On this week’s episode of “Wealth Matters”, hosts Millie Baumbusch and Robert Port discuss “Do The Children Want Our Antiques? Personal Property and Your Estate Plan”. Guests include Roger Kirschenbaum, owner of Roger A. Kirschenbaum PC and Spalding Nix, owner of Spalding Nix Fine Art.
Roger Kirschenbaum/Wagner, Johnston and Rosenthal P.C.
Roger Kirschenbaum of Wagner, Johnston and Rosenthal P.C. obtained his undergraduate degree (B.A., 1978) from Brown University He began his practice of law in 1981 after his graduation from the Emory University School of Law. In 1985 he received a Master of Laws in Taxation degree from Emory. He is a member of both the Georgia Bar and New York Bar. Roger is a member of the Atlanta Estate Planning Council, served as Chair of the Estate Planning and Probate Section of the Atlanta Bar Association (2014-15), and serves on the Emory University Gift Planning Advisory Council. Roger has been a public arbitrator for the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc.
Roger was counsel to a client for a significant donation of an art collection to the High Museum of Art. Roger has expertise in probate matters relating to wrongful death negligence cases and has presented “The Role of the Personal Injury and Probate Attorney in Negligent Death Cases” with Laurie Speed for the Atlanta Bar Association in November 2011 and December 2013.
His primary areas of practice include estate planning, probate and estate administration, general corporate and business law, and related tax planning matters. Roger’s clients are mainly high net worth individuals and closely-held business owners for whom he plans the methods to achieve both fundamental and complex estate, business succession, and charitable goals.
Spalding Nix/Spalding Nix Fine Art
Atlanta native Spalding Nix has a long history in the Atlanta art world – interning at the Heath Gallery, working at Jackson Fine Art, and opening his eponymous gallery in 2003. Spalding Nix majored in both Art History and Studio Art at the University of Virginia. After working at Jackson Fine Art after college, Spalding attended the University of Georgia’s School of Law specializing in Intellectual Property and International Law.
During his undergraduate and law school summers, Spalding worked at The National Gallery of Art on their Design and Development team and in the General Counsel’s Office of The Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. After passing the Georgia Bar, Spalding worked for Sotheby’s in their Client Development group working closely with Sotheby’s Appraisal and Valuations Department.
In the fall of 2003, Spalding opened Spalding Nix Fine Art. After working at Sotheby’s in New York, Spalding saw an opportunity to purchase 18th and 19th century paintings at auction in Europe and offer them to the Southeastern market. Additionally, Spalding followed his love for contemporary art with regular “Boutique Shows” at his gallery with artists like the ceramicist Garth Johnson and the painter Comer Jennings while serving on the board of MOCA GA.
Today, Spalding’s gallery highlights the best of contemporary art from abstract artists like Katherine Sandoz and Sally King Benedict to more traditional realists like Marc Chatov and Sarah Lamb. The gallery is unique, because it has moved beyond the white box of most contemporary galleries. It offers the work in a sumptuous setting with period antiques emphasizing the allure of the mix. “The Mix is IN,” says Spalding. “Mixing the old with the new allows both pieces to sing and truly reflects the collector’s taste. The “Golden Rule’ for any collector must be “Buy what you love!” Spalding’s gallery takes advantage of multiple platforms from 1stdibs to Facebook to promote his artists.
In addition to dealing art, Spalding is an appraiser valuing art and antiques who recently rediscovered a long lost Norman Rockwell. As an Accredited Member of the American Society of Appraisers, Mr. Nix provides valuation services for donation, estate, insurance, and litigation-related purposes.
As an art advisor, Spalding assists individual and corporate clients like the Fortune 500 company Printpack in navigating the art world by offering confidential and objective advice in the acquisition or sale of fine and decorative art.
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