McDowell Rice Establishes New IP Practice Area
McDowell Rice Smith & Buchanan P.C. has established a new Intellectual Property practice area within the firm. To solidify its expertise in this area, McDowell Rice has hired patent attorney Arthur Shaffer to launch this new practice area and oversee its growth.
Art practices in the area of patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, and computer technology. He founded the Intellectual Property Center, LLC nearly 20 years ago and has seen the landscape for intellectual property law change over the years. He has garnered significant experience in complex business transactions and litigation involving a variety of intellectual property concerns. He currently works with major corporations as well as individual entrepreneurs to protect their intellectual property rights.
Art graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City with a Juris Doctorate in 2001 and Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science in Physics in 1993. He is licensed to practice in Missouri, Kansas, and District of Columbia. He is a member of the Missouri, Kansas, and Johnson County, Kansas Bar Associations.
MRSB is proud to have received the 2021 Pro Bono Award at the Johnson County Bar Association Annual Meeting on December 1, 2021.
This award recognizes commitment to providing legal services for free or at a lower cost, for an extraordinary time, resources, and talents to pro bono efforts.
McDowell Rice is pleased to welcome our new Director of Administration, Oun Janiese Reneé Sutherland. Reneé holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Mass Communications, with a minor in Psychology, and completed her graduate degree with a Master’s in Human Resource Management. Reneé has worked extensively in the field of human resources for over 23 years, and has robust experience in the field of communications and journalism.
Reneé serves on the Board of Directors for Giving Hope and Help and is an active and engaged member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Beta Omega chapter, where she serves as co-chair for the Sisterly Relations committee and works with the HBCU Impact committee. In addition, she is also a member of the Society of Human Resource Management. We are proud to welcome her to our team.
McDowell Rice Smith & Buchanan is pleased to congratulate Susan Saper Galamba and Tiffany A. McFarland for being named for the second consecutive year to the Missouri Lawyers Media Power List in Family Law. They were two of only twenty-nine attorneys named state-wide. The full Missouri Lawyers Media THE POWER LIST, was published in October 2021 and is available here (subscriber login required): Missouri Lawyers Media THE POWER LIST of Family Law.