Clients say they appreciate the richness and depth of my experience in dispute resolution as well as my collaborative approach to problem solving. I thoroughly explore with clients the pros and cons of the full range of options, and assist them in choosing the best path forward. If the optimal course of action is litigation or arbitration, then I am a strategic and tough advocate for their interests.
Representing art collectors, artists, foundations, galleries and scholars, Judith Wallace advises clients in matters of art ownership, authenticity, commissions, consignment, sales, valuation and copyright.
She also advises public agencies and private parties on permitting and compliance under state and federal environmental laws and advocates in environmental, project development, and general commercial matters in state and federal courts.
In addition to advising on transactions, Judith manages litigation and alternative dispute resolution relating to these issues, as well as disputes arising out of nonprofits, duties of fiduciaries and directors, and probate matters.
With her practice centered on the New York City area, Judith also counsels clients from across the country and around the world who have connections to projects or transactions here. Those she represents value Judith’s clear-eyed approach to legal issues, the respectful, inclusive way she treats them, and her appreciation of cost concerns. Her clients also reap the benefits of the firm’s highly regarded and nationally known tax-exempt organizations and trusts and estates practices and the synergy and efficiency they produce with the art law practice.
Judith’s litigation experience informs the counseling aspect of her practice because she can anticipate frequently thorny issues, identify and quantify risks, and negotiate transactions accordingly. In the course of her career, Judith has litigated significant cases concerning the responsibilities of galleries to artists and collectors.
Widely recognized for her deep well of knowledge about and extensive experience in the art law field, Judith frequently makes presentations and publishes articles and other works on the subject. She has been honored by Super Lawyers® since 2012.