Bringing Legal and Business Knowledge to Clients in Art
Art law is a rapidly evolving field, domestically and internationally, with legal issues affecting all aspects of the art world. At Payton & Associates, LLC, Harry Payton combines his litigation expertise and business acumen with a passion for art and 30 years of collecting to lead the firm’s art litigation practice. The firm is well-situated to represent artists, investors, collectors, dealers, auction houses, brokers, museums, galleries, lenders and insurers in litigation matters involving sales, consignments, financing, loans of artwork, commission claims and insured losses.
Our firm handles litigation matters involving fine art in the following areas:
• Sales and acquisitions
• Loans of artwork
• Commission claims
• Insured losses
• Fraud claims
• Artists’ estates
Payton participates in a number of legal committees, including the Supreme Court of Florida Committee on Professionalism, 11th Judicial Circuit; the American Bar Association Corporate Counsel Committee, Section of Litigation; the American Bar Association Section of International Law, Art & Cultural Heritage Law Committee; the American Bar Association Forum Committee on Entertainment and Sports Industries, Arts & Museums; the Florida Bar Section of Business Law; and The Florida Bar Section of Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law. He is a member of the Director’s Circle of the University of Miami’s Lowe Art Museum, and a Friend of the Perez Art Museum Miami.