We have in-depth industry experience and global insights into the fashion, luxury goods, and art industry, representing globally recognized artists, designers, fashion media companies, brand manufacturers, individual investors, investment banks and private equity firms interested in the multi-national fashion and luxury goods market. We work with leading professionals and companies in the United States, Europe and other international markets in developing creative strategies and managing complex business agreements related to distribution, franchising, licensing, intellectual property, wholesale and retail, publishing, advertising and sponsorships, and other matters.
We advise, structure, and form beauty, cosmetics, and skincare companies, including brand holding companies. We also provide strategic advice on and structure and negotiate international cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, IPOs, divestitures, franchises, and reorganizations.
We advise emerging brands, entrepreneurs, and investors on business formation strategies and structures.
We advise boards of directors and individual executives on corporate governance, risk reduction, liability avoidance, and tax reporting and disclosure requirements.
We negotiate, draft, review, and advise on all commercial matters, including vendor agreements, retail (wholesale, shop-in-shops, and retail) agreements, exclusivity agreements, supplier, distribution and manufacturing agreements, licensing, joint ventures, collaborations, advertising, marketing, and endorsement and sponsorship agreements.
We advise, negotiate and structure executive and creative director compensation, including bonus, equity, stock option, severance, and other compensation packages for high-level executives.
We advise, structure and negotiate finance matters, secured and unsecured asset-based and cash-flow lending and factoring, structured finance, and other leveraged strategies.
We advise clients on all aspects and at all stages of financing their businesses - from angel, seed, and early rounds to venture and later rounds, including strategic ventures as an alternative to traditional financing sources. We counsel borrowers and lenders regarding traditional bank financings, factor financing, and other asset backed and secured transactions.
We have helped negotiate and structure mergers and sales, private equity, and venture capital transactions on behalf of companies, and private investors and investment funds. We assist clients in structuring private placement offerings, initial investment deal terms sheets, conduct legal and business due diligence, and draft and negotiate definitive investment and financing documents.