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Salon Conversations

A Brave New Art World: Best Practices, the Law, and Finance

Presented by Salon Art + Design

Friday, November 10, 4 p.m.

A conversation touching on timely and important topics in the worlds of art, entity governance, law and finance. Please join Danielle Amato-Milligan (Amato Milligan & Associates), Leila Amineddoleh (Amineddoleh & Associates LLC), and Pouya Lavian (Wells Fargo Advisors) for a lively discussion on how to effectively navigate our ever-evolving art and finance worlds.


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Danielle Amato-Milligan

Principal, Amato Milligan Associates
Board President, Foundation for Advancement in Conservation
Board Member, Holt / Smithsonian Foundation

Danielle Amato-Milligan has over twenty-five years of experience as a strategic advisor to nonprofit organizations in the areas of arts and cultural organizations. She was previously Senior Vice President and Philanthropic Strategist in the National Consulting & Advisory Practice group at Bank of America and now serves as Founder and President of Amato Milligan & Associates, a management consulting firm working with nonprofits in the areas of arts and culture, education, social justice, and environmental advocacy.

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Pouya Lavian

Managing Director, Investments Wells Fargo Advisors

Pouya has been operating at the intersection of finance, law, technology, and international markets for more than 20 years and is a trusted advisor on matters relating to personal wealth, business issues, and legacy positioning. His clients include company founders, family offices, financial sponsors, sports and entertainment professionals, and executives, providing familiarity with clients’ needs for cogent financial advice and insight into the non-financial aspects of managing wealth. He brings a determined commitment to advocacy on behalf of his clients and their interests.

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Leila Amineddoleh

Art Heritage and IP Attorney
Amineddoleh & Associates

Leila A. Amineddoleh is the founder of Amineddoleh & Associates LLC, an art and cultural heritage law firm. With over a decade and a half of experience in both litigation and transactional law, Leila is an expert in the field of art and cultural heritage law. She represents major art collectors, museums, galleries, dealers, non-profits, artists, estates, foundations, and

foreign governments in a variety of legal disputes. She has been involved in matters related to multimillion-dollar contractual disputes, WWII-era looting, international cultural heritage law violations, the recovery of stolen art and antiquities, complex fraud schemes, authentication disputes, art-backed loans, and the purchase and sale of hundreds of millions of dollars worth of art and collectibles.

All Salon Conversations are open to all and free with admission. Conversations are held in the Board of Officers room. Please arrive 10-15 minutes before Conversations begin to ensure seating.

Header image via Bernard Goldberg Fine Arts: Winold Reiss, "Mural Study for Schrafft's Restaurant," 1940. Gouache on paper.

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