LOS ANGELES—Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP (JMBM) announced today the formation of its Art, Wine & Collectible Assets Group, a multi-disciplinary group of lawyers serving the needs of high-net-worth individuals, family trusts, foundations, art funds and other entities with portfolios of valued collectibles.
The Group has handled matters relating to collections of art, wine, automobiles, jewelry and coins.
“Art, wine, and other collectible assets have emerged as legitimate asset classes,” said Stan Gibson, Chair of the Group. “Just as our law firm assists clients with the legal aspects of traditional assets like real estate, we help collectors to buy, sell and protect their investments, navigate through critical tax issues, and efficiently pass them on to their heirs or charitable organizations.”
Lawyers in JMBM’s Art, Wine & Collectible Assets Group assist clients with the following:
- Purchase, sale, auction, loan documentation, securitization, fund structures
- Contract disputes, licensing disputes, copyright and trademark infringement, insurance recovery
- Tax planning, charitable giving, trust and estate planning, international taxation
- Intellectual property issues including copyrights, trademarks, design patents and licensing agreements
“Although most serious collectors accumulate these assets for their personal enjoyment, investment value is always a consideration,” said Gibson. “We help collectors to protect the value of their unique assets.”
About JMBM’s Art, Wine & Collectible Assets Group
JMBM’s Art, Wine & Collectible Assets Group is a multi-disciplinary group of lawyers who work together to handle the myriad issues that might arise throughout ownership of such valuable assets. Whether it’s due diligence and documentation or a thorny intellectual property issue, a contract dispute or a critical tax matter, we are here to help protect you – or your clients’ – interests.
For more than 30 years, Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP has provided clients with results—successfully resolving cases, closing deals, protecting assets, and adding value. From our offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Orange County, we serve our clients’ needs worldwide. See www.JMBM.com.