Richard A. Altman
Altman Law Office

285 West Fourth Street
New York, New York 10014, United States
Phone: 212.633.0123
Fax: 212.633.0123
Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigation
Marchig v. Christie's Inc.

Plaintiffs' amended complaint

Judge John Koeltl denied defendant Christie's motion to dismiss the complaint, and gave plaintiffs permission to file an amended complaint. The case is about Christie's failure to attribute the drawing correctly, and auctioning…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
Marchig v. Christie's

Plaintiff's Memorandum of Law in Opposition to Motion to Dismiss

Christie's has moved to dismiss the complaint against them for misattributing plaintiffs' drawing when they sold it at auction. The drawing has now been shown to be by Leonardo da Vinci. This is plaintiffs' response to that…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
Marchig v. Christie's

complaint against Christie's for failing to identify a da Vinci drawing

Lawsuit against Christie's auction house for damages for misidentifying and selling plaintiff's drawing, which has been found to be by Leonardo da Vinci…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
Thome v. Alexander & Louisa Calder Foundation

Appellate Brief

Brief to the Appellate Division, First Department in a case involving the obligations of a non-profit foundation created by the estate of Alexander Calder, to create a catalog raisonne and authenticate works by him, submitted by…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
Doss Inc. v. Christies Inc.


in 1991, the plaintiff purchased a painting by French artist Marie Laurencin from Christies. In 2006, plaintiff sought to sell it at auction, but learned that it may have been stolen from the original owner, one Paul Rosenberg,…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
Lava Records, LLC v Amurao

Defendant-Appellant's Brief

This is one of over 20,000 cases brought by the recording industry against individuals for downloading music in the past few years. My client was totally innocent, and the plaintiffs walked away from the case, leaving him the…more
 /  Intellectual Property
Orkin v. Taylor

Petition for Writ of Certiorari

Petition to the U.S. Supreme Court in a case against actress Elizabeth Taylor concerning the ownership of a Van Gogh painting, originally owned by the clients' great-grandmother in Berlin in 1906. The painting was appropriated…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
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