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Schnader Opens Delaware Office

On February 1, 2006 by Schnader in Intellectual Property

Caroline M. Brobeil
Public Relations Manager
Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP


February 1, 2006 – Philadelphia, PA – Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP is proud to announce the opening of its newest office in Wilmington, Delaware.  The new office – with an address of 824 Market Street, Suite 1001, Wilmington, DE 19801 – is part of a focused plan for smart, strategic growth and will support the existing, nationwide network of established Schnader offices by providing additional services and options for both new and existing clients.

“We could not be more excited or more enthusiastic about our firm’s expansion to Wilmington,” said Schnader Chairman Ralph G. Wellington.  “Our Delaware office will allow Schnader to better serve our existing clients and will create new, previously unavailable opportunities to appeal to new clients – and we look forward to doing both.”

Wellington noted that there are numerous advantages for the firm in opening an office in Delaware, including the ability for Schnader attorneys to serve as local counsel for clients in a state that is favorable to corporate entities.  Delaware, the state of incorporation for most of the Fortune 500, is known as a center for corporate and commercial law, primarily through the work of the Delaware Court of Chancery, the national forum of choice for resolving corporate disputes.

Schnader’s Delaware Office will be fully integrated into Schnader’s nationwide network of offices, which brings together a diverse set of skills, a vast array of knowledge, a wealth of talent and the most modern technology available in order to best serve our clients and their needs.  The firm’s practice in Delaware will focus primarily on: bankruptcy, workout and business reorganization; construction law; corporate law; financial services; intellectual property; labor and employment law; litigation services; real estate transactions; and others matters. Attorneys Joan T. Kluger, Richard A. Barkasy and Michael J. Barrie will help with the growth of the of the Delaware practice and with establishing a presence for Schnader in Wilmington.

Joan T. Kluger is a partner in Schnader’s Business Services Department, and her practice includes domestic and international patent law, trademark and copyright procurement, intellectual property litigation and licensing, and patent procurement services in the electrical, physics and computer fields. She has drafted and prosecuted patent applications for key inventions in telecommunications and semiconductor technologies.  Ms. Kluger graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a B.A. in natural science in 1977, and then fulfilled her M.S. physics course requirements at the University of Delaware.  She received her J.D. from Widener University School of Law in 1992.  Prior to attending law school Ms. Kluger was engaged in research and development in the semiconductor and aeronautics industries.  Ms. Kluger is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Richard A. Barkasy is a partner and a member of the Litigation Department and the Bankruptcy, Workout and Business Reorganization Practice Group. Mr. Barkasy’s practice focuses on Chapter 11 ba