Jonathan   Wachs
Principal

Contact

Phone: 301.575.0302
Fax: 301.575.0335
Mailing: 8171 Maple Lawn Boulevard ,
Suite 200 , Maple Lawn , MD   20759
Linkedin: Jonathan Wachs

"My clients inspire me to work hard. I cherish the trust they place in my efforts and I know they are counting on me for timely, practical and cost-effective guidance. I am motivated by the examples they set on issues such as team building, risk taking, perseverance and dedication to excellence."

-Jonathan Wachs

PRACTICE FOCUS

Jonathan Wachs provides strategic counseling and operational advice to clients in the areas of intellectual property, commercial transactions and outsourced legal departments. As head of the firm's Intellectual Property Group, Mr. Wachs works closely with clients to develop, register, analyze, enforce, and transfer intellectual property assets in a customized, cost-efficient, and highly effective manner. Additionally, he conducts intellectual property audits through which clients learn the nature and value of their intellectual property assets and the steps needed to protect such assets from misappropriation or dilution. As a business lawyer, he has successfully negotiated and completed several multimillion dollar business transactions and has served as general counsel to several small and midsize businesses and organizations in various industries and professions. He also manages a blog about intellectual property issues, Friday Factoids. Mr. Wachs co-manages New Paradigm Counsel, a service through which Offit Kurman delivers customized, comprehensive and cost-effective outsourced legal departments. Through New Paradigm Counsel, Jon served as outsourced general counsel for a government contractor, a large printing business, a payment processing company and an identity theft restoration business.

Points of Distinction

Mr. Wachs has developed and managed numerous intellectual property portfolios, expeditiously and successfully resolved business disputes, and negotiated hundreds of business agreements. He has structured, negotiated, and documented transactions regarding the formation, restructuring, sale, and termination of small, midsize, and large business entities (partnerships, corporations and limited liability entities) and the acquisition, financing and transfer of business assets. He has also negotiated and effectuated sales and leases of raw land, residences, commercial property, and condominium units. Mr. Wachs has served various and diverse clients including internet companies, manufacturers, suppliers, retailers, consultants, restaurants, real estate developers, and medical practices. He has also drafted numerous agreements to license, sell, and/or pledge intellectual property assets in industries including software development, entertainment, textiles, and pest control. Mr. Wachs represented several manufacturers in obtaining substantial trademark and copyright infringement settlements from national and international businesses. He has negotiated, documented and implemented various corporate transactions including a multifaceted, multiparty transaction involving a client's acquisition of an $80,000,000 business division.

Activities

Jon also organizes and facilitates two affinity groups for owners and executives of emerging companies in the Baltimore-Washington region.  One group is comprised of owners of food and beverage businesses and the second group is comprised of entrepreneurs following the medical cannabis industry in Maryland.

Mr. Wachs is the past president of the Board of Directors of Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland Inc. He is a Mentor for the Towson University Incubator and an evaluator for the Maryland Industrial Partnership Program. Mr. Wachs is also actively involved in the University of Pennsylvania Alumni Interview Program. He also coordinates the Board of Advisors Network for the Maryland Chapter of the Exit Planning Exchange. Mr. Wachs previously served for many years as a director of and associate general counsel for the Jewish Federation of Reading, Pennsylvania and as a member of the board of directors of the Institute of the Arts in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania.

Speeches

Mr. Wachs delivered several seminars to clients, accountants, medical professionals, and the general public regarding subjects including the fundamentals of intellectual property, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and legal issues for startup businesses. He frequently writes on intellectual property news and issues. In 2014, he was featured in The Legal Intelligencer, for his article titled, "Canada's Anti-Spam Law Raises Questions for U.S. Companies". He also publishes a weekly blog on intellectual property issues, which is available at www.fridayfactoids.com.

Previous Work

Prior to joining Offit Kurman as an intellectual property attorney, Mr. Wachs worked as an antitrust lawyer at large law firms in Washington, D.C. and as a transactional business attorney in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania.

 

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Friday Factoid: The World’s Most Famous Brands Series – Leo Edition

By Jon Wachs Esq. | July 20, 2017

Happy Birthday to all Leos. Roar into July and guess these famous brands that use a lion.      …

IP Essential Considerations Series: Copyrights

By Jon Wachs Esq. | July 10, 2017

Welcome to my “Essential Considerations” series for intellectual property (IP) matters, wherein I review the important principles and processes IP…

Friday Factoid: The World’s Most Famous Brands Series – Red, White, and Blue Edition

By Jon Wachs Esq. | July 6, 2017

In recognition of our nation’s colors, test your knowledge of these well-recognized red, white and blue-themed brands, songs and books:…

Friday Factoid: The World’s Most Famous Brands Series – Amusement Parks Edition

By Jon Wachs Esq. | June 29, 2017

Calling all thrill seekers! Test your knowledge on some of the nation’s popular amusement parks.       If you…

Friday Factoid: The World’s Most Famous Brands Series – Summertime Edition

By Jon Wachs Esq. | June 22, 2017

Summer 2017 is officially here! That means it is time for some fun in the sun. Test your knowledge of…

Friday Factoid: The World’s Most Famous Brands Series – Father’s Day Edition

By Jon Wachs Esq. | June 15, 2017

In honor of Father’s Day this Sunday, test your knowledge of these television and movie dads.       If…

Friday Factoid: The World’s Most Famous Brands Series – Flag Day Edition

By Jon Wachs Esq. | June 8, 2017

Here’s to the red, white and blue. Test your knowledge of all things red, white and blue.      …

Friday Factoid: The World’s Most Famous Brands Series – Summer Blockbusters Edition

By Jon Wachs Esq. | June 1, 2017

Can you guess these summer blockbuster movies by their promotional posters?       If you have any questions, please…

Education & Admissions

  • J.D., Washington College of Law, The American University, 1995
  • B.A. (with Departmental Honors), The University of Pennsylvania, 1991
  • Maryland
  • Pennsylvania
  • District of Columbia
  • Connecticut

Activities

  • Mentor for the Towson University Incubator
  • University of Pennsylvania Alumni Interview Program
  • Board of Advisors Network for the Maryland Chapter of the Exit Planning Exchange
  • Past President of Board of Directors of Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland Inc.

Posts

"Friday Factoid: The World’s Most Famous Brands Series – Leo Edition"

Happy Birthday to all Leos. Roar into July and guess these famous brands that use a lion.      …

"IP Essential Considerations Series: Copyrights"

Welcome to my “Essential Considerations” series for intellectual property (IP) matters, wherein I review the important principles and processes IP…

"Friday Factoid: The World’s Most Famous Brands Series – Red, White, and Blue Edition"

In recognition of our nation’s colors, test your knowledge of these well-recognized red, white and blue-themed brands, songs and books:…

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