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Patterson Belknap Recognized by Chambers High Net Worth 2020 for Art and Cultural Property Law Practice

July 21, 2020

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP is pleased to announce that the Firm was recognized by Chambers High Net Worth 2020 in the Art and Cultural Property Law – USA practice area. Chambers rankings are based on extensive research and interviews with peers and clients around the country. The qualities assessed include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness/astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by the client. In addition, Jo Backer Laird was recognized as a notable practitioner the Art and Cultural Property Law practice area in the USA.

Comments regarding the Firm from the Chambers High Net Worth 2020 guide include:

  • “Patterson Belknap regularly acts for auction houses, cultural institutions and galleries, and is described as ‘a key player in the art law realm in New York.’”
  • “The firm's particular strength dealing with art law issues in relation to charitable organisations is highlighted, with an industry expert reporting: ‘They are an excellent firm for art law and have real strength on the non-profit side which bolsters their art offering. They are leaders in the art and non-profit space.’”
  • “Jo Backer Laird is Of Counsel at the firm and has expertise advising institutions and individuals on transactional matters and art disputes. ‘Jo is very committed to the art space,’ remarks an attorney, who continues: ‘She is absolutely a top-level lawyer in this area and her advice always makes a lot of sense.’  Another interviewee says that ‘she is a go-to name for deals and litigation and she really understands the business as well as the law.’”