Bryan Cave attorneys will join a faculty of top museum administrators, investigators and auction house representatives at the Federal Bar Association’s Art Law & Litigation Seminar. This event takes place Dec. 6 in Miami, Fla., as the famed Art Basel in Miami Beach kicks off, drawing more than 70,000 visitors annually.

The FBA event will offer panels on a variety of art-related legal topics, including protecting the market against forgeries, issues in museum administration, auctions, dealing with damage, and how to navigate sales and use taxes. Bryan Cave Of Counsel Maria Vathis will moderate a panel on protecting art fair buyers, and Senior Counsel Scott Hodes will join her as a panelist.

Hodes represents a number of prominent artists, dealers and collectors in all aspects of their business. He has published three books on art and the law, and has written and lectured extensively on this subject. Hodes is a founder, past president and director of The Lawyers for the Creative Arts. He served as a trustee and member of the Executive Committee of the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago, a director of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, as a consultant to the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, and as legal counsel for EXPO/CHICAGO.

Vathis has a diverse practice concentrated primarily on commercial litigation and class action defense involving alleged statutory violations in both federal and state courts. She has also represented a broad range of clients in the fashion/retail industry and the insurance industry. Vathis represents clients from the United States and Europe. Vathis is currently president-elect of the Federal Bar Association.

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