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Initiating Protection was founded to help small and mid-sized businesses with their brand protection needs.  We understand that every client is unique and we tailor solutions to meet their specific needs.

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Meet Your Brand Counsel

Richard makes things happen.  Whether in is his roles in his family, community or professionally, Richard is one who gets things done.

At home he is the father to four daughters.  He and his wife have a list of activities related to this quartet of young ladies, and this is the main focus of Richard’s life.

Most of Richard’s roles in the community relate to his family.  He has chaired PTA committees and coached over 30 seasons of girls’ soccer.  He has served several years as an Advisory Board member of the Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta and is the President of the Cobb County Bar Association’s Business Law and Litigation Section.

Professionally, Richard is a Brand Protection Lawyer.  For the majority of his career he worked for large firms as a Trademark Attorney and represented primarily large companies.  It was from this perspective that he first became aware of the underrepresentation of small companies.  As he defended his clients, small companies were often unrepresented on the other side.

So many of these companies said the same four words to Richard: “but I didn’t know.”  These four words lit a fire in Richard that led to him founding a firm that is dedicated to protecting the brands of smaller businesses.

  • Admitted to practice law in Georgia (2004)
  • Certified Public Accountant (1995 – 2014)
  • Georgia Super Lawyers “Rising Star” (2007-2012)
  • Georgia Trend Magazine “Legal Elite” (2007-2012, 2017)
  • Member IP Inn of Court (2012-2018)  

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