Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP is pleased to announce that twelve lawyers have been named to Thomson Reuters’ 2022 list of Southern California “Super Lawyers.” “Super Lawyers” is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The patented selection process includes independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations.
Super Lawyers Magazine features the list and profiles of selected attorneys and is distributed to attorneys in the state or region and the ABA-accredited law school libraries. “Super Lawyers” is also published as a special section in leading city and regional magazines across the country. Lawyers are selected to a “Super Lawyers” list in all 50 states and Washington, D.C.
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP would like to congratulate the following attorneys named to the 2022 “Super Lawyers” list:
Greg Akselrud is a founder and Partner of the Firm and a member of the Firm’s executive committee. He Chairs the Firm’s Internet, Digital Media and Entertainment Practice group. Greg advises clients across a wide range of industries, including companies in the entertainment, digital media, Internet, technology, software, mobile, venture capital, and consumer electronics industries.
Scott Alderton is a founding partner of the Firm, Managing Partner, and a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee. Scott is co-chair of the Firm’s Venture Capital and Emerging Growth Practice Group and Chairs the Firm’s Interactive Entertainment and Video Games Group. Scott advises both public and private clients across a number of industries, including technology, manufacturing, and distribution of goods in commerce, finance, the Internet, interactive video games, and new media industries.
Heather A. Antoine is a Partner and Chair of the Firm’s Trademark & Brand Protection practice and Co-Chair of the Privacy & Data Security practice group. Heather’s practice focuses on protecting a company’s intellectual property; a fundamental feature of every business. Heather’s practice includes trademark clearance and selection, domestic and foreign trademark prosecution, enforcement, proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), licensing, trade secret protection, copyright, rights of publicity, domain names disputes, and general client counseling.
Mark Brutzkus is a Partner at the firm. Mark specializes in representing consumer product companies in corporate, commercial, intellectual property, finance, transactional, merger and acquisition, insolvency, e-commerce, and sourcing matters. For over 30 years, Mark has been steeped in the apparel and textile space, building relationships with the leading players, and leveraging his experience to guide apparel, textile, and other consumer product clients during start-ups, capital transactions, mergers, and acquisitions. Mark has the requisite unique, industry-specific experience to assist clients with navigating the best paths to success.
Kevin D. DeBré is the chair of the Firm’s Intellectual Property & Technology Transactions Practice Group. Kevin advises entrepreneurs and companies that use intellectual property to build their businesses. He has particular expertise in structuring and negotiating technology commercialization and patent licenses, strategic alliances, research and development collaborations, trademark licensing and brand merchandising agreements, and manufacturing, distribution, and marketing arrangements. Kevin also counsels clients on compliance with data security and privacy laws and regulations.
Jeffrey Gersh is a Partner of the Firm in the Business Litigation Practice. He has litigated, arbitrated, or mediated complex business and commercial matters, for both plaintiffs and defendants, whether individuals, public or private corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies and/or its members, shareholders, and partners, involving various types of disputes, including contract matters, trade secrets, intellectual property (trademarks, copyrights and trade dress) negligence and fraud, employment, real estate, license agreements, the apparel and garment industry, and general business matters.
Crystal Jonelis is Senior Counsel in the Firm’s Business Litigation Practice. Crystal is well-versed in all aspects of business and commercial litigation, having overseen numerous cases from inception to winning verdicts (and even the subsequent winning appeals). However, her primary focus is in the area of entertainment and media litigation, with particular emphasis in the anti-SLAPP arena.
John McIlvery is a founder and Partner of the Firm. John Chairs the Firm’s Public Securities Practice group. John’s practice is focused on corporate securities, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital financing, and general corporate and business matters. He has represented clients in a wide variety of industries and businesses, including Internet and e-commerce, apparel, medical device, semiconductor, biotech, entertainment, technology, and manufacturing. He has represented these companies from inception through initial and start-up financing, venture capital financing, initial public offering, and ultimate sale.
Daniel Rozansky is a Partner of the Firm in the Business Litigation Practice. Dan concentrates his practice on entertainment, privacy, First Amendment, and complex business and real estate disputes. Dan’s areas of focus are entertainment finance, anti-SLAPP motions, unfair competition, trade secrets, intellectual property, surreptitious tape recording, reality television, profit participation, rights of privacy and publicity, real estate, partnership disputes, and First Amendment issues. He represents clients both at the trial and appellate levels in state and federal court on a wide array of issues.
Nicholas Rozansky is a Partner of the firm. He is in the Business Litigation and Trademark and Brand Protection Practice Groups. Nick advises and represents clients in several industries, including fashion and apparel, jewelry, banking and finance, and consumer products. Nick’s clients seek his advice across the gamut of issues faced by their businesses, including pre-litigation and litigation matters, risk avoidance, collaboration deals, IP protection, and business strategies.
Michael Shaff joined the Firm in 2011 as Of Counsel. He is the Chair of the Tax Practice group. Michael specializes in all aspects of federal income taxation. Michael has served as a trial attorney with the Office of the Chief Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service for three years. Michael is certified by the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California as a specialist in tax law. Michael is a past Chair of the Tax Section of the Orange County Bar Association. He is co-author of the “Real Estate Investment Trusts Handbook” published annually by West Group.
Michael Sherman is an accomplished trial lawyer in high-stakes, “bet-the-company” litigation, and has represented both large and early-stage companies as well as entrepreneurs in all facets of business and complex commercial litigation. He has evenly split his litigation practice on both the plaintiff and defense side of cases, has first-chaired numerous trials in complex matters in industries as varied as energy, securities, healthcare, environmental, consumer products, technology, project development/finance, advertising, real estate, and apparel, and is highly skilled in class actions and unfair competition law.