On May 12, 2015, a German court finally approved an agreement to return Max Liebermann’s “Two Riders on a Beach,” to the family of David Toren. The painting, originally stolen by the Nazis from Mr. Toren’s great-uncle David Friedmann, was seized by German authorities more than three years ago along with over 1,000 other works from the apartment of Cornelius Gurlitt, the son of infamous Nazi art dealer, Hildebrand Gurlitt. In November 2013, the German government created a Task force to ascertain the provenance of the seized artworks. Despite public announcements that the Task Force would complete its work within a year, only three paintings, including, “Two Riders” have been returned to date. In 2014, Mr. Toren, verging on the age of 90 and tired of Germany’s delay tactics,, retained Weisbrod Matteis & Copley to file a lawsuit in the United States against the Federal Republic of Germany. Mr. Toren believes that his decision to file the lawsuit resulted in “Two Riders” being among the first three paintings returned. WMC’s role in the return of “Two Riders” to Mr. Toren was recently highlighted in several articles. www.washingtonpost.com/local/nazi-looted-art-finds-its-way-back-to-original-owners-descendants/2015/05/15/bfc8962a-f8e6-11e4-9030-b4732caefe81_story.html