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Apparel & Accessories

Apparel and accessory manufacturers are challenged by evolving regulations related to transparent supply chains, labor issues relating to their employee and their suppliers, environmental and consumer protection as well as the day-to-day matters of running their businesses. We have assisted these clients in a wide range of business matters including, joint ventures, entity formation, securities, real estate, licensing, and regulatory and litigation matters including consumer protection compliance, labor and employment compliance and class actions.

Representative Matters

  • Represented a well-known designer jeans manufacturer in connection with its international distribution and licensing agreements and its international trademark registration program.
  • Represented major apparel manufacturer in various matters including defense of alleged violations of California’s Proposition 65.
  • Represented international women's clothing manufacturer in a wide range of labor and employment matters. 
  • Represented clothing and accessory manufacturer in a variety of matters, including negotiations of contracts with designers, and involvement with the design approval process for each line. 
  • Represented sportswear manufacturer in connection with a variety of matters, primarily involving shareholder and investor issues, as well as sales and distribution issues. 
  • Represented sportswear manufacturer in a variety of matters including its license agreement with MTV and other contract matters, financing, and credit facilities. 
  • Represented a well-known designer jeans manufacturer in a build-to-suit lease for their headquarters offices in downtown Los Angeles. 
  • Represented an international apparel manufacturer and retailer in connection with class action lawsuit regarding meal periods, rounding, unpaid overtime, and inaccurate payroll records. 
  • Represented a major apparel manufacturer and retailer in a class action alleging the misclassification of associate managers as exempt employees. Prevailed in class certification denial. 
  • Represented sportswear manufacturer in negotiation and drafting of key executive employment agreements worldwide (US, Europe and Australia), as well as executive-level separation agreements. 
  • Represented more than 20 jewelry vendors in lawsuit alleging failure to warn for exposure to lead from touching jewelry under California’s Proposition 65. 
  • Represented eyeglass lens manufacturer in a term loan and revolving credit facility with Wells Fargo Business Credit.