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Our Attorneys

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Emmanuel Coffy

Managing Partner

 

Emmanuel Coffy is a registered Patent Attorney and former Patent Examiner. Mr. Coffy is an inventor and had a long career as a Digital Design Engineer. During his career as an Engineer, he held position such as Lead Design Engineer. He supervised the U.S. Air Force’s largest network (Cape Canaveral – NASA) capable of supporting two (2) simultaneous launches. His practice emphasizes patent application preparation, prosecution, and enforcement in the electronic arts, including Business Methods Patents and Design Patents. Mr. Coffy has extensive experience in digital technologies, computer networks, and information technologies as well as device physics, which includes semiconductor applications. Mr. Coffy co-invented a device called the “Low Friction Apparatus” issued as U.S. Patent No. 8,585,092. He also has experience in re-examination, litigation support, patent infringement assessment, patentability opinion letters, cease-and-desist letters, demand letters and due diligence. Mr. Coffy also advises clients on intellectual property strategy, licensing, trademark, trade secret, copyright and related unfair competition/deceptive advertising issues.

Practice Areas

Electrical/Computer/Software, Telecommunications, Mechanical, Trademark & Copyright, Licensing, Trade Secrets & Tech Transfer, Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution Infringement & Validity Analysis, Trademark Opposition/Cancellation.

Admissions

Admitted to practice law in the State of New Jersey, the United States District Court of New Jersey, the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO).

Education

J.D., Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey 2003

Ph.D., Candidate in Technology Management, Stevens Institute of Technology, 1998-1999

M.S., Electrical Engineering, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL 1993

B.S., Electrical Engineering, Bridgeport Engineering Institute, Bridgeport, CT 1986

Publications/Speeches/Presentations

“The need for signal claims”, IDEA: The Intellectual Property Law Review, Franklin Pierce Law Center, Vol. 49, by Emmanuel Coffy and Albert DeCady.

Leonard Boyer

Senior Partner

For over 30 years, Leonard has aggressively and effectively represented a diverse group of clients in both business and personal matters across the state of New Jersey. As an experienced litigator, he is known for his passionate representation and willingness to take cases to trial in pursuit of the best possible outcomes for his clients.

Through his personal life experiences and legal education, Leonard brings a unique perspective on divorce and family law that few other attorneys can match, allowing him to sympathize and empathize with clients. In all matters, Leonard delivers personal and attentive service, and takes pride in making a difference in his clients’ lives.

Admissions

Armed Forces Court of Appeals

US Tax Court

New Jersey State Bar Association

Education

J.D., New York Law School

B.A., State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law

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Fritzner L. Altidor, Esq. CPA

 Of Counsel

Fritzner Altidor has more than 20 years of experience in the corporate financial service sector where he held many different positions working in Corporate Tax Planning, Compliances and Audits. As an attorney, Fritzner has provided technical guidance on various tax compliance issues, audit functions as well as assisted with tax due diligence efforts on acquisitions, mergers, and disposition of assets. He has counseled clients on various types of business structures and has drafted partnership/operating agreements.

As an accountant, he has prepared/reviewed tax provisions, federal, state and local tax returns, including partnerships and trusts. He also advises on wills, trusts and estate matters. He has also provided advisory, consulting and accounting services to non-for profits. Fritzner has also extensive experiences with immigration matters.

 Education

J.D., Concord University

M.S. in Taxation, Rutgers University

B.S. in Accounting, Rutgers University

Certifications

Admitted to Practice Law: California State Bar Association

Certified Public Accountant: New Jersey

Ralph Gerstein

Of Counsel

As an attorney for more than 30 years, Ralph is a co-author of two books, one on education law and one on real estate law. In addition, he has authored or co-authored numerous articles on a wide range of legal areas, including school law, business law, antitrust law, sports law, white collar criminal defense, legal ethics, and insider trading.  He also is has been a speaker at bar association, college and community programs on such topics as special education, sports law and civil rights law, and welcomes opportunities to speak before community groups on legal topics.

Ralph has experience in both litigation and transactional work- contract law and litigation, real estate, employment law, business organizations (corporations, partnerships, and LLCs), general civil litigation and education law. His education law practice includes representation of parents in special education disputes (K-12), representation of college students seeking disability accommodations, defense of disciplinary proceedings, civil rights (including the gender equality statute known as Title IX) and employment rights of teachers and staff.

Admissions

Federal Courts Experience

Member of New York Bar Association

Member of New Jersey Bar Association

Education

J.D., Brooklyn Law

B.A. Economics from New York University

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