Legal Expertise

 
Image: [LEFT] Jonathan Cohen aka “Meres One”,  7 Angle Illusion  (5Pointz) [RIGHT] VARA ART, 5Pointz Artists & 5Pointz Creates Affiliates - source: Hyperallergic

Image: [LEFT] Jonathan Cohen aka “Meres One”, 7 Angle Illusion (5Pointz) [RIGHT] VARA ART, 5Pointz Artists & 5Pointz Creates Affiliates - source: Hyperallergic

 

Renée Vara provides legal expertise in areas including: expert witnessing, appraisal mediation, insurance claims settlement, arbitration, and VARA with an established track-record in complex disputes. Renée has provided art expertise to cases including: 

Heritage Corp. v. Christie's (2018 - 2019): Copyright/Fair Use

5Pointz v. G&M Realty L.P (2015 – 2018): Landmark Visual Artists Rights Act

Martin Hilti Family Trust v. Knoedler Gallery LLC (2014 – 2016): Forgery

Salander-O'Reilly: Fraud

Advanta Corp: Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

"NYC Graffiti Case Could Leave Its Mark on Legal Arena"     Wall Street Journal , 2017

"NYC Graffiti Case Could Leave Its Mark on Legal Arena"

Wall Street Journal, 2017

"CENTER FOR ART LAW: The Factual and Legal Background of the 5Pointz Trial"     Illustrated Courtroom , 2017

"CENTER FOR ART LAW: The Factual and Legal Background of the 5Pointz Trial"

Illustrated Courtroom, 2017

"Jury Sides with 5Pointz Artists in Lawsuit Over Destroyed Graffiti"     Hyperallergic , 2017

"Jury Sides with 5Pointz Artists in Lawsuit Over Destroyed Graffiti"

Hyperallergic, 2017

"In a Surprise Verdict, Jury Says Developer Broke the Law by Whitewashing 5Pointz Graffiti Mecca"     Artnet News , 2017

"In a Surprise Verdict, Jury Says Developer Broke the Law by Whitewashing 5Pointz Graffiti Mecca"

Artnet News, 2017