New York State recently enacted a law requiring museums to label artwork stolen during the Holocaust. Dunnington partner Ray Dowd’s analysis of the new law’s impact on museums and the art market was featured in The Times of Israel. Dunnington has achieved landmark litigation victories for a number of families reclaiming artworks looted in the Nazi era.
Dunnington Bartholow & Miller LLP is pleased to announce a November 17, 2022 auction at Christie’s in New York of two important works by the Austrian artist Egon Schiele belonging to the family of Fritz Grünbaum. Grünbaum, a Viennese Jewish cabaret performer, was an inspiration for Joel Grey’s character in “Cabaret” and an outspoken critic of the Nazis who was murdered in the Dachau Concentration Camp in 1941. Read More
“My Rich, Crazy Uncle Died, and I am named as Executor. What should I do?
A Beginner’s Guide to Probate”
April 7, 2022 | 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm ET
Please join us for a CLE* (free) webcast and learn about Probate.
Our presenter Edward W. Greason, Of Counsel, is well-versed in estate planning, probate, and administration of estates and trusts, and will cover:
- Jurisdiction, Probate v. Administration, and Probate Proceedings
- Duties of a Fiduciary, including the Collection of Assets and Appraisals
- Settling the Estate
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[*] “Dunnington, Bartholow & Miller LLP has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an Accredited Provider of continuing legal education. This course or program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board for a maximum of 1 credit hour in Skills, acceptable for transitional credit for established and newly admitted attorneys.
For information and to apply, please contact Tina Carter, Office Manager, at [email protected]. All requests are confidential.
When a person domiciled outside New York dies owning a home or tangible personal property in New York, a petition to the New York Surrogate’s Court is generally required to gain access to the decedent’s New York situs assets because decedent’s property located in New York at the time of death is ordinarily subject to the jurisdiction of New York’s Surrogate’s Courts. Read More
Authorized by Congress in response to the pandemic, a special tax deduction in 2021 will reward taxpayers who make charitable donations by December 31.
This year only, taxpayers who take the standard deduction can claim an additional deduction of up to $300 for cash contributions to qualifying charities made in 2021. Married couples filing jointly can claim up to $600. Read More
Dunnington partner P.M. Natasha Chang will speak on “NFTs & Estate Planning” at an “Estate Planning for Art Collectors” CLE sponsored by Center for Art Law. The CLE will take place at noon on Thursday, November 18th, virtually and in person at Dunnington’s offices at 230 Park Avenue (45th St), 21st floor. This event has concluded.
It is with profound sadness that Dunnington Bartholow & Miller LLP announces the passing of our esteemed and long serving partner George W. Gowen on March 14th. George joined the firm upon graduation from the University of Virginia Law School in 1957 and, except for a brief interval, spent his entire career at the firm. During that time George mentored and guided generations of attorneys at the firm. George represented a diverse group of clients, including individuals, corporations and charities. He was especially proud of having helped a client sell the The Guennol Lioness, a Mesopotamian statue for $57 million dollars, a record for a statue at the time. Among his clients were the United States Tennis Association, the Explorers Club, The Voltaire Society of America, and numerous individuals, many of whom became his close friends. George is survived by his two daughters, their husbands, and four grandchildren. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Marcia.
Susan Rothwell, Partner
February 1, 2021
We’ve made it through the election and a change of administrations. We’re ready for 2021. Big changes to the tax laws may be on the horizon, but, for the moment, estate planning strategies are still governed by the Trump era Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (“2017 Act”). Read More
New York is now in Phase II of reopening after the COVID-19 shut-down. Still, many people remain concerned about what the new “normal” means when it’s still possible to contract the virus and perhaps face an untimely death. Having an updated estate plan can provide some relief from this anxiety, and you don’t have to leave home to accomplish it. Right now it is possible to execute a new or updated will using video technology without having to physically appear in your lawyer’s office. Read More
We hope you are healthy and safe. The COVID-19 crisis reminds us of the need to have a Health Care Proxy. This can be critical if you or your family have to deal with medical emergencies.
A Health Care Proxy enables you to appoint a person you trust to make medical decisions if you are unable to make them for yourself. When could this happen? Read More