I have been advising business clients since 1985 in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. My practice areas are general business and intellectual property.
I can advise you about and/or prepare many kinds of contracts such as: operating and shareholder agreements, sale of business agreements, licenses, commercial leases, franchise agreements, confidentiality agreements, independent contractor agreements. I can help you to reach important business decisions by offering an objective perspective and years of experience.
In the intellectual property area, I can work with you on the creation and protection of your valuable assets. Whether the subject matter concerns copyright or trademark registration, license negotiations, publishing agreements, or website and software protection, I am going to listen to your concerns and work to accomplish your objectives.
Additonally, I offer Registered Agent services for entities in the State of Maryland.
The bottom line is that I enjoy working with each of my clients to solve their legal issues and to help their businesses thrive.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Brinks Hofer Gilson Award in Intellectual Property||Washington College of Law||2003|
|Partner||Press & Dozier, LLC||2009 - Present|
|Of Counsel||Ammerman & Goldberg Bankruptcy Law Office||1996 - 2000|
|Of Counsel||Kaufmann & Associates||1991 - 1994|
|Associate||Baller Herbst Law Group, P.C.||1985 - 1986|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|MD Governor's Commission on Small Business||Commission Member||2011 - 2014|
|Montgomery County Sign Review Board||Member||2010 - Present|
|Rockville Chamber of Commerce||Board Member||2008 - 2010|
|Rockville, Maryland Sesquicentennial Citizens Task Force||Member||2008 - 2009|
|District of Columbia Bar, Intellectual Property Law Section||Co-chair||2003 - 2010|
|Montgomery County Bar Association||Member||1984 - Present|
|Smart Business Ideas||What Are You Doing to Protect Your Trade Secrets?||2008|
|Smart Business Ideas||Who Owns Your Intellectual Property?||2007|
|Legal Times, IP Supplement||Deal on Distance Learning Still Faces Pro-License Pressures||2004|
|Magazine of the Greater Washington Society of Assoc. Executives||Patience and Careful Eye Needed in Negotiating Office Space||1996|
|Newletter of the Maryland Retail Merchants Association||Don't Let Your Franchise Agreement and Lease Conflict||1995|
|American University, Washington College of Law||Intellectual Property||LL.M - Master of Laws||2003|
|Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1976|
|First Annual Landlord-Tenant Law Seminar||Commcerial Leases||2015|
|Legal issues in Franchising||Franchising||2014|
|Introduction to Intellectual Property||Intellectual Property, What the Business Owner Needs to Know||2014|
|DesignDC 2014||Copyright and Architects||2014|
|Rockville Economic Development, Inc.||Intellectual Property Basics for Copyright, Trademark and Trade Secrets||2007|