Kevin Ray focuses his practice in the areas of art and cultural heritage law and financial services, such as lending transactions and restructuring/insolvency matters. 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 advises lenders and debtors on issues unique to art, antiquities, and other cultural property in a variety of lending and commercial transactions.
In finance and restructuring matters, Kevin represents U.S. and foreign lenders and borrowers in structuring domestic U.S. and cross-border commercial and corporate loan transactions, as well as corporate reorganizations, museum and not-for-profit organization restructurings and reorganizations, debtor-in-possession and exit financings, debt restructurings, enforcement of creditors’ rights, insolvency matters, and negotiating standstill and forbearance agreements.
Prior to practicing law, Kevin was director of rare books, manuscripts and art collections at Washington University in St. Louis and taught at the Washington University School of Art.
- Art law
- Art finance
- Art-secured transactions
- Art consignments
- Art and cultural heritage law
- Domestic and cross-border asset-based lending
- Domestic and cross-border syndicated financing
- Loan workouts and restructurings
- Business reorganization and bankruptcy
- Domestic and cross-border asset sales and acquisitions