Stephen Lewis joined Adams and Reese in 2007 after graduating magna cum laude from South Texas College of Law. He has since established a leading role in trademark law, corporate law, and SEC reporting and compliance matters for clients located in the Gulf Coast region. Of particular note is his representation of non-traditional artists with respect to corporate and trademark matters.
Stephen represents companies in domestic and international intellectual property protection and prosecution, with emphases on trademark counseling, clearance reports, registration, enforcement and portfolio management. His clients consist of companies within the oil and gas, engineering, chemical and entertainment industries.
In corporate transactions, Stephen assists companies on matters pertaining to entity formation, corporate governance, securities law, SEC reporting, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate counseling. His representative clients include start-up ventures, private companies and public companies listed on NYSE, NASDAQ and NYSE Amex.
His other significant contributions include:
- Assisting clients with the purchase and acquisition of intellectual property, including trademarks and Internet domain names, and conducting domestic trademark and trade name clearance and risk assessment.
- Representing national and international corporations in all phases of global trademark policing, enforcement actions and prosecution, including intellectual property rights on the Internet and domain name disputes.
- Representing clients in the formation of corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships, while also supporting restructurings such as mergers, acquisitions and conversions.
- Conducting SEC compliance and filings for public companies, including annual reports and proxies, quarterly reports, 8-Ks, and Forms 3, 4 and 5, as well as other forms of corporate governance and compliance for both public and private companies.
- Counseling companies on matters regarding copyright law and negotiating commercial contracts and agreements.
During law school, Stephen served as Assistant Editor of South Texas Law Review and was a member of the Order of Lytae and Phi Delta Phi. He received several awards, including Dean’s List honors every semester, the Judge Estlinbaum Award for Distinguished Service in Law Review and the Buford C. Terrell Award for Distinguished Service in Law Review. He is active in various trade organizations, including the International Trademark Association and the Houston Intellectual Property Law Association.
Stephen commends his father, also an attorney, for learning to focus on his family without compromising the quality of his legal services. In his free time, Stephen enjoys fly-fishing, swimming, furniture making, art and Baylor University sports.
Laying Down the Law for Social Media, Houston Business Journal Law Magazine, April 23-29, 2010 ed., p. 6, 2010
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