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Greenberg Traurig Attorney Authors Book on Art and Business Law

CHICAGO – Nov. 14, 2016 – Kevin P. Ray, of counsel at global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, has authored the book Art & Business Law: Transactions in Art & Cultural Property.

Published by American Bar Association Press in November 2016, this book discusses how art can affect the world of business. As art has gained greater acceptance as an investment, art is appearing in a variety of transactions that expand the traditional dealer-gallery-auction house sale form. Art transactions increasingly include many art-secured lending, securitization, and commercial transactions. Topics covered include culture, fakes and forgeries, questions of titles, restrictions on materials, forms of art-secured transactions, express and implied warranties on art, and copyright.

Ray’s practice is focused in the areas of art and cultural heritage law and financial services. He represents and advises artists, art galleries, art collectors, museums, and cultural institutions in a variety of transactions, including consignments, questions of title, provenance, and compliance with national and international law. He also advises lenders and debtors on issues unique to art, antiquities and other cultural property in a variety of lending and commercial transactions.

Ray is a frequent speaker and writer on art and cultural heritage law issues and is a regular contributor to Greenberg Traurig’s art law blog, Cultural Assets. He is also a past co-chair of the American Bar Association’s International Law Section’s Art & Cultural Heritage Law Committee.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GTLaw) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East and is celebrating its 50th anniversary. One firm worldwide, GTLaw has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, was named the largest firm in the U.S. by Law360 in 2017, and among the Top 20 on the 2016 Am Law Global 100. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law.