Miami, FL – January 4, 2016 – Espinosa | Trueba, P.L., an award-winning intellectual property boutique, specializing in patent, trademark, copyright and other intellectual property litigation and prosecution, has expanded its practice by adding the legal team at Martinez, White & Viniegra. This expansion has added 6 attorneys for a total of 9, plus a combined staff of 8 employees including paralegals. The firm will continue to have its offices at 1428 Brickell Avenue in Downtown Miami, under the new firm name of Espinosa Trueba Martinez, P.L. Elio F. Martinez, Jr. joins as a member, Gavin N. L. White joins as a partner, and Nnamdi Jackson as an associate. Richard Bec, Scott Burr, and David Chacin join as Of Counsel. Francesca Russo, formerly Of Counsel with Espinosa | Trueba, has been named a Partner. These changes make the firm one of the largest intellectual property boutiques in South Florida.
“Our law firm expansion allows us to develop a broader range of intellectual property related services for our clients.” said Jorge Espinosa, a member of Espinosa Trueba Martinez, P.L. “Under one roof, our new team of highly capable attorneys, including highly accomplished litigation attorney, Elio F. Martinez, Jr., and his team have deep expertise in patent, trademark, copyright and other forms of intellectual property litigation.” Furthermore, “This experienced group brings substantial talent to bear on intellectual property insurance defense, copyright litigation and related aspects of commercial litigation.”
Espinosa Trueba, P.L. was founded by attorneys Jorge Espinosa and William R. Trueba, Jr. in 2008. The firm’s attorneys have extensive experience in complex intellectual property matters. In trademark matters, they have experience in trademark, trade dress and anti-counterfeit litigation. In patent matters, the firm has represented clients in patent infringement lawsuits involving various technologies, including software, marine equipment, engine components, fertilizers, hunting equipment, nutritional supplements, pet products and others. In addition, the firm manages a substantial portfolio of trademark registrations in the U.S. and in over 60 countries. In copyright matters, the firm has briefed landmark cases to the U.S. Supreme Court and drafted complex international agreements. The firm’s extensive background in software and Internet matters allows its practitioners to understand how best to register related copyrights in order to obtain necessary protection for its clients. Because of its location in South Florida, the firm is well-versed in international issues including cross border matters, multinational litigation, offshore corporate structures, overseas registration and enforcement in devising strategies for its clients.
For the fifth year in a row, World Trademark Review ranked the firm as one of the best trademark law firms in the world, one of only six law firms in Florida to receive this honor. The firm is a member of the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF) and its Intellectual Property Practice Area Committee where it helped develop a unique Collaboration Agreement that provided a novel model for legal services in the intellectual property field. The firm is also a member of the American Intellectual Property Association (AIPLA) and the International Trademark Association (INTA).
Florida Board Certified in intellectual property law, co-founder and member Jorge Espinosa focuses his practice on the domestic and international protection of trademarks, patents and copyrights. He is AV–rated Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell and was named in 2015 to World Trademark Review’s Top 1000 trademark law attorneys worldwide. He is also a 2015 Florida Super Lawyer, 2015 Best Lawyer, a 2015 South Florida Legal Guide Top Lawyer and a 2014 Florida Trend Legal Elite. Espinosa received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Miami School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts in International Relations & Economics from Florida International University.
Co-founder and member William R. Trueba, Jr.’s practice centers on the domestic and international enforcement of intellectual property rights. He is a patent attorney registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. In addition to litigation, he is also experienced in the prosecution of patent and trademark applications. In 2014, Trueba was named the Most Effective Lawyer in the Intellectual Property category by the Daily Business Review, for winning a major victory in a patent infringement lawsuit, Tawnsaura v. Vitacost.com. He is a 2015 Super Lawyer, a 2015 South Florida Legal Guide Top Lawyer and a 2014 Florida Trend Magazine Legal Elite. He is admitted to practice in Florida, the U.S. District Court for the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Judicial Circuit and for the Federal Circuit. Trueba received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Miami School of Law and his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Florida International University.
Elio F. Martinez, Jr. was previously the managing partner of Martinez, White & Viniegra, and prior to that was the administrative partner with the law firm of Concepcion, Martinez & Puente. He is a commercial litigator whose practice focuses on intellectual property litigation, specifically infringement of trademarks, patents and copyrights, as well as protection of trade secrets. His practice also focuses on financial services litigation. He is a 2015 South Florida Legal Guide Top Attorney-Corporate and Business, a 2015 Florida Super Lawyer and a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel (by invitation only) and the Defense Research Institute. He is admitted to practice in Florida, the District of Columbia, the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Judicial Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. Martinez holds a JD from New York University School of Law.
Francesca Russo focuses her practice on intellectual property litigation, commercial litigation and alternative dispute resolution. She has worked with a broad range of clients both domestic and international on all phases of the litigation process before federal and state courts in various areas of commercial litigation. Russo is multilingual and serves clients in English, French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish. Russo is a 2015 Best Lawyer and has been named a ‘Rising Star’ by Florida Super Lawyers. She received her J.D. from Nova Southeastern University School of Law. Russo began her legal career in Montreal, Canada.
Gavin N.L. White, previously a partner with the law firm of Martinez, White & Viniegra, focuses his practice on commercial fraud & forensic prosecution, commercial litigation, financial services and insurance litigation and business disputes. White will be heading intellectual property insurance defense and entertainment law aspects of the new firm. Throughout his career, he has worked extensively in defending corporations from a variety of litigation claims. He is admitted in the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida. He was named a Top Up and Comer Attorney in Civil Litigation from the South Florida Legal Guide for three consecutive years – 2015, 2014 and 2013. White holds a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law.
Nnamdi Jackson, previously an associate with the law firm of Martinez, White & Viniegra, focuses his practice on commercial litigation and insurance litigation. He represents individuals and corporate entities in litigation matters involving business, investment and insurance coverage disputes. Jackson received his J.D. from Florida International University and he is a member of the Cuban American Bar Association’s Pro Bono Project.
Richard Bec, previously Of Counsel with the law firm of Martinez, White & Viniegra, joins the firm as Of Counsel. Bec focuses his practice on commercial litigation and bankruptcy matters. Bec will be working in developing and defending bankruptcy related intellectual property cases. Bec received his J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law. He is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida and the Florida Southern and Middle Southern District Bankruptcy Court.
Scott Burr, formerly Of Counsel with the law firm of Martinez, White & Viniegra, is Florida Bar Board Certified as a specialist in international law, including international arbitration and litigation, immigration, customs and cross-border transactions. Burr joins the firm as Of Counsel. He is also certified as an Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (ACAMS) and holds an “AV” rating from industry standard Martindale-Hubbell. Burr received his J.D. from Penn State University’s Dickinson School of Law and he holds a Masters of Law in International and Comparative Law from Georgetown University Law Center. Burr is admitted in Florida, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and the Law Society of England and Wales.
David E. Chacin, previously Of Counsel with the law firm of Martinez, White & Viniegra, represents clients in a wide array of commercial litigation cases, with an emphasis on securities law and insurance defense. Chacin joins the firm as Of Counsel. He has extensive experience with the Financial Industry Regulation Authority (FINRA) in securities matters and commercial litigation in State and Federal Court. Chacin received his J.D. cum laude from Michigan State University College of Law and he is admitted to practice in Florida, Michigan, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
The law firm of Espinosa Trueba Martinez, P.L. focuses on the enforcement, defense and prosecution of Trademarks, Patents, Copyrights, Trade Secrets, Contracts in Restraint of Trade, Customs & Border Protection, Anti-counterfeiting, Cloud Computing, Social Networking, Computer law and Internet law, Commercial and Insurance Litigation, Financial Services Litigation and Business Disputes. For more information, visit www.etlaw.com.