Nationally recognized for his work with investment advisers and investment funds, Mr. Howard brings over three decades of experience counseling clients on risk management, fiduciary issues, conflicts of interest, registration statements, compliance issues and contract disputes. He has represented a wide variety of structured public and private funds for insurance companies, banks and high net worth individuals. Mr. Howard recently co-authored a book, “Investment Adviser Regulation in a Nutshell,” that analyzes the Investment Advisers Act.
“M&R’s robust corporate group has a deep understanding of the growing needs of the industries it services,” said Mr. Howard. “This awareness of market trends will directly benefit my clients.”
Mr. Sapphire is a sought after intellectual property attorney who joins M&R from a renowned boutique IP firm. He focuses his practice on trade identity issues, trademark regulations, copyright, licensing agreements, and internet privacy concerns. He routinely handles unfair competition claims, Trademark Trial and Appeal Board proceedings, and ICANN Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy cases. Mr. Sapphire’s clients include top entertainment and media companies.
“M&R has a creative, entrepreneurial spirit that I relish,” said Mr. Sapphire, “and I’m excited about strengthening the IP department within an expanding firm.”
Firm Managing Partner, Dana Kravetz, is pleased to welcome both attorneys into the M&R family. “Both Steve and Vic bring significant industry expertise that builds upon our breadth of legal services. I can think of no better way to kick off 2014 than with the addition of these two talented professionals.”
About Michelman & Robinson, LLP
M&R is a dynamic, expanding law firm with offices in California and New York. The Firm specializes in a wide variety of practice areas and industries, including Advertising, Marketing & Media, Commercial & Business Litigation, Construction, Corporate & Securities, Environmental, Financial Services & Bankruptcy, Health Care, Insurance Coverage & Bad Faith, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment, Real Estate, Regulatory & Administrative, Tax, and Writs & Appeals. For more information, please visit www.mrllp.com (http://www.mrllp.com/