Press Release
March 29, 2022

Fashion Industry Attorney Danielle Garno Joins Holland & Knight in Miami

MIAMI (March 29, 2022) – Danielle Garno, a transactional and litigation attorney who focuses on issues facing the fashion community, has joined Holland & Knight as partner in the firm's Miami office. She provides clients with startup phase and commercial advice, and handles matters related to intellectual property and brand protection, new media and technologies, social media marketing, advertising and anti-counterfeiting, as well as general business litigation. She previously was a partner at Reed Smith.

Throughout the past two decades, Ms. Garno has provided legal counsel to several of the most visible and iconic fashion brands, including Cartier, DvF, Burberry, Gucci, H&M, Eton, Havaianas, Retrofête, Miansai, By Far and Daniel Patrick.

"Danielle is an extremely versatile and entrepreneurial lawyer with a steadfast commitment to her fashion clients and the art community," said David Barkus, co-head of Holland & Knight's Corporate, M&A and Securities Practice Group and head of the firm's Private Equity Team. "Her clients frequently require legal advice in multiple areas, such as tax, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, trusts and estates, and real estate, and these are areas where we are particularly strong in South Florida."

"I was particularly attracted to the collaborative and supportive atmosphere at Holland & Knight at both the local and national level," said Ms. Garno. "Additionally, the firm has several lawyers in Miami who have extensive experience working with successful artists. They understand the exciting, but demanding, nature of this work and can spot both opportunities and risks in their clients' best-laid plans. I look forward to working with dozens of partners in complementary practice areas for the benefit of our talented clients."

Ms. Garno earned a J.D. degree from Pepperdine University School of Law and a B.A. degree from the University of Miami. She is admitted to practice law in Florida and California. She currently serves as an adjunct professor of fashion law at the University of Miami School of Law. She also serves as a trustee on the board of YoungArts, an organization that supports accomplished young artists across multiple disciplines.

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