We prioritize client goals and provide individualized first-round draft pick level of attention to each client. Our mission is to tailor creative solutions to satisfy each individual client.

10+ years of service In SNEAKERS & STREETWEAR

Sneaker & Streetwear Legal Services opened its doors in 2014 as Kurtz Law Firm, a boutique law firm representing athletes, entrepreneurs, artists, creatives, and small businesses in transactional and trademark areas. The firm became known as THE Sneaker Law Firm to those in the sneaker and fashion industries around 2017/ 2018, prompting us to create Sneaker Law Firm, PLLC. An industry leader and pioneer in sneaker and streetwear legal and business services, we now do business as Sneaker & Streetwear Legal Servicesor "Sneaker Legal" for short.

zakari kurtz

Principal Attorney/Founder
Zakari “Zak” Kurtz is the founder of Sneaker Law Firm PLLC, and is licensed to practice on the state and federal level. He handles complex business and legal transactions and works on all aspects of trademark and brand protection in the United States and abroad. He has a diverse background having represented artists, athletes, agents, musicians, influencers, the federal and state government, small business and large corporations. From general legal matters to counseling and securing trademarks protection for domestic and international companies; Zakari specializes is contractual and business law, and is known for finding creative solutions to satisfy clients needs.

Zakari helps clients in the sneaker, fashion, sports, entertainment, food and technology sectors recognize, protect, and utilize their valuable intellectual property. He prosecutes trademarks and responds to office actions before the US Patent and Trademark Office, and develops strategies to ensure the strength and longevity of client’s brands and incorporate understanding and compliance with legal obligations. Clients praise Zakari for the thoughtful and thorough approach he takes when helping them strategize or problem solve.

In 2007 Zakari earned his Bachelor of Arts from Roanoke College, where he played varsity soccer for four years and was a Co-Captain his Senior season. During his soccer career Kurtz played in the NCAA tournament and overseas in Brazil, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Israel and Germany. Prior to law school, he earned his paralegal certificate from Boston University and attended sports business management classes at Columbia University in New York. In 2012 he graduated with honors from Michigan State University College of Law with his Juris Doctorate.

Michael Mene

Marketing Director
Michael’s journey into marketing started 6 years ago. After being a four year NCAA Division III Men’s Lacrosse player he graduated from Marymount University with a Bachelors in Business in 2015. After graduation, he took a job as a Sales and Marketing Coordinator for a large event management company SPARGO Inc. This opened his eyes to the world of marketing and allowed his creative side to express itself in his work.

In 2020 Michael moved on from Kerecis to become the Senior Marketing Manager for Physician Recommended Nutriceuticals the number one provider of ocular health nutritional supplements in North America. Michael is also currently enrolled at Villanova School of Business to obtain his MBA by 2023.

Outside of his full time work Michael has spent his time working with various start-ups such as John Bronson Marketing, PACC Pro-Network, SEN Television, Hypebeast Pop-Up, and The Sneaker Law Firm to assist with all of their marketing needs. Michael specializes in content writing, social media, event planning and website construction and maintenance.

Bart Wolcott

Associate Attorney
Bart Wolcott is a graduate of Baldwin Wallace College in Berea, Ohio (B.A., 2006) where he was on the Dean’s List and participated in ATO Fraternity and the Arts Management Society.  During his time in college, Bart served in the U.S. Army Reserves and began preparing for law school.

He graduated from Western Michigan University Law School (J.D., 2011) and participated in both the Intellectual Property Association and Sports and Entertainment Society as vice president and treasurer.  Bart’s first internship was in late 2010 with True Religion Brand Jeans where he worked with the legal department and was a part of the brand enforcement team that shut down counterfeit products from Los Angeles to China.  True Religion Brand Jeans was sold for $835 million in 2013.

Bart represents clients in both civil and criminal actions.  In 2019, Bart completed the Trial Advocacy Program through the Los Angeles County Bar Association and regularly attends seminars and conferences as part of his continuing legal education. He works with the Sneaker Law Firm on litigation and branding for musicians, entertainers, agencies, athletes and brands.

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