NEW YORK, NY – 2 Aug, 2017 – Wilson Keadjian Browndorf, LLP (“WKB”) announced that Mark I. Peroff and Darren W. Saunders have joined the firm, expanding the firm’s intellectual property practice.
Mark Peroff will serve as Managing Partner and Chair of the Intellectual Property Practice Group. Darren Saunders will serve as Partner. The powerhouse duo will operate out of WKB’s newly acquired space located in Times Square at 114 West 47th Street, 18th Floor, NY, NY 10036, which will accommodate additional legal staff and attorneys as the firm continues to grow. The two have practiced together over 15 years.
“With clients facing increasingly complex IP challenges as a result of growing global competition and converging technologies, it’s become more important for us to invest in our ability to serve all our clients’ needs in managing, acquiring and leveraging their IP assets,” said Matthew C. Browndorf, Managing Partner of WKB. “Mark and Darren are powerful additions in the strategy of growing our intellectual property practice in New York. Their expansive knowledge and experience tremendously amplifies our intellectual property practice capabilities, which will enhance our existing core practice areas and help accelerate our growth.”
Mark Peroff said “Early in my career I served clients in a small firm setting and focused on delivering higher quality IP services at a reasonable price for a few industries. During the past decade I practiced in large law firms offering an array of legal services for my large clients, but I missed the collegiality and friendliness of the small law firm environment. I had many options after I decided to relocate my practice and found WKB to have the perfect combination of collaborative culture and dedication to clients in an entrepreneurial environment. Matt Browndorf has created an exciting environment in which lawyers can thrive by concentrating solely on the practice of law.”
Darren Saunders added “Working with Mark Peroff on cutting edge complex, high-profile IP litigation matters during the past decade has been a pleasure. Working in this new entrepreneurial environment will be exciting.”
New Professional Space
The office boasts 5,535 sq. ft. and will feature natural light and glass partitions to promote an open work environment and foster teamwork. In-line with the firm’s goal of incorporating cutting-edge technology into its practice, the office will be equipped with VoIP communication devices, interactive media tools and modern workstations furnished with collaborative software suites so individuals in each office can communicate and work on the same projects in real-time.
“Expanding our presence in New York was a logical step in our growth strategy,” stated Matthew C. Browndorf. “After adding two well-known and experienced IP litigators from prestigious law firms to our rich and diverse talent pool, we saw an opportunity to further expand staffing in our legal and administrative departments, increasing our ability to provide quality legal service to current and future markets.”
The move will allow WKB to attract and recruit top talent in the IP space positioning the firm to better serve and handle increasing caseloads while continuing to provide superior legal services.
Mark Peroff previously served as partner with Manatt, Phelps and Phillips, LLP, and before that, as co-chair of Hiscock Barclay’s branding, trademarks and copyrights practice. For over 35 years he has counseled clients on procuring, maintaining, and enforcing or defending their IP rights in the US and abroad, focusing on trademark, copyright and domain name protection; licensing and assignments; development/implementation of anti-counterfeiting enforcement programs; due diligence in acquisitions and divestitures; opposition/cancellation proceedings before the US Patent and Trademark Office; and administrative tribunals under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy, Digital Millennium Copyright Act Notice and Take Down Procedure. He has been recognized as one of the top filers of trademark applications (7,500+) in the US.
Darren Saunders previously served as partner at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP. His practice focuses on trademark litigation, copyrights, patents, IP licensing transactions, advising clients on IP-related bankruptcy issues, domestic and international anti-counterfeiting enforcement, unfair competition and false advertising. He has represented clients at the trial and appellate levels and in administrative proceedings before the US International Trade Commission and the US Patent and Trademark Office.
WKB is a full-service law firm, offering its clients the energy, efficiency and creativity of a growing firm with the skills and experience of a larger firm. WKB’s attorneys’ have significant experience in traditional industries such as finance, project development, intellectual property, and business law.
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