Gary B. Schmidt
Resident in New York Office
Tel.:  (212) 370-4000
Fax:  (212) 370-7336

Gary’s practice concentrates on business issues, including contractual arrangements, regulatory practices, consumer affairs procedures, and corporate policy matters.  Gary specializes in global licensing, marketing and distribution issues, and has negotiated licensing arrangements for both licensors and licensees in a variety of industries, including, among others, cosmetics and fragrances, apparel and fashion accessories, home furnishings and flooring, and medical devices and methods. He also has designed distribution structures and negotiated distribution agreements in over 50 countries, and is experienced in preparing agreements covering contract manufacturing, warehousing and other facets of product distribution arrangements worldwide.  In addition, Gary specializes in the protection of intellectual property, and administers global trademarks and copyrights for a variety of clients.

Gary has a broad background in general business law, having served as Vice President and General Counsel and a member of the Management Committee of Calvin Klein Cosmetics Company.  Previously, Gary was associated with the law firm of Donovan Leisure Newton & Irvine, where he was involved in the representation of numerous Fortune 500 companies.

Gary earned his B.A. degree at the City University of New York, where he was elected to membership in Phi Beta Kappa; an M. P. A. degree from New York University; and his law degree from Fordham University Law School, where he served on the Fordham Law Review.  He is admitted to practice in the States of New York and Florida.

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