Tammy is a corporate attorney with a strong background in intellectual property and technology transactions. Her early career in software engineering allows her to intimately understand and address issues specific to IT firms. As an Attorney with Trusted Counsel, Tammy handles client contractual issues such as licensing, distributor and other revenue-generation agreements, as well as strategic alliances, partnerships and suppliers. She provides clients with corporate and strategic counsel services focusing on representing their multi-disciplinary needs, especially those in technology-based businesses. She also advises clients on structuring strategy, implementation and management of intellectual property legal issues (domestic and international) as well as brand protection, including building creative protection.
Tammy has excellent legal experience, including work at well-known Atlanta firms Waldon Adelman Castilla Hiestand & Prout; Founders Legal; and Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton. Her background includes supporting companies and independent inventors in obtaining patents and trademarks from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) as well as other related activities. She also has driven and managed settlements in insurance defense cases. As an engineer, she worked at internationally recognized companies such as Rational Software and Raytheon Company.
Tammy graduated from Jacksonville University with a B.S. in applied mathematics. She earned her J.D. from Emory University.
interests outside of law
Tammy lives in Decatur with her husband, where they have recently remodeled a house. They enjoy traveling and reading. Tammy also enjoys dog training and horseback riding. She is passionate about animal welfare and civil rights.
J.D., 2014, Emory University
B.S., 1992, Jacksonville University
Professional & Business Affiliations
State Bar of Georgia – IP Section, Privacy and Technology Section
U.S. Patent Bar
Atlanta IP Inn of Court
2018 KEY REPRESENTATIVE PROJECTS
Assisted with representation of an entertainment company in negotiating and drafting a sponsorship agreement with a prominent music festival, focusing on what what must be met to avoid a breach of contract, indemnification in the event that a claim be brought due to a circumstance outside of client's control, and cross-licensing of the entertainment company's trademarks and the music festival's trademarks for use in promotion of the festival.
Assisted with representation of an international group of privately held companies in the appropriate allocation of intellectual property and licensing agreements to maximize the value of the group of companies in the anticipation that some or all of the companies may someday be sold.
Assisted with representation of an international fashion house to increase its brand protection throughout the United States and Europe through the use of trademarks, trade dress, and design patents
PRESENTATIONS, PUBLICATIONS, ETC.
“Giving Thanks for the Patent Pro Bono Program,” Law 360 (Nov. 24, 2015)