Jonathan S. Berck has extensive experience counseling domestic and international clients on the full range of legal issues that arise concerning works of art, the art market and the art world. Jon represents artists, individual and institutional collectors, galleries, designers, dealers and museums, both domestically and internationally. He also frequently serves as escrow agent for transactions.
Jon represents clients in the art finance sector, by advising on secured transactions where art is used as collateral for loans, the securitization of art loans, and the establishment of art funds as investment vehicles.
He has dealt with a wide variety of objects including, among others, painting or sculptures by Warhol, Koons, Giacometti, Leonardo da Vinci, Lichtenstein, Monet, Picasso, Pollock, Rodin, de Kooning, Rothko, Hockey, Gauguin, Rembrandt and Basquiat, as well as photographs, rare stones and jewelry.
Among the issues Jon deals with in the art arena: