Charles Klein

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Professional Experience

Charles Klein is the head of the fashion practice and member of the corporate, intellectual property, and hospitality departments at DHC and a Partner of the firm.

Earlier in his career, Charles was a litigation associate at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, a major Wall Street law firm and general counsel of the iconic Sergio Valente jeans company. Although Mr. Klein handles a wide variety of business law matters for clients, his practice has focused on the fashion, accessories, and home industries, especially in licensing matters. Among his many major transactions, Charles represented a national luxury retailer in contracts to take its stores to China.

Speaking Lectures

Mr. Klein has spoken on fashion law and licensing before Fashion Group International, The Accessories Council, The New York Society of CPAs and The Organization Of Black Designers.

Publications

Mr. Klein wrote the chapter “Examining Fashion Contracts” for the book Navigating Fashion Law, wrote a four part series on fashion licensing for License! magazine, and contributed a monthly column, “Klein’s Korner”, for The Fashion Manuscript.

Bar Admissions

  • New York State

Awards and Honors

  • Annual Survey of American Law, NYU Law School
  • American Jurisprudence Award for Constitutional Law II, NYU Law School

Education

J.D. from NYU law School in 1977

Masters in Urban Planning from Hunter College (Magna Cum Laude) in 1972

B.A. in Political Science (Cum Laude) from Queens College in 1968