Sports Memorabilia

Sports Memorabilia Attorneys

Sports memorabilia can include any item that bears a direct connection to either a sporting event or personality. These objects possess a rarity time-value which makes them valuable to collectors and fans alike, whether for monetary or sentimental reasons. While collecting memorabilia can be fun and financially rewarding, it can involve a high degree of risk. The Bashian & Papantoniou sports memorabilia attorneys in New York provide invaluable advice and guidance to buyers, sellers and auctioneers on the various legal issues that may arise in connection with a sports memorabilia transaction.

Our sports memorabilia attorneys in New York are experienced in provenance issues and questions regarding the origins of an item, including issues forgery, fake items and falsified authentications. Although eBay remains a popular channel for buyers and sellers to transact sports memorabilia sales or exchanges, many of the items sold on eBay are not from reputable dealers and it is not uncommon for such items to be counterfeit. As New York Trial attorneys, our sports memorabilia lawyers in Long Island and New York handle matters involving buyers seeking to recoup their cost of their purchase.

A few of the matters our experienced sports memorabilia attorneys in New York and Long Island handle are as follows:

  • Negotiations for contracts for sale or exchange
  • Contracts to market or sell a particular product
  • Chain of Ownership issues
  • Falsified Certificates of Authenticity (COA’s)
  • Fraud
  • Forged signatures on autographed merchandise
  • Provenance issues
  • Counterfeit items
  • Recouping the cost of purchase for counterfeit items
  • Insurance coverage disputes

At Bashian & Papantoniou, we understand that searching for sports memorabilia attorneys in New York can be a daunting process. Sports memorabilia collecting, either as a hobby or investment strategy, often involves complex legal issues. Our sports memorabilia attorneys in New York and Long Island possess the unique knowledge and experience in this field of law and can advise you on exactly what steps to take to ensure your interests are protected.

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