Kyle, TX asked in Legal Malpractice for Texas

Q: I am a professional artist, and I put several paintings in a gallery in Montreal for consignment.

The owner decided she didn’t want them, or pay to return then. So she dropped them at a thrift store. Does she owe me the consignment fee?

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A Texas attorney could advise best, and possibly a Montreal attorney as well if your agreement is governed by Montreal or Canadian law. But your question remains open for three weeks. I'm sorry this happened to you. As a starting point, you may want to first review the terms of the agreement you entered into, either with the buyer or with the gallery, and see if there are terms outlining where disputes will be heard (court, arbitration, etc.) and under which jurisdiction's laws. When you reach out to attorneys, they would need to know that. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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