Artists And Art Collectors Representation

Whether your career is focused on painting, sculpting, printmaking, writing, collecting international artwork or owning your own gallery, take every measure possible to protect your work from potential legal or financial theft, losses or liabilities. Copyright protection is essential to protect artworks.

Manhattan art lawyer Olga Berdé Mahl is a passionate supporter of the arts. For more than 40 years, she has provided art collectors, artists, painters, sculptors, writers and gallery owners with experienced legal counsel to protect their artistic works, assets, consignment sales and property and personal interests. She offers comprehensive legal services, including copyright and trademark protection, consignment protection, payment collection, artists' rights retention, specially created will agreements for use of their work and art holdings, and special trusts. Entrust Olga Berdé Mahl to safeguard your current and long-term artistic legacy and business and professional interests.

Attorney Olga Berdé Mahl truly cares about you, your artistic creations, your gallery, your goals and your legacy and legal concerns. Contact Olga Berdé Mahl online or call 914-336-2080 to schedule a consultation in New York City. She is a museum-quality collector who knows the market, knows the dealers and, best of all, knows the laws that protect your art investments.

Highly Skilled New York City Artists' Rights Lawyer

For 40 years, attorney Olga Berdé Mahl has been intimately connected to the New York art scene. She authored legislation that created the SoHo art district and helped make it possible for artists to live where they work. She was also on the original board of directors and was an organizer and director of Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (VLA), an invaluable source for local artists, and has been on the board of directors and attorney for numerous theater companies and artistic non-for-profit organizations.

Olga Berdé Mahl & Associates is passionate about providing creative solutions and personal service to artists, art collectors, gallery owners and artists with a wide range of legal needs involving:

  • Art sales
  • Payments due to artists
  • Art acquisitions
  • Art valuation
  • Intellectual property protection
  • Art dealer issues and duties
  • Transactions and art loan agreements
  • Artwork condition and restoration legal issues
  • Charitable art donations and philanthropy
  • Insurance claims
  • Artists' estates
  • Provenance
  • Artist-tenant matters, including loft living, leases, co-ops/condos, zoning, building safety code and other real estate concerns

Part of Olga Berdé Mahl's background includes her personally writing legislation for the city and state of New York and the U.S. government (General Services Administration), adopted by every state to promote the arts nationwide. Under the law, for every building or structure (including airports, schools, hospitals, courthouses, etc.) in which local, state or federal funds are used, 1 percent of the capital construction budget for the structure is set aside for the inclusion of new works of art. The total value of the funding to support the arts since 1984, when this law went into effect, cannot be calculated, but it is estimated in the hundreds of millions of dollars.

Contact An Experienced Attorney Focused On Preserving The Arts In NYC

If you have a question about your rights as an artist, art collector, art dealer or gallery owner, come to the attorney who has made an art form of the practice of art law in New York.

Contact New York art legal counsel Olga Berdé Mahl online or call 914-336-2080 for a consultation. She is committed to representing clients in the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Staten Island and Manhattan. She also has extensive experience handling cases in New Jersey and Connecticut, nationally and internationally.