Morrison Cohen Launches Luxury Brands Practice

Morrison Cohen is pleased to announce the launch of its multidisciplinary Luxury Brands Practice.

With a long history of representing many of the most exclusive and sophisticated public and private brands, the luxury group helps clients ranging from startups to the most established names in luxury fashion with a full spectrum of legal services, including day-to-day strategic advice and counseling on operations and employee relations, labor and employment, real estate and construction, corporate transactions, commercial contracts, technology, brand protection and intellectual property matters, and business-related disputes.

The group is led by Keith Markel, co-chair of the firm’s Labor and Employment practice, Andrew Bank, chair of the firm’s Real Estate practice, and Karim Momin, co-chair of the firm’s Emerging Company and Venture Capital practice. Collectively, these three industry leaders in their respective fields routinely advise luxury brands on matters surrounding wage and hour and discrimination claims, retail leasing transactions and construction negotiations, and contracts and financing for startups and established brands throughout the United States and abroad, including companies based in Italy, France, England, Switzerland, Germany, and Australia.

“After advising countless luxury brands on the most sophisticated matters for years, we are excited to formally launch this A-team to further support our clients and prospective clients in this ever-growing sector,” said firm Chair & Co-Managing Partner, Y. David Scharf. “As our clients’ needs have expanded and we’ve started to provide multidisciplinary services to meet them, it inspired us to move from providing à la carte offerings to a full-service package.”

The Luxury Brands Practice represents some of the most established names, including international fashion houses, leading outdoor apparel, footwear and jewelry designers. While based in NYC, the team is international in scope, advising clients on their operations in the US and abroad, with frequent travel to Paris, Rome, Milan, Toronto, and London. Morrison Cohen is also among the few midsize firms partnering with the Luxury Law Alliance, the world’s premier global network for in-house counsel, founders, executives, and brand managers at luxury companies around the world.

“We are thrilled to bring together our collective, in-depth knowledge of the luxury retail market,” said Keith Markel. “We are incredibly grateful for the long-term partnerships we’ve developed with our clients over the years, and we are looking forward to building on those relationships as we work together to help brands navigate the ever-evolving post-pandemic retail climate in a manner that ensures their continued success. We don’t just provide legal guidance; we provide sustainability advice for our clients to prosper in any financial climate.”

About Morrison Cohen 

Morrison Cohen consistently ranks as one of the nation’s top midsize firms, offering a more personalized approach to the practice of law. We partner with our clients to create a thoughtful experience with sophisticated results. Our team of 120 lawyers collaborates across practices and sectors to offer our clients the best of all worlds: the range of experience of a full-service law firm, the personalized, senior-level attention of a boutique firm and the outstanding legal talent of seasoned and accomplished practitioners.