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Sheldon Mak & Anderson, PC Attorneys Join Forces with Leech Tishman
Clients to Benefit from Full-Service Law Firm with Nationwide Presence

PASADENA, July 16, 2014 -- Sheldon Mak & Anderson, PC is pleased to announce that six of its attorneys have joined the firm of Leech Tishman effective Wednesday, July 16, 2014.

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Jeffrey Sheldon, Danton Mak and Denton Anderson have joined the firm as Partners, while Laura Lloyd, Douglas Morseburg and Katherine Bond join as Counsel. Katherine Sales will also be making the move to Leech Tishman as a Patent Agent. The other three California offices located in Riverside, Upland and Orange County will be operated by Leech Tishman. The other three California offices located in Riverside, Upland and Orange County will be operated by Leech Tishman.

"We are very pleased that our clients will now have a greatly expanded scope of legal services and access to a wide variety of accomplished attorneys at Leech Tishman," says Jeffrey Sheldon.

In addition to intellectual property law, Leech Tishman provides services to individuals, businesses, and institutions in the areas of alternative dispute resolution, bankruptcy and creditors' rights, construction, corporate, employment, energy, environmental,safety and toxic torts, estates and trusts, government relations, insurance coverage and corporate risk mitigation, international legal matters, litigation, real estate, and taxation.

You can be sure that each attorney will remain dedicated to serving your needs by providing the same powerful protection of your intellectual property assets, now with a full range of additional legal services available through Leech Tishman's offices nationwide. Currently, Leech Tishman has offices in Pittsburgh, PA, Chicago, IL, New York, NY and Wilmington, DE and Pasadena, CA.

We are confident that this change will be very positive and look forward to continue providing you with award-winning intellectual property services.

For more information, please visit or call (412) 261-1600.

Where innovation finds protection®

At Leech Tishman, we recognize that innovation is your competitive edge - and it needs protection. With more than three decades of intellectual property experience, we specialize in offering powerful defense of your unique ideas. Whether it's prosecuting your patent, defending against infringement, or enforcing your rights in court, we have the skills and expertise to protect your innovation.

We are a full-service intellectual property firm providing legal expertise in the following areas:

  • Patents: Patent prosecution, licensing, infringement analysis, litigation, and other patent-related matters.
  • Trademarks: Trademark searches, selection, enforcement and litigation.
  • Copyrights: Copyright registration, title searches, licensing, litigation and other copyright-related matters.
  • Trade Secrets: Identifying trade secrets, establishing protection programs, preparing confidentiality agreements and other trade secret-related needs.
  • Litigation: Handling all aspects of complex intellectual property litigation.
  • International: Foreign patent and trademark prosecution management.
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution: Alternative Dispute Resolution services including mediation, arbitration and early neutral evaluation.
  • Green Technology: Patent and trademark prosecution management for green and clean technologies.
  • Contingency Matter: In appropriate circumstances the firm will accept matters on a contingency fee basis. (See Practice Areas)

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