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Michael Sommers

Michael Sommers

Intellectual Property & Corporate Counsel

Chattanooga
Tennessee
Licensed in
TN
University of Tennessee College of Law

"Very well researched, and quick!"

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About
Michael is the senior corporate and intellectual property counsel in RVL®’s Chattanooga office. His practice areas include copyright and trademark protection, licensing and litigation, complex business transactions, corporate compliance, e-commerce, government contracts, fundraising, securities, and alternative corporate structures including gig economy and benefit companies. Prior to joining RVL®, Michael worked overseas as in-house counsel to a multinational corporation focusing on international maritime and trade disputes, and mergers and acquisitions.
2
Years
experience

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Practice Areas

Client Reviews

5.0
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines
out of 2 reviews
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"Very well researched, and quick!"

Legal opinion on comparative advertising material
Non-UpCounsel Client
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"Awesome! Fast and dependable! Definitely experts in their field. I will definitely use them again as I expand my company BeeCool!"

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Work History

Ridgeline Venture Law

Corporate & Intellectual Property Counsel

Jun 2018 - Present

Practice areas include copyright and trademark protection, licensing and litigation, complex business transactions, corporate compliance, e-commerce, government contracts, fundraising, securities, and alternative corporate structures including gig economy and benefit companies.

Jun 2018 - Present

BBC Chartering GmbH

In-house Counsel

Sep 2018 - Jun 2018

-Draft, negotiate and review contracts including, partnership agreements, service agreements, and charterparties.
-Manage, negotiate and litigate claims involving contract disputes.
- Analyze and advise on compliance with US and EU trade sanction regimes, among others.
-Manage and advise on company structure and compliance for BBC Offices around the world.
- Manage Chapter 11 bankruptcies.

Sep 2018 - Jun 2018

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