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Helena Kempner Kobrin

Intellectual property Attorney at Pasadena, CA

5.0   6 reviews
  • State Years
    California - CA 32 years
    Florida - FL 45 years
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1991
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 45 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1978
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Helena

Learn Helena’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Intellectual property
    30%
    Includes copyright infringement, trademark infringement, licenses, work-for-hire agreements, cease and desist letters.

    34 years, 750 cases

  2. Contracts and agreements
    25%
    Have done hundreds of contracts of all sizes, descriptions, and subject matters, both reviewing them and drafting them. Have been told on reviewing complex boilerplate business contracts that I have extracted more changes on behalf of my client than anyone ever had. Have succeeded in obtaining concessions in such contracts from major banks and other large companies.

    46 years, 500 cases

  3. Copyright infringement
    25%
    Have represented clients in many cases, including precedent-setting cases on copyright infringement and have handled many infringements by cease and desist letters and communication without resorting to litigation.

    34 years, 500 cases

  4. Employment and labor
    20%
    Represent management concerning employee and independent contractor issues and claims.

    16 years, 25 cases

I was admitted to The Florida Bar in 1978 and to the State Bar of California in 1991.

I began my practice in the commercial realm, specializing in transactional matters, banking and other government regulation, as well as real estate and probate work. For the bulk of my career, and through the Bowles & Moxon and Moxon & Kobrin firms, I represented non-profit organizations  in a large variety of areas, including copyright, trademark, and trade secret issues, contract review and drafting, bankruptcy, litigation, and dispute resolution. Starting in the 1990s, I was instrumental in establishing protections for copyrights and trademarks on the Internet. I represented plaintiffs in the first-ever copyright infringement suit over unauthorized online postings, a case that led to the passage of a federal law  requiring service providers to remove copyright infringements from websites upon receiving notice, while protecting providers proactive in taking down such copyrighted material online.

 

I have been Of Counsel with the Law Offices of Timothy Bowles for five years, working extensively in the law firm’s employment specialty and also using my extensive experience to assist clients in the various areas of my practice.

 

EDUCATION:

  • Hofstra University (1968)
  • Seton Hall University School of Law (1978)

BAR ADMISSIONS:

  • All state courts California and Florida
  • U.S. District Courts, Southern, Central, Northern District of California, and District of Colorado
  • Courts of Appeals for the 9th, 10th, and 11th Circuits

MEMBERSHIPS AND COMMUNITY SERVICE:

  • Member, California and Florida Bar Associations

Location

Law Offices Of Timothy Bowles, PC
1 S. Fair Oaks Ave., Ste 301
Pasadena, CA, 91105

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by roy | September 2, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thank You
I consulted she is very knowledgeable when it comes to law she responded immediately
Posted by anonymous | January 5, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
2 Thumps Up!
Thank you Helena!
Posted by Therese | August 23, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thorough, knowledgeable, responsive, caring
Ms Kobrin handled a challenging lawsuit brought against our very elderly cousin in the most efficient, thorough manner possible. Her persistent research was invaluable in the documentation needed to settle, and was sensitive and caring when working with our cousin. We highly recommend Ms Kobrin for her professionalism combined with a deep sense of ethics.
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Posted by Nathan | August 19, 2014
Efficient, dependable, knowledgeable. Highly rercommended!
I worked with Ms. Kobrin for several years dealing with a variety of complex legal matters including contract law, copyright disputes, and litigation. During that time Ms. Kobrin was always available whenever I needed her and responded to any situation with speed and a well-rounded knowledge of the matter. I always felt I was in good hands and never had a doubt that any counsel given was well thought out, researched, and appropriate for the context of the situation.
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Posted by KB | August 18, 2014
Very effective handling
I hired Helena to help me prepare for a complex arbitration with ex-partners concerning 10 years of prior business. She was able to see immediately the claims were baseless. But being the one being charged it was difficult for me to sort fact from fiction and continue my daily job of management as well. Helena did an excellent job and found all the case law that fully defended my position and counter claim. As a result of the preparation the arbitration was fully handled in ONE DAY!!
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Posted by Ashly | August 11, 2014
Very Satisfied with results!
Ms. Kobrin effectively resolved several legal matters for the organization that employs me. She quickly responded to the emails that I sent her and was readily available by phone as well. I was most impressed with Ms. Kobrin broad legal knowledge base and expertise. She worked on various legal projects for us and was always accurate with her advice and very skillful with her application of the law. I would recommend hiring Ms. Kobrin based off my experiences with her.
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AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Of Counsel
  • Law Offices Of Timothy Bowles, PC
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Partner
  • Moxon & Kobrin
  • 1998 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • Non-profit organization
  • 1994 - 1998
  • Partner
  • Bowles & Moxon
  • 1991 - 1994
  • In-house counsel
  • Non-profit organization
  • 1986 - 1990
  • Owner
  • Helena K. Kobrin, Esq.
  • 1982 - 1985
  • Associate
  • Paul, Landy, Beiley, Harper & Metsch
  • 1979 - 1981
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Education

  • Seton Hall University School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1978
  • Hofstra University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1968

Associations

  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 1978 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • French
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Fellowship
  • American Association of University Women
  • 1977

Publications

  • Seton Hall Law Review
  • Disqualification of Federal Judges--Problems and Proposals
  • 1976

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (37)
Given (10)
Endorse Helena
Intellectual property Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Kobrin is very polite and engaging. Her responses are thorough and analytical. Highly recommended."
Intellectual property Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I often find myself agreeing with her responses given to questions posted in the Avvo forum. Those who post there can expect nothing more than direct, thoughtful, accurate responses, and Ms Kobrin delivers. Potential clients would do well to give her serious consideration."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is extremely knowledgeable and seeks to serve her clients interests at all times."
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Kobrin provides well -researched and well-thought out answers backed with her practical knowledge from decades of legal practice."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Helena is an excellent attorney committed to providing the highest quality representation to clients. I endorse this attorney without reservation."
Intellectual property Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. Ms. Kobrin is a well-regarded and driven attorney who has provided exceptional legal representation to numerous clients throughout the U.S. With her extensive knowledge, broad experience and impressive professional skills, she is bound to invest her time and energy into achieving the best outcome for each case, regardless of its level of complexity."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Helena is undoubtedly a top notch attorney who has skillfully mastered her primary area of practice over the course of her professional experience. Her sharp critical thinking and flawless work ethic are perhaps the key qualities which ensured the success of a remarkable number of her cases. I endorse this lawyer and encourage anyone who needs superior legal representation to opt for her services."
Business Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ms. Kobrin. She is an experienced litigator, attorney with a broad scope of expertise. Her responses on AVVO display great acumen and skill in defining the issues and formulating legal solutions. Excellent Attorney!"
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Kobrin is an excellent and highly knowledgeable attorney who is advocate for her clients."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Long term Avvo contributor. She consistently gives fine, over and above the call of the question type of advice. Any client would be lucky to have her as counsel."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Kobrin is a valuable asset to this community. Her dedication to the law and her clients is admirable."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mrs. Kobrin. Very experienced and caring attorney who achieves great results in representing clients! I want all people to contact her for help."
Intellectual property Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Helena without reservation. She has demonstrated an exceptional grasp of the law and is a superb litigator."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Kobrin provides eminently practical solutions in addition to legal advice and well deserves her title as both attorney and counselor."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Helena Kobrin is a good lawyer. She works hard to make sure her clients received justice."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Kobrin is a dedicated, highly-skilled lawyer who provides excellent service to the Avvo community. I fully endorse her."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
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