I’ve been recognized as a leader in the field of Fashion Law, as chairwoman of Fashion Law Week, a week-long Washington, D.C.-based symposium dedicated to educating the community about legal issues impacting the fashion industry, member of the Greater Washington Fashion Chamber of Commerce which established an incubator for emerging designers and later, and as Legislative Aide for lobbyist, Liz Robbins, whose firm was hired to enact legislation that would provide anti-piracy protection for fashion designs. Currently, I am Of Counsel at The Fashion Law Group, P.C., where I advise artists, and corporations on a variety of legal issues affecting their businesses. I also present workshops on environmental sustainability within the fashion industry to the public.
Outside of the law, I am the co-owner of SwiMMMers Ear, a Brooklyn-based creative consulting/multi-media production company with my husband, multiple-discipline artist, Nelson Nance.
Feel free to contact me if you'd like to work together. Don't be shy!
If you are bound to a contract for service or performance that is scheduled to take place this season, or has been cancelled due to COVID-19, you should refer to your contract for a Force Majeure clause.
Many creatives own intellectual property, but few understand what exactly it is that they own and therefore, don't fully understand how to maintain ownership, disseminate it, and/or protect it from others who may not have the creatives' best interest at heart. Here is a very basic breakdown about the different intellectual property categories and how they apply to one's work.
Are you frustrated by tracking down unpaid invoices? Would you rather be spending your time doing other things like creating? If so, this mini course is for you.
In this mini course, I discuss how to calculate a rate that is profitable and SUSTAINABLE as a creative entrepreneur.
This mini course is for any creative entrepreneurs who are unsure about how to value their services, or those who are not seeing profits from their project-based work.
I offer courses on law for creative entrepreneurs as well as courses on sustainability + social responsibility!
I decided to go to boarding school when I was 12. I didn’t come from an affluent background where this was common. I just saw that some kids from the school at which my mom taught were able to go and I wanted to try it. After receiving a full-ride I found myself in a car with my then-divorced parents and my belongings on route from Dayton, Ohio to Newport, RI armed with nothing more than determination. In four years I went from culture shocked freshman to student body president my senior year.
If you are interested in working with me as an attorney or consultant and would like more information about my professional background, view my resume.