Brooks Kushman Further Expands Los Angeles Office; Hires Sean Casey As Shareholder

Brooks Kushman is pleased to announce the addition of Shareholder Sean Casey to the firm’s Los Angeles office. The move further expands the firm’s presence in the greater Los Angeles and Orange County area.

Casey brings over 20 years of experience to the firm’s Los Angeles office. His intellectual property experience includes the preparation, prosecution, and litigation of technologies that include advanced aerospace technologies, complex computer hardware and software systems and components.

“Sean has an incredible amount of experience in managing global patent portfolios and strengthens our prosecution group,” said Mark Cantor, president of Brooks Kushman. “As a previous in-house counsel for a major aerospace manufacturer, he will be a tremendous asset to our firm. I am excited to welcome him to our team as we continue to grow our presence in the Los Angeles area.”

Prior to joining Brooks Kushman, Casey was an in-house IP counsel for Boeing, where he focused on managing a large patent portfolio. Prior to going in-house, he was a managing director for a Midwest regional law firm. He also served as an aerospace design engineer for the McDonnell Douglas Aerospace Space and Defense Systems Division (now Boeing) where he was responsible for the design, analysis, integration, and testing of a variety of components and mechanisms for national and defense engineering projects.

“I am thrilled to join the Brooks Kushman team,” said Casey. “The firm is very well-respected throughout the nation and they have a robust group of talented patent professionals.”

Casey received a Bachelor of Science degree cum laude in aerospace engineering from the Boston University College of Engineering and his Juris Doctor degree from Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles.

About Brooks Kushman P.C.

Brooks Kushman P.C. is a leading intellectual property (IP) and technology law firm with offices across the nation, and represents clients nationally and internationally with respect to protection, enforcement and monetization of IP, including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. The firm has more than 90 intellectual property professionals specializing in various technical disciplines, and has a reputation for providing leading IP counseling with a focus on the business objectives of their clients.

Brooks Kushman counts a number of Fortune 100 companies across a variety of industries among its clients. The firm is also recognized by leading legal publications and rankings, including Corporate Counsel magazine, U.S. News & World Report, Law360, Intellectual Asset Management, Managing Intellectual Property, and Intellectual Property Today.

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Crestmark Closes Five Transactions in the First Two Weeks of January Totaling more than $4.5 Million

TROY, MICHIGAN (January 15, 2013) – A total of $4,550,000 in financial solutions were secured for five new Crestmark clients during the first two weeks of January.

  • On January 4, a $350,000 accounts receivable ledgered line of credit facility was provided for a distributor of baby products. The Florida-based company distributes to large retail chain stores.
  • A $2,500,000 accounts receivable purchase facility was provided to a Tennessee trucking company on January 7. The company has been in business for more than four years, has over 150 employees and hauls parcels across the country. Funding will be used for amortization and to improve customer service.
  • On January 8, a Virginia-based start up staffing company specializing in middle management was provided a $200,000 ledgered line of credit facility with advances on accounts receivable. Funding will be used for working capital.
  • A $500,000 accounts receivable facility was provided January 9 to an Illinois interstate trucking company that hauls automobiles across the country. Funding will be used for amortization and working capital.
  • On January 11, Crestmark provided a $1,000,000 ledgered line of credit facility for a Maine-based IT staffing company that consults in industries ranging from engineering, manufacturing, automotive, government, software development and more. Funding will be used for amortization and working capital.

Crestmark is a nationally known and respected FDIC-insured bank that provides innovative financial solutions for small- to medium-sized businesses. Financing solutions include asset-based lending, accounts receivable financing, lines of credit and factoring. Crestmark finances most business-to-business companies, and has extensive experience in helping many industries including transportation, manufacturing, staffing, government contractors, apparel and furniture manufacturing. Headquartered in Michigan, with offices in Florida, Louisiana, Tennessee, New York, Alabama, California, Illinois, Ohio, Missouri, North Carolina, and Texas.