Merchant & Gould has added new partner Scott M. Smith, M.D., to the Minneapolis and Silicon Valley offices.
Smith is an M.D. and registered patent attorney who has spent nearly two decades advising medical device companies and the investors who fund them. He has experience as both outside counsel to companies in all stages of development and in-house counsel at several successful medical device companies. Smith began his practice in Silicon Valley and is resident in both the Minneapolis and Silicon Valley offices of Merchant & Gould.
Lindquist & Vennum announced that Thomas F. Dougherty has joined the firm’s Owner-Managed Businesses practice. In addition to his broad legal experience, Dougherty offers clients a unique perspective obtained from serving as legal counsel and an operating officer of a similarly-situated company.
Lindquist’s Owner-Managed Businesses practice focuses on the needs of privately held middle market companies and of the owners whose net worth is dependent on success of their businesses.
Ginzburg provides intellectual property counseling in patent and trade secret matters. His practice focuses on software, mobile, Internet and e-commerce technologies.