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Boutique Firm Looks to Turn Art Into Business

FOUNDING: Spencer Kerr to focus on growing niche with L.A., New York offices.

Art sales worldwide are booming and lawyers are flocking to the industry in hopes of capitalizing on the growth.

Los Angeles Business Journal Women's Summit: FINALISTS - ROSIE O’NEILL, Sugarfina

Custom Content by the Los Angeles Business Journal

In 2012, successful marketing professional Rosie O’Neill turned what started out as a hobby with her then fiancé, Josh Resnick, traveling and collecting sweets, into Sugarfina, their own luxury candy boutique for grown-ups that brings a fresh and fashionable approach to candy.

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Tables Turn for Bankruptcy Boutiques Awash in Business

When Michael Tuchin and two other partners left Stutman Treister & Glatt PC three years ago, the odds were stacked against them.

The Weekly Briefing --- There's No Right Answer for Inspiring Office Creativity

For nearly 20 years, Susan Lieberman has been the owner and sole employee of Paris 1900, a vintage bridal shop in Santa Monica specializing in antique lace and garment restorations.

Design Studio Has New Plan For Property

Woo hopes to convert spare room at store into space for artists.

Design studio and boutique Woo pitches shop space as home for artistic pursuits.

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Lofty Goal

Developer looks to put new museum on display

Developer Tom Gilmore looks to reframe downtown’s Old Bank District with a multibuilding museum.

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Strong Second Quarter for Downtown Market

Arts District gains drive higher net absorption rates

Arts District gains drive higher net absorption rates

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Investors Step Into Customizable Footwear Firm

FASHION: Shoes of Prey’s $15.5 million Series B to go to boosting production.

Santa Monica footwear company Shoes of Prey is turning out to be a pretty good fit for investors.

Roving Eye

What started out as the kind of hobby that could get him arrested has turned into a successful business for the graffiti artist and muralist known as Man One.

Farmers Market Latest North Hollywood Revival Plan

After years of failed attempts to revitalize the North Hollywood commercial district, local business leaders have one more trick up their sleeves: a farmers market in the parking lot of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

STOORZA---Stoorza Cuts Units In Move to Create Boutique PR Firm

Once among the top 25 public relations firms in Los Angeles, with a client list that has included giants such as Chevron Corp. and City National Bank, Stoorza Communications has shrunk its local operation to three employees as part of a company-wide downs

Local Boutique to Saddle Up With Dallas Firm

LAW: Downtown’s Hennigan Dorman had sought national platform.

Eyebrows were raised earlier this year when downtown L.A. boutique Hennigan Dorman LLP lost name partner Bruce Bennett and nine other attorneys to Dewey & LeBouef LLP, based in New York.

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Craft-y Move

DEVELOPMENT: Port of L.A. looks to boost San Pedro tourism by turning two warehouses into a year-round artists’ market.

Port of L.A. takes an arts and crafts approach to finding tenants for two WWII-era warehouses.

Boutique Chain Hopes to Rise Beyond Star Clients

RETAIL: Kin Los Angeles looks to niche brands for splash outside mainstream.

Clothing boutique Kin Los Angeles tries on a new strategy with a focus on labels outside the mainstream.

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Furniture Firm to Make Rooms With Brand Deals

licensing: Amini looks to partnerships to add lines in art, rugs, light fixtures.

It takes more than furniture to make a home feel like a home.

BOUTIQUES---Executives Cash Out, Opting for Smaller Private Firms

Los Angeles' richest are managing some of the largest amounts of wealth in the country, yet many choose to do so in an office no bigger than that of a startup.

Boho Trend Leads to Layered Jewelry Style

First it was the billowy skirts. Now, the Bohemian movement has a firm grasp on necklaces, boosting sales of clunky, beaded jewelry at local stores.

Job Choice Makes Scents for Pittsburgh-Born Perfumer

Perfumer Sherri Sebastian literally began developing her nose for business at an early age. The only real question for the Pittsburgh native was how to turn her passion for fragrances into a profession.

Ace of Arts

Boutique hotel’s theater makes guests “feel plugged into the local scene”

Perks offered to guests of the Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles go beyond the typical.

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General Litigation Firms Crack A-List With Hollywood Studios

Consolidation in Hollywood has opened up opportunities for larger law firms.