Growth and Long-Term Plans Spur Relocation to the Heart of Manhattan …

Growth and Long-Term Plans Spur Relocation to the Heart of Manhattan

NEW YORK (December 1) – Kilpatrick Stockton today announces the addition of three lateral partners to its growing New York office. Lisa Pearson and Georges Nahitchevansky, formerly with Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, PC, and Joseph Petersen, formerly with Salans, all specialize in intellectual property law. With these additions, Kilpatrick Stockton’s highly-rated IP practice now has 120 lawyers in the US and Europe.

The three new New York partners offer litigation and counseling in trademark, unfair competition, copyright, Internet and related areas, as well as intellectual property portfolio management and transactional work. They are also versatile litigators, having handled a broad range of complex commercial litigation during their careers.

“Lisa, Georges and Joe are excellent lawyers who enjoy outstanding reputations in the IP field,” said Bill Brewster, Kilpatrick Stockton Managing Partner. “We have known them all for a long time and are glad to have them finally on our team. They have racked up a long list of favorable decisions, proven their negotiating skills in hundreds of litigation settlements and business transactions, and devised successful policing, registration and enforcement strategies that have led to long-term client relationships.”

“This strategic hiring represents our dedication to enhancing the firm’s world-class IP capabilities and building our presence in New York,” Brewster observed. “Building on the additions in the past year of Helen Newman in London and Chris Woods in New York, no other firm in the world has our depth in the trademark and branding arena, and no firm has our high-level US and international experience.”

This announcement coincides with the move of Kilpatrick Stockton’s New York office to the heart of midtown Manhattan. With the firm’s new attorneys and location, clients will continue to benefit from the best of both worlds: the agility, experience and skill of highly specialized practice groups, supported by the breadth and depth of a full-service commercial law firm.

About Kilpatrick Stockton
Kilpatrick Stockton LLP is a full-service international law firm with more than 470 attorneys in nine offices across the globe: London; Stockholm; Atlanta and Augusta, Georgia; New York, New York; Charlotte, Raleigh and Winston-Salem, North Carolina; and Washington, D.C. Kilpatrick Stockton’s delivery of innovative business solutions provides results-oriented counsel for corporations, from the challenging demands of financial transactions and securities to the disciplines of intellectual property management. Collaboration among Kilpatrick Stockton’s corporate, litigation and intellectual property attorneys provides knowledgeable and proactive guidance for companies at every stage of the business life cycle. For more, go to

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