Mr. Lawrence M. Shindell, Chairman - ARIS Title Insurance Corporation (USA)
Mr. Shindell is the co-founder and Chairman of ARIS Title Insurance Corporation.
ARIS Title Insurance Corporation was created to assist museums, auction houses, financial institutions, individual collectors and fiduciaries in mitigating the respective financial and tax consequences, the broader professional or directors and officers liability consequences, and the public relations exposures due to the legal title risks that are inherent with art and other important collectibles traded in the global art market.
He is a lawyer, formerly representing or litigating against Fortune 500 companies in complex commercial and insurance trial and appellate litigation including litigation in international forums, in many instances in significant profile cases resulting in reported United States state or federal trial or appellate court decisions.
Mr. Shindell remains AV (highest)-peer review rated by Martindale-Hubbell and actively licensed before several United States trial and appellate bars including the Bar of the United States Supreme Court.
He has presented on the subject of the legal and financial complexities of title risks in the art world in the United States and Western Europe to diverse professional and collector groups including the American Bar Association Section of International Law and at Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland.
He has been quoted on this subject in national and international media publications representing diverse audiences and industry sectors including Forbes, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Risk & Insurance, Financial Times, Business Week, Private Wealth, Elite Traveler, Leaders, A.M. Best BestDay and BestWeek. His articles on the subject on behalf of ARIS Title Insurance Corporation have appeared in such publications as Private Wealth, Art Fund Tracker published by Fine Art Wealth Management, Ltd., London, and Private Asset Management.
Mr. Shindell has provided expert testimony of first-impression in matters before the United States Tax Court on art title related tax questions.
ARIS Title Insurance Corporation is a member of Argo Group (Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. (NasdaqGS: AGII)), a leading, A.M. Best rated ‘A’ international underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance products. See www.aristitle.com and www.argolimited.com.