Helsell Fetterman Welcomes Lance Reich and Kevin Regan

Patent and Beverage Practice Groups Headed by Reich and Regan

Lance Reich and Kevin E. Regan have joined Helsell Fetterman as of counsel and will head the firm’s Patent and Beverage Law practice groups

lance-reich-webLance Reich brings over twenty years of experience primarily in the area of intellectual property with a strong focus on patent prosecution and litigation. He specializes in patent appeals and litigation arising before and from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and he frequently litigates in federal courts around the country, and before the US International Trade Commission.  Another large part of his practice involves counseling clients on issues related to trademark, copyright, trade secrets, licensing and transactional intellectual property. He frequently advises start-up companies and clients in the beverage industry – which includes beer, wine, and distilled spirits – on both intellectual property and business issues.

In addition to Lance’s intellectual property and beverage practice, Lance has quickly become a national leader on the issues facing amateur soccer clubs, in particular in the area of “solidarity contributions” that are owed by professional soccer clubs to amateur and youth clubs that develop a player.

A native of Florida, Lance graduated cum laude with majors in Mathematical Programming and Political Science from the University of Tampa before earning his law degree from Florida.   Lance is admitted to practice in Washington State, Georgia and Florida, and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Lance can be reached at (206) 689-2111 or lreich@helsell.com

kevin-regan-webKevin E. Regan’s practice focuses on patent litigation, trademark registration and disputes, and other legal and regulatory issues.  He also assists wineries, wine-grape growers, breweries, cideries, distilleries and associated businesses with their various legal needs.  Kevin received his undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, in Environmental Science from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga before graduating magna cum laude from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he was Order of the Coif.

After law school, Kevin first worked as an attorney for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Chicago before accepting an appointment as Law Clerk for the Honorable Jose E. Martinez , U. S. District Judge in the Southern District of Florida. Following his clerkship, Kevin was a trial attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. in the Environment and Natural Resources Division where he defended the U.S. Department of Treasury and the Department of the Interior in Native American tribal trust litigation.

Following his time with the Department of Justice, Kevin relocated to Seattle and was an attorney at Earthjustice where he represented clients in federal and state courts before transition to private practice.

Kevin can be reached at (206) 689-2122 or kregan@helsell.com