Kate Fitz Gibbon

Kate Fitz Gibbon

  • Estate Planning, Probate, Elder Law
  • New Mexico
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Summary

Kate Fitz Gibbon is a Santa Fe attorney with a local practice focused on estate planning, elder law, wills, trusts and probate. 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 on art and cultural heritage law. She is a founding member of New Mexico Lawyers for the Arts and 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.

Education
Skidmore College
B.A. / Central Asian Interdisciplinary Studies
St. John's College
M.A. / Western Hemisphere Liberal Arts
University of New Mexico
J.D. / College of Law
Professional Experience
Educational director
American Council for Cultural Policy, 600 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10022
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Member, Cultural Property Advisory Committee to the President
Department of State, 301 4th St SW, Washington, DC 20547
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Director
Anahita Gallery, Inc. Santa Fe, NM
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Publications
Articles & Publications
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
SSRN
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
Professional Associations
Committee for Cultural Policy, Inc.
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Board Member
Cultural Policy Research Institute, Inc.
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Board Member, Legal Committee
Antique Tribal Art Dealers Association (ATADA)
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Mexico
Practice Areas
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Elder Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Guardianship and Conservatorship
  • Art and Museum Law
  • Cultural Heritage & Cultural Property Law
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Blog
Committee for Cultural Policy
Contact & Map
215 W. San Francisco St.
Ste. 202C
Santa Fe, NM 87501
USA
Telephone: (505) 412-2209