Jeff Schnayer is a partner in the firm’s intellectual property department. Mr. Schnayer focuses his practice on drafting and prosecuting patents across a wide range of technologies, primarily related to computer hardware and software. Additionally, he counsels clients in patent and validity analysis, design around and freedom to operate, and strategic patent portfolio development.Mr. Schnayer…

Aaron Cunningham is a partner in the firm’s intellectual property department. Mr. Cunningham counsels clients in the electrical and computer engineering fields, primarily focusing on the drafting and prosecution of patent applications.Mr. Cunningham has extensive experience prosecuting patent applications across the globe, including in the United States, China, Germany, Japan and South Korea. He has…

Michael Vaughn brings 35 years of transactional corporate experience to Taylor English. As a partner in the firm’s corporate department, Mr. Vaughn focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and other strategic transactions. He guides clients through complicated deals while balancing legal and business challenges.Mr. Vaughn has extensive M&A experience, having navigated deals…

Chandra Winter is an attorney with the firm’s Corporate Department. She focuses her practice on emerging companies and entrepreneurial businesses in an array of technology, intellectual property, and corporate matters. Ms. Winter also has extensive experience representing clients in business litigation matters. Ms. Winter’s principal areas of concentration include general corporate, commercial contracts, commercial and…

Bryan P. Tyson is a partner in Taylor English’s litigation department. He focuses his practice on civil and appellate litigation in state and federal court.Mr. Tyson previously served as the Executive Director of the Georgia Public Defender Council, a role that has been described as the managing partner of the largest criminal defense firm in…

A trusted business advisor and former general counsel, Ryan Owens brings almost two decades of legal experience and perspective to his clients. As a partner in Taylor English’s Corporate and Business Department, Mr. Owens aligns legal services with business objectives, mitigating risks and identifying opportunities for clients in corporate and commercial transactions. His practice focuses…

Jeff Kuntz is a member of Taylor English’s Intellectual Property Department where he assists in advising clients and securing rights in patent prosecution, intellectual property clearance, and licensing. Mr. Kuntz represents clients in multiple industries ranging from packaging and water control to information technology and consumer products.Before joining Taylor English, Mr. Kuntz was in-house patent…

As a partner in Taylor English’s Intellectual Property Department, Dr. Li counsels companies on intellectual property rights involving U.S. and foreign institutions. His comprehensive intellectual property practice includes patent prosecution, patent infringement assessment, patent right licensing agreements, patentability, and intellectual property counseling and due diligence. Dr. Li handles patent prosecution matters and support litigation for…

As a former in-house counsel for a nationwide retailer, Ken Mallernee brings extensive practical and strategic business experience to the representation of his clients and a thorough understanding of the retail real estate industry. Mr. Mallernee also works with local restaurant operators and franchisees of national restaurant chains in the leasing, purchase and sale of…

Brandie Barrows is a partner in Taylor English’s Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Department, where she focuses her practice on the representation of non-federal governmental health benefit and retirement plans, ERISA benefit plans, and non-profit funds.Ms. Barrows uses her legal knowledge to help clients accomplish their strategic objectives and solve important legal issues in a…