Diana Wierbicki

Partner | New York

Diana leads our global art practice and is a partner in the private client and tax team.

Her work covers a wide range of legal issues related to art transactions, with a focus on addressing the tax and commercial issues that arise when buying and selling art or when transferring art by donation or bequest. She counsels clients on income tax and sales/use tax issues, and trust and estate planning matters, as these relate to their art transactions. Diana assists clients with art purchases, sales, loans, consignments and charitable donations of art, and represents art collectors, investors, galleries, dealers and advisors, as well as artists and foundations.

Secretary Lauren Parisi

Track record





Preparing complex like-kind exchange agreements involving works of art.

Negotiating multi-million dollar sales and purchases by museums, collectors and dealers, and addressing related sales and use tax issues.

Structuring complex gifts involving works of art.

State of Connecticut, 2008

State of New York, 2009

Registered Foreign Lawyer in the UK, 2014

‘Want an alternative to donating art? Open your own museum,’ The Wall Street Journal - December 10, 2017, quoted

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Professional Advisory Council

New York City Bar Association’s Art Law Committee

International Bar Association’s Art, Cultural Institutions and Heritage Law Committee

‘Smart strategies for collection building’, Art Expo Chicago - September 2017, speaker

‘When art is gray: Shaking your client’s etch-a-sketch’, ABA Conference - April 20, 2017, speaker

‘Art and philanthropy: a panel discussion,’ Withers in-house event - March 2017, speaker



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New York

430 Park Avenue,

10th Floor,

NY 10022-3505

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