The Law Office of Richard A. Altman specializes in intellectual property law, art law (sales and purchases, auctions, authenticity issues, stolen art), copyrights and trademarks, internet law, defamation, civil rights. It also represents clients with general commercial matters and real estate litigation and transactions. The firm has handled many landmark cases involving such subjects as music downloading, Nazi-looted art recovery, attributions of famous art works, and the rights of artists and dealers. The firm has an international practice, with clients in Switzerland, France, Canada and Germany.
The firm has briefed and argued more than twenty-five appeals in the New York State Court of Appeals, three Appellate Divisions and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and twice petitioned for a writ of certiorari in the U.S. Supreme Court.
The firm will be listed in the 2014 edition of New York Metro Super Lawyers, an honor accorded to only 5% of all the lawyers in New York City. It is based solely upon independent research by Thomson Reuters, and the views of colleagues and judges familiar with the firm's practice.
New York State, Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York, Second Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
J.D. Fordham University Law School
B.S. University of Miami
Professional Associations & Memberships
Member of New York City Bar Association, its Art Law Committee, and Chair of its subcommittee on the Visual Artists Rights Act.