ABOUT US

Galluzzo & Amineddoleh LLP is a full-service law firm founded by David J. Galluzzo and Leila A. Amineddoleh, two attorneys with unique and diverse backgrounds and one goal – to offer unparalleled services to their clients. Our headquarters is in New York City, but we provide legal services to individuals and businesses throughout the world.

With an emphasis on art, cultural heritage and intellectual property law, we render sophisticated legal advice and offer innovative solutions to a wide range of legal issues. We are experienced attorneys, each having worked at large, prestigious law firms, and we are dedicated to providing the highest level of legal services while maintaining cost-effective prices. We understand and care about our clients and their businesses, and we want to help them reach their goals. We are committed to their success.

 


ART AND CULTURAL HERITAGE LAW

Art law focuses on the acquisition, retention and disposition of fine art, as well as the constitutional and intellectual property rights granted to artists, historians, and specialists working in the art community.
Art law also includes cultural heritage matters. Galluzzo & Amineddoleh LLP is engaged in high-profile work in the art law field providing comprehensive legal support to meet its clients’ needs.

Galluzzo & Amineddoleh LLP is a comprehensive firm that meets all of its clients’ art needs. We counsel clients on all legal issues related to the acquisition, retention and disposition of fine art, and rights to works of artistic creation. We manage all areas of litigation, alternative dispute resolution, and transactions that concern works of art, the art market and the art world, including the purchase, consignment, sale and auction of art, organizing and implementing major exhibitions, structuring business agreements, drafting contracts, complying with customs procedures, recovering stolen work for collectors and insurance companies, and advising clients on criminal matters. We represent all players in the art world, including artists, private collectors, auction houses, insurance companies, museums and non-profit institutions, art experts, artists’ foundations, and art market businesses.

To best serve our clients’ needs, we provide highly specialized expertise in art law supported by our collective legal and scientific experience. In addition, the firm of Galluzzo & Amineddoleh has contacts in the art forum all over the world, enabling us to acquire the finest non-legal counsel for clients in the areas of provenance, appraisals, forensics analyses, title, conservation, and acquisition management.

Galluzzo & Amineddoleh also handles cultural heritage matters, including compliance with international cultural heritage regulations, the importation of antiquities, and all legal matters related to cultural heritage.

OUR ART AND CULTURAL HERITAGE LAW EXPERTISE INCLUDES:

APPRAISALS • ART DEALERS’ AND AUCTIONEERS’ DUTIES AND RIGHTS • ART-BACKED LOANS AND LENDING AGREEMENTS• ARTISTS’ ESTATES AND FOUNDATIONS • AUTHENTICATION COMMITTEES • AUTHENTICITY AND ATTRIBUTION DISPUTES • CONSIGNMENT AGREEMENTS • CRIMINAL REPRESENTATIONS • CULTURAL PATRIMONY LAWS AND CUSTOMS SERVICE REGULATIONS • DEFAMATION • DUE DILIGENCE • INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ISSUES • INTERNATIONAL ART TRANSACTIONS • INTERNET SITES CONCERNING ART AND ART SALES • JOINT OWNERSHIP OF WORKS OF ART • LICENSING • LOANS OF ARTWORK • LOOTED AND CONFISCATED WORKS OF ART FROM NAZI ERA AND WARTIME LOOTING • LOST AND STOLEN WORKS OF ART • MORAL RIGHTS AND THE VISUAL ARTISTS’ RIGHTS ACT • NEW MEDIA AGREEMENTS • PRIVATE SALES • RECOVERING WORKS FOR INSURANCE COMPANIES • TITLE CLEARANCE AND ISSUES RELATED TO STOLEN OBJECTS • VALUATION


INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW

We feel honored that artists, inventors, musicians, writers, and other “creators” come to Galluzzo & Amineddoleh LLP for assistance concerning their valuable intellectual property rights. The firm offers comprehensive services in all areas of intellectual property law, including patents, copyrights, trade secrets and trademarks.

Our expertise in patent law is extensive. We assist a diverse array of clients, ranging from individuals with web-based businesses to large multinational corporations, in matters of due diligence, licensing and litigation. While we specialize in the arts, we have the depth of knowledge, scientific background, and legal experience necessary to resolve highly complex intellectual property issues in the niche areas of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, chemistry, engineering, and computer science.

We provide extensive services related to the “soft” intellectual property areas of trademark and copyright. In addition to litigating both trademarks and copyrights, our trademark practice includes all forms of licensing, due diligence, and prosecution. We protect our clients’ trademark rights using all the legal mechanisms at our disposal, thereby ensuring that our clients receive the full benefit of the law and consequently realize the full potential of their branding efforts. In doing so, we collaborate with our clients to assist them in building successful businesses around their valuable brands and products.

Our copyright practice is expansive and includes obtaining, enforcing, licensing, purchasing and selling copyrights and copyrighted material. Our copyright work encompasses all forms of artistic expression ranging from pictures, music, and videos to literary, sculptural, and architectural works. Our broad legal practice enables our clients to enjoy the benefits of their creative efforts and significant intellectual and monetary investments.

ATTORNEYS
WE ARE EXPERIENCED ATTORNEYS, EACH HAVING WORKED AT LARGE, PRESTIGIOUS LAW FIRMS, AND WE ARE DEDICATED TO PROVIDING THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF LEGAL SERVICES.

David J. Galluzzo

Partner / co-founder

An experienced trial attorney with diverse practice experience

Leila A. Amineddoleh

Partner / co-founder

Specializes in art, cultural heritage, and intellectual property law

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