Provided by Judd Grossman
Judd Grossman is the Founder and Managing Partner of Grossman LLP. Judd’s clients include high-net-worth individuals, art galleries and advisors, businesses, and institutions in a wide variety of matters, including art-related disputes and business litigation.
Judd previously was Counsel in the securities-litigation practice group of O’Melveny & Myers LLP, before joining the Dontzin Law Firm LLP, an international litigation boutique. He graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, where he also received his law degree. Following law school, he served as a law clerk to the Hon. Jerome B. Simandle, U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.
Judd formerly served as the Chair of NYCLA’s Art Law Committee, and he is a member of the New York City Bar Association’s Art Law Committee. Judd is on the board of Lincoln Center Education, and previously he served on the Board of Directors of Urban Arts Partnership.
Judd regularly is invited to speak on art-law topics, and he frequently offers commentary regarding art-law matters on television and in major news publications, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Artnet, and the Art Newspaper, among many others.
Judd has represented many of the leaders in the art world, from countless collectors worldwide on the ARTnews annual "Top 200 Collectors" list, numerous art galleries in New York and throughout the country, and prominent institutions such as major museums, corporate collections, and artists' foundations.
Judd and his team have secured major victories, including the following recent highlights:
- Securing plaintiff’s judgment after 3-day bench trial in the Southern District of New York in a lawsuit seeking the return of a stolen American modernist painting to a major corporate art collection. See Abbott Laboratories v. Feinberg, et al., 18-cv-8468 (LGS) (S.D.N.Y.).
- Securing summary-judgment victory, including a unanimous affirmance in the First Department Appellate Division, for a collector seeking to reclaim a Marc Chagall painting that had been stolen by a Manhattan art gallery as part of a massive art-fraud scheme. See Silver v. Alon Zakaim Fine Art Ltd., 180 A.D.3d 467, 115 N.Y.S.3d 669 (1st Dep't 2020).
- Achieving a summary-judgment victory in the Southern District of New York on behalf of a Manhattan art gallery in a title dispute concerning an Alexander Calder stabile, see Meaders v. Helwaser, 436 F. Supp. 3d 677 (S.D.N.Y. 2020), and successfully arguing the appeal in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. See Meaders v. Helwaser, No. 20-730 (2d Cir.).
- Obtaining complete dismissal for one of the country’s leading art galleries against a lawsuit by a billionaire art collector arising out of the consignment and $12 million sale of a Gilbert Stuart full-length George Washington portrait.
- Successfully representing buyers defrauded into purchasing stolen Jasper Johns artworks. See Equinox Gallery Ltd. v. Dorfman, 17 Civ. 230 (GBD), 2018 WL 745707 (S.D.N.Y. Jan. 25, 2018) (denying motion to dismiss federal RICO and fraud claims); Kolodny v. Meyer, et al., Case No. 14-cv-03354 (VSB) (S.D.N.Y.).
- Obtaining total victory in lawsuit by Madonna against her former art advisor to enjoin sale of Tupac letter and other memorabilia. See Ciccone v. Gotta Have It! Collectibles, Inc., et al., Case No. 156454/2017 (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Co.).