- areas of expertise
We have one of the nation’s top fashion and modeling law practices, representing many of the world’s most talented individuals and influential companies in licensing arrangements, fashion shows, television and film productions, and other transactions.
We represent established and up-and-coming models, fashion designers, photographers, stylists, hair stylists, and make-up artists. We also represent modeling and photographer agencies, luxury, fashion, and cosmetic brands, fashion show production companies, and high-level industry executives.
We work with fashion clients’ agents, managers, publicists, families, and other advisors to evaluate different opportunities and create long-term strategies, and clients often take advantage of our network of international contacts to advance lucrative projects.
Negotiate Endorsement Agreements
Working with our Entertainment and Advertising Groups, we help our clients negotiate and structure spokesperson, promotional tie-in, and other endorsement opportunities for the use of their unique names, images, and likenesses.
Structure Licensing and Merchandising Deals
We negotiate and structure licensing and merchandising opportunities in numerous markets, and many of our clients have successfully licensed their names, images, and designs for apparel, lingerie, accessories, housewares, and other product lines at major luxury and department stores.
Secure Intellectual Property Rights
We establish and protect publicity rights, trademarks, copyrights, and other intellectual property rights so that fashion clients may fully exploit their names, images, designs, and writings.
Execute Marketing Plans
We advise luxury, fashion, and cosmetics companies on all aspects of marketing and advertising, including agency-client agreements, rights clearance, and compliance with federal, state, and local regulations.
Leverage Branded Entertainment
We structure agreements to integrate fashion brands into films, television shows, books, and other creative properties.
Structure Compensation Packages
We negotiate and draft competitive employment agreements for creative talent and executives, including bonus, equity, stock option, severance, and other compensation.
Establish Business Form
We help fashion clients establish corporations, limited liability companies, joint ventures, and other entities that serve their professional and personal goals.