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WOLF, RIFKIN, SHAPIRO, SCHULMAN & RABKIN, LLP WELCOMES PARTNER ROBERT A. RIVAS TO THE FIRM
ROBERT WILL BE A PARTNER IN THE FIRM’S NEWLY FORMED FOOD & BEVERAGE & HOSPITALITY AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PRACTICE GROUPS
Wolf, Rifkin, Shapiro, Schulman & Rabkin, LLP is pleased to announce that Robert A. Rivas has joined the firm as a partner in the Los Angeles office. He will be a partner in the firm’s newly formed Food & Beverage & Hospitality and Intellectual Property practice groups.
Robert represents clients in federal and state courts and before the US Patent and Trademark Office, as well as in arbitration proceedings in the US and abroad. Robert manages clients’ global intellectual property portfolios including the protection of trademarks and trade dress and implementation of anti-counterfeit strategies. He is also seasoned in cross-border business transactions and disputes, coordinating and managing local counsel in foreign jurisdictions handling matters for his clients.
In the wine, beer, and spirits industry, as well as in the nonalcoholic beverage arena, Robert has a well-established practice having handled some of the largest and most complex matters in the industry and earned a reputation as a “go to” lawyer. Robert represents start-ups to global brands, as well as manufacturers, importers, and master distillers and distilleries, in intellectual property, transactional, and related litigation matters. He has wide experience negotiating and drafting agreements for the production, importation, and distribution of wine, beer, and spirits products.
Robert represents some of the world’s best-known hospitality, food & beverage brands. His clients in the United States and abroad, include hotels, resorts, bars, private clubs, restaurants and restaurant groups.