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MY Practice AREAS

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  • Bankruptcy
  • Debt Settlements
  • Trademarks
  • Copyrights
  • Business Entity Formation, Maintenance & Dissolution

Bankruptcy

 Chapter 7 - Liquidation

Chapter 11 - Small Business Reorganization

Chapter 12 - Farmers & Fishermen

Chapter 13 - Partial Repayment based on income

Debt Settlements

For some people, for a variety of reasons, bankruptcy is not a good option. I have successfully negotiated hundreds of debt settlements for my clients, with discounts as great as paying only 20% of the amount owed. Typical settlements are in the range of 50-70% of what was owed. Your results may vary - each case is unique.

Trademarks

30 years after I obtained my Juris Doctor degree and started practicing law I returned to law school in 2014 and earned a Master of Laws degree in Intellectual Property and Technology Law, graduating at the top of my class. Since then I have successfully obtained federal registration and protection for dozens of of trademarks.


Almost anything can be trademarked, from the obvious (brand names and logos) to the surprising (colors, scents, sounds) as long as it is used to identify a particular source, so that consumers are not confused  about who made the product or provides the service they are selling. I perform world-wide trademark searches to make sure that my clients' proposed trademarks do not infringe on any existing trademark, prepare all of the necessary applications and documentation, file the application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and prosecute the application through registration.

Copyrights

Copyright registration with the Library of Congress gives your creative work national protection. It is the most powerful and cost-effective way to make certain no one steals your work.

Business Entity Formation, Maintenance & Dissolution

I help you select the type of business entity that is best for you, whether it is a C corporation, an S corporation, or Limited Liability Company, and then I prepare the required documents and submit them to the Secretary of State. After formation I provide the necessary annual and other documentation to maintain your business entity as a legitimate separate entity to prevent anyone from "piercing the corporate veil" and holding you personally liable for any liability created by the entity. Finally, when a client desires to dissolve their business entity, I provide all the guidance and forms to make sure that the entity is properly wound down and dissolved.