Mr. Melzer concentrates his practice in corporate and business law. He focuses on representing business owners and individuals in business and finance transactions, intellectual property matters, and franchise law.
Mr. Melzer counsels clients on the formation, acquisition and sale of business entities. He has a significant intellectual property practice and is attorney of record for more than 450 trademark matters before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. His experience in this area includes licensing, trademark prosecution, and copyright procurement.
Mr. Melzer also represents numerous clients in the sports and entertainment industries, including athletes, performers, artists, authors and publishers. He provides general business counseling as well as the preparation and negotiation of contracts and other agreements.
Mr. Melzer also represents both franchisors and franchisees. He has counseled numerous automobile dealerships on issues related to the purchase or sale of their franchises. His franchise law practice also encompasses the preparation and filing of Uniform Franchise Offering Circulars for both new and currently existing franchisors, the negotiation and preparation of franchise agreements, and acquisition transactions involving currently existing franchises.