The jewelry and diamond industry is governed by a complex system of laws and regulations. In addition to complying with laws related to the jewelry and diamond trade, tax issues, business structure issues, employment law issues and contract issues regularly arise. Therefore, it is important to consult an attorney who has an understanding of the jewelry and diamond industry.
At Archer, our jewelry and diamonds practice group has experience and knowledge of this unique and competitive industry. We regularly assist in the import and export of diamonds and other jewelry, as well as in establishing and operating retail and wholesale businesses for the sale, purchase and trade of diamonds and other jewelry and precious stones. Our comprehensive team of nearly 175 lawyers throughout the region assists with all aspects of managing the jewelry and diamond business.
Legal Services in the Jewelry and Diamonds Industry
Our firm represents diamond importers, helping them comply with import laws and with laws designed to prevent blood diamonds from entering the United States. In 2003, for example, the Clean Diamond Trade Act was established to enact U.S. participation in the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme designed to ensure that people involved in the trade of rough diamonds in the U.S. do not purchase diamonds used to fund violent civil conflicts in Africa.
Archer also represents those who are involved in the sale and trade of diamonds within the U.S. We assist in the drafting and negotiation of retail leases and agreements, advise on tax law issues, assist in intellectual property matters and help retailers comply with complex jewelry guidelines and regulations.
Regardless of your role in the jewelry and diamond industry, the legal professionals at Archer can assist. Our jewelry and diamonds practice group advise on all aspects of the jewelry and diamonds industry with an aim towards ensuring compliance and minimizing risk. In the event of litigation, our seasoned litigation attorneys will advocate on your behalf and work to resolve the dispute in your favor.
Those in the diamond and jewelry industry throughout New Jersey, Delaware and Philadelphia can benefit from Archer’s comprehensive legal services. Contact us today in our New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania or Delaware offices for advice and assistance.