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Freeman Freeman & Smiley Welcomes Prominent Fashion Attorney Robert Ezra

Freeman Freeman & Smiley, LLP announced today that Robert Ezra, a nationally recognized fashion attorney, has joined the firm as a partner in the Los Angeles office and head of the Fashion Law practice.

For nearly four decades, Mr. Ezra has represented clients in the fashion and textiles industries.  He specializes in contractual claims, partnership disputes, unfair competition, intellectual property claims and business torts both within and outside the apparel industry.  He devises legally protective and creative resolutions in business conflicts and creates valuable opportunities for clients in the area of financing and business growth.  He also advises on copyright and trademark availability and enforcement, and licensing agreements.  Additionally, he has experience in litigation, labor and employment compliance, factoring and financing, and establishing overseas manufacturing operations.  Mr. Ezra is a Certified Business Mediator and was a member of the Los Angeles Superior Court Mediation Panel.

“Bob adds another dimension of industry specialization to our Intellectual Property and Litigation practices, said Steven Ziven, managing partner of FFS.  “His specialized knowledge and expertise in the fashion industry has earned him a national reputation and we are pleased he is joining the firm in its 40th anniversary year.”

“I am excited to establish and build a Fashion Law practice at FFS,” said Mr. Ezra.  “I look forward to working with an exceptional team of professionals and utilizing their platform to further benefit my clients across the full spectrum of the fashion industry.”

Mr. Ezra earned his J.D. from Loyola University School of Law and his B.S. from DePaul University.