Rita Silverman is the Senior Corporate Paralegal in the firm’s Corporate and Business Transactions practice group and our Trademark Administrator, with over 30 years of experience in the legal field.
As the Senior Corporate Paralegal, Ms. Silverman is responsible for the preparation and filing of all documents related to the formation, organization, and dissolution of corporations (both profit and nonprofit), partnerships, and limited liability companies in all states. She also handles corporate governance matters, such as maintaining minute books and stock ledgers as well as preparing minutes and written consents of directors and shareholders and filing annual statements of information and other annual filings in all states. Ms. Silverman handles foreign qualifications and UCC financings. She performs due diligence, working closely with clients and attorneys in connection with all corporate and business transactions. She has managed the documentation of many mergers and acquisitions, including preparation of ancillary closing documents, coordinating all transactional closings, attending to post-closing matters, and filing and tracking transaction documents with federal, state, and local authorities as required.
As the firm’s Trademark Administrator, Ms. Silverman prepares and files trademark applications, responses to office actions, assignments, renewals, statements of use, Section 8 and 15 affidavits, and other maintenance filings. She conducts and analyzes preliminary trademark searches to determine the availability of proposed trademarks, reviews clients’ advertisements, product samples, and marketing materials to prove use of a mark; coordinates international filings with foreign legal counsel in over thirty countries; and maintains the firm’s trademark management and docketing system.
B.S. (Finance), California State University, Northridge.