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Kramer Levin provides comprehensive legal services to fashion and consumer brand clients ranging from established companies and designers to entrepreneurs and new ventures to private equity investors. Our multidisciplinary team—comprising corporate, tax and IP experts, among others—leverages extensive industry experience to help clients avoid or solve problems and capitalize on opportunities.
We tailor our services to the individual needs of each client, providing holistic business advice on all aspects of strategy and operations. Fashion and consumer brand clients turn to Kramer Levin for advice regarding general corporate and IP matters as well as mission-critical projects such as starting a company; growing or transforming a business through acquisition or sale; structuring investments or licensing transactions; and monetizing, protecting or enforcing intellectual property rights.
Our extensive industry experience enables us to help bridge gaps in valuation between buyers and sellers through earnouts, IP licenses, and employment and consulting arrangements. We also create tax-efficient structures for a wide range of corporate and real estate transactions. In addition to our transactional work, we support fashion and retail industry clients in litigation involving trademarks, licensing, unfair competition and counterfeiting.
We also counsel clients regarding apparel industry-specific issues, including returns and allowances, excess inventory treatment, post-transaction transitional services, factoring, and structures for overseas operations.
In the New York office, we maintain a French desk which is staffed by French-speaking lawyers admitted in both New York and France. They leverage close working relationships with our Paris office lawyers and local counsel throughout Europe to provide practical counsel to U.S. and European clients in a broad range of cross-border matters.
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