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September 17, 2007 – Representing Artists, Collectors, and Dealers: A Lawyer’s Challenge

Scott HodesScott Hodes has been in active practice for more than four decades. He practices in the field of art law and represents a number of prominent artists, dealers and collectors in all aspects of their business. He has published three books on art and the law, and has written and spoken extensively on this subject.

Hodes is a recognized leader in metropolitan Chicago’s business community. Long active in bar, civic and political affairs, he was elected to serve three terms on the Democratic State Central Committee, served as co-chair of the Illinois Attorney General’s Advisory Commission, and as chair of Chicago’s Navy Pier Development Authority. From 1991 to 1993, Hodes served as principal outside counsel to the Arts in Embassies Program of the U.S. State Department. He also was co-chair of the Private Enterprise Review and Advisory Board of the State of Illinois from 1992 to 1994, and, in 1994, was appointed by the governor and presently serves as a member of the State of Illinois Savings Board.

Hodes was the national chair of LAWBOOKS, U.S.A., a program sponsored by the United States Information Agency, and served as a member of the State Department’s Advisory Committee on Investment, Technology and Development. He was counsel to The Harold Washington Foundation. Hodes is a founder, past president and director of The Lawyers for the Creative Arts. He serves as a trustee and executive committee member of the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago, and as a director of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce.

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