Wait, auction law? Really?
Yes, really. I come from a family of auctioneers, and over the years since I entered the legal profession, beginning even during law school, the circles I was drawn into on the auction side kept coming back to legal issues that most lawyers do not know how to address because they are not familiar with auctions and the auction process. Sometimes this is because the issue at hand is very auction specific, such as when a bidder gets upset about a bid being accepted or denied as the hammer fell. Other times it’s structuring the auction company so it is oriented for risks that are unique to the auction world. For lack of a better term, I group all of this under the label of Auction Law, although it is probably more accurate to say that I practice Auctioneer Law.