Industries

TFLG meets clients’ needs by understanding the industries in which they operate.

Fashion

Each transaction and lawsuit within the fashion industry is unique. As a former owner and co-founder of a street wear company, TFLG Partner, Manoj Shah, understands that there is no such thing as a “one-size-fits-all approach” to your business needs. Regardless of your motive or goals, our depth, experience, and connectedness to the fashion industry provides us with the tools to handle all of your legal needs.
Because we are a boutique law firm, we are nimble enough to efficiently take on a variety of matters. So, while we admittedly may lack the headcount of some larger firms, we guarantee that our attention to detail and YOU is second to none.

Our fashion industry practice covers a wide range of cases, including, but not limited to:

  • Part-time General Counsel Services
  • Business Entity Choice and Formation
  • Intellectual Property Protection
  • Business Litigation/Debt Collection
  • Labor Disputes & Employment Litigation
  • Corporate Finance Transactional Matters
  • Factoring Agreements
  • Licensing, Endorsement, and other Commercial Agreements
  • Preparation of Terms of Service and Privacy Policy
  • Executive Compensation, Employment and Separation Agreement
  • Dissolution and Winding Down of Business Entities
  • Negotiating and Structuring of Angel, Venture Capital & Debt Financing

Our Clients Include:

  • Creative Agencies
  • Designers
  • Distributors/Retailer
  • Importers/exporters
  • Manufacturers
  • Production Managers
  • Garment workers
  • Salvagers
  • Wholesalers

Film & Tv

Our firm has considerable experience in entertainment matters. Legal transactions in the film & television industry are extensive and involve a number of parties, both internal and external. Our keen understanding of the players, coupled with our legal skill, has provided our firm the privilege of successfully representing a broad spectrum of clients from talented actors to boutique production houses in all phases of film & television production, financing, distribution, and talent attachment. We work seamlessly with the business managers, public relations experts, and other staff members and professionals that are affiliated with our clients.

We have handled a range of transactional matters within the film & television industry, including but not limited to:

  • Releases
  • Option Purchase Agreements
  • Talent Holding Agreements
  • Non-disclosure Agreements
  • Consultant Agreements
  • Product Placement Agreements
  • Promissory Notes
  • Production Services Agreements
  • Actor/Producer/Writer/Director Employment Agreements
  • Location Agreements

Our Clients Include:

  • Actors
  • Writers
  • Directors
  • Producers
  • Production companies
  • Financiers

Art

Pablo Picasso is credited with stating: “All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” In that statement, Picasso encapsulated the true difficulty of being an artist and the challenges associated with being a part of the art community. As counselors to the art industry, we certainly understand these challenges and work each day to make sure that the great artists and creatives we represent are not burdened by the stresses that take them away from what they do best – creating & sharing their art.

We represent and assist the art community with a broad range of legal services, including:

  • Intellectual Property Protection
  • Sales Agreements
  • Consignment Agreements
  • Artist disputes
  • Work For Hire/Independent Contractor Agreements
  • Licensing Agreements
  • Studio Leases
  • Preparation of Terms of Service and Privacy Policy

Our Clients:

  • Artists
  • Graphic Designers
  • Photographers
  • Distributors
  • Art Collectors
  • Galleries
  • Agents

Sports

Today many athletes earn far more from their endorsement deals than from their efforts on the playing field. Tiger Woods, for example, is one of the kings of active player endorsements, raking in hundreds of millions in endorsements over his playing career, compared to just tens of millions in prize money from golf tournaments. As a retired player, Michael Jordan earned over ninety million last year in royalties just from the Air Jordan brand.
So what does this mean?
Since the release of the Air Jordan brand in 1984, athletes have become more a part of the global fashion and entertainment industries than ever before. Today, athletes have new avenues to license their intellectual property to movies, video games, clothing companies, and to endorse a variety of other products. As representatives of the fashion and film & TV industries, TFLG’s attorneys are uniquely positioned to assist athletes by sourcing these relationships and negotiating these transactions.

We are well versed in the diverse issues athletes face as people in the public eye and strive to forge relationships only when the collaboration makes sense. Below are a few things we look for when putting together licensing and endorsement deals:

  • Person/Product Fit
  • Traction of the Athlete/Brand
  • Compensation Structure
  • Athletes/Brand affiliations
  • Conflicts of Interest

Our Clients:

  • Amateur & Professional Athletes
  • Agents
  • Managers
  • Coaches
  • Scouts
  • Semi-Professional Teams

Startups

Entrepreneurship has been defined as the process of starting a business, where the entrepreneur is responsible for creating the business model, acquiring the human capital, and raising money necessary to fully execute on the business idea. As entrepreneurs, we share the passion that our start-up clients have for their ideas. And we are able to employ our knowledge of and experience in this community with the practice of law.

By using our detailed comprehension of the start-up community, we represent and assist business entities and individuals with a broad range of start-up-related legal services, including:

  • Part-time General Counsel Services
  • Business Entity Choice and Formation
  • Intellectual Property Protection
  • Capitalization Strategy
  • Corporate Governance
  • Stock Option Plans
  • Preparation of Terms of Service and Privacy Policy
  • Executive Compensation, Employment and Separation Agreements
  • Negotiating and Structuring of Angel, Venture Capital and Debt Financing
  • Negotiation and Structuring of Mergers and Acquisitions

Our Clients:

  • Designers
  • Financiers
  • Inventors
  • Retailers
  • Small businesses
  • Technology companies

Talk to us

info@thefashionlawgroup.com

213-458-1818

Visit us

Los Angeles

Main Office

610 South Main Street, Suite 220
Los Angeles, CA 90014

San Francisco

Satellite Office – By Appointment Only

185 Channel Street
San Francisco, CA 94158