Espinosa Trueba PL has drafted a collaboration agreement that provides a novel model for legal services in the intellectual property field, the Florida law firm announced Monday.
The agreement has been approved by the Intellectual Property Practice Area Committee of the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF) for adoption by its members.
So far, 11 member law firms of the committee have signed on to the agreement.
The model created by the agreement allows law firms to call upon the resources of the other collaboration firms as needed. The firm will centralize the billing and supervision so that using outside resources is seamless and transparent to the client.
"Many of the NAMWOLF member firms are composed of or include top talent from some of the largest and most prestigious national and regional law firms who decided to start their own practice," Jorge Espinosa, co-founder of Espinosa Trueba, said in a news release.
He said the agreement gives clients access to more than 180 attorneys around the country "in a manner that is scalable to their needs without the overhead of a large firm."
By signing the collaboration agreement, member firms can scale up their resources on a "just-in-time/as-needed-only" basis in complex cases such as patent infringement litigation, trademark and copyright actions, and large mergers and acquisitions, according to Joel Stern, NAMWOLF's CEO.
Mr. Espinosa is AV–rated Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell and is named in Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America and Florida Trend Legal Elite as a top intellectual property law attorney. He received his juris doctorate from the University of Miami School of Law.
Co-founder and patent attorney William R. Trueba Jr. handles the prosecution of patent and trademark applications. He has been named in Super Lawyers and Florida Trend Legal Elite as a top intellectual property attorney. He earned his juris doctorate from the University of Miami School of Law as well.
NAMWOLF is a national organization of law firms and corporate partners committed to fostering diversity, according to the release. Member firms must be certified as minority- or women-owned by a certifying organization, be rated AV Pre-eminent by Martindale-Hubbell, and have references from three in-house counsel, including two from Fortune 500 companies.
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