Combining strategy and wisdom for growth.

Most people don’t realize all the areas where their businesses are vulnerable.

They miss a lot of opportunities too. We walk side by side with our clients through startup, growth, and even sale, to ensure your business is protected, defended, and flourishes.

I’ve built this practice on providing clients from Kansas City to Paris with big firm law expertise, with the speed and individual attention only a small firm can provide. I’ve built a strong network of professional advisors to provide clients with guidance and services for any manner of business needs. Have questions? Consultations are always free.

Anthony M. Verna, III

Anthony M. Verna, III

Managing Partner

Anthony M. Verna III, is the managing partner at Verna Law, P.C. With a strong focus on Trademark, Copyright, Domain Names, Entertainment, and Advertising law, Verna Law, P.C. strives to provide all Intellectual Property services a modern business of any size may need to market and promote itself better.
From the very early concept stage, Verna Law, P.C. can conduct a comprehensive, all-encompassing search and analysis on any proposed trademark to head off complications. Once the proposed concept enters the Alpha stage, Verna Law, P.C. can seamlessly switch to handling registration, protection, and if needed, defense of registered trademarks, copyrights, and domain names, as well as prosecution of entities violating said rights.
Verna Law, P.C. also provides intellectual property counseling and services tailored to fit into your business’ comprehensive growth strategy. This shows as many of Verna Law, P.C.’s clients are international: from China, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Germany, Verna Law’s reach is worldwide.  Additionally, Verna Law, P.C., can handle your business’ Entertainment and Advertising law needs by helping your business create advertising and promotions that keep competitors and regulators at bay.
Located in the shadow of New York City, Verna Law, P.C. has a global reach that will provide clients with the most vigorous Intellectual Property advocate available.
Anthony M. Verna III  is a member of the New York and New Jersey Bars, as well as the U.S. District Court Southern District of New York. He is a sought-after business speaker, including regular appearances at the World Board Gaming Championships, Business Marketing Association of New Jersey, and Columbian Lawyers Association.
A leader in his field, Anthony M. Verna III has lead multiple continuing education classes and professional development seminars including Practicing Before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board at Lawline.com,  Intellectual Property Law for Small Law Firms at Rutgers Law School-Camden and  Advanced Trademark Trial & Appeal Board Techniques and Practicing before Trademark Trial & Appeal Board TTAB for Lawline.com as well as Copyright Basics: The Nuts & Bolts for the Jenkins Law Libary. His paper,  “www.WhatsInA.Name” was published in the Seton Hall Journal of Sports & Entertainment Law.

 

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Contact Anthony to schedule a consultation or request a speaking engagement at anthony@vernalaw.com.

 

James (Jim) R. Huerta

James (Jim) R. Huerta

Co-Founder and Managing Partner of The Nessa Group Technical and Business Advisor to Verna Law, P.C.

James R. (Jim) Huerta is a seasoned executive with senior line management experience. He has held positions in a wide variety of industries including Intellectual Property, Entertainment, Strategic Business Consulting, Market Research, Mining, and Security & Commodity Trading and Trade Finance.

Mr. Huerta’s strengths lay in his broad experience base in many industries. His market research together with his leadership skills provides the platform for his successes in senior line positions. In addition, his accomplishments have ranged from launching companies uniquely positioned for success to operating turn-around situations for investor groups.

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He has been recognized and accredited for the recovery of two publicly traded companies, one in the commodity trading industry and the other in the tech transfer/IP sector. Jim has held among numerous line positions during his career: CEO – Research Company. CFO – Firm creating markets and news in the Intellectual Property (IP) space. COO – Publicly traded legacy technology transfer company. Principal Managing Director – Consulting firm assisting major international banks in their commodity trading divisions. Vice President/Controller – International Bank involved in Trade Finance and Commodity trading. Director – System Administration – Fortune 100 Entertainment Company. Currently, he is an evaluator/mentor for the Green House program at Columbia University Graduate Business School. The program provides entrepreneurial training for students who want to start their own business upon graduation. The program is supported by grants from the Lang Foundation, established by Eugene Lang whose company REFAC was a pioneer in the patent infringement space. Mr. Huerta served in the US Air Force Strategic Air Command, Logistics. He is fluent in Spanish and of Cuban descent. He earned his BBA from Baruch College and his MBA from the University of New Haven.

Wil Jacques

Wil Jacques

Patent Advisor

Wil Jacques is a patent valuation and licensing expert with over 25 years of experience in engineering, manufacturing, sales, strategic marketing, and technology licensing for government, industrial, and private sector organizations and clients.

His practice focuses on assisting early-stage companies attract capital investments and out-licensing opportunities with larger more established market players including government, venture capital firms, and medium to large-size corporations. His specific services include patented technology valuation, market due diligence, business opportunity identification, and licensing negotiations with third parties as an agent of the patent and technology owner.

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Wil also consults with universities and intellectual property marketing firms on the specific strategies for monetizing their patent assets. Representative transactions include the licensing of biotechnology and organic solar cell technologies for Florida A&M University, electrical transformer technology for University of Hartford, and wireless audio and electronic display technologies for Competitive Technologies. In addition, Wil has completed more than twenty-five patent valuation and market research studies for clients including Science & Technology, LLC, Competitive Technologies, and TAEUS International.

Barry Kolevzon

Barry Kolevzon

Co-Founder and Managing Partner of The Nessa Group. Technical and Business Advisor to Verna Law, P.C.

Barry Kolevzon is an experienced senior line executive in numerous industries that include consumer products, beverage, machinery, manufacturing and packaging. He currently, in addition to his leadership in The Nessa Group, is Executive Director of New York Private Equity Forums that helps companies raise capital.

Mr. Kolevzon brings analytical skills that he has learned and successfully used in in turning companies around and back to profitable levels. He is highly touted for his evaluations of corporate business models and the issues that are creating difficulty for the company that prevents them from obtaining their goals.

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His strategic planning expertise and leadership in the execution of recommend strategies have been recognized in successfully turning around these client companies. He is a sales professional with proven record for conceiving, planning, and executing innovative strategies for increasing revenue and profits in highly competitive markets. Barry Kolevzon has held line positions during his career as: CEO – Beverage Company (Interim), Consulting Company Executive Vice President – Consumer Products Company General Manager – International Machinery Company, private Packaging Company Executive Director – New York Private Equity Forums Managing Director – Global Private Investment Banker Group Controller – public major international Forest Products/Packaging Company. He has served on Board of Directors for public and private companies and as a Board Member of a national non-profit group. He is a former Officer in the US Army Reserve with an Honorable Discharge. He attended the Advanced Commercial Mediation Institute Course. He obtained a BA from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ and an MBA from the Columbia University Graduate Business School in Business Economics and Finance in New York, NY where he was a graduate assistant.

Michelle Carter

Michelle Carter

Advisor, Marketing & Development

An award-winning journalist and marketing/public relations professional, Michelle provides strategic advice and services to startups, small businesses and growth-oriented companies.

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