Attorney Profile:

Robert Powers

Robert Powers: Attorney with McClanahan Powers, PLLC
  • Managing Partner at McClanahan Powers, PLLC (2 Attorneys)
  • 8133 Leesburg Pike, Suite 130, Vienna, VA 22182
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  • Robert Powers is a managing member of McClanahan Powers, PLLC. His practice is devoted to both transactional and litigation matters focusing in the areas of business, copyright, trademark, employment, estate planning, and entertainment law.
  • Peer Reviews 5.0/5.0 17 Reviews
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    Client Reviews 100% Recommended 1 Review

Biography

Receiving his legal training at a top ten program for intellectual property law in the United States, Mr. Powers is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Law. In addition to earning his Juris Doctorate, Mr. Powers holds dual specialty certifications from Michigan State University College of Law in Corporate Law and Communications & Intellectual Property Law.


Mr. Powers is experienced in transactional business law, transactional intellectual property law, wills and estates, and litigation support. He has handled various intellectual property law issues ranging from patent licensing, patent assignment, product manufacture quality control licensing, and trade secret assignment. In addition, Mr. Powers has worked as a contract attorney in Washington, D.C. with several AmLaw 100 international firms. Through his education and experience Mr. Powers has gained both the knowledge and the cunning necessary to provide world class legal service to his clients.


To further his legal experience, Mr. Powers participated as a mentor and worked in the MSU College of Law Small Business & Nonprofit Clinic where he worked with small businesses and nonprofit organizations with the drafting of organizational documents, drafting of contractual agreements, commercial and nonprofit corporate governance, and intellectual property considerations.


A native Floridian, Mr. Powers enjoys spending time on the ocean, watching college football, traveling and spending time with his family and friends.

Areas of Practice (228)

  • Intellectual Property
  • Business Law
  • Wills
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Nonprofit and Charitable Organizations
  • Copyrights
  • Patents
  • Trademarks
  • Business Formation
  • Business Contracts
  • Business Start-Ups
  • Breach of Contract
  • Business Litigation
  • Commercial Law
  • Contracts
  • Corporate Law
  • Entertainment Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Internet Law
  • Securities Law
  • Small Business Law
  • Wills and Probate
  • Artistic Property
  • Brand Management
  • Chemical Intellectual Property
  • Electrical Intellectual Property
  • Electronic Intellectual Property
  • Industrial Models and Designs
  • Industrial Property
  • Industrial Property Rights
  • Intellectual Property Infringement
  • Intellectual Property Enforcement
  • Intellectual Property Licensing
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Portfolio Management
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Intellectual Property Prosecution
  • International Intellectual Property
  • International Licensing
  • Internet Intellectual Property
  • Intellectual Property Procurement
  • Literary Property
  • New Media Law
  • Pharmaceutical Intellectual Property
  • Medical Intellectual Property
  • Merchandising
  • Mechanical Intellectual Property
  • Piracy
  • Proprietary Rights
  • Protection of Personality
  • Business Crimes
  • Business Development
  • Business Dissolutions
  • Business Enterprises
  • Business Estate Planning
  • Business Fraud
  • Business Organization
  • Business Planning
  • Business Regulation
  • Business Reorganization
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Business Successions
  • Business Transactions
  • Business Transfers
  • Business Torts
  • Business Trusts
  • Buy-Sell Agreements
  • Buying and Selling of Businesses
  • Closely Held Business Estate Planning
  • Business Syndication
  • Closely Held Business Law
  • Emerging Business Law
  • Emerging Growth Companies
  • Entrepreneurial Business Law
  • Family Business Law
  • Family Business Successions
  • International Business Law
  • Limited Liability Company Law
  • Pass-Through Entities
  • Private Business Law
  • Professional Practices
  • Sole Proprietorships
  • Commercial Bad Faith
  • Commercial Crimes
  • Commercial Fraud
  • Commercial Liability
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Torts
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Commercial Transfers
  • Commercial Trusts
  • Sale of Goods
  • Secured Transactions
  • Uniform Commercial Code
  • Communications and Media
  • FCC Licensing
  • FCC Regulation
  • Telecommunications Competition
  • Telecommunications Contracts
  • Telecommunications Law
  • Telecommunications Licensing
  • Computer Contracts
  • Computers and Software
  • Information Technology Licensing
  • Information Technology Contracts
  • Information Technology
  • Software Copyright
  • Software Licensing
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Contract Fraud
  • Contract Litigation
  • International Commercial Contracts
  • International Contracts
  • Copyright Infringement
  • Copyright Licensing
  • Copyright Litigation
  • Copyright Prosecution
  • Copyright Protection
  • Copyright Registration
  • International Copyright Law
  • Internet Copyright Law
  • Closely Held Corporations
  • Corporate Contracts
  • Corporate Formation
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Organization
  • Corporate Partnerships
  • Corporate Planning
  • Corporate Reorganization
  • Corporate Successions
  • Corporate Trusts
  • Family Corporations
  • Hostile Takeovers
  • Incorporation
  • Nonprofit Corporations
  • Professional Corporations
  • Public Corporations
  • S Corporations
  • Small Business Corporations
  • Takeovers
  • Tender Offers
  • Entertainment and the Arts
  • Artists Rights
  • Entertainment Contracts
  • Entertainment Liability
  • Entertainment Litigation
  • Music Copyright
  • Music Law
  • Music Licensing
  • Theater Law
  • Video Law
  • Multimedia Law
  • Art Law
  • Content Licensing
  • Internet Licensing
  • Media Law
  • Newspaper Contracts
  • Publishing Contracts
  • Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures
  • Business Acquisitions
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Taxation
  • Charitable Gambling
  • Charitable Giving
  • Charitable Limited Partnerships
  • Charitable Organizations Law
  • Charitable Trusts and Foundations
  • Nonprofit Organizations Law
  • Private Foundations
  • Public Charities
  • Tax Exempt Organizations
  • Patent Infringement
  • Patent Licensing
  • Patent Litigation
  • Patent Prosecution
  • Privacy Law
  • Right of Privacy
  • Right of Publicity
  • Privacy and Publicity
  • Information and Privacy
  • Probate
  • Probate Administration
  • Probate Litigation
  • Ancillary Probate
  • Blue Sky Law
  • Initial Public Offerings
  • Insider Trading
  • Public Offerings
  • Securities Fraud
  • Securities Offerings
  • Securities Registration
  • Shareholder Agreements
  • Shareholder Derivative Actions
  • Shareholder Rights
  • Trade Secrets
  • Theft of Trade Secrets
  • Trade Secret Misappropriation
  • Counterfeiting
  • Internet Trademarks
  • International Trademarks
  • Lanham Act
  • Service Marks
  • Trade Dress
  • Trade Names
  • Trademark Infringement
  • Trademark Licensing
  • Trademark Litigation
  • Trademark Prosecution
  • Trademark Protection
  • Trademark Registration
  • Decedents Estates
  • Estate Administration
  • Estate Planning for Parents of Handicapped Children
  • Estate Planning for the Disabled
  • Estate Planning for the Elderly
  • Estate Planning for Unmarried Couples
  • Family Trusts
  • Living Trusts
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Trust Planning
  • Trust Law
  • Trust Administration
  • Unfair Competition
  • Contested Wills
  • Inheritance
  • Living Wills
  • Missing Heir Searches
  • Successions

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
703-520-1326  Phone
www.mcplegal.com
University Attended:
University of Florida, B.A., Management
Law School Attended:
Michigan State University College of Law, J.D., Corporate Law and Communications & Intellectual Property Law
Admission:
Virginia; Virginia Supreme Court; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia; U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia; U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia; U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Virginia; District of Columbia; U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Columbia; United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Memberships:
Virginia State Bar; District of Columbia Bar; Fairfax Bar Association; American Bar Association; Federal Bar Association; and Virginia Trial Lawyers Association.
Reported Cases:
Malibu Media, LLC v. Doe. 2015 WL 4603065
ISLN:
921903541

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0 17 reviews
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Associate on 03/17/15 in Intellectual Property

    Fantastic attorney. Have known him since law school. Read more

    Fantastic attorney. Have known him since law school.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 04/13/15 in Intellectual Property

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 04/05/15 in Business Law

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 04/05/15 in Civil Litigation

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Staff Lawyer on 04/02/15 in Litigation

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Associate on 03/27/15 in General Practice

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 03/25/15 in General Practice

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 03/24/15 in Intellectual Property

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 03/24/15 in Business Law

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 03/23/15 in Civil Litigation

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  • 5.0/5.0 1 review
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  • 5.0/5.0 on 06/24/15

    My first experience with the legal system was as a defendant in a copyright case. I am very thankful to have had Robert Powers represent me. He explained the process pati... Read more

    My first experience with the legal system was as a defendant in a copyright case. I am very thankful to have had Robert Powers represent me. He explained the process patiently and clearly, was easy to communicate with, and planned an effective defense strategy. Due to his efforts, we were able to reach a very reasonable settlement.

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