Maria Juarez
Apr 12, 2017

Greenspoon Marder Acquires Handal & Associates

Created at Apr 11, 2017, 6:32pm PDT

Anton N. Handal, Gabriel Hedrick and Lauren Kane have joined the Intellectual Property practice group of Greenspoon Marder, expanding the law firm’s complex litigation capabilities.

The three, who were part of Handal & Associates law firm, will work out of Greenspoon Marder’s San Diego office following the acquisition.

Patexia facilitated the introduction and eventual connection between Handal & Associates and Greenspoon Marder.

“Joining Greenspoon Marder is a great fit for us, but it would not have happened without Petaxia’s vision, in seeing the synergies that were generated by the combination of our capabilities.  My team’s strengths have supplement and broaden those of Kelly Hollowell and Justin McNaughton.  Together we are a very dynamic group.  I am grateful to Petaxia for arranging a meeting and facilitating our merger,” says Anton Handal, Principal at Handal & Associates.

Greenspoon Marder launched its Intellectual Property practice in October 2016. In terms of Intellectual Property, Greenspoon Marder works both domestically and internationally with patent and trademark strategies, registrations, portfolio management, licensing and litigation.

The firm provides IP service for its California clients in areas such as cannabis, technology, media and entertainment. Greenspoon Marder’s clients include multi-national corporations, mid-sized businesses, as well as individual investors and entrepreneurs.

“Led by Dr. Kelly Hollowell, our growing IP team leverages their diverse backgrounds in science, technology, law and business to help our clients succeed,” says Michael Marder, Co-Managing Director of Greenspoon Marder. “We are excited for the unique insight and experience that Anton, Gabriel and Lauren bring to our IP and litigation practices.”

Greenspoon Marder is one of the fastest growing law firms in the United States, according to The American Lawyer.

“There is a growing demand for Intellectual Property and related litigation services amongst our clients,” comments Dr. Kelly Hollowell. “We are fortunate to have Anton, Gabriel and Lauren join our team so we can strengthen our ability to help clients protect, enforce and exploit their Intellectual Property rights.”

Anton Handal

Anton Handal is an experienced trial lawyer with litigation experience in many jurisdictions, including Federal, State, and Administrative courts. He recently litigated a successful completion of an International Trade Commission Section 337 action. He is a former CEO of a start-up technology company. As CEO, he secured patents, negotiated contracts and raised capital.

Gabriel Hedrick

Gabriel Hedrick’s background is in complex corporate transactional matters, including IP litigation. He has represented companies in legal disputes involving Intellectual Property litigation and licensing in Federal court and before the International Trade Commission.

Lauren Kane

Lauren Kane’s practice has encompassed representing litigants in Intellectual Property disputes. She also has represented plaintiffs and defendants in civil business litigation, including lawsuits regarding partnerships, joint ventures, fiduciary relationships and business torts.