Representative Engagements

Representative Engagements

Merger & Acquisitions representing founders in the sale of their companies including Alexander McQueen and his company in the sale to the Gucci Group; Tomas Maier and Tomas Maier LLC in the sale to Kering; Kate Spade in the sale of Kate Spade LLC to Liz Claiborne Group; Brandusa Nero in the management buyout of Fashion Week Daily from IMG; Nicholas Ghesquiere in the Gucci Group acquisition of Balenciaga.

Lawyer-Advisor to Founders including Carolina Herrera, Tory Burch, Kate Spade, Rick Owens, Kanye West, Narciso Rodriguez, Olivier Theyskins, Ann Demeulemeester.

Employment negotiating engagements for creative directors, or CEOs where noted, including Tomas Maier (Bottega Veneta), Nicholas Ghesqiere (Balenciaga), Phoebe Philo (Chloe), Kris Van Assche (Christian Dior), Joshua Shulman, CEO (Jimmy Choo, Bergdorf Goodman, Coach), Mario Grauso, CEO (Vera Wang); stock option/executive incentive plans in change of control (Jimmy Choo in $700 Million acquisition; Bally in $60 Million acquisition).

Imagine you’re a designer with talent dripping from your fingertips - Gucci wants you. Prada wants you. You want Elizabeth Pearce...” “…the fashion lawyer extraordinaire…
— Vogue
...Clients including designers Nicolas Ghesquiere of Balenciaga, Lars Nilsson of Nina Ricci and Hussein Chalayan count on Pearce to maximize take-home pay, secure the weekend pied-a-terre and diplomatically negotiate the prickly question of corporate prenuptials...
— International herald tribune

*Clients identified with express consent and/or as independently publicized