GTC was founded in 2002 on the belief that the traditional law firm model should be redefined in order to attract the most innovative legal minds and truly partner with clients. We created a distinctly different firm, organized to be as efficient and nimble as the growth enterprises we serve.
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Our results have been exceptional. We have helped early stage companies achieve significant exits and serve as M&A, IP strategy and IP transactions counsel to some of the world’s largest companies and investors.
We are a tight-knit team of lawyers and technologists working seamlessly together from coast to coast. Our aim is, and always has been, to help our clients compete better and responsibly achieve extraordinary outcomes.
Christina Moharram specializes in corporate and general business transactions across a range of industries, including energy, information technology, telecommunications, agribusiness, manufacturing, retail, biotechnology and financial services.
Laila Paszti focuses on intellectual property strategy and transactional matters. Prior to joining GTC, Laila was a member of the IP, Technology, Food & Drug Regulatory, and Payment & Cards practice groups at Torys LLP where she advised clients in the technology, chemical and pharmaceutical fields.
Rick is a US tax attorney and an internationally recognized expert in the tax-efficient structuring of domestic and cross-border M&A transactions, strategic investments and joint ventures, including the use of IP holding companies.
Brent Bliven focuses on intellectual property strategy and transactional matters. Prior to joining GTC, Brent was Epidemiologist at St. Luke’s Hospital/ Mid America Heart Institute and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Missouri.
Counsel CIPP/E Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 269.389.0385 As a member of GTC’s Data Privacy and Security practice group, Steve advises clients about privacy laws, data collection practices, customer loyalty programs, and data sharing agreements. He has broad knowledge of branding, marketing and advertising topics, including agency work, content syndication, and sponsored content in print, broadcast, social and OTT media. Steve contributes to the firm’s M&A practice by helping clients assess provenance and future uses of protected data included in transactions. Steve is also a member of the firm’s Technology Transactions and Licensing practice group, where he leverages deep commercial contracting experience […]
David Bender has extensive litigation, counseling, and transactional experience in Privacy, Intellectual Property, and Information Technology. He co-founded the Privacy practice, and founded the IP practice, at White & Case, and headed that firm’s Privacy practice.
John leads the strategy and prosecution efforts for companies in many different technology areas and has extensive corporate and private practice experience in the life sciences and medical technology domains, including deep experience in the digital health and wearable spaces.
Stacey Irizarry is a Technology Consultant and registered patent agent focusing on intellectual property strategy and related business concerns, including investor-side due diligence, M&A due diligence and patent evaluation.
Steve Wills focuses on patent prosecution and patent portfolio strategy. Steve has deep experience, both as an engineer and an attorney, in various technologies, including engine controls and diagnostics, control of manufactured component composition and microstructure, medical devices, after-treatment systems, oilfield technologies, applied electronics and software.
Stephen Pakan focuses on M&A due diligence and transactional matters. Prior to joining to GTC, Steve was a project manager for Autonomy, Inc. and held internships at The Mathworks, Inc., Stratify, Inc., The Massachusetts Information & Technology Division, and the Suffolk Superior Court of Massachusetts.
Lois Novotny’s practice focuses on general business and corporate law and intellectual property law. Her diverse in-house and major law firm experience includes 13 years as Vice President and Associate General Counsel to Houghton Mifflin Company, one of the nation’s major educational publishers.
Andrew Poling focuses on M&A, intellectual property strategy, licensing and other technology-related transactions. Prior to joining GTC, Andrew held intern positions in the US Attorney’s Office, the Litigation Bureau in the Massachusetts Department of Revenue, and Choate, Hall & Stewart’s IP Group.
Anne Bohan is a technology consultant and registered patent agent with GTC Law Group. Before joining GTC Law Group, Anne was a global Product Line Manager for Digital Radiographic systems at Eastman Kodak & Carestream Health.
Jeff Ambroziak specializes in patent strategy and patent prosecution. He has extensive experience in the electrical engineering field with particular domain expertise in image processing and gaming technology.
Grace Lee focuses on M&A and general corporate matters. She holds a J.D. from Boston College Law School and a B.A. in both history and government from the University of Virginia and is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and New York.
Sayoko’s practice focuses on intellectual property strategy and transactions and data privacy and security law. She has extensive expertise in due diligence in connection with technology M&A transactions.
Leon Schwartz focuses on intellectual property strategy and general corporate matters. Prior to joining GTC, he served internships at the U.S. Attorney’s Office – District of New Hampshire and for the Hon. Bruce M. Selya of the First Circuit Court of Appeals.
Rick M. Olin is a member at GTC Law Group, where his practice focuses on transactional matters, including: M&A and technology transfer; compliance areas such as data privacy and security, and information management matters; as well as general business counseling to GTC’s technology and media clients.
Leon Fortin, Jr. focuses on patent strategy and technology transaction due diligence. Prior to GTC, Leon directed award-winning international engineering teams providing predictable delivery of high-quality commercial and industrial products at Cognex Corporation.
Julie Zavoral concentrates her practice on patent prosecution and patent portfolio strategy and development. She has extensive experience in many facets of IP law and a large variety of technology products.
Morten Boyd is a licensing and contracts specialist based in GTC’s Los Angeles affiliate office. He is a member of the firm’s M&A and licensing practices and oversees the firm’s transactional due diligence function.
Counsel Email: email@example.com Phone: 509.230.1239 Steve has over 25 years of practice in the intellectual property field, including preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the fields of computer software, peripherals, semiconductors, business methods and computer-related technologies, as well as mechanical arts. Steve has also prepared, prosecuted and managed trademarks in the United States and over 50 countries world-wide. In addition, he has performed large scale IP portfolio analysis and negotiated various intellectual property and technology transactions. In addition to his legal expertise, Steve has extensive involvement in the computer industry. Before working as an intellectual property attorney, he served as general counsel for an […]
GTC Law Group & Affiliates’ Tony Decicco, Shareholder, presented a webinar with Black Duck Software on May 22, 2019. The webinar, titled “Growth of Web Services & APIs and the Risks in M&A,” highlighted the most significant risks associated with web services and how they can affect an M&A transaction, which covered: • Typical terms of service and common pitfalls • Legal compliance, data privacy, security and business risks that come with web services • Real-world examples of these risks • How a buyer can get a better understanding of these risks in a target’s codebase or a seller can […]
GTC Law Group hosted a cocktail reception at the Barking Crab on May 21st during INTA’s annual meeting in Boston. INTA’s annual meeting is the trademark community’s premier event for networking, continuing legal education and client meetings. GTC Law Group’s reception was an opportunity for over 70 trademark professionals to network and meet other professionals with common interest in trademark law.