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Michael J. Thomas

Michael J. Thomas

Reliable, Affordable IP & Business Attorney

San Rafael
California
Licensed in
CA
Golden Gate University
School of Law
5.0 5
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines
out of 2 reviews
About
The name of my firm is Creative Vision Legal, which offers legal services tailored to small business owners, film makers, artists, and musicians looking for affordable yet reliable service and advice related to intellectual property rights, internet law, starting a business, or legal considerations in running a business.
13
Years
experience

Representative Clients

Practice Areas

Client Reviews

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

""Mike advised us on forming an LLC. He explained the advantages of an LLC for our business, and then took care of everything. The whole process was effortless. He even called on several occasions after the set up to see if we had any problems switching everything over to the LLC (car title, bank accounts, etc.). He seems to really care about our business and our progress."

LLC Formation & Advice
Posted on Feb 26, 2015
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

""My husband and I are starting a new company and needed to get a trademark. Not only was Mr. Thomas clear and precise at every step, but he kept us informed and aware when we needed to be. I look forward to working with him in the future and would highly recommend him for his expertise.""

Trademark Registration
Posted on Feb 26, 2015

Work History

Creative Vision Legal

Attorney & Founder

Sep 2014 - Present

Assisted in forming LLCs and corporations in a variety of industries and advised on operation. Successfully enforced clients’ rights via cease and desist letters and defended against the same. Rendered legal clearance of rights opinions for works of authorship and trademarks. Registered copyrights and trademarks. Assisted LLC members in dissociations.

Sep 2014 - Present

Nossaman LLP

Contract Attorney

May 2009 - Nov 2014

Assisted defendant corporation’s trial team and individual defendant’s counsel in criminal and civil MDL antitrust litigation. Rendered courtroom assistance to individual defendant's counsel, and participated in criminal and civil trial preparation.

May 2009 - Nov 2014

Multiple Firms

Contract Attorney

Jun 2005 - Apr 2009

Performed document review in patent infringement, antitrust, stock option backdating, and FCPA internal investigation cases.

Jun 2005 - Apr 2009

Law Office of James P. Harrison

Consulting Attorney

Nov 2004 - May 2005

Advised counsel for non-profit organization on IP issues in yoga copyright case. Prepared summary judgment motion and co-wrote reply on publication issue under the 1909 Copyright Act. Performed legal research on copyright, trademark, and discovery issues. Prepared written discovery requests and responses. Conducted fact-finding client interview.

Nov 2004 - May 2005

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