Tuesday, August 28, 2012

San Francisco International Fashion Film Festival Draws Designers, Filmmakers, and Fashion Enthusiasts

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, AUGUST 28, 2012 -  On Saturday evening, designers, filmmakers, and industry professionals descended upon San Francisco for the first annual San Francisco International Fashion Film Festival ( SFIFFF ). The festival showcased over 25 short fashion-related films highlighting themes of “The Body in Motion,” “The Love/Lust for Fashion,” and “The Fashion Collaborative.” The short films were submitted by filmmakers from around the world and were as diverse in subject matter and form as the Fashion Industry itself.  All films displayed a unique style, and often portrayed vivid, arresting imagery.

Guests were treated to a brief fashion show showcasing designs by Hector Manuel, Cana Klebanoff, Cari Borja, Herbert Williamson, Gail Ballesteros-Shrive, and Joseph Domingo. Of particular note was a piece by Cana Klebanoff  consisting of one garment worn by three models, and a stunning avian inspired black gown by Joseph Domingo evoking images of Natalie Portman’s character in “Black Swan.”

            Laurie Wright, a board member of the San Francisco Bay Area Fashion Network ( SFBA FN ) which produced the event along with Modacine Films, felt honored to be a part of the festival.  “I had the unique perspective of being involved behind the scenes,” said Ms. Wright, “I believe it was the talents of such a collaborative group of people, from the makeup artists and models - to Joseph Domingo and Warren Difranco, which made for such a great event.”

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Lord Bertram, P.C. Announces Addition of New Equity Partner, Brad Carrick, J.D., M.B.A., Establishing California’s Leading Fashion Law Firm

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, August 21, 2012 – J. Brad Carrick has joined Lord Bertram, the Entertainment, Fashion & Design Law firm, as an equity partner in the San Francisco office.  Bringing over 7 years of litigation and corporate transactional experience, Mr. Carrick also possesses the unique perspective of a fashion and technology entrepreneur, having honed insights gained as the founder and CEO of the successful fashion lifestyle company, SOLZ, Inc.

Mr. Carrick holds a JD from Harvard Law School and an MBA from Instituto de Empresa in Madrid, Spain.  He began his legal career as an associate with Latham & Watkins in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, where he excelled in both corporate transactional and litigation practice. 

The addition of Mr. Carrick cements Lord Bertram’s position as the preeminent Fashion Law Firm in California. 

Brad Carrick explained, “I couldn’t be more excited about this step, it truly brings my diverse experiences together in a way that will allow us to help our clients turn their dreams into reality.” 

Gregory Lemmons, Founder of Lord Bertram, P.C., added, “We are pleased to add Brad to our team of attorneys.  We aspire to be a “one stop shop” for the legal and business needs of our Fashion and Entertainment clients. Today, we are a great step closer to that goal."

About Lord Bertram P.C. 
Lord Bertram is a California law practice servicing the creative industry with a focus in Entertainment Law and the Law of Fashion and Design. Exercising proficiency in intellectual property, company formation and negotiation of complex contracts, the firm maintains a select, accomplished client base consisting of artists, designers, film and music producers, authors, models, and creative entrepreneurs.  Lord Bertram goes beyond strictly legal work to offer clients business & strategy consulting, and ongoing support.  Founded in 2009 in San Francisco, the firm provides services to clients throughout California.  

Gregory B. Lemmons, Esq.     Gregory@lordbertram.com
(213) 453 - 9380

J. Brad Carrick, Esq., MBA     Brad@lordbertram.com
(415) 986 - 7131