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Kevin J. Soucek

Associate

Kevin Soucek

Overview

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Kevin Soucek is an attorney with Walter Haverfield in the Tax and Wealth Management Group as well as the Intellectual Property Group. In the Tax and Wealth Management Group, Kevin focuses his practice primarily in the areas of federal, state and local tax planning and controversies, mergers and acquisitions, estate & tax planning, and probate and trust administration. In the Intellectual Property Group, Kevin concentrates his practice on trademark, copyright, privacy and transactional matters.

Kevin counsels business owners and individuals in a diverse range of tax, corporate, non-profit, and estate planning and probate matters to meet clients’ goals related to their tax and non-tax objectives. Kevin assists in matters involving strategic tax planning for closely held businesses, mergers and acquisitions, conversions of entities, and restructuring transactions. Kevin also handles a variety of state and local tax issues including tax audits and appeals.

Kevin is experienced in strategically handling various aspects of intellectual property law primarily with respect to both U.S. and foreign trademark prosecution as well as maintenance and enforcement in varied client industries. He frequently represents clients in trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings, as well as in many trademark settlements, among other intellectual property-specific litigation.

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EXPERIENCE

TAX EXPERIENCE

  • Represents clients in a variety of estate planning matters, including, but not limited to, the creation of dynastic trusts, business succession planning, asset protection and charitable foundations
  • Advises in designing creative and strategic tax structures to minimize or reduce income tax exposure
  • Manages tax audits and appeals, abatement requests, and other tax controversies
  • Counsels clients, from a tax perspective, regarding entity classification structures and on certain tax treatment for potential transactions
  • Assists in designing equity-based compensation incentive plans
  • Consults and handles matters in estate and wealth planning, and facilitates estate and trust administration

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY EXPERIENCE

  • Prosecutes trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the USPTO
  • Prepares and negotiates various consent and/or co-existence agreements; settlement agreements
  • Prosecutes trademark applications and renewals
  • Assists in trademark and patent infringement litigation trial teams
  • Prepares website privacy policies and terms of use
  • Provides counsel relative to acquisition of domain names
  • Addresses various domain name and social media account matters, as well as Amazon Brand Registry issues
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ASSOCIATIONS

  • Member, Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Chapter Advisor, Phi Alpha Delta Professional Law Fraternity – Hayes Chapter