Cultural Property, Antiquities & Archaeology Law

Attorney Rick St. Hilaire is a former chief prosecutor and a current adjunct professor of cultural property law who has practiced in the cultural property and antiquities law fields over the last ten years.  He is an experienced lawyer who provides a variety of cultural property law and antiquities law services to many kinds of clients, including: 

Museums and Cultural Institutions
 • due diligence provenance investigations
 • accessions and deaccessions
 • legal compliance (e.g. NAGPRA,  CITES)
 • ICOM, AAMD, and AAM ethics
 • repatriation claims and seized property
 • disposition of looted material
 • lost and stolen works of fine art and antiquities
 • immunity from seizure law

Government Bodies
 • CPAC advice and advocacy  
 • cultural property repatriation
 • cultural resources legislative development and drafting
 • development of cultural resources administrative rules
 • archaeology regulations

Archaeologists and Cultural Heritage Experts
 • archaeological site protection
 • government advocacy
 • recovery of looted cultural objects
 • CPAC monitoring and advocacy

Antiquities and Fine Art Collectors
 • antiquities due diligence provenance investigations and ownership rights
 • title challenges to antiquities
 • federal seizure and forfeiture risk assessments
 • purchase of fakes and forgeries of antiquities and fine art
 • authentication problems
 • ethical collection practices
 • lost and stolen works of antiquities and fine art

Antiquities and Fine Art Dealers
 • receipt or sale of illicit antiquities and fine art
 • sale or receipt of fakes and forgeries of antiquities and fine art
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Attorney St. Hilaire practices cultural property law, cultural heritage law, museum law, art law, and antiquities law.  Cases handled include art theft, antiquities and fine art repatriation claims, provenance and title, art and antiquities accessions and deaccessions, museum risk management, and many other art, cultural heritage law, and cultural property legal matters.
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