LOS ANGELES, August 7, 2007 – Loeb & Loeb LLP announced today the launch of the firm’s Fashion and Luxury Brand Industry Group. The firm’s client roster includes some of the most recognizable brands in the world, including Polo Ralph Lauren, Donna Karan, True Religion, 7 For All Mankind, Yurman Designs, Inc., Vans, TRUNK Ltd and Planet Blue.
“The formation of this group reflects the industry’s tremendous growth and our commitment to the future success of our existing clients,” says James Williams, chair of the Fashion and Luxury Brand Industry Group. “Our industry relationships and experience position us to deliver solutions swiftly and cost-effectively, whether those solutions relate to brand management, financing transactions, or intellectual property enforcement.”
Recent news of deals and extensive industry research indicate that luxury brands and apparel are robust with M&A activity and IP litigation in trademark and copyright issues, as well as in patents for consumer products which demonstrate the competitiveness of brands.
“James understands the business like very few other attorneys do. In this competitive market, that edge is critical. I rely on James and the attorneys at Loeb to go beyond lawyering the deal and to provide us with strategic business counsel necessary for us to stay on top,” says Luciano Mor, a Director at Vans.
Noting the tremendous synergies in the firm’s various legal practices, Loeb & Loeb’s Co-Chairman John Frankenheimer points to the combined forces of IP counseling and enforcement, corporate, advertising and promotions and the convergence of fashion and luxury brands with media/entertainment and technology.
“This convergence further underscores the value of Loeb & Loeb’s long-standing experience and influence in the media and entertainment industry,” says Frankenheimer. “We can provide fashion and luxury brands a thorough understanding of the channels through which products are promoted, purchased and delivered as well as providing valuable experience in the financial markets as the requirements of these companies evolve.”
Williams, an experienced corporate and intellectual property attorney with internationally recognized expertise in the fashion and apparel industry, joined Loeb & Loeb in March 2007. Previously, he was a partner at Davis, Shapiro, Lewit & Hayes in Los Angeles.
The Fashion and Luxury Brand Industry Group also includes Los Angeles Partner Allan Duboff and Associates Shannon McMasters and David Wardle, as well as New York Partner David Ansel and Associate Noah Lichtning.
About Loeb & Loeb LLP: Loeb & Loeb LLP is a multi-service national law firm with 275 attorneys focusing on select core industries and practice areas, rather than endeavoring to be all things to all clients, and is recognized as a leading law firm in the areas of corporate and securities matters; litigation; entertainment and media law; finance; real estate; intellectual property; private equity; employment; advertising and promotions and tax and wealth services. The firm represents multi-national, Fortune 100 company in their mid-market transactions and litigation matters, and serves as primary outside counsel to a multitude of mid-market clients. The firm also represents clients ranging from high tech start-ups to high net worth individuals and families. The firm has four domestic offices in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and Nashville and an affiliation in Asia and Europe.