Kenley Stark

Associate | New York

Secretary Lauren Parisi


Kenley is an associate in the art law team.

Kenley’s practice covers a wide range of legal areas related to art.  She provides comprehensive transactional and tax advice to collectors, investors, foundations and dealers on their art purchases, consignments, sales, loans, charitable gifts, and relocations.  She works closely with and counsels family offices on a broad array of matters related to their clients’ collections. She advises collectors on their acquisitions of unique and complex types of art, including cultural property and property containing restricted materials, providing risk-based analyses in light of applicable laws and regulations.

Kenley's transactional and tax advice extends to artists and their families, including with respect to their contractual relationships with dealers and other market participants.  She provides guidance to nonprofit art organizations, including private foundations, on transactional matters and compliance issues. Additionally, Kenley has advised collectors, investors and dealers involved in bank lending transactions that utilize fine art as collateral and has provided advice on art-related legal matters related to art investment funds.

Kenley also advises on trust and estate planning and administration, specifically catering to art collectors and their families.  Working closely with financial and art advisors and other legal counsel, she ensures comprehensive and tailored legal services that specifically address the unique needs of high-net-worth individuals and their families.

A member of the Estate and Gift Taxation Committee of the New York City Bar Association, Kenley actively contributes to discussions and developments in the field. She is also a member of the Greenwich Historical Society Professional Advisory Council.