Join us on August 13 for our next breakfast meeting when Perry McGuire, Partner at Smith, Gambrell & Russell, and Marc Lieberstein, Partner at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, will provide a Legal Update.
Smith, Gambrell & Russell
Mr. McGuire has a general corporate law practice with an emphasis on franchise, M&A and governmental affairs. He has helped companies navigate through local, state, and federal government laws and regulations, and has successfully helped in changing, crafting and passing new laws in many different areas. He has assisted new franchisors starting their business and has assisted mature franchise systems evolve their legal infrastructure to continue to grow their system.
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton
Marc is a partner at Kilpatrick Townsend and is the co-chair of the Retail & Consumer Goods industry team. His practice focuses on intellectual property licensing and franchising in the retail/consumer goods and services areas, fashion/apparel and accessories, food and beverage, and commercial/industrial design, including the drafting, negotiation and enforcement of license and franchise documents and agreements, as well as implementation of branding and commercialization objectives for clients via licensing and franchising. In conjunction with the services above, he counsels clients on creating effective strategies for procuring, protecting and enforcing their global intellectual property assets. Marc has also participated in and used alternative dispute resolution forums such as arbitration and mediation to enforce intellectual property rights. Marc frequently lectures and writes on intellectual property issues for a variety of intellectual property organizations and publications, including International Trademark Association (INTA), New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) Intellectual Property Section, American Bar Association Forum on Franchising, Wharton Business Law Association at the University of Pennsylvania, New York University, Association of the Bar of the City of New York Fashion Law Committee, Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA), National Law Journal, IP Strategist and The New York Law Journal, Practical Law, The Licensing Journal.