Kate Fitz Gibbon

Contact: (505) 412-2209
Law School: University of New Mexico
Jurisdiction: New Mexico


About Kate Fitz Gibbon
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.
Practice Areas
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Elder Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Guardianship and Conservatorship
  • Art and Museum Law
  • Cultural Heritage & Cultural Property Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Mexico
Professional Experience
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
Director, Anahita Gallery, Inc. Santa Fe, NM
Skidmore CollegeB.A.Central Asian Interdisciplinary Studies
St. John's CollegeM.A.Western Hemisphere Liberal Arts
University of New MexicoJ.D.College of Law
Professional Associations
, Committee for Cultural Policy, Inc.
Board Member, Cultural Policy Research Institute, Inc.
Board Member, Legal Committee, Antique Tribal Art Dealers Association (ATADA)


Articles & Publications
  • 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
  • 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


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215 W. San Francisco St.
Ste. 202C
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Telephone: (505) 412-2209