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Dunnington Prevails At Trial Eliminating Violations And Enabling New Owners’ Condo Renovation

By All, Client Alerts, Construction, Featured, Firm News, Litigation, Arbitration and Mediation

Representing first-time homebuyers who had been issued a stop work order and four summonses from the Department of Buildings (“DOB”), Dunnington recently won dismissal of “Class 1” hazardous violations for doing work without a permit, a reduction of thousands of dollars in fines and an order permitting the renovations to proceed. Read More

How To Recover New York Assets When A Decedent Lived Outside New York State

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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

In The News: Dunnington Partner Raymond Dowd’s Take on Andy Warhol Copyright Litigation

By All, Featured, Intellectual Property, Advertising, Art and Fashion Law

Copyright litigation over Andy Warhol’s appropriation art dominated headlines in the art world in 2021.   Dunnington partner Raymond Dowd, author of Copyright Litigation Handbook (Thomson Reuters West 2021-22) was featured in an article on Andy Warhol’s religious faith and copyright infringement.  Warhol’s work was exhibited at the National Arts Club in Gramercy Park where Dowd serves on the Board of Governors. Read More

This year only – take advantage of a charitable deduction of $300 (or $600 for couples)

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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

Nazi-Looted Art: Dunnington Victory For Family of Murdered Jewish Cabaret Performer Featured in Variety

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Dunnington’s legal victory in recovering two artworks by the artist Egon Schiele on behalf of the family of Fritz Grunbaum was featured in Variety.  Fritz Grunbaum was a Jewish cabaret performer who openly mocked the Nazis.  Grunbaum was the inspiration for the Joel Gray character in the Broadway show and film Cabaret. Read More

Dunnington Partner Raymond Dowd to Lecture At Maastricht Art Law Conference on His Recovery of An Assyrian Gold Tablet In Matter of Flamenbaum

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On November 26, 2021, Dunnington Partner Raymond J. Dowd will lecture at Maastricht University’s Ius Commune Research School Art Law Conference on Dunnington’s landmark victory at the New York Court of Appeals in Matter of Flamenbaum.  In Flamenbaum, Dunnington successfully represented the Federal Republic of Germany on behalf of Germany’s Vorderasiatisches Museum.  Dunnington recovered a golden Assyrian tablet that had been excavated from the Temple of Ishtar by German archeologist Walter Andrea in 1913.  The tablet surfaced in a decedent’s safe deposit box in Nassau County New York. Read More

Dunnington’s P.M. Natasha Chang to speak on NFTs at “Estate Planning for Art Collectors”

By All, Estates, Trusts and Private Clients, Featured, Firm News, Intellectual Property, Advertising, Art and Fashion Law, Uncategorized

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. Read More