Skip to main content

Tracy Jong

Administrative law Attorney at Rochester, NY

5.0   31 reviews
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Tracy

Learn Tracy’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Administrative law
    50%
    New York State Liquor Authority, New York Office of Cannabis Management, TTB, cannabis, brewery, winery, cider, distillery, wholesale distributors, importers, restaurants, bars, liquor stores,zoning and city licensing/permits for restaurants and bars

    30 years

  2. Trademark application
    20%
    trademark applications, trademark prosecution, opposition, cancellation, cease and desist, office action, amendment, logo, business name, trade name, trade dress

    30 years

  3. Business
    15%
    New York restaurant, bar, club, B&B, adult entertainment, hospitality, comedy club, franchise, purchase, sale, contracts, regulatory compliance, liquor license, permits, licenses, trade secrets, trade dress, trademarks, business formation

    30 years

  4. Corporate and incorporation
    10%
    corporation, limited liability company, partnership, shareholder agreements, member agreements, bylaws, not for profit corporations, operating agreements, professional corporations, noncompete, NDA, conflict of interest, New York

    30 years

  5. Patent application
    5%
    patent applications, trade secrets, invention disclosure, provisional, design, PCT, foreign, patent prosecution, office action, amendment, RCE, patent searches, freedom to operate searches, clearance searches, competitive landscape searches, infringement opinions, invalidity searches, business method, mechanical, software, process

    22 years

As an attorney, I am in the business of problem solving and crisis management. I do my best work when I can collaborate with an actively participating client to move a project forward. By educating clients on options available to them, I can provide the tools necessary to make good decisions.

 

I like to say that I chose my specialties because I enjoy the clients I encounter in these businesses. Inventors have such posiive energy. It is contagious. Restaurant owners celebrate the experience of a meal, turning the everyday into something a little special. Winemakers and brewers have found a way to turn a true passion into a business. They have priorities in the right place in so many ways.

 

However, truth be told, these specialties found me. My clients needed an attorney who could do some rather unusual things - things that are important to them in their industry, but things that not many attorneys knew about. The unusual experiences in my career had a purpose. I collected a skillset that could be put to work to solve problems for these business owners in a way that was practical and cost-effective. Running a planning and zoning board, and being a certified building code inspector became useful in ways I never could have imagined. Running a wastewater treatment plant and a municipal electric company taught me about environmental and construction issues that come up in building wineries and breweries. Managing a union shop and a government staff gave human resources skills. Working in an agricultural town relying on seasonal workers gave me an understanding an appreciation of immigration issues faced in agribusiness. Living abroad in France and marrying an immigrant helped me understand the everyday issues of immigration - preclusion from certain jobs, complexities when travelling and separation of family when visa are declined for international travel. Working in the restuarant and bar business while in school gave me an inside look at how these business operate and unique dynamics they face. I could go on, but I think you get the picture.

 

When you find your path, you love what you do. And I love my job. I meet the most interesting people and experience things I would not otherwise encounter. How could life be better?

Photos and videos

Location

Evans & Fox LLP
100 Meridian Centre Blvd
Suite 300
Rochester, NY, 14618

Administrative Law lawyers nearby

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  31 customer reviews
5 Star
 
100%
4 Star
 
0%
3 Star
 
0%
2 Star
 
0%
1 Star
 
0%
Posted by Manger | November 1, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
"Why I am Writing a Review to Tracy JONG!"
I had gotten severe issues and tragedies in my liquor licensing application. However, after I have hired Tracy, everything is going very normal and faster than before. Tracy is very friendly and polite, and she always treats me as her own family member since I hired her. She is also very hard hardworking person, so she always works actively and makes sure that everything is going alright in the licensing process. Most importantly, she has a profound knowledge about the the bar, liquor licensing, and how to handle them. I would like to strongly recommend to the people, those who are looking for hiring attorney for your bar and liquor store licensing, to hire TRACY! Especially, anyone and any IMMIGRANT who wants to start a new business the first time please please please hire TRACY. You will be always feeling worthy of hiring Tracy! The price is very concise, reasonable, and worthy. WE HAVE FEW BROKERS AND ATTORNEYS EXISTED IN OUR SOCIETIES, WHO ARE MOSTLY LOOKING FOR MONEY WIHTOUT SEVERING NICELY TO YOU. PLEASE STAY AWAY FROM THEM and hire TRACY JONG! We need more lawyers like Tracy in the United States because we all want the best lawyer, and the TRACY IS THE BEST!
Read less
Posted by anonymous | June 30, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful response time and service
I recently found myself in need of filing a Chapter 13 bankruptcy. If you’ve looked into this, you know that it is a complex and lengthy procedure. From the initial consultation I felt confident that I had selected the right representation and good about moving forward. During the whole process I was notified timely on everything and revived multiple updates on status. I had numerous concerns and questions, and they were all handled speedily-sometimes responses within the hour! This process was quite stressful, but now that my Chapter 13 was confirmed I can rest a little easier. I am grateful that I had such good representation throughout and would gladly give a glowing recommendation to anyone in need of bankruptcy services.
Read less
Posted by Zooey | June 25, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly recommend
Tracy is very knowledgeable and professional. She called me back right away and gave a thorough explanation without charging me anything. She also can provide a Chinese translation service. I wish my English could be better to put my appreciation in better terms.
Posted by Justin | May 15, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bankruptcy Help
Tracy Jong and her team were very helpful when I needed to file bankruptcy. They held my hand every step of the way. They were very clear about everything that was needed from me and were very knowledgeable and helpful any time I had any questions. I would definitely recommend them.
Posted by Jeff | March 3, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Chapter 7
Tracy Jong is an excellent attorney and we would engage her skills and that of her firm anytime.
Posted by anonymous | February 19, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Video Production Manager
I was so incredibly fortunate to find Tracy Jong Law Firm. The entire team was professional and so quick to respond to any questions I had. Not only was the team knowledgeable but they helped me with every aspect of my case. Never did I feel alone or without direction. I would 100% recommend Tracy Jong Law Firm!
Posted by anonymous | February 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Winner
Tracy and her team are a class act that get results! Tracy was able to provide me with guidance to help secure my dreams and make it all a success... thank you so much Tracy
Posted by Peter | December 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Made the filing an easy experience!
Tracy Jong Law Firm completed a trademark case for my food business and made sure all the details were completed exactly as needed. The follow-up for the trademark was on time and I would definitely recommend Tracy to everyone looking for a personable law firm.
Posted by Matt Sach | July 25, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
One of the TOP Attorney's out there!!
Just spoke to Tracy. She is one of the most knowledgeable attorneys out there. Very thorough with her advise. Cannot appreciate her enough. I am grateful that I spoke to her. #Professional #Knowledgeable # Business Law Expert #Very Dynamic Personality #Will be back to work with her. Recommended her a very big time!!
Posted by anonymous | May 21, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Short but sweet
Ms. Jong answered a question via AVVO and gave a helpful answer very quickly and showing intuition about my situation. Impressive qualifications. Would hire her in a minute if closer to me.
Posted by Stephen | February 21, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Outstanding attorney
I contacted Ms. Jong regarding some help I needed with a brewery and distribution contracts. Ms. Jong responded to my inquiry very quickly and was extremely knowledgeable. She will be the first person I contact in the future if further issues arise.
Posted by David | December 24, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding service at a great price
Tracy is an outstanding attorney. I needed someone to represent me for my commercial lease. Did a bit of research around NYC where my spot will be and got quotes I thought we too high. I thought I'd do what any smart person would do and search for talent further afield upstate. I found a few good fits but after a quick phone chat Tracy, I knew I found my lawyer. I'm pleased to say that everything went seamlessly and I can't imagine anyone in the city quoting me up to 6 times the price would have been any better and more likely been worse. Thank you, Tracy. I'm so glad I found you!
Read less
Posted by Suzette | September 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
Tracy and her staff are the epitomai of professionalism. They worked as a team to fulfill all my professional needs in a courteous and efficient manner. I highly recommend them to all my networking connects, family, and friends.
Posted by anonymous | August 20, 2014
Best lawyer around
We recently worked with Tracy on opening a business. Unfortunately this business did not work out us. However, we are continuing to look and find the right opportunity. When we do we will be contacting Tracy. She is very thorough, and gets things done right away. She is very knowledgable too. There is not a better lawyer around.
Posted by Brian | July 25, 2014
Tracy Jong is a "First Call" advisor
I have used Tracy Jong for various matters over the years. From incorporating churches, intellectual property regarding advertising, reviewing documents, business strategy and even reviewing my daughter's new apartment lease. Tracy is a quick study. She instantly understands the situation and offers the kind of nuanced solutions that reflect an excellent understanding of the law and practical treatment in the litigation. Her answers are always tempered with common sense. Tracy also knows when a matter must be fully researched, and she obtains the deeper legal homework quickly and reasonably. Tracey Jong is humble enough to know when a case needs specialized expertise beyond her own (which isn't often.) She isn't shy to make a needed referral when it is in the client's best interest. She might shoot me for putting this in, but she has actually called my well after-hours when she knew I was under a tight deadline. That says a lot. Tracy's knowledge of the law is valuable, but her practical advice make her a trusted resource. No attorney can know everything, but Tracy Jong is typically the first place I will start.
Read less
Posted by Steve | December 14, 2013
Tracy Jong Review
I can unequivocally endorse the legal competency and skills of Ms. Jong. I have utilized her services on professional licensing and State Liquor Authority matters. She was articulate and well versed when dealing with both the licensing and Liquor Authority issues. Ms. Jong’s responses to any questions I had throughout were always timely, and her demeanor and cooperation was excellent. I could not have asked for better counsel to assist me on all matters. I would enthusiastically recommend Ms. Jong without hesitation to assist you on these or any similar matters.
Read less
Posted by Shawn | October 24, 2013
The highest level of professional excellence
I retained the Tracy Jong Law Firm to represent my business in a trademark infringement matter and was delighted with the expert level of care I received. Tracy was thorough, responsive and polite and the matter affecting my business was resolved far faster than I had imagined possible. I’d give the Tracy Jong Law Firm an A++ rating and would not hesitate to recommend their services to my colleagues.
Read less
Posted by Ashlei | October 18, 2013
Best Person and Lawyer EVER!
During the hardest time of my live she was there; Tracy Jong is very detailed and very efficient. She is very easy to speak with and knowledgeable. Words can't explain how she helped. Any person who has her as an attorney is very blessed. I highly recommend her.
Posted by Carla | September 19, 2013
Tracy Jong Is truly Excellent and Wonderful to do business with
Tracy Jong is an excellent attorney.She is knowledgeable, professional and highly skilled in regards to internet law,as well as law in general.She is very kind and personable.She makes me feel at ease and secure in my decision to start my own online business,which I have dreamed of doing for years.I feel very fortunate to have her as my attorney and I recommend to her to everyone! She is truly wonderful!!
Read less
Posted by Amy | July 12, 2013
Tracy Jong Review
Mrs Jong is a very reliable and skilled attorney. She is knowledgable of the law and its practical application in many situations. Mrs Jong has performed multiple real estate transactions as well as contract law and estate planning for us. She consistently anticipates issues and proactively works to resolve potential problems. She is friendly and very easy to work with.
Read less
View less reviews

Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 345-345 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Attorney
  • Evans Fox LLP
  • 2023 - Present
  • Patent Counsel
  • OSCR LLC
  • 2017 - Present
  • General Counsel, Patent Counsel
  • Patent Slice
  • 2016 - Present
  • General Counsel, Patent Counsel
  • Circular Logic Systems, Inc.
  • 2013 - Present
  • Instructor, Professional Licensing Credits
  • PDH Online
  • 2009 - Present
  • Instructor, Professional Licensing Courses
  • PDH Engineer
  • 2009 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Howard J. Greenwald, P.C.
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Village Administrator
  • Village of Bergen, New York
  • 1997 - 2005
  • Owner and Founding Attorney, Senior Attorney, Speaker, Author
  • Tracy Jong Law Firm
  • 1996 - 2022
  • Attorney
  • Hopkins, Kopilow & Weil
  • 1996 - 1997
  • Attorney
  • Charles P. DeMartin, Esq.
  • 1995 - 1996
  • Attorney
  • Paul Kalker, Esq., CPA
  • 1994 - 1995
View all work experience

Education

  • State University of New York at Brockport
  • Post-grad coursework
  • 2006
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Post-grad coursework
  • 2006
  • Touro College
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • State University of New York at Buffalo
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1990
View all education

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Methods and apparatus for quantifying photo-damage
  • patent granted
  • Bra
  • patent granted
  • Memory architecture with a current controller and reduced power requirements
  • patent granted
View all legal cases

Associations

  • ROC Power Women
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • WellVentions and Edible Expo
  • Advisory Panel
  • 2012 - Present
  • Women TIES
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Rochester Womens Network
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • IMS Barter
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Rochester Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Monroe County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Attorney
  • 2005 - Present
  • Greater Rochester Association for Women
  • Attorney Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Attorney
  • 1994 - Present
  • Vistage
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2017
  • The Alternative Board
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2022
  • American Bar Association Women in Intellectual Property Law
  • Speaker Panel
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Rochester Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Inventor of Year Selection Committee
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Rochester Women Business Owners
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2020
  • CARES
  • Former Board of Directors
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Finger Lakes Invention Convention, Inc.
  • Founding Member
  • 2011 - 2019
  • Rochester Greenovation, Inc.
  • Former Board of Directors
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Speaker Panel
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Volunteer Legal Services Project (Monroe County, NY)
  • Attorney Member
  • 2007 - 2019
  • Monroe County Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Committee
  • Chairperson
  • 2006 - 2010
  • Surrogate Court Decision Making Committee
  • Attorney Member
  • 2000 - 2004
  • Byron Bergen Alumni Association
  • Former Executive Committee Member
  • 1999 - 2004
View all associations

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Craft Beverage and Liquor License Attorney- New York
  • AI Legal
  • 2016
  • Best Alcoholic Beverage Trademark Attorney
  • Al Legal
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyers in New York
  • The Legal Network
  • 2016
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Lawyers.com
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyers in New York
  • The Legal Network
  • 2015
  • cum laude
  • Touro Law School
  • 1993
  • American Jurisprudence Award
  • Touro Law School
  • 1992
  • American Jurisprudence Award
  • University of San Diego Law School
  • 1992
  • Law Review Associate Editor
  • Touro Law School
  • 1992
  • American Jurisprudence Award
  • Touro Law School
  • 1991
  • cum laude
  • State University of New York at Buffalo
  • 1990
View all awards

Publications

  • Buffalo Intellectual Property Law Journal
  • TRENDS IN ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE TRADEMARK LAW THAT CAN IMPACT THE DECISION MAKING PROCESS AT FOUR CRITICAL BUSINESS POINTS IN THE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE PRODUCT LIFECYCLE
  • 2018
  • PDH Course
  • Understanding the New Patent Law Changes
  • 2011
  • PDH Course
  • Copyright of Engineering Drawings
  • N/A
  • PDH Course
  • Protecting Technology
  • N/A
  • PDH Course
  • Advance Patent Search for Engineers
  • N/A
  • PDH Course
  • Bridging the Gap Between Software and Non Software Engineers
  • N/A
  • PDH Course
  • How to Do Patent Drawings
  • N/A
  • PDH Course
  • How to Legally Design Around Prior Art
  • N/A
View all publications

Speaking Engagements

  • The Debbie Nigro Show
  • The Status of CBD Law in NY and Restaurants and Bars Using CBD in Food
  • 2019
  • Annual Book Camp and Workshop for Consulting Business Owners
  • Strong Contract Clauses for Consultants
  • 2019
  • 2019 Annual Conference
  • Panel of Taproom Issues & Design
  • 2019
  • ROC Power Women
  • Contract Clauses for Independent Contractors
  • 2018
  • 2018 Entrepreneurial Boot Camp
  • Legal Issues for Start-Ups
  • 2018
  • 2018 Annual Librarian Association Conference
  • Trending New Issues in Intellectual Property Law
  • 2018
  • Intellectual Property Seminar Series
  • Protecting and Commercializing Inventions
  • 2017
  • 2017 Annual Conference of Western NY Dieticians and Nutritionists
  • Intellectual Property Law for Nutritionists and Dieticians
  • 2017
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Wine Law
  • 2015
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Wine Law
  • 2014
  • Fundamentals of Employment Law
  • Immigration Made Easy For Employers
  • 2013
  • Women TIES
  • Branding
  • 2012
  • Rochester Public Library
  • Show Me The Money - First Steps in Commercializing Your
  • 2012
  • Private Company
  • Wills and Basic Estate Planning
  • 2012
  • National Women Intellectual Property Attorneys
  • Negotiation Styles of Women
  • 2012
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Understanding the New Patent Law Changes
  • 2012
  • Rochester Independent Entrepreneur Council
  • 5 Common Mistakes in Managing Your Intellectual Property
  • 2011
  • Patent Colloquium
  • Patent Law for Entrepreneurs and Inventors
  • 2011
  • Land Use Issues
  • Utility Easements
  • 2011
  • Business Owner Seminar
  • Patents 101
  • 2011
  • Penfield Public Library
  • Nuts and Bolts of Intellectual Property
  • 2009
  • CLE Nuts and Bolts of Intellectual Property Law
  • Patent and Trademark
  • 2009
  • Business Law Course
  • Intellectual Property Law for New Businesses
  • 2009
  • CLE Nuts and Bolts of Intellectual Property Law
  • Patent and Trademark
  • 2008
  • Business Law
  • Intellectual Property Law for Business Owners
  • 2008
  • CLE Nuts and Bolts of Intellectual Property Law
  • Patent and Trademark
  • 2006
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Business Method Patents
  • 2005
  • What R& D Managers Should Know
  • What R& D Managers Should Know
  • N/A
  • Trademarks and Design Patents In Protecting Market Share
  • Trademarks and Design Patents In Protecting Market Share
  • N/A
  • Saving Money in Patent Drafting
  • Saving Money in Patent Drafting
  • N/A
  • Patentability Searches
  • Patentability Searches
  • N/A
  • Misappropriation of Software
  • Misappropriation of Software
  • N/A
  • Internet and Trademarks
  • Internet and Trademarks
  • N/A
  • I Paid For it But I Don't Own It (IP)
  • I Paid For it But I Don't Own It (IP)
  • N/A
  • How to do a Trademark Search
  • How to do a Trademark Search
  • N/A
  • Ethical Wills and Legacy Planning
  • Ethical Wills and Legacy Planning
  • N/A
  • Domain Names and Trademarks
  • Domain Names and Trademarks
  • N/A
  • Do It Yourself Copyright
  • Do It Yourself Copyright
  • N/A
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Patent Ownership Issues
  • N/A
  • Cancer Seminar - Estate Planning
  • Cancer Seminar - Estate Planning
  • N/A
  • Advance Care Planning
  • Advance Care Planning
  • N/A
View all speaking engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (13)
Endorse Tracy
Unknown Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer for her dedication and commitment to clients."
Intellectual property Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Jong participates actively in many interdisciplinary networks with other attorneys, myself included. Her keen attention to detail, and appropriate questions and comments, never fail to move the discussion "along", often ending with the participants acknowledging hers as the "final word.""
Patent application Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. She has handled all of our intellectual property issues. She is fast, knowlegable and extremely competent."
Business Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Tracy Jong is an excellent attorney and has a vast knowledge base that spans over many areas of law. Having worked with Tracy for almost 3 years, I can not only attest to her knowledge and skill-set as a mentor, but also as an experienced attorney in the field of Intellectual Property, Business and Immigration law. I absolutely endorse this lawyer."
Trademark application Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Intellectual property Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Tracy Jong for a number of years and she is extremely knowledgable in her areas of practice. I have consulted with her on behalf of my clients and I highly endorse this lawyer."
View more endorsements
Intellectual property
Intellectual property
Intellectual property
Bankruptcy and debt
Criminal defense