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Patterson Belknap Recognized by Chambers High Net Worth 2021 for Art and Cultural Property Law

July 22, 2021

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP is pleased to announce that the Firm was recognized by Chambers High Net Worth 2021 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 and John Sare were ranked in the Art and Cultural Property Law practice area in the USA. Anne-Laure Alléhaut was also recognized.

Chambers High Net Worth notes in the 2021 guide: “Patterson Belknap is ‘probably one of the oldest firms that can claim an art-related practice,’ says a fellow art attorney, who adds that the team does ‘a lot of tax work for museums and foundations.’ Another interviewee praises the firm's ‘excellent transactional experience’ in the art world.” The 2021 guide also praises the Firm, [t]hey have a depth of focus and their perspective and expertise is really invaluable for us,’ enthuses a client, explaining that the firm's ‘deep knowledge of contracts, and deep knowledge of how the art law works itself, as well as the relationships they have in the art world,’ means that ‘they can have conversations and speak with us in a certain way that is very helpful.’”

KEY INDIVIDUALS: Jo Backer Laird is “highly regarded and well respected by her peers and other important individuals and institutions within the art market.” One interviewee reports, Jo ‘is my go-to person in the States’ for art law, adding: ‘she is in the top three New York art lawyers and a real star in the firm. I have the highest respect for her.’”

John Sare is noted as “a well-known specialist in tax-exempt organizations work for museums and libraries, and is highly respected for his expertise in these matters.”

Anne-Laure Alléhaut is described by clients as, “intelligent, thoughtful and practical.” “Another client says: ‘I could not speak more highly of her. She is incredibly helpful, and I always feel that she has our best interest in mind, whether it's from a legal point of view or our financial interests. She also has vast expertise and experience to draw on that makes her an ideal thought partner.’"