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Strasburger Adds Six Attorneys in Three Texas Offices

January 6, 2017

Strasburger & Price LLP is pleased to announce the addition of six attorneys across three of its Texas offices. Katarzyna “Kasia” Brozynski, M.D. joins the firm as a partner in the Dallas office. Warren Hoffman enters the firm as a partner in Houston. Michael J. Cenatiempo joins the firm as of counsel in the Houston office, while Barbara A. Kennedy will practice as of counsel in Dallas. Antonio Devora and Sorana Georgiana Ban join as associates in the firm’s Collin County office.

“We are pleased to welcome such exceptional lawyers to Strasburger,” remarked managing partner, Dan Butcher. “They bring a wealth of experience in several practice areas, further expanding our ability to provide excellent service to clients across a wide spectrum of industries, including the manufacturing, energy and real estate industries as well as food, drug and device businesses. I am confident that these new attorneys will be a great benefit to our clients and their new Strasburger colleagues.”

In Dallas, partner Brozynski, a registered patent attorney, will focus her practice on intellectual property law, representing clients in patent and trademark prosecutions, oppositions, copyright disputes and other intellectual property issues. Her litigation experience includes patent, trademark, copyright and trade secrets jury trials throughout the country, particularly in Texas and Louisiana district courts. She, along with Ban and Devora, substantially expand the firm’s intellectual property litigation capabilities. Brozynski serves an array of clients from entrepreneurs to mid-size businesses to Fortune 500 companies. Her practice focuses on matters involving pharmaceuticals, medical devices, biotechnology products and the chemical arts, but she has also prosecuted complicated patent applications involving a broad range of other technologies. Brozynski also assists with intellectual property questions and valuation for companies involved in transactional matters.

Brozynski holds a J.D. from Texas Tech University School of Law and received a M.D. from the Medical University of Lodz, Poland. She is licensed in Texas and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; the U.S. Supreme Court; the U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit; the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas; and the U.S. District Court, Colorado. Brozynski is fluent in Polish.

Hoffman, in Strasburger’s Houston office, brings decades of corporate and business transactional experience to the firm. He focuses his practice in the energy industry, but has worked for clients in a variety of industries, including chemical, manufacturing and distribution companies. Hoffman has represented businesses in mergers and acquisitions, provided outside general counsel services for both public and private companies, structured entities and assisted with financing arrangements, contract negotiations and debt and equity placements.

Hoffman is a Certified Public Accountant. He holds a J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center and a Texas law license.

Cenatiempo, also in Houston, will be in the taxes and estates group. He expands the firm’s taxes and estates practice to Houston and will be the firm’s eighth lawyer who is Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is also a Fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. He helps clients with a wide array of financial and estate-planning services, including wealth preservation, probate, trusts, wills, guardianships and related matters. Cenatiempo is a cum laude graduate of the University of Houston Law Center.

Kennedy, in Dallas, will contribute her knowledge and experience to the real estate practice group. She represents real estate owners, developers, investors, lenders and borrowers in a wide range of transactions including acquisitions, sales, leasing, loan workouts and foreclosures. She is licensed in Texas and graduated from the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. Kennedy is also admitted to practice before the U. S. District Court, Northern District of Texas.

Ban and Devora join Strasburger’s intellectual property group in Strasburger’s Collin County office.

Ban focuses on domestic and international trademark prosecution, trademark management and enforcement, copyright registration and enforcement, intellectual property assignments and licenses, trade secrets and trade dress matters. Ban also assists in managing patent and trademark portfolios. She helps businesses protect their valuable brand investments and advises clients in proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and in ICANN domain name disputes. Her litigation experience includes representation of clients in trademark and patent infringement throughout the country. Ban is a graduate of Baylor College of Law and is licensed to practice in Texas. She is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Texas. Ban is fluent in Spanish and Romanian and proficient in French and Italian.

Devora, a registered patent attorney, will concentrate his practice in Strasburger’s Collin County office on intellectual property matters, including representing clients in domestic and international patent prosecution and in intellectual property litigation involving a variety of technologies. Devora represents a broad range of clients from individuals to large companies and centers his practice on patent, trademark, copyright and licensing matters. He is admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. He also has extensive experience representing clients in trademark disputes, including ICANN disputes. Devora is a graduate of William Mitchell College of Law and is licensed in Texas.

About Strasburger

A premier Texas law firm with a proud history spanning more than 75 years, Strasburger & Price, LLP stands ready to fill the full range of legal needs for Texas-based, middle-market companies, while also performing “run the company” work for national and international clients. With experience in more than 30 practice areas, Strasburger attorneys provide legal advice to a variety of businesses – from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, both publicly and privately held – as well as individuals and governmental entities. Strasburger has Texas offices in Austin, Collin County, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio, as well as offices in New York City, Washington, D.C. and, as Strasburger & Price, S.C. in Mexico City. For more information about Strasburger, please visit www.strasburger.com.

 

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