Howard has been involved in several of the best-known and most important litigations brought on behalf of foreign governments and heirs of Holocaust victims and others to recover stolen artwork or other cultural property including representing the Estate of Lea Bondi Jaray to recover a Schiele painting confiscated by a Nazi agent in Austria in the late 1930’s, which settled for the full value of the painting; the recovery by the heir of the famous Jewish art dealer Jacques Goudstikker of 200 Nazi-looted artworks from the Dutch Government; the recovery by the heirs of Kazimir Malevich, the world-renowned 20th Century Russian artist, of five important and valuable Malevich paintings, one of which later sold at auction for $60 million, and recoveries on behalf of the Republic of Turkey of numerous valuable antiquities. Howard also handles all types of art transactions. He has published widely on art law and related issues and has had numerous speaking engagements at various universities and law schools throughout the country, including Columbia, Harvard, New York University and Yale, and throughout the world for the Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA), and other organizations and bar associations, art fairs, museums, auction houses and appraisers. His work has been widely recognized by legal and other professional organizations including a Band 1 ranking in Chambers High Net Worth for Art and Cultural Property Law – USA. Howard co-founded Kaye Spiegler, along with Managing Member Lawrence Kaye, to provide the highest level of service to clients in the art market in matters involving complex art litigation, dispute resolution, notable restitution issues and general commercial art law.
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