Fashion Law Firm

Fashion Lawyers in NYC Representing Designers, Manufacturers, Distributors & Importers

For years, fashion designers, manufacturers and retailers have gravitated to New York’s Fashion District. That is a crucial reason why our offices are located in the heart of the Fashion District in NYC. For over two decades, our firm has brought a special focus to the practice of representing the people and businesses who are active in the Fashion and Garment Industry. In some ways, these businesses are similar to other businesses that we represent. We advise them on business structuring and agreements, shareholders and operating agreements, employment agreements, manufacturing, agency and sales agreements. But the unique nature of this business makes an expertise in its nuances invaluable in advising its participants on legal matters.  

Over the years, our fashion lawyers have advised hundreds of designers, manufacturers, distributors, importers and other fashion and garment industry related businesses on how to develop their businesses and protect their ideas. The creative aspect of this industry is the key to success, and those creative and original ideas require special protection. You need more than just a typical business lawyer to protect your interests in this often-gray area of the law. As a top fashion law firm in NYC, Einbinder & Dunn services the fashion industry in many areas including:

  • Intellectual property matters, including trademarks, design patents, trade dress, copyrights and licensing;
  • Non-Competition, Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Agreements;
  • Transactions – encompassing acquisitions, financing, dissolution and sale of businesses, as well as mergers, investment and development agreements;
  • Structure & Organization – structuring and reorganizing advice and the drafting and negotiating of corporate and business agreements for entities of every kind. Such agreements include operating, shareholder, partnership and joint venture agreements;
  • Employment Agreements;
  • Formation – covering the formation of limited liability companies, corporations and partnerships;
  • Operations/Management Issues – including distribution, supply, employment and licensing agreements, as well as all forms of contracts necessary for the operation of an ongoing fashion or garment concern; and
  • Litigation – covering matters related to breach of contract, business torts, unfair competition, trademark disputes, business dissolution disputes, real estate, employment agreements, non-competes and non-disclosures, financing, shareholder disputes and bankruptcy. We represent clients in all courts, state and federal, as well as arbitration and mediation.

Whether you are a start-up designer looking to establish yourself in the marketplace, an established manufacturer or distributor of an established line, or a licensee or licensor of a new brand, our fashion lawyers in NYC have worked with someone like you and will understand your needs. Contact us today to discuss what we can do for you.

Recent News

Stephanie Blumstein was a speaker this year at the American Bar Association’s 44th Annual Forum on Franchising in Atlanta, Georgia.  On October 14 and 15, 2021, Ms. Blumstein co-presented a program titled “Eureka or Gotcha Moment? Reliance, Materiality, and Loss Causation: Analysis of Key Elements of Franchisee Claims for Franchise Disclosure,” focusing on franchisee claims based on improper franchise disclosures and the related issues of reliance, materiality, and loss causation. 

 

Michael Einbinder has been ranked as one of the top franchise attorneys in the United States by Chambers and Partners in the 2021 USA Ranking Guide. Chambers and Partners is a London-based organization that conducts independent research into the top law firms and attorneys worldwide, ranking them based upon their expertise and experience, client-service, effectiveness, as well as other factors. We are honored to have one of our own be recognized by such a prestigious organization.

Einbinder & Dunn LLP will be attending the 2021 IFA Legal Symposium on May 4th – 6th. Mackenzie Dimitri and Stephanie Blumstein will both be speakers in this year’s programming. Mackenzie will be a speaker on a panel for a program entitled, “Legal and Moral Considerations When Including Social Justice Issues In Brand Positioning and Control”, focusing on the legal issues associated with social justice or political statements and positions and how moral and political principles affect them. Stephanie will be a speaker on a panel for a program entitled, “Basics Track: Franchise Litigation” focusing on important procedural considerations, typical claims and defenses, and practical strategies for optimizing your likelihood of success whether in settlement or trial. Be sure to register for the IFA Legal Symposium here: https://www.franchise.org/events/2021-legal-symposium

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