July 5, 2018 (RALEIGH, NC) The Forrest Firm, a North Carolina-based business law firm and certified B Corporation, announces the addition of attorney Kelli Ovies to the firm’s Raleigh office.
Now in its eighth year of operation, the Forrest Firm is a provider of legal services to businesses, non-profits, entrepreneurs, and individuals. Core practice areas include corporate transactions, financings and capital raises, commercial real estate, intellectual property, employment law, banking and financial services, mergers and acquisitions, estate planning and administration, and litigation.
In her practice at the Forrest Firm, Ms. Ovies advises entrepreneurs and executives on intellectual property matters at every stage of the business life cycle. She counsels clients to help them identify, evaluate, and address intellectual property risks and opportunities.
Ms. Ovies came to the Forrest Firm after spending nearly 12 years on the intellectual property and commercial litigation teams at Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan. At Smith Anderson, she prosecuted trademark registration applications before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. In addition, she initiated and defended Trademark Trial and Appeal Board proceedings for clients. Her work also spanned copyright registration and intellectual property infringement matters, as well as business disputes.
Ms. Ovies is licensed to practice law in the state of North Carolina, where she is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association.
“We are excited to have Kelli Ovies join the Forrest Firm’s growing intellectual property practice,” said intellectual property attorney Lyle Gravatt. “Kelli has deep experience in all aspects of intellectual property law, and her experience as a corporate litigator gives her fresh perspectives that place intellectual property in a broader context of risk management for companies of all sizes across North Carolina. We are looking forward to doing some great work with Kelli in the service of our fast-growing roster of clients.”
About the Forrest Firm, P.C.
The Forrest Firm is a full-service corporate law firm and certified B Corporation with eight North Carolina offices. The firm provides legal services in a manner that consistently exceeds client expectations, creates healthy, sustainable work environments for its professionals, and positively impacts communities across North Carolina.