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Pro Bono Help Requested from the Art Dealers Association

Jo Laird, on behalf of the Art Dealers Association writes:

I am writing to ask for your help.

As you know, a significant number of galleries in Chelsea were badly damaged during the storm. Galleries suffered structural and physical damage, and a great deal of art was destroyed. There is some real concern that some of the galleries will not be able to re-open for some time. Some of the smaller and most financially fragile ones may not make it back.

In the wake of the storm, the Art Dealers Association has identified legal services as one of the most crucial needs for these galleries. Patterson Belknap has agreed to provide pro bono services to these smaller and most needy galleries in their applications for relief -- insurance and FEMA claims, emergency government loans, etc.

It would be great if you and your firms could pitch in. I don't know how many of you have made it down to Chelsea in the last week, but it's been both heartbreaking and inspiring. Heartbreaking because the neighborhood was so
badly hit. Inspiring because of the energy of the people working to rebuild their galleries and save and salvage works oart.

I know that most of you have probably already contributed to broader relief efforts. This is a way that we can do our part to help the community we serve."

If you wish to help, please contact Jo Laird directly at jblaird@pbwt.com.

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