DECEMBER 16, 2014

Howard & Howard Rounds Out 2014 on a High Note; Congratulates Seven New Shareholders

Royal Oak, Michigan, December 16, 2014: Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC is pleased to announce that Joseph W. Barber, Seaton J. Curran, Jane S. Hahn, Steven W. Hays, Michael J. Minna, Brandon J. Wilson, and Jacob P. Woolbright have all become shareholders in the firm. 
Joseph W. Barber concentrates his practice in intellectual property matters and complex commercial litigation. He represents his clients in all aspects of their intellectual property protection and enforcement. 
Seaton J. Curran concentrates his practice on intellectual property. He has experience preparing and prosecuting U.S. and foreign patent applications with a focus on mechanical, electrical and computer technologies.
Jane S. Hahn concentrates her practice in business and corporate law. She represents lenders in secured and unsecured financings including loan workouts and restructurings, term and revolving loans, working capital and letter-of-credit facilities.
Steven W. Hays concentrates his practice in all aspects of patent and trademark law including preparation, prosecution and litigation. He assists his clients in protecting and enforcing their intellectual property rights.
Michael J. Minna concentrates his practice in intellectual property law with an emphasis on preparing and prosecuting U.S. and foreign patent applications primarily in the mechanical arts.
Brandon J. Wilson concentrates his practice in commercial litigation. He litigates cases and advises clients in matters involving trade secret misappropriation, non-competition covenants, shareholder disputes, real estate, construction and general contract matters.
Jacob P. Woolbright concentrates his practice on intellectual property law for clients ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 corporations. He focuses his practice on intellectual property procurement, technology-related transactions, and opinion preparation, with an emphasis on patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret law.

About Howard & Howard

Founded in 1869, Howard & Howard is a full-service law firm with a national and international practice that provides legal services to businesses and business owners. The firm has offices in Michigan (Ann Arbor and Royal Oak); Illinois (Chicago and Peoria); and Las Vegas, Nevada. Howard & Howard’s major areas of practice include: bankruptcy and creditors’ rights; business and corporate; commercial litigation; employee benefits; environmental; estate planning; franchising; intellectual property; labor, employment and immigration; mergers and acquisitions; real estate; securities; and tax. Our distinguished backgrounds provide us with a solid understanding of the industries we serve, including, automotive and industrial; construction; energy and utilities; financial services; gaming; healthcare; and hospitality. For more information, please visit the firm’s website at

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