Legal Services

Apparel and Textiles

For more than 80-years, the experienced attorneys at Archer have been representing clients throughout the mid-Atlantic region.  We have a strong history of representing clients in the apparel and textile industries throughout New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and New York.  Each lawyer in our Apparel and Textiles Group has a detailed knowledge of the industry standards and practices in the textile industry. We strive to stay up-to-date on changes and new challenges within this field.

The attorneys in our Apparel and Textiles Group help clients make smart choices in a fast-paced, global marketplace. We have helped clients large and small protect their legal rights, establish new textile or apparel companies, merge with other companies, import materials or products and develop and protect their label and brand.

Apparel and Textile Legal Services

Our apparel and textile attorneys represent a variety of clients within the industry, including:

  • Importers and exporters of textiles or materials
  • Knitting companies
  • Dye houses
  • Clothing manufacturers
  • Commuting companies

We also represent others within the industry in need of legal advice and assistance. We understand the unique business needs of clients within the apparel and textile industries and are well-versed in the legal issues that arise within the industry. Our services include:

  • Development of a client’s label and brand including protection of intellectual property rights.
  • Importing and exporting matters including tax matters, customs issues and other legal matters related to bringing items into or out of the country.
  • Leasing manufacturing facilities or retail facilities for the production or sale of apparel and textiles produced.
  • Collecting debts from customers and clients – especially large wholesale clients or distributors – that fail to pay on time or as required.
  • Resolving disputes related to the quality of the goods or services received. This includes representing clients in cases where defective yarns or defective material was provided or where poor spinning, knitting, dyeing or finishing services were performed. This also includes representing clients who are inconvenienced as a result of a late delivery or who received fabric different from the sample swatch they were provided.
  • Establishing a new textile or apparel company and obtaining all required permits and financing.
  • Negotiating contracts with suppliers and clients.
  • Managing stock and equity transactions in public and privately owned companies.
  • Assisting with financing issues.
  • Establishing new companies or mergers/acquisitions that help the company to grow.

If you are involved in the apparel and textile industry, contact the Apparel and Textiles Group at Archer to discuss your legal matter.

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