Are You Protecting Your Collection?


So you’ve spent years and thousands of dollars amassing a superb fine art collection. But are you confident you’ve got everything buttoned up? If you aren’t 100 percent sure, there are opportunities to get there, including these lectures and seminars. What’s the buzz?

Whether your art collection is worth hundreds, thousands, or millions, it’s vitally important to protect it, and to abide by the legal rules. On January 23, February 6, and March 6, Jennifer Jordan McCall — chair of the Estate, Trusts and Tax Planning group at the international law firm of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP — will lead a lecture and series of roundtable seminars aimed at estate and tax planning for art collections.

Via the event website: “An art collection can form a substantial part of a person’s estate, offering valuable opportunities for estate and tax planning. During these in-depth discussions, learn several techniques to retain the use and enjoyment of your art collection, while also reducing the potential gift or estate tax burden when it is transferred to your beneficiaries. Certain strategies may only be available for a short time in the wake of possible new legislation. Each roundtable seminar will address questions from the participants. These more in-depth individualized sessions may include advance techniques that address your specific situations and questions.”

McCall will lead a lecture on January 23 from 6 to 7 P.M., with the roundtable seminars hosted February 6 and March 6 from 6 to 7 P.M. at the Fitz Eugene Dixon Education Building in Palm Beach, Florida. Tickets to each event are $25 and a reservation is required.

To learn more, visit The Society of The Four Arts.

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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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