Counselors to America's Small Business
STANFORD UNIVERSITY – Stanford, California 1970<br />
<strong>Master of Business Administration</strong><br />
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS – Austin, Texas 1968<br />
<strong>Bachelor of Arts (Chemistry & Accounting)</strong><br />
MONTERREY LANGUAGE SCHOOL – Monterrey, California 1965<br />
<strong>Graduate, Chinese Mandarin Course</strong></p>
Experienced in helping companies with all types of legal issues related to operations, business formation, mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and business sales, due diligence and Board of Director structure and support. Also have experience in real estate transactions and environmental compliance.
Spent the last 23 years as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for a privately held chemical manufacturer headquartered in Detroit. Guided them through a change of generations in the owning family, international expansion and sale of the business to a private equity buyer. Previously served in the legal department of a diversified manufacturer and a utility. Before law school, spent several years as an Engineer with an electrical contractor.
<p> Juris Doctor, University of Toledo,BS Electrical Engineering, Purdue University</p>
1951-1961: Training and Production Management in paper conversion and printing (envelope manufacturing. 1963-2012 Title Insurance underwriting (multi-state) (several national companies and a regional company) and management, culminating as President of a Regional Title Insurance Underwriter. 1975-76 Adjunct Ass't Prof. Real Estate, Temple U., School of Continuing Education. 1978-81 +/- Adjunct Assoc. Prof., Real Estate Institute, N.Y.U. Co-Author: Guide to New York Real Estate Licensing Editor: Handbook of New Jersey Title Practice
B.A. Roosevelt University (Political Science with Economic minor) J.D. Chicago-Kent College of Law of IIT non-degree courses in industrial engineering at IIT
I can help you with your intellectual property issues including patents, trademarks, copyright and trade secrets. I can also help you with
I spent 20 years managing the Intellectual Property Office of SRI International. During this time, I was instrumental in developing patent portfolios in diverse technologies that were the bases for several successful start-ups. I was a member of a team that prepared and negotiated agreements for protecting those rights and for commercialization of the technology —e.g., NDAs, license agreements, etc. Since joining SCORE, I have helped clients in a variety of different businesses with more general business matters—e.g., preparation of business plans, market research, employee relations, etc.
If you have concerns about any aspect of intellectual property important to your business-- process, strategy, cost, licensing, etc. , contact me.
JD: University of San Francisco, School of Law
MA and BA: California State University of San Francisco, School of Natural Sciences
10 years Marine Corps
30 years as attorney at law working with small businesses
<p> iPEC Professional Coaching Institute; Western State University School of Law - Juris Doctorate; University of Maryland; Hastings School of Law - Trial Advocacy College; Pepperdine University - Institute for Dispute Resolution;</p>
After college, I had a Private Practice of Law in Youngstown, Ohio. I then worked for the Ohio Attorney General in Columbus as a Federal Litigator representing the Ohio Correctional System.
In 1984 I took over my family business in Youngstown Ohio, Kravitz Delicatessen. I still run Kravitz Delicatessen and also started Kravitz Bagels full time.
I also teach Business Law at National College and volunteer with SCORE.
BA Political Science Ohio State University<br /> JD Case Western Reserve University
Career Summary: Expert in Business Start ups, Buying and Selling a Business, Business Budgets and Plans, Business Strategy, Sourcing, Warehousing and Shipping Products, Legal Issues, Purchasing Insurance
BBA from the City College of New York
JD and LLM from the School of Law of New York University
MBA from the University of Chicago
Licensed as a CPA and attorney.
EDUCATION University of Miami, School of Law, Law Degree (JD) – 1985 Nova University, Davie BS in Psychology – 1982 QUALIFICATIONS Experience in P&L management, strategic planning, marketing and operations. I have legal, financial analysis and budget skills. EMPLOYMENT 1971 - 1997 - Pylon Manufacturing Corporation President/CEO (1996 – 1997) Full Profit and Loss responsibility of a $30 million manufacturer of windshield wipers and other automotive accessories. Reported to Group President, Aftermarket Division of MascoTech. Vice President/COO (1986 – 1995) Profit and Loss responsibility for Engineering and Manufacturing operations. Worked closely with President on Marketing and Product Strategies. Reported to President. Shipping Manager & V.P. Purchasing (1971 – 1986) Attorney (2000 - Current) Law Offices of Russell M. Thompson Owner Personal Injury Law Practice Sunrise, Florida I'm a Broward County Traffic Court Magistrate
University of Miami, School of Law, Law Degree (JD) – 1985 Nova University, Davie BS in Psychology – 1982
Mark Lowenstein was an Assistant Professor of Business at a small college most recently. Mr.Lowenstein has a wide background in business development, contract negotiation, strategic alliances, marketing and international/domestic sales channel management in the software/high tech industry. He has a number of years of entrepreneurial experience with knowledge of a number of different markets and a strong sense of customer's needs.
Evaluating and refining business models and reviewing business plans are a specialty. He knows how to help you evaluate your target market and determine the characteristics of your target customers. He will advise you on how to structure product and/or service offerings for a successful business. In addition,he can determine the best means to deliver the product and/or service in a cost effective manner using a variety of methods; both direct and indirect.
He has consulted with inventors evaluating the commercial feasibility of markets and product development for a variety of patents. He was the COO of a fixed wireless broadband company focused on the Caribbean market. Mark was the VP of Business Development at a software industry non profit. He co-founded two software based startups: one was a supplier of tactical weather systems to the US military and international markets and the other a data acquisition measurement company for manufacturers.
He has worked with several non profit organizations and has been on the board of a regional economic development agency. He is currently a trustee for a local college.
<p> BABSON COLLEGE, MBA; SUFFOLK UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL, JD; UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT, BA</p>
Private Legal Practice, Opelousas & Baton Rouge, Louisiana (Served as member of the La. Legislative Bureau & 2009 –Present
Office of Louisiana Lieutenant Governor, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 2004-2009
Responsible for legislative advocacy / out-reach, stakeholder coalition building, legislative bill tracking, and agency legal analysis and supervision
Louisiana Department of Justice, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 2000-2004
Responsible for managing all phases of defense litigation pertaining to any medical malpractice claim against the state of Louisiana assigned to my care
Premier Title of Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 1998-2000
Responsible for managerial and operational oversight of eighteen title company offices throughout the U.S.
Juris Doctor, Southern University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana (1989)
Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Political Science, Loyola University, New Orleans, Louisiana (1984)