apparel & accessories: matters
International Businesses - U.S. IP Rights
Representation of various non-U.S. businesses in protecting their IP rights in the U.S., including a well-known UK apparel designer, a famous British artist, French technology companies, a Scandinavian media company, a French filmmaker, and a public Canadian technology company.
Syndicated Loan - Asset Based Facility
Representation of a major U.S. commercial bank as agent in an $80 million secured asset based revolving loan facility to an apparel manufacturer. This involved the transfer of the agency role to the bank and continues to have various amendments to the loan documents, including negotiating new factoring arrangements, intercreditor agreements and third party waivers.
Gulaylar Group - Acquisition of Three-Story Retail Condo at Extell's International Gem Tower
Representation of Gulaylar Group, in connection with its purchase of a jewelry exchange in the heart of New York City's Diamond District. Istanbul-based Gulaylar Group, is one of Turkey's leading jewelry companies with headquarters located in Turkey's commercial gold center. The Gulaylar Group plans to leverage its retail development expertise to create a world-class jewelry exchange in New York City.
Luxury Apparel & Home Furnishing Company - Preferred Stock
Representation of a start-up limited edition luxury apparel and home furnishing collections company in a seed capital preferred stock offering and corporate structuring matters, including the formation of an advisory board and the adoption of an equity incentive plan.
Fashionware - Intellectual Property Matters
Representation of Fashionware Technologies Corp., a boutique technology solutions developer specializing in the fashion industry, in connection with intellectual property, marketing and corporate matters related to its proprietary Fashionware PLM software suite designed to manage the life cycle of products for apparel, footwear and soft goods companies.
Fred Leighton - Jeweler to the Stars
Debtors' counsel for Fred Leighton LLC, famous “Jeweler to the Stars,” and related companies in their Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases. Fred Leighton’s collection is widely recognized as the world's most prestigious collection of rare and historic jewels.
Money Center Bank - $25 Million Facility
Representation of a money center bank in a $25 million asset-based senior secured revolving credit facility of a specialty apparel retailer and distributor.
St. Eve International - Asset Sale
Representation of St. Eve International, Inc., a leading supplier of women's undergarments, women's sleepwear and children's apparel, in its asset sale to Russell-Newman, Inc. The combined entity will be one of the largest intimate apparel companies in the world, supplying most major retailers.
Money Center Bank - $125 Million Facility
Representation of a money center bank, as agent, in a syndicated $125 million asset-based senior secured credit facility to a large apparel designer and manufacturer.
2003 - 2008
Fashion Companies - Licensing
Representation of fashion companies in negotiating licensing rights from Kenneth Cole, Tahari and other brands.
Shoe Company - Expansion
Representation of a major U.S. men’s shoe company in its expansion into high-end shopping centers throughout the country.
S. Rothschild & Co., Inc. - Cybersquatter Eviction
Representation of S. Rothschild & Co. in its successful UDRP arbitration against a cybersquatter to recover a domain containing our client's registered trademark. S. Rothschild & Co., Inc. v. Bao Shui Chen, NAF Decision (Dec. 29, 2007)
Garment Manufacturer - Employment Litigation
Representation of a garment manufacturer in a lawsuit by a former employee claiming discrimination based on perceived sexual orientation and a hostile work environment. We continue to represent the company in all aspects of its employment disputes, including contracts and risk management. We also conduct periodic sensitivity training for its staff.
Fashion Designer - Financial Restructuring
Representation of a high fashion apparel designer/manufacturer in the restructuring of its debt and equity, including cancellation of institutional debt, new factoring arrangements and a joint venture with an overseas manufacturer.
Judith Ripka Designs, Ltd. v. Penny Preville, Inc.
Successful defense of a high-end jewelry designer at trial against claims of copyright and trade dress infringement. Judith Ripka Designs, Ltd. v. Penny Preville, Inc., 935 F. Supp. 237 (S.D.N.Y. 1996)