United States: Florida


  • Allen, Dyer, Doppelt + Gilchrist PA
  • Carlton Fields
  • Lott & Fischer PL
  • Maxey-Fisher, PLLC

Allen, Dyer, Doppelt + Gilchrist PA

A leading light on the patent scene in Florida, Allen, Dyer, Doppelt + Gilchrist is also a staunch protector of brands. Adept in prosecution, tenacious in litigation and commercially savvy in transactional negotiations, the set supports clients in many meaningful ways. At the forefront of the practice is Ava Doppelt, who is hailed as a “great mentor and remarkably skilled attorney”. She manages portfolios with alacrity and demonstrates sharpened litigation instincts, too.

Carlton Fields

An excellent fit for high-growth companies, Carlton Fields showcases sophisticated skill in managing and monetising trademarks. Navigating difficult infringement, counterfeiting, social media and other issues, it creates strong brand identities for clients that help fuel business success. The team works with agility and is flexible around fee structures, thus delivering on service as well as quality. Setting the tone is William Giltinan, a “personable lawyer with a calm demeanour and commercially focused approach who gets great results for clients through well-thought-out strategising”. Patrons include World Triathlon Corporation and Ignite Brands, both of which benefit from his 360-degree prosecution and enforcement proficiency. Also coming in for praise is seasoned brand manager and litigator Eleanor Yost, an “all-round exemplary attorney” who gives “smart and practical advice” and is “consistently thoughtful around billing practices”. Yost manages DeMert Brands’ growing global trademark and domain name portfolio.

Lott & Fischer PL

Specialised IP outfit Lott & Fischer has a well-developed toolkit with which to assist trademark owners on any brand-related matter that comes up. Astutely leveraging its contentious expertise – the set is tried and tested in the courtroom – it undertakes protection duties with a forward-looking, risk-aware mindset that inspires confidence in long-term brand health among clients. Both locally and internationally, Leslie Lott is admired as a trademark law stateswoman and an authority in the area of alternative dispute resolution. With her at the helm, the firm provides an extremely rigorous service.

Maxey-Fisher, PLLC

Maxey-Fisher puts clients’ commercial objectives at the heart of everything it does and has a flair for designing innovative IP strategies that drive their achievement. The diverse team displays a passion for brands and works in a creative, dynamic way that distinguishes it from some of its more traditional competitors. The mastermind of this approach, managing partner Brittany Maxey-Fisher provides inspiring leadership. She acts for many Floridian companies – among them DQC International Corp, the owner of several prominent fishing and hunting brands, for which she has overcome numerous prosecution obstacles. Foreign associates highlight her as an “exceptionally pleasant and responsive lawyer”. Deserving of a shout-out, too, is William Brees, a senior associate who provides vital support.

Other recommended experts

Gray Robinson’s Jorge Espinosa is a popular pick among international IP lawyers for trademark protection and enforcement and brand strategy assignments, both in Florida and in Latin America – a region he knows well and works extensively in. David Friedland lives and breathes intellectual property, having spent many years at the coalface; internet-related brand matters are a particular forte for the Friedland Vining founder. Foley & Lardner has a gem of a commercial and IP litigator in Florida in Laura Ganoza: “Laura is easy to recommend for her global experience and expertise in the area of trademark law and all the work she does is top notch. She has a talent for picking and training good attorneys and motivating people to do their jobs in stellar fashion.” David Greenbaum divides his time between Rimon’s Miami and New York offices. While technically trained and adept in the patent area, he primarily focuses on trademark law and is a savvy counsellor on prosecution and disputes. Appreciated for their “smart and efficient” approach to portfolio management, Gabrielle Holley and James Menker lead a nimble three-associate team at Holley & Menker, a trademark and copyright boutique with a laser focus on quality. Board-certified IP lawyer Mark Stein is a seasoned trial lawyer who is also in his element resolving disputes by alternative means. He runs a brands-focused practice under his own name. A leading IP figure within Greenberg Traurig, Alan Sutin serves as senior chair of the global IP and technology practice as well as TMT chair. He maintains an expansive practice and is extensively engaged in areas such as IP commercialisation, privacy and cybersecurity. He is also intimately familiar with trademark matters, which is why prestigious brands such as Godiva Chocolatier and celebrities feel safe in his hands. Stephen Wilson garners rave reviews: “He is extremely proactive and is able to anticipate and address problems before they blow up. Always on top of things, he provides timely, thorough responses and goes the extra mile to keep you updated on the progress of your matters. He is also continuously exploring new and alternative ideas for IP rights protection.” He practises at historic firm Beggs & Lane – founded in 1883 – and is a consummate litigator and all-round IP protector.


  • Ava K Doppelt - Allen, Dyer, Doppelt + Gilchrist PA
  • Jorge Espinosa - GrayRobinson, PA
  • David Friedland - Friedland Vining PA
  • Laura Ganoza - Foley & Lardner LLP
  • William Giltinan - Carlton Fields
  • David I Greenbaum - Rimon, PC
  • Gabrielle Holley - Holley & Menker
  • Leslie J Lott - Lott & Fischer PL
  • Brittany J Maxey-Fisher - Maxey-Fisher, PLLC
  • James R Menker - Holley & Menker
  • Mark E Stein - Mark Stein Law
  • Alan N Sutin - Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • Stephen D Wilson - Beggs & Lane RLLP
  • Eleanor Yost - Carlton Fields