Diana Wierbicki

Partner | New York

Diana is a partner in the private client and tax team with a focus on art.

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

‘When Collectors — Not Curators — Dictate Art History,’ Artsy - June 29, 2017, quoted

‘Artwork Loans are in the Midst of a Minimum of $ 5 million in Financing Thresholds (Chinese),’ 21st Century Business Herald - June 24, 2017, quoted

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Professional Advisory Council

New York City Bar Association’s Art Law Committee

‘Managing Inherited Art and Encouraging Clients to Plan Ahead,’ Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning, Orlando, FL - January 11, 2017

‘Legal Issues in Art Collecting: Acquisition Ownership and Disposition,’ Art Basel Miami Beach / STEP Miami, Miami, FL - November 28, 2016, panelist

‘Getting It,’ Withers Bergman Women & Wealth Forum, New York, NY - November 14, 2016, panelist



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New York

430 Park Avenue,

10th Floor,

NY 10022-3505

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