Shumaker’s Commitment to St. Petersburg Continues: Mindi M. Richter Selected to Leadership St. Pete® 2023 Class

TAMPA, FL – Shumaker Partner and Intellectual Property and Technology Regional Service Line Leader Mindi M. Richter has been chosen as a member of the Leadership St. Pete® 2023 Class, bolstering the firm’s already deep-seated commitment and support of St. Petersburg’s growth. In 2021, St. Pete had a 31 percent increase in economic impact from tourism, 2,350 new residential units announced, a 54 percent increase in new business formation in Pinellas County, and 214,000 square feet of new office space was announced.

“Commitment to the community is at the center of our business and Mindi walks the walk,” said Shumaker Tampa Managing Partner and President/CEO, Shumaker Advisors Florida, LLC Ron Christaldi. “Her dedication and knowledge will be a great asset to Leadership St. Pete.”

“We are seeing the Sunshine City (St. Petersburg) in the middle of a period of unprecedented growth in both residential and business respects, and I am excited for the opportunity to help advance and improve what is already a unique and amazing place,” Mindi said.

Leadership St. Pete® is one of the oldest leadership programs in America and a division of the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce. The program seeks to identify, recruit, and develop leaders who represent the diversity of the local community. Through a dynamic, intensive, interactive, six-month experience, Leadership St. Pete® is customized to provide a curriculum that enhances community acumen to develop the future leaders who will assume roles in the Chamber and other community organizations.

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.