I’m excited to announce a big development for my firm: I’ve entered into an “Of Counsel” relationship with Branfman Law Group, P.C. David Branfman is a highly regarded attorney with experience in the fields of intellectual property, entertainment law, and business law. David and I have known each other for several years and have worked on a variety of projects together. This step will allow us to offer a greater array of services to our clients and to bring our firms closer together. An “Of Counsel” relationship between attorneys and firms is one that is close, continuing, and personal, and that description certainly applies to our working process.
Don’t worry – David Lizerbram & Associates isn’t going anywhere, and this blog isn’t, either – we’re just growing. If you have any questions or comments, I can always be reached through the contact info on the sidebar.
And now, without further ado, the official press release:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Announcing the Formation of an Of Counsel Relationship between David Branfman, Esq., Principal of Branfman Law Group, P.C., and David Lizerbram, Esq., Principal of David Lizerbram & Associates
San Diego and Oceanside, California – October 30, 2013 – As part of their ongoing efforts to broaden the range of services provided to their clients, David Branfman, Esq., principal of the Oceanside-based law firm Branfman Law Group, P.C., and David Lizerbram, Esq., principal of the San Diego-based law firm David Lizerbram & Associates, today announced the formation of an “Of Counsel” relationship between the two firms. This arrangement is effective as of November 1, 2013.
This Of Counsel arrangement will allow both firms to collaborate in serving clients with a wide variety of legal needs and will create strategic links between their networks of attorneys and other professionals who provide a range of needed services to businesses both established and emerging. Given the firms’ geographic locations, Mr. Lizerbram and Mr. Branfman will now have convenient access to clients from Downtown and South Bay San Diego through Oceanside and into Orange County.
Mr. Branfman and Mr. Lizerbram, along with Mr. Branfman’s associate, Mark Reichenthal, Esq., are available to provide legal services in a variety of areas, including:
- Intellectual Property Law, including domestic and international trademarks, domain names, copyrights, trade secrets, and licensing, including intellectual property enforcement and litigation in all state and Federal courts and at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office’s Trademark Trial & Appeal board.
- New Media and Social Media Law.
- Business Transactional Law, including business contracts, incorporations, LLCs, and partnerships, private placement memoranda, and investment documentation.
About David Branfman
David Branfman has been practicing law in San Diego County for over thirty years. His practice focuses on intellectual property and entertainment law, including trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, licensing, motion pictures and TV, and music.
Mr. Branfman graduated Cum Laude from Alfred University in New York and received his law degree from the University of San Diego in 1978. He was Chairman of the Board of the San Diego Film Commission from 1998 – January 2000 and was a member of the Board of Directors from 1998 – 2007. He was Legal Chair of the Pacific Southwest Chapter of the National Television Academy for approximately two decades and is a member of the State Bar of California’s Intellectual Property Section. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the San Diego Music Foundation. He has lectured on entertainment, intellectual property, and Internet Law at Thomas Jefferson School of Law and on intellectual property and business law at Mira Costa College and The San Diego Career Center.
He was named a San Diego SuperLawyer® in intellectual property for four years running from 2007 through 2010 and was named a Top Attorney in intellectual property by the San Diego Daily Transcript for 2007 and 2009.
“David Lizerbram and I have co-presented on several panels, including the last six consecutive years at San Diego Comic-Con. I have consistently been impressed with David’s preparation and the content of his presentations,” stated Mr. Branfman. “I’m very excited to have this opportunity to work together to help our clients in these challenging and interesting times.”
Branfman Law Group, P.C., can be found online at Branfman.com. They can be contacted directly at their North County Office:
Branfman Law Group, P.C.
708 Civic Center Drive
Oceanside, California 92054
About David Lizerbram
David Lizerbram is an attorney in private practice with a focus on contracts, business transactions, trademarks, and copyrights. David was born in Philadelphia and raised in San Diego. He received a B.A. in Critical Studies from the University of Southern California School of Cinema-Television (now the School of Cinematic Arts) and a minor in business from USC’s Marshall School of Business, followed by a J.D. from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. He has been licensed to practice law in California since 2002.
In 2011, Mr. Lizerbram was appointed by California Governor Jerry Brown to sit on the Board of Directors of the 22nd District Agricultural Association, which is responsible for management and oversight of the Del Mar Fairgrounds and the San Diego County Fair. Mr. Lizerbram currently sits on the 22nd DAA’s Fair Operations Committee.
Mr. Lizerbram is a member of the State Bar of California’s Intellectual Property Section and San Diego Entertainment & Sports Lawyers. He resides in North Park, San Diego and is an active supporter of California Lawyers for the Arts and Voice of San Diego, among other nonprofit organizations.
“David Branfman and I have been colleagues and friends for several years and we have had the pleasure of working on several client matters together. I admire the depth and breadth of his legal knowledge. I’m looking forward to this opportunity to extend and enhance my ability to serve our clients’ legal needs,” said Mr. Lizerbram.
David Lizerbram & Associates can be found online at LizerbramLaw.com. Mr. Lizerbram maintains a regular blog on issues related to his areas of legal practice at LizerbramLaw.com/blog and can be found on Twitter @LizerbramLaw. The firm can be contacted directly at their San Diego office:
David Lizerbram & Associates
4080 Centre Street, Suite 205
San Diego, California 92103
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