Brush Prairie, WA asked in Uncategorized for Texas

Q: What type of attorney would you need if you found an ancient artifact on your property and you want to sell it?

I have a customer that found an ancient artifact on his property....The Smithsonian said it was around 5,000 years old and he is looking to sell it for money and is first going to get an appraisal. Once it is appraised he is wondering what type of attorney he would need to protect this asset and assist with the sale.


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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY

A: There are attorneys who deal with archeological artifacts and antiquities, but it is not a widespread and common area of practice. Larger firms would be likelier to have someone knowledgeable in that area. Aside from the conventional searches on this site, the Internet, or through the State Bar of Texas, you might approach museums, historical societies, or universities that have faculty in that area. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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