The Hoffman Law Firm
Art Lawyer Serving Clients Around the World

Niche Practice In Art Law And Related Areas

The Hoffman Law Firm is a boutique New York City art law firm with a niche global transactional and litigation practice in art law and the following related areas:

  • International art transactions, exhibitions, commissions
  • Cultural heritage law
  • Museum law
  • Art law
  • Intellectual property law
  • Internet, film and television law
  • Entertainment law
  • Fashion law
  • Publishing law
  • Artist's foundations
  • Design, public art and architecture
  • Visual artists' rights (VARA)

Representing Individuals, Businesses, Governments And More

Renowned New York City art lawyer Barbara T. Hoffman draws upon more than thirty-five years of experience when advising and representing a broad range of clients. These include artists, collectors, museums, galleries, authors, publishers, filmmakers, photographers, producers, software entrepreneurs, film and TV producers, architects, designers and other innovative and creative individuals. She represents businesses and nonprofit clients on issues related to cross-border art transactions, art and sales of collections, art and IP, including dispute resolution, mediation of disputes, provenance and authentication, branding, and manufacture and license of designs, furniture and apparel. Ms. Hoffman also represents governments in the recovery of stolen art and consults on other cultural heritage issues such as sustainable development.

Learn About Attorney Barbara T. Hoffman

Barbara T. Hoffman started her legal career as assistant corporation counsel for the City of New York. From 1975 to 1985 she was a full-time associate professor of law teaching constitutional law, land use and property, art law and intellectual property. She returned to full-time legal practice and founded The Hoffman Law Firm in 1986 in New York City.

During her years of practice, she has developed a broad range of knowledge and experience in all art law issues and related legal practice areas. Because of her prominence, positions in international legal organizations and speaking engagements at international art fairs and conferences, she has developed an international network of legal scholars and practitioners able to work with her and consult on cross-border transactions. She is often consulted by the media and is invited frequently to lecture on art law and copyright, particularly involving art, film and TV and the Internet. To learn more about her education, experience and reputation in the international art community, read Ms. Hoffman's profile.


The Hoffman Law Firm
330 W. 72nd Street
New York, NY 10023

Phone: 212-873-6200
Fax: 212-974-7245
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