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Patterson Belknap Recognized by Chambers High Net Worth 2022 for Art and Cultural Property Law

July 15, 2022

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP is pleased to announce that the Firm was recognized by Chambers High Net Worth 2022 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 market source praise in the 2022 guide: "They do an exceptional job for clients - they are very thorough and professional." Another source says "They are a highly respected team in the art world. I really enjoy working with the team. They are highly intelligent and easy to work with."

KEY INDIVIDUALS: Jo Backer Laird is "a very good transactional lawyer - she is very straightforward, collaborative and gets things done quickly." Another interviewee reports: "She is a go-to lawyer when galleries find themselves in a pickle. She is so knowledgeable, so thoughtful and excellent to deal with. She's a lawyer's lawyer in the art world. For major problems in the art world, Jo is your person."

John Sare is described by an interviewee as "one of the top tax lawyers in the art law space in the country. He is excellent."

Anne-Laure Alléhaut is described by an interviewee as "an absolute star. She is an extremely knowledgeable lawyer, particularly on auction houses. She is meticulous in her approach to negotiations and is always on top of the detail." Another market source says "Anne-Laure is a superb lawyer. She is very skilled, very knowledgeable and very strategic. I love working with her."