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Michael is an adjunct professor at the Benjamin Cardozo School of Law and a former federal prosecutor. His father Leon Wildes is best-known for his successful representation of John Lennon in his deportation proceedings, Michael Wildes clients include First Lady Melania Trump, artists Sarah Brightman, Lionel Richie, Boy George, soccer icon Pele, master Chef Jean-Georges. He was also...
Founder & CEO
Prior to founding her business in 2005, Jaqui rose through the executive ranks of Saks Fifth Avenue, culminating in the position of SVP Fashion Merchandising and Communications where she played a critical role in evolving the luxury retailer’s brand image.
Additionally, Jaqui has a legacy of philanthropy including the creation of the “Key to the Cure” benefitting Women’s...
Senior Vice President
Holding over three decades of experience, Frank is the go-to insurance specialist for the apparel industry. He is a long-time active member of the Fashion Service Network and has been honored by several organizations including the Jewish National Fund, Ronald McDonald House of Long Island and Scouting for Children with Disabilities.
Jed Ferdinand, Esq.
Senior Managing Partner
Jed, the firm’s founder, is a leading authority in the areas of intellectual property, licensing, valuation and entrepreneurship, and these specialties form the core of his legal practice, his work as a valuation expert and his role as an Adjunct Professor at Fordham Law School in New York.
Peter W. Klestadt
Peter is a senior partner in the New York office. He has more than 35 years of experience concentrating in the areas of Customs and related import and export laws. He regularly appears before the federal agencies responsible for enforcing these laws, including Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the Food and Drug Administration...
Executive Vice President
Josh has extensive experience in entrepreneurship, finance, and sales, and is also a member of the Fashion Services Network. Mr. Kapelman has also served as a speaker and judge at a number of conferences, most recently serving as judge at the Fashioning Our Industry pitch competition.
Josh has worked with an angel investment group out of Massachusetts as...