Michael Heinlen Quoted in Texas Lawyer on Art Law Practice

“Art Law May Be the Next Big Thing in Texas”

Art law is in vogue.

More and more law firms across the country are launching art law practice groups, and lawyers who specialize in areas that range from litigation to finance are adding some color to their careers by taking advantage of opportunities in the growing practice of art law.

Dallas, in particular, has seen growth in the legal market involving art. Locke Lord established an art law practice group about a year ago, and Thomas Maddrey, a photographer-turned-lawyer, opened a small firm in late 2015 that counts art law as one of its main practice areas. Other Texas firms that have art law practices include Thompson & Knight and Andrews Kurth Kenyon.

But Texas is hardly alone.

“It is certainly a formalized and well-settled practice in Los Angeles and New York City,” said Michael Heinlen, a partner at Thompson & Knight in Dallas who is in the firm’s art law section.