FORT LAUDERDALE – October 20, 2016 – The law firm of Greenspoon Marder announced today the opening of an office in Nashville and the launch of the firm’s Intellectual Property practice group. The firm’s Intellectual Property practice will focus on patent and trademark strategies, registrations, portfolio management, licensing and litigation both domestically and internationally. The firm’s new office will allow the firm to continue to strengthen and grow its existing, strong practices in healthcare, music and entertainment – vital industries in the Nashville business community.
Dr. Kelly Hollowell joins the firm as a shareholder and the founding member of the new Nashville office. An accomplished patent attorney and scientist, Dr. Hollowell focuses her practice on life sciences and mechanical arts serving a wide array of industries including renewable energy; medical products, devices and services; health and beauty products; pediatric nutritional products and processes; pharmaceutical testing processes; physical therapy and sporting equipment; and construction services. As Chair of the Intellectual Property practice group, Dr. Hollowell will lead the growth of the firm’s IP practice.
The firm also welcomes new attorney Justin McNaughton. Mr. McNaughton is the current president of the Young Lawyers Division of the Nashville Bar Association. He will join Dr. Hollowell in founding the Nashville office. He is a licensed patent attorney and maintains an active software and technology licensing practice, working with companies of all sizes.
“For years Greenspoon Marder has worked with clients who have a Nashville presence, so we are thrilled to formally open an office in the city,” commented Gerald Greenspoon, Co-Managing Director of Greenspoon Marder.
“In addition, as we continue expanding our service offerings, we are excited to have attracted the caliber of talent that Dr. Hollowell and Mr. McNaughton represent,” said Michael Marder, Co-Managing Director of Greenspoon Marder. “There will be great demand among our current client base for the services the new IP team provides, and we also welcome the opportunity to better serve the flourishing healthcare, music and entertainment sectors in Nashville.”
Dr. Hollowell is an innovative legal, scientific and technical advisor, attentive to emerging technologies and their associated applications. A former member of the Joint Subcommittee Studying Stem Cell Research and Medical Ethics for the Virginia General Assembly. She is licensed in Virginia and Tennessee. She earned her B.A. from the University of South Florida, her Ph.D. from the University of Miami School of Medicine, and her J.D. from Regent University Law School.
Justin McNaughton helps companies in a wide array of industries with their intellectual property portfolio strategy. His clients include established companies, entrepreneurs, and startups in the healthcare, hospitality, firearms, health and beauty, manufacturing, and renewable energy industries. He also maintains an active software and technology licensing practice, focusing on technology transfer agreements, product research and development agreements, and technology licenses, among others. Mr. McNaughton earned his B.S. from Brigham Young University and his J.D. from Washington University Law School in St. Louis.
About Greenspoon Marder
Greenspoon Marder was identified by The American Lawyer as one of the fastest growing law firms in the U.S. The firm has steadily grown into new markets in 2016 with offices in Miami, New York, Las Vegas, Denver, San Diego, and now Nashville.
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 180 attorneys. We serve Fortune 500, middle-market public and private companies, start-ups, emerging businesses, individuals and entrepreneurs across Florida and the United States. For more information, visit www.gmlaw.com.