The Medium Rules Episode 10: The Amazing Journey – Christiane Lemieux, Reimagining Home Design in a Digitally Native World

“It’s interior ‘design.’  It’s not called interior ‘great chair.'” – Christiane Lemieux

On this episode of The Medium Rules, host Alan Baldachin sits down with Christiane Lemieux, founder and CEO of The Inside, the direct-to-consumer home furnishings brand focused on made-to-order, customizable, affordable furniture with a high design, contemporary aesthetic.  Prior to starting The Inside, Christiane founded the extremely popular home furnishings/lifestyle brand Dwell Studios, sold to Wayfair in 2013. READ MORE

Do’s and Don’ts for Startups Working with Lawyers

HBA’s Alan Baldachin joined a panel of great lawyers, including Scott Schirick, Jeff Laretto, Agatha Kluk, and Lilya Tessler at the Do’s and Don’ts Panel presented by Genesis Block.

A special thanks to Cathy Yoon of Genesis Block for organizing a great panel of lawyers who have worked with a variety of startup clients on a variety of issues. It was a great conversation, and hopefully helpful and informative!

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The Laws of Style – Episode 6 – E2

“You have to have a real point of view, something that is distinctively different than what else is out there.” – Eric Jennings

On this episode of The Laws of Style, Fashion Lawyer Douglas Hand sits down with fashion industry veterans Eric Jennings (“EJ”) and Erik Ulin of E2 Consulting, a brand management firm that works with brands to establish and sustain success in the fashion industry. READ MORE

Partner Douglas Hand Offers His Expertise on Off-White’s Trademark Infringement Suit

Off-White Is Suing Children’s Apparel Company Brooklyn Lighthouse for Trademark Infringement

Partner Douglas Hand offers his expertise in a WWD article about Off-White’s suit against children’s apparel company Brooklyn Lighthouse for trademark infringement. Check it out below!

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The Medium Rules Episode 9: Security Tokens Explained, with Atomic Capital

What exactly is a security token?  How is it expressed on the blockchain?  How is it traded?  Why is a security token better than an electronic share?  What are the downsides?  And, beyond all that, what are the limits of tokenization?  And what are the political and philosophical implications? 

On this episode of The Medium Rules, Alan is joined in the HBA podcast studio by Alex Blum and Peter Lyons, respectively the CEO and CIO of the NYS-based security token platform, Atomic Capital.  Atomic Capital is split up into three lines of business – advisory, broker-dealer, and investment bank/capital raising.  In this episode of The Medium Rules, Alan and his guests walk through the basics of security tokens, i.e., what are they, how are they sold and how are they traded? 


Hand Baldachin & Associates Looking For Associate Attorney


  • Drafting and negotiating early-stage/venture capital investments in media, technology, fashion, retail on behalf of founders and investors;
  • Drafting and negotiating commercial agreements for media, technology, fashion and retail clients such as licensing agreements, technology agreements, collaboration agreements;
  • Drafting and negotiating joint venture agreements;
  • Drafting and negotiating purchase & sale agreements, including mergers, asset sales and stock sales;
  • Drafting and negotiating HR and comp-related agreements such as Stock Plans, offer letters, IP transfer agreements, and the like;


The ideal candidate will possess:

  • 2-4 years large firm experience in a corporate transactional practice
  • JD from a Top 30 ABA accredited law school
  • Interest in our practice, i.e., media/tech transactional with an emphasis on venture capital, and fashion lifestyle
  • Interest in joining a growing practice covering fashion, retail and lifestyle as well as media and technology, and the intersection of the two in areas such as e-commerce, fashion-tech, retail-as-a-service and similar businesses and industries


Compensation to be discussed, but competitive with peer NYC-based law firms.

Please send resume and cover letter to for consideration.

Partner Douglas Hand Weighs In On Trademarks and Imitators in a New “Women’s Wear Daily” Article

Levi Strauss Is Not Flattered by Imitators

“The sounder legal advice here is to err on the side of being called a bully.”

– Douglas Hand


Partner Douglas Hand weighs in on the trademark battle over Levi Strauss and their signature tab on the back of jeans in a new piece featured in Women’s Wear Daily.

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The Medium Rules Episode 8: Innovators, Disruptors and Rewriters – Leonard Brody, Co-Founder of Creative Labs and Host of The Great Rewrite

How can we define and identify seismic-grade disruption? Is this recognizable contemporaneously, or only with the benefit of hindsight? And if there is some kind of taxonomy of disruption, some kind of map or workflow template we can apply, can we convert these insights into actionable mandates across both investing, startups and organizational behavior generally?

On this episode of The Medium Rules, Alan is joined in the HBA podcast studio by Leonard Brody, an award-winning entrepreneur, venture capitalist, public speaker and best-selling author. Len is currently the co-founder and Executive Chairman of Creative Labs, a joint venture with the Creative Artists’ Agency, where Len oversees the building of new ventures for some of the most well-known celebrities, athletes and political leaders globally. In addition, Len is authoring a new book in partnership with Forbes entitled “The Great Re-Write” based on the successful documentary series (4 million views) of the same name which Len produced in partnership with Forbes. Len is also a highly-sought after public speaker, lecturing at institutions such as the G8 and The United Nations. We hope you enjoy this thoroughly entertaining, lively and very warm conversation covering some of the “big” questions in tech.



The Laws of Style – Episode 5 – Jack Carlson

“When we come out with a new product, the drop is covered in Town & Country and on Highsnobiety in the same week, and that’s exactly how we want it.”  – Jack Carlson, Founder & Creative Director, Rowing Blazers

On this episode of The Laws of Style, Fashion Lawyer Douglas Hand sits down with designer, archaeologist, and US Team rower Jack Carlson, the Renaissance man behind the exciting new label, Rowing Blazers. Jack and Douglas discuss Jack’s experience as a Bronze Medal winning U.S. Men’s National rower, obtaining a doctorate in archaeology from Oxford University, and how these experiences have inspired his design.

Jack also provides a glance into his day-to-day at Rowing Blazers, discusses how he’s been able to tap into both the traditional menswear and streetwear markets, details upcoming Rowing Blazer’s collabarations, and much more.

Jacket – Rowing Blazers Gun Club Tweed
Shirt – Rowing Blazers Handmade 12 Gauge England-Wales 1923 Rugby
Pants – Vintage Ralph Lauren chinos
Shoes – White Adidas Superstar
Watch – Vintage 1971 Seiko


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Until next time, stay stylish.

The Medium Rules Episode 7: The Microinfluencer Economy with Alia Ahmed-Yahia & James Bosworth

“It’s not about you, it’s about your audience.” – Alia Ahmed-Yahia

Microinfluencer and Co-Founder of Spyglass Collective Alia Ahmed-Yahia and partner Jamie Bosworth join Alan in the podcast studio to discuss the trend of microinfluencers, their ability to drive business through engagement, the future trends in social media influence, and much more. Join us for a compelling discussion and stay for Alan’s style advice. Alia might provide a few pointers as well!