NEW YORK, NY – Athena Art Finance Corporation’s General Counsel, Rebecca Fine, participated in a panel at the New York City Bar Association, where she spoke as a member of an expert panel on the topic of Art as an Asset Class: Transactional Concerns for Art Market Investors, Lenders, Funds and Fiduciaries.

Attended by over 100 lawyers and art market professionals, the dynamic discussion focused on art as an asset class and technical aspects of properly documenting art transactions and other matters related to art ownership, risks and best practices for art collectors, investors, their fiduciaries and lenders. Fine stressed that an ancillary benefit of working with Athena is that ownership history, provenance and title to pledged art works are thoroughly vetted by Athena and memorialized in affidavits which will enhance an art owners’ ability to facilitate future transactions.

The program was moderated by Steven R. Schindler, Chair of the Art Law Committee and partner, Schindler Cohen & Hochman LLP. The panel also featured William G. Pearlstein of Pearlstein, McCullough & Lederman LLP, Lauren Rocklin, Senior Vice President, US Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management, Mary Buschman, Chief Underwriting Counsel, ARIS Title Insurance Corporation and Stephen D. Brodie of Herrick Feinstein LLP.

Rebecca will be lecturing on May 24, 2017 at Christie’s Education’s newly minted full-time Master of Arts Program in Art, Law and Business, providing an in-depth study of the relationships between art, law and business and how they influence the commercial art world.