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Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP
Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP

Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP

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Introduction: James is the Chairman of the Intellectual Property and Technology Group at Ellenoff Grossman and Schole LLP - a firm of over 100 attorneys, focused primarily in corporate counsel and intellectual property law. Our attorneys are licensed to practice law in New Jersey, New York, California, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., Virginia and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. My Focus is on the protection of your Intellectual Property Rights (Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks and Trade Secrets) and technology, while our broader team can handle any of your corporate law concerns, from word class investment and securities counsel, to labor and employment, tax and immigration.

Hired 9 times

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90 employees

29 years in business

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, responsiveness, and value.

Very good 4.5

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Lillian D.

Intellectual Property Attorney

James was so pleasant to speak with and really made me feel heard. He answered all my questions thoroughly and gave several examples to really help me understand my problem at hand. I feel comfortable explaining all my points and really valued the short time we spoke. He really made me feel at ease with continuing with my small business. I look forward to working with James moving forward.
Nov 3, 2020
Kiersten B.

Intellectual Property Attorney

Spoke with James, he was super helpful and got back to me faster than any of the other lawyers that I reached out to. He looked at my contract and was able to help me in a timely manner at an extremely reasonable rate! I will definitely be reaching out to James again when I need an intellectual property lawyer.
Mar 8, 2019

James Smedley was exceedingly responsive, informative and helpful about negotiating and executing a contract involving copyright and intellectual property issues. He not only advised expertly on the legal aspect, but also provided guidance about where the law ended and working with other professions (such as professional liability insurers) would be a more effective approach. He advised on how to structure the contract to minimize potential issues in interpretation down the road, what the standards are in the industry that will be difficult to negotiate away, and generally gave precisely the kind of expert, broad support the best lawyers can provide. Plus he did it all in real time, as the negotiations were happening. I've worked with a lot of lawyers, some representing multi-billion-dollar clients, and he's been very impressive. It can be challenging to find someone both expert and responsive, and he was both. I look forward to working with him and his firm long term.
Oct 8, 2019
Bar G.

Contracts Attorney

I contacted James to help me with my project. James was kind, knowledgeable and very helpful. Provided me with legal documents I needed and didn’t ask for payment! You don’t encounter others like him. I will definitely hire his services for future projects!
Apr 24, 2019
Latoya O.

Intellectual Property Attorney

Great guy and service all around. Thank you
Jan 8, 2021

License Type: Attorney (PA)

License verified on 2/4/2019


License Type: Attorney (NJ)

License verified on 2/4/2019

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James Smedley


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    We offer both hourly and fixed fee pricing for certain projects.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    We have attorneys with backgrounds in several different technology areas, including: Biology, Chemistry, Material Science, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

  • What types of customers have you worked with?

    We have worked from all forms of clients. From single member startups, to large public entities and private institutions.

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