TAMPA, FL – The law firm of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP is pleased to announce that C. Victoria Knight-Alaee, Willard A. Blair and Jason A. Smith have been named Partners of the firm effective January 1, 2016.
Victoria practices primarily in health law. She received her J.D., with honors, from the University of Florida and her B.S. from the University of South Florida.
Will practices primarily in the areas of corporate and securities law, and mergers and acquisitions. Will has experience in all aspects of public and private company representation, including private placements, reporting obligations under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, general corporate governance matters, and mergers and acquisitions for both publicly-traded corporations and privately-held entities. He received his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Florida Levin College of Law and his B.A. from the University of South Florida.
Jason concentrates his practice in the areas of patent application preparation and prosecution as well as opinion work and client counseling. Jason has drafted and prosecuted patent applications for a wide variety of technologies including biological diagnostics, polymer and pharmaceutical chemistry, ceramics, and simple mechanical devices. In addition, Jason has argued before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). Jason received his J.D. from the University of Florida, M.S. in Biological Sciences, Molecular Genetics from the University of South Carolina and his B.S., summa cum laude, from Pfeiffer University.
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Founded in 1925, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP is a full service business law firm with more than 245 attorneys practicing in Toledo and Columbus, Ohio; Tampa and Sarasota, Florida; and Charlotte, North Carolina.