Fine Art & Specie
Practice Highlights

Thompson Coe’s fine art, specie, and valuable articles practice reflects an in-depth understanding of specialty insurance lines and the unique issues arising from these types of claims and disputes.

One of the largest insurance litigation and coverage practices in the country, with experience in the insurance industry since 1951, Thompson Coe is well positioned to handle large and complicated disputes, as well as provide cost effective representation in smaller matters to meet our clients’ needs.  Our attorneys are experienced in assessing complex coverage, contract, and litigation issues involving fine art, specie, and valuable articles concerns.  Our history with high value and sensitive disputes perfectly positions us to handle a wide variety of fine art and specie matters.

Thompson Coe is experienced in handling matters involving a variety of coverages, including All Risks and Liability Specie policies, Fine Art policies, Collectibles policies, Jewelers’ Block policies, and Private Client Homeowners’ policies. We have assisted insurance carriers on various matters involving:

  • Restoration
  • Valuation
  • Damage in Shipment
  • Fine Art and Jewelry Theft
  • Fraud
  • Stolen Cash in Transit
  • Antiquities Loss
  • Recovery & Subrogation
  • Cargo

Examples of Thompson Coe’s experience in these specialized areas of insurance include:

  • Jewelry claims involving transport, safeguards, and staged robbery issues
  • Napa Valley wine loss claim involving valuation and liability issues
  • Shipment damage to multi-million dollar modern painting by renowned 20th century Dutch-American artist
  • International wire transfer fraud claim involving art import company
  • Coverage dispute involving claimed hurricane loss to print museum’s artwork on paper
  • Valuation, restoration, and coverage issues involving lost dust jacket from recovered iconic, American-authored first edition book
  • Baseball collection claim involving policy rescission issues
  • Race car claim for property damage in transit
  • Sports car collector’s claim of auction fraud
  • Automobile dealer dispute involving maintenance of Italian luxury car

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