Greenspoon Marder announced the expansion of its Intellectual Property practice group and complex litigation capabilities with the addition of Anton N. Handal, Gabriel Hedrick and Lauren Kane in the firm’s San Diego office.
The firm’s Intellectual Property practice was launched in October 2016 with the addition of accomplished patent attorneys Dr. Kelly Hollowell and Justin McNaughton. The practice focuses on patent and trademark strategies, registrations, portfolio management, licensing and litigation, both domestically and internationally. The attorneys represent clients of all sizes, from individual investors and entrepreneurs to small and mid-sized businesses and large multi-national corporations.
“Intellectual property is an important service area for many of our clients in industries that are prominent in California, including cannabis, technology, media and entertainment, “comments Gerald Greenspoon, Co-Managing Director of Greenspoon Marder. “We welcome the opportunity to better serve both existing and new clients in these sectors nationally.”
“Led by Dr. Kelly Hollowell, our growing IP team leverages their diverse backgrounds in science, technology, law and business to help our clients succeed,” adds Michael Marder, Co-Managing Director of Greenspoon Marder. “We are excited for the unique insight and experience that Anton, Gabriel and Lauren bring to our IP and litigation practices.”
Anton N. Handal joins Greenspoon Marder as a shareholder in the Intellectual Property practice. Mr. Handal has multi-jurisdictional litigation experience before Federal, State and Administrative Courts with an understanding of case management, trial techniques, discovery, motion work and case presentation. Notably, he recently litigated an International Trade Commission Section 337 action to a successful completion in Washington, D.C. As former CEO of a start-up technology company, he has secured patents, directed financial transactions, negotiated contracts, raised capital and handled communications with shareholder/investors.
Senior Counsel at the firm, Gabriel Hedrick is a civil litigator with a background in complex corporate transactional matters, including intellectual property litigation. Mr. Hedrick has represented various multi-national companies,individuals, governmental entities and national insurance companies in a wide variety of legal disputes involving issues of, among other things, intellectual property litigation in both Federal court and before the International Trade Commission, intellectual property licensing, corporate transactions, partnership and shareholder disputes, and contract disputes.
Lauren Kane has represented multi-national businesses, small businesses, employers and individuals in a wide range of legal matters. Her practice is primarily focused on the representation of plaintiffs and defendants in civil business litigation, including lawsuits relating to partnerships, joint ventures, fiduciary relationships and various business torts. Ms. Kane’s practice also encompasses the representation of litigants in intellectual property disputes.
“There is a growing demand for intellectual property and related litigation services amongst our clients,” comments Dr. Kelly Hollowell. “We are fortunate to have Anton, Gabriel and Lauren join our team so we can strengthen our ability to help clients protect, enforce and exploit their intellectual property rights.”
The attorneys will join current firm shareholder Lance Rogers, head of the firm’s San Diego Cannabis Law practice group.
Greenspoon Marder was identified by The American Lawyer as being one of the fastest growing law firms in the U.S. The firm has steadily grown into new markets in 2017 with offices in Miami, New York, Las Vegas, Denver, San Diego, Portland and Nashville. The firm offers an array of transactional, litigation and regulatory practices and a specific focus on real estate, hospitality, land use and zoning, family law, and broad regulatory and litigation capabilities.
About Greenspoon Marder
Greenspoon Marder is committed to providing excellent client service through our cross-disciplinary, client-team approach. Our goal is to understand the challenges that our clients face, build collaborative relationships, and craft creative solutions designed and executed with long-term strategic goals in mind. Since our inception in 1981, Greenspoon Marder has become a full-service, Am Law 200 and NLJ 350 law firm with more than 200 attorneys. We serve Fortune 500, middle-market public and private companies, start-ups, emerging businesses, individuals and entrepreneurs across Florida and the United States.