ART RECOVERY SERVICES
Recovering your lost assets
Robert Wittman Inc. is uniquely positioned to provide recovery services to our clients. Prior to his retirement after 20 years of recovering more than $300 million in lost cultural assets in the FBI, Robert Wittman recognized a significant gap between the demands of the private sector and the resource constraints inherent in law enforcement. Robert Wittman Inc. was founded to bridge this gap. Let us recover your stolen art and lost cultural property.
- Digital or In-Person Consultation
- Investigation of "Cold Cases"
- Liaison Services with Law Enforcement
- Civil Case Investigation
WheN Litigation is Imminent
With more than 20 years of FBI experience conducting investigations into the business practices of the art world, Robert Wittman has acquired a unique knowledge of art business practices to offer his opinion in testimony. He has been certified in the United States Federal Court as an expert witness in the area of art business practices. Robert Wittman is available to conduct investigations and give his expert opinions in matters where litigation is imminent.
- Testimony on art fraud and forgery crimes
- Testimony on art collection best practices
- Testimony on security practices
DUE DILIGENCE & PROVENANCE REVIEW
Buyer bewarE Protection
Auction houses, private collectors and galleries provide opportunities for thieves to sell illegally acquired arts and antiques to unsuspecting customers. Inadvertent sales of illicit works can damage the reputation of both the buyer and the seller, while also putting him or her at risk of civil and criminal litigation. We recognize this potential problem and provide proactive protection to prevent victimization, saving our clients thousands in ensuing legal battles.
- Verification of provenance documents
- Information collection for specific works
- Provenance history analysis
- Coordination of information between parties involved