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 IP and Technology attorney/shareholder at Sheehan Phinney's Boston office.   I  am a  member of the Management Committee and chair the firm's Corporate Department.  My practice concentrates on the rapidly changing areas of technology and intellectual property transactions, litigation and counseling.

A significant portion of my practice involves advising clients on matters involving intellectual property protection, licensing and transferring, electronic contracting, social media, data security regulation and compliance, software development and licensing, SaaS transactions, online sweepstakes and contests, consumer privacy, web site development, maintenance and hosting, co-branding, strategic alliances, data protection and electronic communications in the workplace.

In the social media arena, my practice includes advising clients on the development and implementation of social media guidelines and compliance programs associated with uses of social media, negotiating, securing and clearing intellectual property rights, drafting and negotiating agreements relating to advertising, marketing and other promotional activities conducted across various multimedia platforms, and otherwise facilitating and advancing marketing strategies and campaigns involving social media.

My practice also includes litigation involving non-competition agreements, theft of trade secrets, unfair and deceptive business practices, and trademark and copyright infringement in both state and federal courts. I also practice before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

I lecture and write regularly on intellectual property, Internet, e-commerce, electronic communications, social media and related topics.

I am admitted to practice in Massachusetts, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.


Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Intellectual Property: 34%
  2. Contracts: 33%
  3. Media: 33%

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Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green PA

255 State Street
5th Floor
Boston, MA, 02109


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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSelected "Super Lawyer" in the field of Intellectual Property by Law & PoliticsN/A
20 on the Move, Hispanic Executives Making an Impact in BostonBoston Business Journal and El PlanetaN/A
Top Ten Corporate Lawyers in BostonWomen's Business BostonN/A
Top Ten Women Lawyers in BostonWomen's Business BostonN/A
Diversity Heroes AwardMassachusetts Lawyers Weekly and Massachusetts Bar AssociationN/A
Law Primeras AwardMassachusetts Hispanic Bar AssociationN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Shareholder/Management Committee/Corporate Department ChairSheehan Phinney Bass + Green, PA2002 - Present
Partner - IP /Chair of Internet and Technology Practice GroupBurns & Levinson, LLP1988 - 2013
Association namePosition nameDuration
South Shore Chamber of CommerceWomen's Business Connection Steering Committee2012 - Present
South Shore HospitalBoard of Directors2012 - Present
South Shore Chamber of CommerceGoverning Body of ATHENAPowerLink® Business Mentoring Program2011 - Present
South Shore Health and Educational CorporationBoard of Directors2012 - 2012
Boston Bar AssociationBeacon Award Nominating Committee2010 - 2010
Wellesley CollegeDevelopment and Outreach Council2007 - 2010
South Shore Women’s Business NetworkPresident/Board of Directors2006 - 2007
Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting - ALPFAAdvisory Board of Boston Chapter2005 - 2007
Boston Bar AssociationBoston Bar Journal's Board of Editors - Chair2001 - 2004
Boston Bar FoundationBoard of Trustees2001 - 2003
Boston Bar AssociationCouncil1999 - 2002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston College Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
Wellesley CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1985
Berkshire SchoolN/AN/A1981