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New York Court of Appeals Revisits the Law of Gifting of Art or Other Objects
Posted on 23 Apr 2012 by Peter K. Kelly

How does one gift an 1,100 pound sculpture? The New York Court of Appeals recently revisited the law of gifts in the context of determining the validity of such a gift by the deceased sculptor's widow. Mirvish v. Mott , 18 N.Y.3d 510, 2012 N.Y. LEXIS... Read More

New York Court of Appeals Revisits the Law of Gifting of Art or Other Objects
Posted on 23 Apr 2012 by Peter K. Kelly

How does one gift an 1,100 pound sculpture? The New York Court of Appeals recently revisited the law of gifts in the context of determining the validity of such a gift by the deceased sculptor's widow. Mirvish v. Mott , 18 N.Y.3d 510, 2012 N.Y... Read More

The Law of Gifts Revisited
Posted on 10 Jun 2010 by Peter K. Kelly

The law of gifts was set forth in the classic case of Gruen v. Gruen, 68 N.Y.2d 48, 505 N.Y.S.2d 849, 496 N.E.2d 869 (1986) , a case concerning the gifting of a painting by Gustav Klimt, the Austrian modernist. The Court reiterated in Gruen that... Read More

  • Blog Post: The Law of Gifts Revisited

    The law of gifts was set forth in the classic case of Gruen v. Gruen, 68 N.Y.2d 48, 505 N.Y.S.2d 849, 496 N.E.2d 869 (1986) , a case concerning the gifting of a painting by Gustav Klimt, the Austrian modernist. The Court reiterated in Gruen that the elements of a valid inter vivos gift are intent...
  • Blog Post: New York Court of Appeals Revisits the Law of Gifting of Art or Other Objects

    How does one gift an 1,100 pound sculpture? The New York Court of Appeals recently revisited the law of gifts in the context of determining the validity of such a gift by the deceased sculptor's widow. Mirvish v. Mott , 18 N.Y.3d 510, 2012 N.Y. LEXIS 266 (2012) [ enhanced version available to lexis...