Amanda A. Rottermund

Senior Associate

Amanda is a senior associate in the private client and tax team.

She has focused on art law from the beginning of her legal career, advising on many groundbreaking developments that are changing the landscape of the art market - including NFTs for art and new AR experiences. Amanda’s work focuses on art transactions, and she deals with purchases, sales, loans, consignments, and charitable giving of works of art. She also has robust experience representing borrowers and lenders in lending transactions with fine art as collateral. Amanda works with domestic and international ultra-high net worth individuals and their families on sales and use tax, income tax, gift and transfer tax, and trust and estate planning and audits. She counsels artists and their estates on estate tax and estate administration preparedness and the logistics necessary to administer major asset-backed estates.

Amanda also works with galleries and dealers on their business operations and ventures - advising on template documents, vendor agreements, and terms and conditions. She has experience in regulatory compliance with Fish and Wildlife and other regulatory agencies.

Her alma mater, St. John’s University School of Law, has recognized Amanda as a Next Generation Lawyer for her work in the art law field, in the Spring 2018 edition of its alumni magazine, St. John’s Law Global Edition. Amanda has also been active as both an author and commentator, featured in publications such as Bloomberg BNA; Deloitte Art & Finance Report; Artnet News; Artsy; Trusts & Estates, the ABA’s Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Journal; and the New York State Bar Association Arts and Sports Law Journal. In addition, Amanda served as the Secretary of the New York City Bar Association’s Art Law Committee from 2019 to 2022.


Amanda is very hard-working, she is very easy to work with and she is very smart.


She is a very good lawyer: she is hard-working, incredibly clever and very straightforward to deal with. She is a brilliant negotiator.






New York, 2015

New Jersey, 2014

‘The Art Basel & UBS Global Art Market Report 2022’, co-contributor

New York sales tax case regarding art leasing,’ Withers article - May 24, 2022, co-author

New York City repeals rules governing auction houses,’ Withers article - May 20, 2022, co-author

New York City Bar Association’s Art Law Committee, Former Secretary 2019-2022

New York State Bar Association

‘Art Law Day 2022 - NFT Ownership: Living with, Planning and Advising,’ Appraisers Association of America, Inc., New York - November 11, 2022, speaker

‘Next Steps in AML compliance in the art market,’ Withers (Webinar) – March 16, 2022, moderator

‘Planning with an Estate’s Fine Art and Collectibles that Contain Cultural Property Or Restricted Animal Material,’ ABA, May 14, 2020 - speaker


I find the legal dynamics of the art world exceptionally rewarding

My involvement in art law began during my law school career and I continue to find the legal dynamics of the art world exceptionally rewarding. Working with private collectors and their family offices is especially interesting because we counsel on the life cycle of a family’s fine art collection. For example, with respect to a family’s collection we may assist in matters ranging from the negotiation of new art acquisitions, art collateralization, charitable giving and estate administration.

On a personal note, I am interested in post-war and contemporary figurative painting, Central European history, and interwar literature. I enjoy sport and can be found horseback riding and skiing.



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