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Start Up, Intellectual Property, and Securities Lawyers

Nate Kelly, Esq.




Nate Kelly is a Securities/Corporate Finance and Intellectual Property law expert, focusing on startup business incubation and litigation. He serves as outside general counsel on corporate, founder, intellectual property (trademark, trade secret, patent, licensing), employment, equity and debt, regulatory, and contract issues (ensuring your startup is does not die prematurely!)


Representative clients include:

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Nate is also experienced and successful litigator, regularly appearing in State and Federal Courts enforcing contracts, intellectual property rights, and the securities laws. Representative matters include:

  • Defended maker of Clearly Kombucha, against federal trademark suit by Clearly Canadian. Result: Summary judgment (partial); settled with client retaining all rights. 
  • Sued startup's former employee for trade secret theft. Result: money judgment, closure of competing business.



Born in Washington, DC, the son and grandson of licensed psychologists, Nate studied politics at the University of Maryland Honors College and attended the University of Southern California Law Center on a merit scholarship. He, as every attorney working with the Law Offices of Nate Kelly, approaches the law from a human and economic perspective, realizing that clients often must consider business transactions, employment matters, and litigation in the context of personal relationships and economics.   





  • Bar Qualification

    • California


    • JD, University of Southern California Gould School of Law, 2008, High Honors, Merit Scholarship, American Jurisprudence Award
    • BA, University of Maryland, College Park, 2005, Cum Laude,
      Phi Beta Kappa
  • Practices

    • Intellectual Property 
    • Start-ups
    • Corporate Organization and Finance
    • Telecommunications
    • Private Equity
    • Regulatory Compliance
    • Civil Litigation
    • General Counsel 
    • Contract Negotiation, Drafting, and Maintenance 











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