Kate Fitz Gibbon

Kate Fitz Gibbon

Fitz Gibbon Law, LLC
  • Estate Planning, Probate, Intellectual Property
  • New Mexico
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Kate Fitz Gibbon is a Santa Fe attorney with a local practice focused on wills, trusts and probate and art and cultural heritage law. Her law office provides dedicated, diligent, professional service to all New Mexicans without discrimination. Nationally, Kate Fitz Gibbon advises art collectors, foundations, galleries and museums. She serves on the boards of the Committee for Cultural Policy and the ABA Art & Cultural Heritage Law Committee. Kate Fitz Gibbon served on the Cultural Property Advisory Committee to the President under Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. She is a frequent speaker at museums and national symposia on art and cultural heritage law. She was editor and contributor to Who Owns the Past? Cultural Property, Cultural Policy and the Law, Rutgers University Press, 2005. Kate Fitz Gibbon obtained her law degree from the University of New Mexico School of Law, where she received the Helen S. Carter Prize and the Award for Excellence in the Study of Intellectual Property Law. She has a Master's degree from St. John's College and Bachelor of Arts from Skidmore College.

Practice Areas
    Estate Planning
    Trusts, Wills
    Probate Administration
    Intellectual Property
Additional Practice Areas
  • Art and Museum Law
  • Cultural Heritage & Cultural Property Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Mexico
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Professional Experience
Executive Director
Committee for Cultural Policy, Inc.
- Current
Educational director
American Council for Cultural Policy, 600 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10022
Member, Cultural Property Advisory Committee to the President
Department of State, 301 4th St SW, Washington, DC 20547
St. John's College
M.A. | Western Hemisphere Liberal Arts
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University of New Mexico
J.D. | College of Law
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Skidmore College
B.A. | Central Asian Interdisciplinary Studies
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Professional Associations
Art and Cultural Heritage Law Committee of the American Bar Association.
Steering Committee Member
- Current
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Committee for Cultural Policy, Inc.
Executive Director and Member of the Board of Directors
- Current
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Articles & Publications
A Tale of Two Seizures: The Carabinieri TPC
Cultural Property News
Controversial Bill on Export of Native American Art Before Congress
Cultural Property News
Global Art & Heritage Law Series - India
Committee for Cultural Policy
CCP & GHA Testify on Blockade on All Art from Tunisia
Cultural Property News
Turkey Claims all Art and Artifacts: Centuries of Multicultural History and Trade Denied
Cultural Property News
Global Art & Heritage Law Series: United States
Committee for Cultural Policy, Inc.
A Primer: NAGPRA, ARPA, and the Antiquities Act
Cultural Property News
AAIA Challenges Private Ownership of Native American Art
Cultural Property News
National Stolen Property Act: Primary US Cultural Property Law
Cultural Property News
A Culture Destroyed: China Expunges Uyghur Identity
Cultural Property News
CPAC – Building A Wall Against Art
Cultural Property News
Cultural Property: Rights of Jewish and Christian Minorities
Cultural Property News
Bearing False Witness: The Media, ISIS and Antiquities
Cultural Property News
EU Regulations Use Sledgehammer to Crack a Nut
Cultural Property News
Heritage Protection Depends on Stable Governments
New York Times
Import Ban on Chinese Art Creates An Uneven Playing Field
The Art Newspaper
In Defense of a Trade
The Art Newspaper
A Story of Islamic Embroidery
TDIC, Abu Dhabi
Native American Art and the Law, A Collector's Guide
ATADA Foundation
The Megalli Collection
The Textile Museum, Washington DC
Sammlung Henkel II
Dumont Buchverlag, Koln
Dangerous Objects: Museums and Antiquities in 2008
The Marion True Trial
Antiques Magazine
The Rabbit and the Rat: Who owns Chinese Antiquities? An interview with Kate Fitz Gibbon
Antiques Magazine
Uzbek Embroidery in the Nomadic Tradition
Minneapolis Institute of the Arts, Minneapolis, MN
Who Owns The Past: Cultural Policy, Cultural Property and the Law
Rutgers University Press
Protection or Restriction: America's Role in Safeguarding China's Cultural Property
Orientations Magazine
This Property Claim Should Be Condemned
Wall Street Journal
Ikat, Silks of Central Asia, The Guido Goldman Collection
Calmann and King, London
Websites & Blogs
Contact & Map
460 St. Michael's Drive
Ste. 1203
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Telephone: (505) 216-9349
Monday: 10 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 10 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 10 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 10 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 10 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: Closed (Today)
Sunday: Closed
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