• Stephen Adams, Up and Coming for Intellectual Property
• Jeffrey Maddux, Band 2 for Bankruptcy and Restructuring
Officials said, “As Chambliss’ intellectual property chair, clients routinely look to Mr. Adams for counsel on various intellectual property matters, including patent, trademark and copyright preparation, prosecution, maintenance, defense and enforcement, as well as licensing and trade secrets. As a registered patent attorney, he counsels clients throughout the country and abroad.
“Mr. Adams’ diverse clientele ranges from entrepreneurs, inventors and startups to small and large corporations, governmental entities and universities. He also advises clients across a wide variety of industries, many of them leaders in their fields, including health care, strength and conditioning, entertainment, manufacturing and renewable energy.He frequently advises these and other clients on trademark and branding issues and with identifying and protecting inventions as means for establishing, growing and protecting their respective businesses.
“Mr. Maddux is a shareholder who has built his practice advising businesses and clients primarily in the financial services industry, including bankruptcy, insolvency issues, loan workouts, restructurings and commercial loan transactions. With over a decade of experience, Mr. Maddux has an intimate knowledge of the Uniform Commercial Code and the Bankruptcy Code and works with creditors and debtors on a wide variety of cases He often works on Chapter 11 filings for business reorganization and represents his creditor clients when their customers, vendors or borrowers file for bankruptcy. He also has experience with commercial litigation and working with lenders on loan transactions.
“Mr. Maddux has years of experience advising creditors and debtors nationwide in loan workouts and bankruptcy-related matters. He has developed a reputation in the Southeast region as a respected and knowledgeable advocate for his clients.”
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