Neal M. Sher is a prominent New York attorney and is Senior Counsel to Simon & Partners, LLP,
Mr. Sher specializes in litigation, government relations and art law.
Neal M. Sher, Esq.
Simon & Partners LLP
30 Rockefeller Plaza, 42nd floor
New York, New York 10112 phone: 646 201-8841 fax 212 427-3742
Sher serves as an advisor and art law consultant to art professionals
on numerous issues, including authenticity, provenance and contractual
matters. He follows closely the new and more stringent requirements
imposed by the IRS effective August 16, 2006, which will impact
the art business, art appraisers, donors and collectors, as well
as attorneys advising on the appropriate handling of art assets.
In addition, Mr. Sher was the keynote speaker at the groundbreaking
Symposium on Holocaust Era Cultural Property, held at the National
Gallery of Canada in 2001. That Symposium addressed the very thorny
and topical issues relating to art confiscated during the Nazi
regime and proposed solutions for appropriate restitution.
He has published numerous articles on legal, foreign
affairs and political issues: See, List of Published articles,
attached, You can read any of them by clicking
Mr. Sher has been a member of the faculties at:
Cornell University, Hebrew University, the George Washington University,
Queens College of CUNY and New York University.
Director of the Office of Special Investigations (OSI) U.S.
Department of Justice
Mr. Sher led the government's efforts to identify,
investigate, and bring to justice Nazi criminals living illegally
in the United States. He also led the investigation of former
U.N. Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim and was responsible for Waldheim's
inclusion on the "Watchlist" of persons ineligible to
enter the United States, due to his hidden Nazi past. That ban
remains in effect today.
Director of The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC):
AIPAC is the pro-Israel lobby in the U.S. As head
of AIPAC, Mr. Sher maintained liaison with Congress, the Executive
Branch, and all agencies responsible for determining U.S. policy
toward Israel and the Middle East. He also established close working
relationships with leaders of the Israeli government.
Chief of Staff of the International Commission on Holocaust
Era Insurance Claims.
Special Advisor to Canada's War Crimes Prosecution
By appointment of the Minister of Justice.
From 1997-2000 he was President of the International Association
of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists, American Section.
Mr. Sher has been the recipient of many awards
and honors, including:, Israel Bonds; Raoul Wallenberg "Hero
in Our Time Award," Shaare Zedek Hospital; Torch of Liberty
Award, Anti-Defamation League; Man of the Year, Warsaw Ghetto
Resistance Organization; Benjamin Cardozo Award, Anti-Defamation
League; Man of the Year, Council of Jewish Organizations; Special
Commendation for Courage and Pursuit of Justice, World Jewish
Cornell University, BS (1968)
New York University School of Law, JD, cum laude (1972)
Order of the Coif
Editor, Law Review