Burr & Forman Expands Intellectual Property Practice with Of Counsel Michael Lasky in Atlanta Office

Burr & Forman LLP announces that Intellectual Property attorney, Michael Lasky, has joined the firm as of counsel in the Atlanta office.

Online PR News – 07-December-2011 – – Burr & Forman LLP announces that Intellectual Property attorney, Michael Lasky, has joined the firm as of counsel in the Atlanta office. Prior to joining the firm, Lasky was a partner at the national IP firm of Merchant and Gould for 22 years and then the founder of Altera Law Group, an IP boutique where he remains principal owner.

Lasky has continuously practiced in all areas of IP, namely patent, trademark and copyright (including advertising law) for his entire career. In addition, he has become a recognized international speaker on strategic use of intellectual property.

Lasky also has extensive experience in marketing-related issues, including strategic positioning, brand management, brand creation and licensing. He is the founder of Aktia Corporation, a brand name creation and marketing consulting firm that specializes in developing integrated brand strategies for companies.

"Michael is an excellent attorney and brings a tremendous amount of knowledge and experience in intellectual property that will help us enhance the services we provide to our clients,” said Atlanta office Managing Partner, Erich Durlacher.

"This is a great fit. Burr & Forman is clearly dedicated to the intellectual property industry. I am looking forward to adding my depth and experience and contributing to the continued success of the firm," said Lasky.

Michael Lasky is a frequent university lecturer on integration of intellectual property into business strategies and is internationally recognized as a speaker on branding strategy and intellectual property topics. He has addressed audiences at International Trademark Law Association (INTA); European Trademark Owners Association; the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA); The Trademark Institute of Sweden; The Canadian I.P. Association; McGill University, and International Licensing Executive Society (LES). He is also a guest lecturer on IP topics at Emory Law School and Georgia Tech University.

Lasky is a registered U.S. Patent and Trademark Attorney. In addition, he is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, several federal appeals courts, the states of Minnesota and Georgia, and the Canadian Patent Office.

He speaks Danish, Swedish and Norwegian fluently amongst others.

Lasky received his Juris Doctor (cum laude) from Syracuse University School of Law in New York. He also holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (with distinction) from the University of Minnesota and is a published author.

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For over a century, Burr & Forman LLP's experienced legal team has served clients with local, national, and international interests in numerous industry and practice areas, ranging from commercial litigation and class actions to corporate transactions, including bankruptcy and restructurings. A Southeast regional firm with nearly 250 attorneys and offices in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, and Tennessee, Burr & Forman attorneys draw from a diverse range of resources to help clients achieve their goals and address their complex legal needs. For more information, visit the firm's website at www.burr.com.

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