Fashion & Lifestyle

The Laws of Style – Episode 1 – Willy Chavarria

Podcast Episode 1 Now Live and On Our New Channel!

“Fashion ultimately is judgment in comparison to something else.” – Willy Chavarria

Fashion Lawyer and Law Professor Douglas Hand interviews inimitable designer Willy Chavarria about his burgeoning eponymous brand, the distinction between fashion and style, streetwear activism, and more. If you enjoyed the podcast, be sure to give a thumbs up and subscribe to the channel for more intimate conversations between fashion industry leaders.

 

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The Laws of Style – Episode 1 Trailer – Willy Chavarria

Podcast Episode 1 Trailer, Now On Our New Channel!

“Fashion ultimately is judgment in comparison to something else.” – Willy Chavarria

Check out the trailer for the first episode of “The Laws of Style” on our new YouTube channel, HBA Studios Podcasts!

Fashion Lawyer and Law Professor Douglas Hand interviews inimitable designer Willy Chavarria about his burgeoning eponymous brand, the distinction between fashion and style, streetwear activism, and more. Full episode to be released on Monday, August 13th!

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The Laws of Style – Episode 1 – Willy Chavarria

Podcast Episode 1 Now Live!

“Fashion ultimately is judgment in comparison to something else.” – Willy Chavarria

Fashion Lawyer and Law Professor Douglas Hand interviews inimitable designer Willy Chavarria about his burgeoning eponymous brand, the distinction between fashion and style, streetwear activism, and more. If you enjoyed the podcast, be sure to give a thumbs up and subscribe to the channel for more intimate conversations between fashion industry leaders.

 

The Laws of Style on YouTube: Watch Now

More Episodes on iTunes: Subscribe

Legal Consulting in the Field of Fashion Title

Legal Consulting in the Field of Fashion: the USA and Italy

Legal Consulting in the Field of Fashion: the USA and Italy

Fashion Law columnist Anna Zabrotskaya, Co-head of the Fashion & Lux Practice at law firm Borenius, met with leading fashion lawyers from global fashion capitals New York and Milan. Douglas Hand, a partner at American law firm Hand Baldachin & Associates (HBA), and Ida Palombella, head of IP and technology at law firm Withers, spoke about the specific features of providing legal advice in the field of fashion law.

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ADA Website Accessibility Litigation Presents High Risk to Retailers

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Adam Michaels | amichaels@hballp.com

Summary

The number of US lawsuits filed by visually impaired and other disabled people targeting business websites for violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has reached fever pitch. Recent court rulings have emboldened plaintiffs’ attorneys and a significant uptick in litigation is expected in 2018. New York has proven particularly welcoming to these cases, with nearly 300 ADA website lawsuits targeting retail, fashion, and financial institutions filed in New York’s federal courts in the first quarter of 2018.

Despite this explosion of activity, many businesses are still unaware of the legal risk and continue to operate websites that fall short of accepted accessibility standards, courting ADA claims. Although monetary damages are unavailable under the ADA, these cases are not easily dismissed and the defense costs can be significant. To help minimize the lawsuit risk, businesses should consider proactive measures to ensure their websites meet the current accessibility standard.

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HBA Welcomes Litigation Partner Adam Michaels

HBA Welcomes Litigation Partner Adam Michaels

NEW YORKMarch 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Joining HBA as head of the firm’s litigation practice, Adam Michaels brings nearly twenty years of sophisticated litigation experience representing companies and individuals in matters related to consumer products, financial services, food and beverage, fashion and lifestyle, healthcare, and technology.  Adam’s practice covers the full range of commercial litigation, with particular focus on representing business clients in complex contract disputes.  Adam regularly counsels on litigation avoidance, risk management, marketing strategy, and regulatory compliance.  He joins HBA from the New York office of Pepper Hamilton, where he was Of Counsel.  Prior to that, Adam practiced at Goodwin Procter.  Adam earned his J.D. from Georgetown University and his A.B. from Columbia University.

“We are excited to welcome Adam to our firm,” Managing Partner Alan Baldachin said.  Founding Partner Douglas Hand added, “Adam is tenacious litigator with a practical and efficient approach to resolving business disputes.  Adam’s experience and talent will complement our other practice areas and will be a great asset for our clients.”

HBA is a corporate and commercial law firm in New York, NY focused on media, technology and fashion & lifestyle, with expertise in venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, litigation, real estate and intellectual property.

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Justin Pollak

Hand Baldachin & Amburgey is Pleased to Announce the Promotion of Justin Pollak to Partner

Hand Baldachin & Amburgey is Pleased to Announce the Promotion of Justin Pollak to Partner, effective as of January 1, 2018

Since joining the firm as an associate in 2014, Justin has focused his practice on venture capital transactions. He represents both investors and emerging companies, particular in seed and early stage venture financings, across a broad range of industries, including fashion, fintech, social and digital media, e-commerce, enterprise software, network security and biotechnology. Justin also regularly advises on a broad range of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions and serves as an “outside general counsel” to many of the firm’s emerging and growth-stage company clients. He earned his J.D. and M.B.A. from Emory University and his B.S. from Cornell University.

“Justin is a highly talented attorney whose commitment to client service truly demonstrates the firm’s values,” Managing Partner Alan Baldachin said. “His leadership and passion have meaningfully contributed to the success of the firm and our clients and will continue to do so into the future. We are very proud of Justin’s accomplishments and congratulate him on his new role.”

HBA is a corporate and commercial law firm in New York, NY focused on media, technology and fashion & lifestyle, with expertise in venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, litigation, real estate and intellectual property. The firm was founded by three former big law attorneys over 15 years ago and continues to grow today.

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