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Smith Haughey Attorney Patty Jander Named a 2022 “Go To Lawyers” by Michigan Lawyers Weekly

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Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge is pleased to announce that Patricia H. Jander, an attorney in the firm’s Holland office, has been named to Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s 2022 “Go To Lawyer” for intellectual property law.

According to the publication, the “Go To Lawyers” program “honors leading lawyers in a particular field of law as nominated by their peers, identifying and recognizing the top lawyers across the state in a given practice area.”

“Patty has been a critical part in helping our business and real estate group serve our clients in West Michigan,” said Mike Doversberger, Smith Haughey Business and Real Estate Practice Group Chair.

“Her leadership within our practice group and ability to help clients protect, build, and manage their intellectual property and brand recognition has been a key component to our growth and has helped us continue to expand the scope of services we are able to provide to our clients. This recognition is well-deserved and an acknowledgment of Patty’s ongoing contributions to our team.”

Patty practices in the areas of business transactions, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and internet law. She previously worked as in-house counsel at a private lending company near Seattle. Patty works primarily with businesses to support their wide-ranging business needs, along with their intellectual property requirements. She assists with trademark applications, monitoring, and enforcement, as well as general inquiries related to licensing, copyrights and contractual agreements.

Patty graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English from Calvin College. She earned her Juris Doctor from Michigan State University College of Law where she graduated magna cum laude. She is a graduate of the MSU Law Trial Practice Institute and worked as a summer associate at Smith Haughey drafting motions and trial court briefs. She also gained experience in online defamation assessments while interning at a small boutique firm in Traverse City. While earning her J.D. she focused her studies on intellectual property law. In 2013 she had the opportunity to travel to Croatia where she studied internet law and international copyright law within the European Union.