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CRYSTAL A. ZARPAS

Crystal A. Zarpas has been a business attorney in Los Angeles for the past 30 years.  Her practice focuses on the representation of business clients in connection with corporate, real estate, commercial business transactions as well as brand development and protection matters. While Ms. Zarpas’ client base is a group of business enterprises, she has an expertise in representing clients in the apparel and fashion industry. 

Ms. Zarpas’ transactional experience includes serving as General Counsel to numerous businesses; drafting, analyzing and negotiating various business agreements; representing both lenders and borrowers in connection with commercial loan transactions and factoring arrangements; negotiating and drafting licensing transactions on behalf of both licensors and licensees; and, strategizing with clients regarding brand development, protection, anti-piracy and anti-counterfeiting.  In addition, as an integral part of Ms. Zarpas’ practice in the apparel industry, her client base includes domestic and foreign manufacturers, designers, showrooms, textile companies and retailers. 

Having served as President of the Los Angeles based Textile Professionals Club, Ms. Zarpas is well known in many circles of the apparel industry. She also recently has served as President of City of Hope Apparel Industries Group, and has acted as the West Coast Consultant to the New York based publication, “The Fashion Mannuscript.” Ms. Zarpas regularly lectures on apparel and business law related legal issues at various venues, including the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, the Otis School of Fashion Design, the California Fashion Association, Cal State University at Northridge, and the University of Southern California.  Additionally, Ms. Zarpas has participated in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Counterfeiting and Piracy Awareness Conference and has been consulted by various publications, including the California Apparel News, the Los Angeles Times, the San Fernando Business Journal and LA Weekly, in connection with various business law issues.

Ms. Zarpas is a founding partner of MANN & ZARPAS, LLP which offers expertise in the above areas, as well as general civil and business litigation matters, finance transactions, creditor’s rights, insolvency and other bankruptcy matters and estate planning.

 

 


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