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Stevan Lieberman

Member

Office: Washington D.C.
Phone: 202-625-7016
Fax: 202-625-7001
Email: stevan@aplegal.com
Skype: stevanlieberman

 

 

Education
District of Columbia School of Law J.D. earned May 1994, Law review
Stroussbourg Institute of Human Rights certificate earned 1993
Adelphi University, BA with Honors grad 1987 Garden City, Long Island

Memberships
Maryland, Washington D.C., & Pennsylvania (inactive) State Bars, Supreme Court Bar; MD Ct. Appeals, DC Ct. Appeals, American Bar Association, American Intellectual Property Law Association, Montgomery County Bar Association Member & Continuing Ed. Lecturer, Montgomery County High Tech Committee, Alpha Epsilon Phi Fraternity

Biography
Stevan Lieberman, Esq, is a Washington D.C. based attorney who spends most of his professional time focused on prosecution and litigation in intellectual property law, especially domain name / Internet law and Internet Technologies. He is a regular lecturer for the Montgomery County Bar Association on intellectual property topics. His law firm, Greenberg & Lieberman, LLC, established its office in Second Life in March 2006 and began building it’s own 3D grid, Spoton3D.com at the end of 2008. Since then Greenberg & Lieberman, LLC has provided legal help to numerous SL clients and recently some Spoton3D clients. Mr. Lieberman is also active in the domain name space, providing legal advice to domain name owners and associated companies, setting up registrar tags, and providing litigation services.

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Michael Greenberg

Member

Office: Washington D.C.
Phone: 240-876-1113 (cell)
Fax: 202-625-7001
Email: michael@aplegal.com

 

Education

  • Franklin Pierce Law Center of the University of New Hampshire School of Law, Concord, NH – Juris Doctor, 1993
  • Union College, Schenectady, NY – Bachelor of Arts, 1990
  • Judicial Clerkship, The Honorable L. Leonard Ruben,
  • 6th Judicial Circuit of Maryland, 1992.
  • Intern, National Institutes of Health, Division of Technology Transfer, Patent Branch, 1992.
  • Issue Editor, IDEA: The Journal of Law and Technology, 1992-1993.
  • Legal Writing and Research Instructor, Franklin Pierce Law Center, 1991.

Memberships
Patent Bar; Maryland Bar; Montgomery County, Maryland, Bar Association (Vice Chairman, Intellectual Property Section, 1998-2000, Chairman, Intellectual Property and Technology Law Section, 2000-2003 and 2007-present), Maryland State Bar Association.

With a background in biochemistry, economics, and sociology, Mr. Greenberg serves as chairman of the Montgomery County Maryland Bar Association’s Intellectual Property and Technology Law Section, as well as board member for the Maryland Intellectual Property Legal Resource Center — a legal center for small, start-up businesses. Mr. Greenberg also educates other attorneys as a Continuing Legal Education lecturer for the Montgomery County Bar Association. For future attorneys, Mr. Greenberg has been an annual guest speaker at the American University Law School, and currently is an annual guest speaker at DePaul University Law School.

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Debora McCormick

Senior Attorney

Office: Washington D.C.
Phone: 202-625-7000 ext 607
Fax: 202-625-7001
Email: deb@aplegal.com

 

Education:
District of Columbia School of Law, J.D., 1994
Guilford College, Greensboro, NC, 1969-1971
Appalachian State University, B.A., 1976

Memberships:
1995, Pennsylvania; 1998, U.S. Supreme Court; 2001, U.S. District Court, District of Columbia

Biography
Debora J. McCormick offers significant large-firm credentials as a litigator and trademark attorney. Prior to joining Greenberg & Lieberman, Ms. McCormick engaged in a variety of intellectual property issues at Shaw Pittman, LLP and Banner & Witcoff. With a foundation of experience from those firms, Ms. McCormick continues to litigate various intellectual property cases, including copyright, patent and trademark issues. She is licensed to practice in front of the U.S. Supreme Court and brings a no-nonsense approach to serving the firm’s clients.

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John B. Anderson

Of Counsel

Office: Washington D.C.
Phone: 202-625-7000
Fax: 202-625-7001

Education
Harvard University, LL.M., 1949; University of Illinois, J.D., 1946; A.B., 1942;

Memberships
1946, Illinois; 1973, District of Columbia

Biography
Mr. Anderson continues to have a long and distinguished career in law, politics, technology and education. He was a 10-term Congressman in the U.S. House of Representatives where he served the people of Illinois from 1961-1981. In that position, Mr. Anderson became the third-ranking Republican in the House. He also garnered 7 percent of the general election vote during a run for President of the United States as an Independent. During that 1980 campaign, Mr. Anderson earned enough credence to face off against Ronald Reagan in a nationally-televised debate.

Mr. Anderson has been a regular on the visiting professor circuit, having taught at such institutions as Stanford, Duke, University of Illinois College of Law, Brandeis, University of Massachusetts and Oregon State University. He also is on the advisory board of the Electronic Privacy Information Center and longtime Chair of the Center for Voting and Democracy. In addition, Mr. Anderson has been an of counsel attorney with Greenberg & Lieberman since its founding in 1996.

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David Shaheen

Of Counsel

Office: Washington D.C.
Phone: 202-262-6393
Fax: 202-318-6271
Email: DShaheen@burkreedy.com

 

Education
The National Law Center, George Washington University, Juris Doctor
University of Notre Damey, BA (English)
Institut Le Rosey

Memberships
District of Columbia Bar Association, Chair, Corporate Law Committee; D.C. Bar Member; The Le Rosey Foundation, Director and Secretary; Domainers member

Biography
David Shaheen is an experienced business attorney who has practiced law for 20 years with private law firms and as in-house counsel for public and private companies. Mr. Shaheen began his legal career with the Securities and Exchange Commission as an intern and since then has guided entrepreneurs and growing companies in various stages of development from start-up to public registration. As a partner of Burk & Reedy, LLP, Mr. Shaheen advises clients regarding corporate & securities law, venture development and funding, licensing and intellectual property protection and a wide range of complex business transactions including mergers, sales, acquisitions and equity investments. Mr. Shaheen is a seasoned negotiator, equally skilled at securing optimal contract terms for clients and at resolving disputes to avoid costly litigation.

Mr. Shaheen has represented public and private companies in diverse fields including telecommunications, Internet-based ventures, emerging technology and IT,real estate, hospitality, manufacturing and commercial services, among others. For his entrepreneurial clients, Mr. Shaheen has structured versatile start-up and operating entities including limited liability companies, international joint ventures and corporate holding companies, as well as nonprofit charitable and trade organizations under Section 501(c) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. He advises new ventures regarding choice of operating entity and structure and has counseled established companies regarding corporate finance, employment, shareholder and management issues, and long-term business strategies.

Mr. Shaheen has also served as board member and executive officer for both public and private companies and has gained the perspective to better understand and assess issues facing his clients, enabling him to formulate creative and pragmatic solutions with his clients. He has provided general business consulting regarding branding of services and products, supply chain fulfillment and sales issues, import-export matters and choice of optimal business plan format for targeted investors.

Mr. Shaheen is the Chairman of the Corporate Law Committee for the Bar Association of the District of Columbia and has been honored in the past as the recipient of the Committee Chair of the Year award for his business law seminar programs. Well respected in his field by both clients and colleagues, Mr. Shaheen was recently nominated by the Bar Association’s Election Committee to run for the position of President of the Bar Association.

Mr. Shaheen graduated, with honors, from the University of Notre Dame, received his Juris Doctorate degree from the National Law Center of George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and interned with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Mr. Shaheen has been a business commentator on radio, has authored articles pertinent to new and growing companies and is a frequent lecturer on business transactions and legal issues related to the structure, finance, management and operation of business ventures. Mr. Shaheen is co-author of the book “Start a Business in Maryland, Virginia, or the District of Columbia”.

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Jonathan Westreich

Of Counsel

Office: Washington D.C.
Phone: 703-299-9050
Fax: 703-548-1831
Email: jonathan@westreichlaw.com

 

Education
American University Washington College of Law
Oberlin College

Biography
Mr. Westreich is a sole practitioner in Alexandria Virginia, having entered practice on his own after graduating cum laude from the American University Washington College of Law in 1994. Prior to law school, Mr. Westreich was employed as a paralegal at Hogan and Hartson in Washington D.C. where he received significant training and experience in litigation.

Mr. Westreich has a varied practice handling litigation matters, in both State and Federal Court including business disputes, contract law, and intellectual property litigation. In addition, Mr. Westreich has a non-litigation practice including Estate Administration, Adult Guardianship, both creation and operation, as well as business planning.

Mr. Westreich graduated in 1988 from Oberlin College after studying Philosophy and Political Theory, was a competitive fencer for more than 10 years and is currently a single father of two young girls.

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Harry Suissa

Of Counsel

Office: Silver Spring, MD
Phone: 877.708.9721
direct Fax: 301-589-7752

 

Education
St. John’s University, J.D., 1976
State University of New York at Stony Brook, B.A., 1970

Biography
Harry A. Suissa, founder of the Law Office of Harry A. Suissa, P.C., has more than 30 years of experience as a trial attorney and legal advisor across a wide range of areas of law. Mr. Suissa is associated with Greenberg & Lieberman as litigation counsel.

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Phillip S. Corwin

Of Counsel

Direct: 202-559-8597
Fax: 202-559-8750
Cell: 202-255-6172
Email: psc@vlaw-dc.com

 

Education
Cornell University (B.A. in Government)
Boston College Law School (JD)

Biography
With more than three decades of federal legislative experience, his practice is focused on financial services and bankruptcy as well as the dynamically evolving law of electronic commerce and intellectual property. In addition to his Washington-focused legislative and regulatory work he also represents clients in proceedings of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) in regard to policies governing the Domain Name System.

Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Corwin served as Director and Counsel of Operations, Retail Banking, and Risk Management for the American Bankers Association and, before that, as Legislative Counsel to the Independent Bankers Association of America. From 1976 to 1981 he held professional staff positions at the United States Senate.

Mr. Corwin received extensive media training while at the American Bankers Association and served as one of their principal spokespersons to the print and electronic media. He has been a guest on numerous television and radio public affairs and business programs including the Wall Street Journal Report, C-Span???s Washington Journal, and CNN???s Burden of Proof, and continues to interact with the press regularly on behalf of clients. He has testified before Congress as well at proceedings of Executive Branch Agencies and the Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules of the Judicial Conference of the United States, and served as an adviser to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.. He has spoken before legal, banking, technology, digital entertainment and financial services industry audiences, taught sessions at the Practicing Law Institute???s Internet law Institute and Glasser Legalworks??? E-Commerce Law School, and has written numerous articles and opinion pieces regarding financial services and technology related law and public policy issues.

Mr. Corwin is an active member of the American Bar Association. He has served as Chairman of the Business Law Section???s Committee on Legislation; Washington Liaison for the Science and Technology Section; Legislative Reporter for the Business Law Section’s Cyberspace Law Committee; Vice-Chair of the Financial Services Integration Committee of the Torts and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) and Co-Chair of TIPS’ Investment, Financial Services and Taxation Committee. He is also an active member of ABA???s Government Affairs Practice, Banking Law, Consumer Financial Services, Consumer Bankruptcy, and Commercial Bankruptcy Committees; as well as of the American Bankruptcy Institute.

Mr. Corwin received his B.A. in Government from Cornell University’s College of Arts and Sciences and his JD from Boston College Law School. He is a member of the Bar in the District of Columbia and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Terrence P. Regan, CPA

Certified Public Accountant
(Non-Attorney)

Office: Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone Direct: (443) 603-0313
Fax: (410) 987-2791
Email: Terry@aplegal.com

 

Education
University of Maryland with, B.A. in Business Administration George Washington University, M.B.A. in Finance and Investments

Biography
Mr. Regan is the managing member of the firm of SRG & Company, LLC Certified Public Accountants, which is a local public accounting firm originally formed in 1981/ Mr. Regan has been associated with Greenberg & Lieberman, LLC since 2007.

He is a member of several professional and trade associations, including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Regan has also served on several trade association committees and non-profit Boards of Directors, and currently serves on the Peer Review Committee of the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Regan was a co-host of “Wealth of Advice,” a radio program broadcast on WCBM 680AM each Wednesday evening from 6:00pm to 7:00pm, and was also the co-host of “Business & Personal,” a cable television program broadcast on Montgomery County Cable Television (MMC).

Mr. Regan’s professional experience spans over forty years of professional, industry and academic service. His industry experience includes several years in heavy construction and several years in the hospitality industry, where he held a variety of financial management positions. This industry involvement provided an in-depth knowledge of both routine and unique business situations.

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Rachel Malkin

Of Counsel

Office: Washington D.C. and Maryland
Phone: (202) 625-7000
Fax: (202) 625-7001
Email: rachel@aplegal.com

 

Education
The George Washington National Law Center – Juris Doctor
Rutgers College of Rutgers University – Bachelor of Arts

Biography
Rachel Malkin provides legal services to technology companies. She assists them in the critical and everyday legal necessities of a technology business – the buying, selling, and licensing of products, systems, and services, the licensing and protection of their valuable intellectual property, and the drafting and negotiation of complex commercial agreements.

Ms. Malkin has a practical, hands-on approach, an extensive understanding of the technology industry, and the business savvy that comes from a great deal of in-depth experience. She served as in-house counsel to Fortune 500 technology and telecommunications corporations before opening her own law office, and brought the in-house skills of working as part of a corporate team to her private practice. She takes the time to learn about her clients’ business, and works with them to streamline the contracting process. She helps her clients launch new products and services, revamps outdated contracts and processes that no longer suit the business, and assists in negotiations. Ms. Malkin has been associated with Greenberg & Lieberman since 2007.

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Emanuel N. Mpras

Of Counsel

Office: Annandale, VA
Phone: 703-642-9042
Fax: 703-642-9044
Email: manny@aplegal.com

Education
BA & MD George Mason University
District of Columbia School of Law

Memberships
2008 Virginia State Bar; 1998 District of Columbia Bar; 1997 Maryland State Bar

Languages Spoken
English, Greek, Spanish

Biography
Mr. Mpras is located in Annandale, Virginia, just outside of Washington, DC. The focus of his practice is in Immigration law and he provides legal representation before United States Citizenship and Immigration Service, the United States Immigration Court, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and the Executive Office for Immigration Review, all United States Embassies and Consulates, and the United States Department of Labor. He represents individuals and corporate clients throughout the United States and the World, by providing consultation and representation with regard to all Immigration matters.

Mr. Mpras also represent clients in all matters related to the District of Columbia Alcohol Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA), and before the District of Columbia Alcohol Beverage Control Board, with over ten years experience in the District of Columbia Alcohol Service Industry.