Pryor Cashman has been ranked a 'Band 1' firm for Art and Cultural Property Law in the U.S. by Chambers in the organization's High Net Worth Rankings. According to Chambers:

"Pryor Cashman is a full-service law firm which provides expertise [on] a variety of art law issues."

"They have a solid team and are one of the best firms available for art matters," says one industry source. Other commentators praised the team's responsiveness, and further noted: "They are a firm who are really committed to this space and they dedicate time and resources to this area of law," describing the experience of working with Pryor Cashman on art law matters as "phenomenal."

Partner William Charron, the co-chair of the Art Law Group, has been individually ranked as a Band 1 Notable Practitioner in the Chambers High Net Worth Rankings. The organization noted:

William Charron is a widely admired art law practitioner who is noted for handling complex litigation and his involvement in the establishment of the Court of Arbitration for Art. "His understanding of the art world and how the business works is very deep. He understands the importance of reputation and the sensitivities surrounding the issues of provenance and authenticity," reports an interviewee, who also notes Charron for his "strong understanding of the key issues which arise in the art world." Noting Bill's business-oriented approach and mindset to solving problems, one market insider described Bill as “a brilliant lawyer who has a tremendous balance - he knows how to be a strong advocate for a client, yet practical."

Additionally, partner and Art Law co-chair Megan Noh was recognized as a top practitioner in the country.  

Megan Noh represents a broad range of clients in the art industry, including artists, galleries, collectors and auction houses. One industry source reports: "She has a sophisticated understanding of the art market and is very well connected in this world. She knows lots of people at various institutions and can always advise on the best course of action."  Another market expert commended her "dedication and passion to this space."

View the rankings on the Chambers website.

Originally published by Pryor Cashman, July 2020

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