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March 2 Competition - Shalala Student Center at UM
March 3 Conference - Lakeside Village Auditorium at UM

WHAT: The 2nd Annual Sneaker Law x Miami Law Competition will take place all day Thursday, March 2rd, 2023 followed by an invite-only post-competition party at HYP Miami.


Friday, March 3rd, 2023, will be a half day conference, followed by the final round of competition and trophy presentation.




8:45 am – 9:30 am                 Registration and Breakfast 

9:30 am - 9:45 am                  Opening remarks -  Kenneth Anand, Jared Goldstein & Greg Levy                                        


9:45 am - 10:45 am                Panel 1: The Art of Morality: Morals Clauses and Contractual Breaches in Sneaker Deals


From Kanye West to Kyrie Irving, in 2022, there were notable sneaker deals and partnerships that were terminated. The reasons for their termination are often not publicized, but likely involve breaches of agreements, especially morals clauses. This panel will explore what morals clauses are, what might trigger a morals clause breach, and how to effectively negotiate their terms.


Moderator: Marcia Weldon, Director, Transactional Skills Program & Lecturer in Law, University of Miami School of Law


  • Beth Henries, Owner, Henries PLLC

  • King Chip, Artist

  • Jolie Hunt Potter – Founder Hunt & Gather PR

10:45 am – 11:00 am              Break

11:00 am - 12:00 pm               Panel 2: The Art of Customs: Artwork or Infringement

In today’s world of customs, copycats and counterfeits how can you tell the difference between each one? What is a legitimate custom sneaker vs one that is infringement?  What are the legal implications of a sneaker that is sold as a commercial product versus one that is sold as a work of art? We’ll discuss how the recent spike of litigation against customizers, artists and art collectives is impacting the sneaker community at large.


Moderator: Vivek Jayaram, Founder, Jayaram Law


  • David Lipkus, Owner, Lipkus Law and Counterfeit Expert

  • Jon Belcaster, General Counsel, MSCHF (Satan Shoe, Wavy Baby, etc.)

  • Rich Franklin, Owner, Garrixon Studio, Sneaker Designer, Developer and Manufacturer


12:00 pm – 12:10 pm          Book Talk: The Art of the Sneaker Deal 2.0 -  Moderator: Kenneth Anand and Jared Goldstein

Sneaker Law is the first and only book that teaches “all you need to know about the sneaker business.”

Sneaker Law is the business and legal bible for the sneaker industry. Covering areas such as reselling, design, counterfeits, the law of sneakers, licensing, collaborations, manufacturing, distribution, marketing, starting your own business, branding, and much more, Sneaker Law contains all you need to know in order to navigate through the $80 billion global sneaker market. 


Authors and Professors Kenneth Anand and Jared Goldstein will discuss how they came to write Sneaker Law, why they choose to innovate in the business and legal education space, and how their multi-disciplinary approach to teaching sneakers is a game-changer.


12:10 am – 1:00 pm          Lunch / Book Signing                               


1:00 pm – 1:45 pm            Keynote: Jake Polino, Sneaker Customizer and Co-Founder of Kizo Kicks
                                             Moderator: Kenneth Anand and Jared Goldstein


1:45 pm - 2:45 pm             Final round of case competition                                 Teams TBD 

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm           Awards presentation

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