Shumaker Manufacturing

A Legal & Industry Review

Authors

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David Conaway is a partner in the Charlotte office of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP, an American Lawyer and National Law Journal Top 350 U.S. Law Firm. His focus is representing manufacturing companies regarding a variety of issues involving customers and the supply chain, including commercial and financial contracts, disputes, insolvency; and cross-border transactions, litigation and insolvency.

David is the Chair of Shumaker’s Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Creditors’ Rights Practice and of Shumaker’s Global and Cross-Border Insolvency Practice; the Co-Chair of Shumaker Manufacturing; and the past Managing Partner of Shumaker’s Charlotte office, 2001-2011. He has been honored as a North Carolina Legal Elite, Best Lawyers in America, AV Peer Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and a North Carolina Super Lawyer.

David H. Conaway | dconaway@slk-law.com | 704.375.0057


 Joseph_Regina_6_LIRegina Joseph is a partner in the Toledo office of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP. She advises large public and midsize corporations on a variety of commercial contract and corporate matters, with special expertise in the building products, automobile and distribution sectors. Many of her commercial contract matters involve significant outsourcing, sourcing, and supply chain agreements. In handling commercial contracts, she regularly advises on antitrust, technology licensing (including SaaS), trademark, other intellectual property, privacy and cybersecurity, and distribution matters. Regina has also gained expertise with social media assets, as well as social media usage and startup operations.

Regina is chief editor of Shumaker’s Insights Newsletter, which keeps client’s abreast of current legal developments. She is an honors graduate of The Ohio State University College of Law, where she served as Managing Editor of The Ohio State Law Journal.  She is also a Phi Beta Kappa, with distinction graduate of The Ohio State University.

Regina M. Joseph | rjoseph@slk-law.com | 419.241.9000


Ramos_Maria_LIMaria del Carmen Ramos devotes a substantial portion of her practice to counseling manufacturing clients on immigration and employment issues. On the immigration side, Maria has extensive experience helping manufacturers obtain H-1B and E visas on behalf of foreign workers employed in specialty occupations. She also has experience helping U.S. and foreign-based companies with global operations obtain L-1 visas on behalf of their foreign-based employees so that the employees can transfer to the United States to assist with U.S. operations or open up a new office, as well as helping those companies obtain visas in China and Mexico on behalf of their U.S.-based employees. Maria also helps foreign workers, including but not limited to, entrepreneurs, physicians, dentists, engineers, and professional athletes, obtain permanent residency based on their employment in the U.S. In addition to helping employers obtain visas for foreign workers, she routinely conducts audits for clients to ensure they comply with the requirements for verifying their employees’ eligibility to work in the United States (I-9 compliance).  Additionally, she is the Blog Editor (and a frequent contributor) to The Immigration Bulletin and was recently voted a Tampa Top Lawyer in Immigration Law by Tampa magazine.

Maria earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Latin American studies from Yale University. While at Yale, she received a grant to study the privatization of telephone companies in Mexico. She later earned her law degree from the University of Miami School of Law. Maria is the Co-Chair of Shumaker’s Immigration Practice, and has been honored as Florida Legal Elite, AV Peer Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and a JD Supra Top Author.

Maria del Carmen Ramos | mramos@slk-law.com| 813.229.7600


Trimmer_Christina_6_LIChristina Trimmer’s principal areas of practice are trademark, copyright, unfair competition and trade secret law.  Christina focuses her practice on assisting clients in obtaining, protecting, licensing, and enforcing their intellectual property rights.  Christina counsels manufacturing clients on strategic brand management through trademark selection, availability, registration and protection across a variety of technologies and sectors, whether it be protecting the overall brand of the company or developing the brand for a new product.  Christina assists clients in identifying and enhancing intellectual property assets to maximize the client’s competitive advantage and increase the client’s market share.

Christina is also experienced in intellectual property disputes and litigation in federal courts as well as before the United States Patent and Trademark Office Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.  Christina has represented international and domestic clients in actions concerning patent and trademark infringement, copyright infringement, trade-secret misappropriation, and breach of contract and noncompetition agreements in state and federal court.  Christina is admitted to practice before the state and federal courts of North Carolina and Virginia as well as the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Christina Trimmer | ctrimmer@slk-law.com| 704.375.0057