Trademarks • Copyrights • Domain Names • Trade Secrets • Litigation
Something Personal: Evan was born in Detroit, and his outside interests include sports of all kinds, cooking, and alternative music.
Bar Memberships: District of Columbia, California.
Education: B.G.S., University of Michigan, History and Political Science; M.A., University of Michigan, History; J.D., George Washington University Law School.
Member, Symbus Law Group, 2012 - present.
General Counsel Advisory Services Corporate and Commercial, Transactions, Contract and Legal Strategy Marketing Review Internal Corporate Sales Training Programs B Corp Certification National and International Business Relationships Franchising: Programs, Registration, System Wide Development, Changes, Relationships and Transactions.
Nicola McDowall, LLB Hons (UK), has 35 years of experience advising corporate clients in diverse industries with international operations. She has practiced in Big Law firms in the UK and the US, been general counsel of both a public and a private company and has operated her own business. Advising clients from all perspectives, she brings a pragmatic and commercial point of view, and the ability to help you to assess risk and reward. Nicola can provide you with outside general counsel support or other services tailored to meet your needs. She is skilled at leveraging commercial opportunities while protecting corporate assets and core values. As a creative negotiator, Nicola aims to craft win-win relationships with national and international business partners and adversaries. She is a strategic thinker experienced at listening and understanding new business ideas, following the money, and the economics. Her experience includes support for sales team and managing compliance requirements throughout diverse distribution channels, especially franchising.
Something Personal: When not practicing law, Nicola enjoys spending time keeping healthy.You could find her hiking, cycling or rollerblading, and whenever possible, traveling near and far.
Bar Memberships: Law Society of England and Wales, California, District of Columbia
Education: LLB Hons, Birmingham University UK, Solicitors Qualifying Examinations, Guildford College of Law, UK, Solicitors Qualifying Examinations. CA and DC Bars and Certified Specialist, Franchise & Distribution Law, The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.
Of Counsel, Symbus Law Group, 2011 – 2013; October 2020-present.
CANADA ONLY • Trademarks • Copyrights • Corporate Law
Lisa C. James, LLB LLM (Canada Only) is a Canadian corporate and intellectual property lawyer, with expertise in trademarks, copyright, business entity management and corporate structuring. Lisa's focus is on protecting the client's assets through use of corporate and IP tools as well as supporting them in negotiations. Lisa has practiced law for over 25 years.
Lisa is pleased to lend her expertise to U.S. clients looking to expand their brands and market presence into Canada, including the formation of Canadian subsidiary corporations.
Something Personal: Lisa is an avid mountain biking, surfing and climbing enthusiast and sports fan. She has been happily married to a litigator for many years.
Bar Memberships: Law Society of Upper Canada, Canadian Bar Association
Education: LLB Osgoode Hall Law School (Toronto, ON); LLM (Intellectual Property Law),Osgoode Hall Law School (Toronto, ON).
Of Counsel, Symbus Law Group, 2010 - present.
Trademark Portfolio Management • Law Firm Management
Something Personal: Janice lives on a small farm with her husband and two Irish terriers, where a dozen varieties of garlic are grown.
Bar Memberships: District of Columbia.
Education: BA, Kent State University; JD, S.Texas College of Law. Certificate, Mediating Disputes, Harvard Law School, Program on Negotiation.
Member, Founder of Symbus in 2000; Managing Partner, 2000 - present.