TAMPA, FL –Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP is pleased to announce that Partner Mindi M. Richter received the 2020 Volunteer of the Year award at the Regions Community Impact Dinner for the Tampa YMCA and her work with The First Tee of Tampa Bay. Mindi is a member of The First Tee of Tampa Bay, Advisory Board and Board of Directors; a nonprofit whose mission is to impact local youth by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values, and promote healthy habits through the game of golf.
“I volunteer for the Y, and particularly First Tee, because being a part of our growing chapter and seeing first-hand what the game of golf, and the life skills it helps to teach, do for the children in our community is very exciting and rewarding,” Mindi said.
Mindi is Board Certified by the Florida Bar as an Intellectual Property Law Specialist. An experienced trial lawyer, Mindi litigates intellectual property cases of all types around the country, including claims such as trademark, patent, and copyright infringement, as well as trade secret misappropriation, unfair competition, and domain name disputes. Mindi also frequently handles trademark cases before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
In addition to litigation, Mindi has a vast amount of experience in transactional intellectual property matters. She routinely counsels clients in developing patent, copyright, and trademark portfolios and handles trademark and copyright prosecution matters. Mindi also guides clients in negotiating, developing and drafting licenses, assignments and other intellectual property contracts. In addition, Mindi frequently evaluates the intellectual property aspects of mergers, acquisitions, and financings.
Founded in 1925, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP is a full-service law firm with more than 260 lawyers and seven offices in Toledo and Columbus, Ohio; Tampa and Sarasota, Florida; Charlotte, North Carolina; Charleston, South Carolina; and Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Shumaker is a premier provider of quality legal services. Whether it's commitment to clients or work in the community, involvement lies at the core of all of Shumaker’s initiatives.