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Jane’s intellectual property practice involves trademark and copyright registration, as well as protection, sale and/or licensing of all forms of intellectual property, including trademarks, copyrights, patents, and trade secrets.
Her business practice includes commercial real estate acquisitions and dispositions and general business transactions related primarily to closely held entities. Jane also works with community associations on the broad spectrum of legal issues which they face, including drafting and amending documents, board policies, operations and governance issues, foreclosure of assessment liens, and intellectual property issues.
Jane’s ERISA and employee benefits practice concentrates on qualified retirement plans and welfare benefits, particularly in the areas of COBRA, USERRA, and qualified domestic relations orders, with an emphasis on multiemployer plans.
Jane received her B.A. from the College of William & Mary and her J.D. from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William & Mary. She is a frequent speaker on topics related to intellectual property law and is a member of the Intellectual Property Sections of the Virginia Bar Association and the American Bar Association.
As a longtime resident of Virginia, she is involved in a number of community and civic organizations.
Virginia Business, “Legal Elite” - Intellectual Property (2014-present)
Coastal Virginia, “Top Lawyers” - Intellectual Property Rights (2016-present)
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PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
American Bar Association, Section on Intellectual Property
Virginia Bar Association, Section on Intellectual Property
Virginia State Bar, Section on Intellectual Property
Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association, Program Committee
Virginia Beach Bar Association
International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans
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