We are devoted to identifying, creating, protecting and enforcing the intellectual property assets of our clients. We understand the value of your intangible assets and how to maximize your return on investment.  We use our experience and judgment to help our clients focus on maximizing the potential of these assets and securing or improving their market position.

We offer a wide range of services focused on formulating, developing, and implementing your intellectual property strategy, including intellectual property enforcement and litigation, brand management and trademark prosecution and counseling, domain name maintenance and enforcement, counterfeit and fraud policing, trade secret protection and enforcement, privacy policy development, employee training and education, development of best practices and internal guidelines, and overall risk avoidance and mitigation.

We also have experience in all aspects of litigating complex intellectual property cases.  By maintaining collaborations with regional and national law firms, we ensure that your case has the necessary resources to litigate a case within reason.




  Commercial Litigation

Smith Byers LLC


We have extensive experience conducting internal investigations and advising corporations and other business entities in responding to law enforcement agencies. We have successfully defended corporations and individuals through criminal and civil investigations and regulatory enforcement proceedings as well as developed internal policies and programs that minimize the potential disruption to our clients' operations due to external challenges posed by government agencies and private litigants.

  Alternative Dispute Resolution

Our experience litigating in a wide variety of venues includes the federal and state courts nationwide. Smith Byers LLC attorneys have experience in litigation and are also experienced in a variety of alternative dispute resolution forums, including mediations and settlement conferences.  Our litigation team advise on the full range of commercial disputes and our clients include leading companies of all sizes from new, emerging companies to Fortune 50 and 100, public companies across many industries.   And, while we live to win jury verdicts in favor of our clients, we fully understand trial is not always the best answer.  Thus we offer a broad range of pre-litigation counseling, so that our clients can avoid litigation whenever possible.  We really sit down with each of our clients to obtain the best possible outcome tailored for them, in the most efficient and cost-effective manner.

Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) is the method of discreetly resolving differences between parties before they enter extended, expensive public litigation and trial.  It is ideally suited for settling sensitive or complex issues that are best not aired in a public forum, or matters which need to be settled more quickly.  ADR services can be introduced at any point in a dispute—before, during or after a lawsuit—and we help clients consider, evaluate and adopt the most appropriate ADR method for a specific controversy.  any of our litigators are proficient in representing parties in formal and informal arbitration, mediation, facilitation, summary jury trial and other ADR processes.  Our experience includes representation in court-sponsored facilitation and mediation, and private arbitration proceedings. 


Ms. Byers also is certified to serve as a mediator and has extensive experience mediating cases in a wide variety of subject matters including family law, commercial litigation and intellectual property disputes. 

  White Collar/Regulatory Defense

 Firm Contact:


 Ann Marie Byers

 Intellectual Property Disputes and Counseling

 Firm Contacts:


 Jeff Smith

 Ann Marie Byers

​Mike Foote

 

 Firm Contact:


 Ann Marie Byers

 Firm Contacts:


 Jeff Smith

 Ann Marie Byers

​Mike Foote