Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys Overton Thompson III, Kathryn Walker and Blaine Smith, along with co-counsel Jeffrey Schoenblum of Vanderbilt University Law School, represented Fred Westfield and his family in a dispute over a painting that had once belonged to his uncle, Walter Westfeld. Westfeld was murdered at Auschwitz and left behind a sizable art collection, much of which was confiscated and sold by the Nazis. One painting, Portrait of a Man and Woman in an Interior, was eventually purchased by the Boston Museum of Fine Arts where it is currently on display. The museum has agreed to compensate the Westfield family for an undisclosed sum.
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