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New York | Responsible Transacting in the Art Market with Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

April 30 | 8:30 am 10:30 am

The art market has undergone exponential growth across the last 10 years, both in terms of volume and value. The old ways of purchasing and selling art via handshakes are now becoming increasingly rare as a wave of new players enter the art market and the value of works skyrockets. Art transactions have consequently become more complex, introducing a range of legal risks and issues which require each party to become equipped with a more thoughtful and better-informed approach to a transaction.

This panel will provide an overview of the channels for purchasing art—at auction, from a gallery, or through a dealer or advisor—and how each comes with its own unique considerations and potential challenges. We will cover the basics of building relationships within the marketplace, understanding how transactions are structured, and issues that may arise on each side of the transaction. Our discussion will also include best practices for conducting due diligence not only for the works themselves but also on the parties engaged in the transaction. This panel will be geared towards private individual collectors, art dealers, and independent advisors in addition to arts professionals working in galleries and museums.

This event will begin with a networking reception including a light breakfast, with Kosher for Passover menu options. We will reserve time at the end for audience questions.


  • Anne-Laure Allehaut, Counsel, Patterson Belknap
  • Alana Ricca, Managing Director, Schoelkopf Gallery
  • Aubrey Catrone, Owner & Consultant, Proper Provenance, LLC
  • Moderated by Andrea Zorrilla, Founder, AMZ Art Advisory + Appraisals LLC

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  • ArtTable Members – $15
  • Member Guests – $20
  • Public – $25

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Our sincere thanks to Samantha Anderson of the Art Law Group at Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP and Andrea Zorrilla of AMZ Art Advisory + Appraisals LLC for coordinating this event.

Anne-Laure Alléhaut is Counsel in Patterson Belknap’s Art and Museum Law practice. Anne-Laure started her career at Skadden Arps in M&A before serving as a Senior Vice President of Sotheby’s legal transactional team, negotiating many of the auction house’s most complex and high value transactions while also overseeing Sotheby’s advisory, appraisal and valuation departments.

Anne-Laure brings 18 years of law firm and in-house experience to the art industry and draws on her broad and deep experience to advise her clients with speed and efficiency. Her client base includes private collectors, galleries, estates, start-ups, art dealers, museums, advisors and financial institutions. Anne-Laure is a graduate of Université Paris X, Nanterre and Université Paris II, Panthéon-Assas. She received her J.D. and LL.M. from Cornell University.

Alana Ricca is Managing Drector at Schoelkopf Gallery in Tribeca, a leader in the field of American art from 1875 to the present day. She oversees day-to-day management of the gallery with a focus on sales, business development, and client relationships, and plays a crucial role in the strategic planning and project management of art fairs, exhibitions, and programming. An expert in 20th-century American Art, she holds specific knowledge in works of art created in the late 20th century and has catalogued, researched, and written extensively on post-war art.

Alana holds a B.A. in Russian and Eurasian Studies from Colgate University. She is Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice-compliant and completes USPAP-compliant appraisals. Alana is a member of ArtTable and speaks Russian, Spanish, and Italian.

Aubrey Catrone is an international art historian, appraiser, and provenance researcher. Aubrey earned an MA in History of Art from University College London, specializing in the documented histories of art objects. With an art gallery and academic research background, Catrone founded Proper Provenance, LLC to provide her clients with the tools, not only to historically contextualize art but also to shed light on attribution and legal title within the international art market.

Catrone has researched artworks paintings, artefacts, works on paper, prints, and sculptures spanning the fourth century B.C.E. to the twenty-first century C.E. She has been cited as a guest expert in ARTnews and on the History Channel. Catrone has also published her scholarship in a variety of publications including RICS Journals and the Journal of Art Crime.

Andrea M. Zorrilla, AAA is the founder of AMZ Art Advisory & Appraisals, a Miami-based appraisal and advisory service dedicated to Modern & Contemporary Latin American fine art in addition to the Latinx and Caribbean diasporas. She is a Certified Member of the Appraisers Association of America, and is distinguished with being one of four Certified Members of AAA specialized in the field of Latin American art in U.S.

Prior to establishing AMZ Art Advisory & Appraisals LLC in 2022, Andrea held the role of VP, Specialist of Latin American Art at Sotheby’s New York. Andrea currently serves on the National Programming Committee of ArtTable. She is also a member of the Young Collectors Board of the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), Miami. She is a graduate of Villanova University with a BA in Economics and Spanish Language & Literature and received her Master of Arts with Distinction in Art Business from Sotheby’s Institute of Art, New York / University of Manchester, England.

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