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Grossman LLP is a boutique litigation law firm representing individual and corporate clients in a wide range of matters, including art law, complex commercial disputes, and securities litigation.

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New Report Urges Major Initiative To Facilitate Restitution of Art and Artifacts From France to African Nations

Last December, France’s president, Emmanuel Macron, gave a speech lamenting the fact that French museums hold a vast array of African art and artifacts, and pledged that, “In the next five years, I want the conditions to be created for the temporary or permanent restitution of African patrimony to Africa.”  At the time, there was little in the way of specific detail about how that might happen, but this past spring, Macron commissioned a study to examine how that objective could be accomplished.  Now, the experts tasked with that study have released a key report that makes a variety of recommendations that, if implemented, would represent a massive repatriation project for France. 
ANNOUNCEMENTS
10/16/2018

A Judge Sentences Disgraced Dealer Ezra Chowaiki to 18 Months in Prison for Fleecing High-Profile Art Collectors of Millions

Judd Grossman, an attorney representing six of Chowaiki’s victims, decried the judge’s sentence. “Where Chowaiki admittedly stole millions of dollars in cash and art, many of his victims believe that an 18-month sentence—less than half of what the government recommended—is particularly light given the magnitude of these crimes.”

06/22/2018

Appellate Court Affirms Grossman LLP’s Victory For Peter Beard

Last summer, Grossman LLP successfully represented renowned artist and photographer Peter Beard and his studio in a lawsuit over three of his original artworks.  The Chase defendants appealed to a higher court—the state’s Supreme Court Appellate Division, First Department—which held oral arguments on the appeal in January.  And this week, the appellate court again handed an important victory to Mr. Beard.