Internet, Intellectual Property, and Technology Law:
Litigation and transactional representation of clients regarding trademark applications and disputes, copyright infringement and U.S. Copyright claim registration, trade secrets counseling and disputes, patent infringement disputes, domain name and cybersquatting disputes, technology transfers and licensing, electronic discovery disputes, First Amendment anonymous online speech, online defamation and immunity under the Communications Decency Act (CDA), Web publishing, Web development agreements, privacy policies, click-wrap and click-through agreements, piracy and anticircumvention under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), privacy counseling, Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), unauthorized interception and access of under the Federal Communications Act (FCA) and the Federal Wiretap Act (FWA) (including, Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA)), privacy and security issues pursuant to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Gram Leach Bliley Act (GLBA), unsolicited email and CAN-SPAM ACT, Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), and N.J. Identity Theft Prevention Act.
Client representation has included Web site developers, software developers, on-line financial service providers, content distributors, international financial accounting software publisher, business analysis research firm, neutraceutical developers and manufactures, scientists, national satellite TV system, international limousine service, manufacturer and distributor of energy and conservation products, payroll processing
company, business training consultants, authors, artists, photographers, advertisers, and advertising agencies.
Trust & Estate Litigation:
Mr. Ravin’s representations have included, personal represenatives (executors/administrators) of decedents’ estates and trustees of testamentary and inter vivos trusts in will and trust contests in probate actions, and beneficiaries in probate actions, including actions for removal of fiduciaries, undue influence of fidcuiaries, benefiary claims, disputes over wills, litigation involving property and business interests owned by estates and trusts in multiple jurisdictions in court, arbitration and mediation.
Bankruptcy, Debtor-Creditor Rights
Representation of secured and unsecured creditors (including, banks, other lenders, and landlords) and debtors, in work-outs and in state and federal courts, including bankruptcy courts. Bankruptcy experience in Chapters 11, 13 and 7, includes issues involving stay relief, cash-collateral disputes, financing orders and contests, lien contests, § 341 hearings, § 363 asset sales, assume (and assign) or rejection of executory contracts and unexpired leases pursuant to § 365, and issues involving plan confirmation. Adversary proceeding experience includes prosecution and defense of preference and avoidance actions, and exceptions/objections to discharge.
Commercial and Employment Litigation:
Representation of businesses and individuals in commercial disputes and litigation, over contracts, purchase and sale of businesses and real estate. Representation of employers in discrimination claims, including, New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJ LAD) and federal Title VII discrimination actions, gender and age based discrimination, sexual harassment and hostile work environments.
Mr. Ravin is an aggressive litigator with experience in all phases of litigation in state and federal courts, including applications for injunctions (temporary restraining orders (TRO’s), preliminary injunctions, and permanent injunctions), depositions and other discovery (including electronically stored information), motion practice, trials, appeals, post judgment enforcement proceedings, and settlements, of various commercial disputes, such as, disputes over agreements, (including cases involving forged instruments, fraud, and fraudulent transfers), mortgages and other liens, shareholder and partnership disputes, employment disputes, insurance coverage disputes, Truth In Lending Act, Consumer Fraud Act, Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), disputes over collateralized mortgage obligations and structured financing (securitizations), securities fraud, RICO, Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA), residential construction disputes, home warranty claims, and “foreclosure rescue” schemes.
Representation of technology and intellectual property clients, as well as other types of businesses in connection with formation of businesses, shareholder and operating agreements, leases (including, master leases and subleases), licensing agreements, employment and independent contractor agreements, employee separation agreements, purchases and sales of asset/business, and other business arrangements.