John Cahill joins Wilk Auslander as Chair of the Art Law Group

John R. Cahill

March 16, 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Law Firm of Wilk Auslander, LLP, established in 1987 and dedicated to commercial law, including commercial litigation, judgment enforcement, corporate law, real estate,tax law, employment, trusts and estates, and bankruptcy, in New York state courts and Federal courts nationwide is pleased to welcome John Cahill, an art law expert and litigator to the firm as a partner. 

"We could not be more excited to welcome John Cahill to the firm. John is a leader icon in the art law community whose reputation and skill is unparalleled,," said Jack Wilk, managing partner at Wilk Auslander. 

“His addition to the firm not only benefits our current clients, but expands our practice to include the dynamic and important ecosystem that encompasses the business of art,” added partner Jay Auslander.

Cahill brings over 2 three decades of experience litigating art cases and guiding clients through the whole range of art transactions. Cahill has been a lawyer in private law firms and was the COO of Sotheby’s when it was a public company, overseeing commercial transactions and  financial services. 

"I am delighted to be joining Wilk Auslander and working with their client-focused, efficient team to help my clients and theirs with a broad range of transactional and litigation matters," Cahill said.

"Their reputation for excellence in corporate law and civil litigation makes Wilk Auslander stand out among powerhouse firms in New York, and I am excited to work with them."

Cahill has lectured and written widely on art law, was the Chair of the New York City Bar’s Art Law Committee, was  Counsel to the Appraiser’s Association of America, and has taught art law in both Sotheby’s and Christie’s degree programs. 

He received his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School and graduated from Harpur College at Binghamton University. He joins Wilk Auslander after a few years at Olsoff  | Cahill | Cossu LLP.