Rebecca FineGeneral Counsel at Athena Art Finance
Rebecca Fine is the General Counsel of Athena Art Finance, is a leading, independent finance company specializing in asset-based lending secured by high value fine art. For more than 20 years, she has provided legal and business advice to art collectors, galleries, dealers, and financial services clients. Prior to joining Athena in 2015, Rebecca was a partner at Schindler Cohen & Hochman LLP, a litigation and art law boutique. Rebecca was previously an associate at the law firms of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP and Hale and Dorr, LLP (now Wilmer Hale). Fluent in French and Italian, Rebecca has extensive cross-border transactional and litigation experience, and has acted as liaison counsel to corporations and ultra-high net worth individuals in many in foreign (multinational) jurisdictions.
Rebecca is the Chair of the New York City Bar Association Art Law Subcommittee on Art Finance, Funds and Fiduciaries. A recognized speaker on the topics of art law, finance and business, Rebecca has lectured widely to various professional and academic audiences, including Sotheby’s Institute of Art, Christie’s Education, and Cardozo Law School’s Fashion Arts Media Entertainment Law Center. She also sits on the Board of Creative Art Works, a nonprofit that empowers young people in New York City through the visual and multimedia arts.
Rebecca graduated from Columbia College and received her J.D. from Columbia University School of Law, where she was an editor of the VLA Journal of Law and the Arts.