Our mission is to support our clients through zealous and inventive legal representation. The cultural heritage sector is reinventing itself to respond to the demands of a global world. We help our clients enhance their impact, navigate complex issues, and manage risk. Paired with our entrepreneurial approach to solving problems, our clients resolve challenges informed by our substantive and practical knowledge of cultural heritage issues, and by our strategic approaches to 21st century challenges.

We help our clients manage art and antiquities collections and transactions, and realize preservation missions by focusing on long-term sustainability, practical and efficient business plans, the potential of technology, and the creation of lasting partnerships. With deep experience in social enterprise and cross-sector collaboration, we help our clients throughout the art, museum, cultural heritage, and historic preservation fields to the greatest effect.

We advocate for our clients to federal, state, and local governments, both domestic and foreign. With strong relationships on both sides of the aisle and deep experience working in the White House, the State Department, on Capitol Hill, and in state legislative offices, we ensure our clients’ voices are heard. Our experience in political campaigning—from speechwriting to fundraising to direct mail—gives our clients an advantage.

Our command of laws governing art and antiquities, cultural heritage protection, museum governance, and tribal issues sets us apart. Working with clients worldwide in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, we provide counsel on Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, UNESCO Conventions, the Cultural Property Implementation Act, Visual Artists Rights Act, and other key art and preservation laws. We also have broad experience in corporate, regulatory, nonprofit, tax, and copyright and trademark law to address critical concerns within the art and museum sector. We work with our clients to manage risk proactively, address governance issues, and resolve disputes efficiently.

As one of the world’s only law and policy firms dedicated exclusively to serving cultural heritage clients, Cultural Heritage Partners is committed to advancing both the interests of our clients, and the global art and preservation movement as a whole. We believe that the path to a better future is paved with lessons from our shared past.