Sanborn Battleson LLP is a boutique, private client law firm focused on advising families, their businesses and their family offices on US tax issues, estate planning matters and the establishment of efficient wealth planning structures. Our partners have extensive experience advising clients on all matters pertaining to art law including negotiating contracts with the major auction houses, assisting clients with sophisticated art-based financing transactions, counseling clients on loans of art to museums and foundations, and helping clients with purchases and sales of art via auctions, private sales and dealers.
Our firm is a bespoke alternative to the large, multijurisdictional professional services organizations, which allows us to offer our clients truly independent, unconflicted advice. Whenever necessary, we coordinate with local counsel in the United States and abroad to provide our clients with coordinated and seamless legal advice. Our partners have worked with local counsel in over forty countries as well as numerous US states. We have experience in establishing US and foreign trust structures as well as private trust companies, and regularly serve as trustee. We also have experience in helping families achieve their long-term governance goals. Finally, we have a deep understanding of, and experience in, the complex art world and firmly believe that we are one of only a handful of firms that seamlessly integrates our art law and family office practices.