses how art can affect the world of business. As art has gained greater acceptance as an investment, art is appearing in a variety of transactions that expand the traditional dealer-gallery-auction house sale form. Art transactions increasingly include many art-secured lending, securitization, and commercial transactions. Topics covered include culture, fakes and forgeries, questions of titles, restrictions on materials, forms of art-secured transactions, express and implied warranties on art, and copyright.

Ray’s practice is focused in the areas of art and cultural heritage law and financial services. He represents and advises artists, art galleries, art collectors, museums, and cultural institutions in a variety of transactions, including consignments, questions of title, provenance, and compliance with national and international law. He also advises lenders and debtors on issues unique to art, antiquities and other cultural property in a variety of lending and commercial transactions.

Ray is a frequent speaker and writer on art and cultural heritage law issues and is a regular contributor to Greenberg Traurig’s art law blog, Cultural Assets. He is also a past co-chair of the American Bar Association’s International Law Section’s Art & Cultural Heritage Law Committee.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 2,000 attorneys serving clients from 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm is No 1. on the 2015 Law360 Most Charitable Firms list, second largest in the U.S. on the 2016 Law360 400, Top 20 on the 2015 Am Law Global 100, and among the 2015 BTI Brand Elite. More information at: http://www.gtlaw.com/.

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